The majority of highly promoted weight loss programs just don’t work. Many of these programs are at best disappointing and at worst making fraudulent claims. The side effects of some of these programs can cause untold damage to your health.
There are several “weight loss pills” available over the counter that promise miraculous results. However it is important to be wary of the side effects of these pills.
- Appetite Suppressants are intended to reduce your hunger and make you eat less. However it is important to be aware of the effects this might have on your body. Reducing your appetite means you will inevitably be cutting back on your calorific intake. This can actually slow down the fat burning process, as the body goes into starvation mode and slows the metabolism in response. When you start to eat normally again your body will forget to readjust the metabolism and you end up gaining more weight than you originally lost.
- Starch, fat or carbohydrate blockers. Taking these types of weight loss pills serves only to lie to your body, as they send the message that it is ok to eat all sorts of fattening foods like pastries and pizzas. The pills are intended to block the absorption of any fat, which does little to encourage the dieter to find a healthy diet for the future. These pills are also known to cause unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea and headaches. Weight loss is only likely to be sustained if good eating habits are established
- The metabolism booster sometimes called a thermogenic pill can be extremely dangerous. It is a very strong stimulant that can put undue pressure on the heart as well causing energy swings and possible insomnia.
At the end of the day it is important to remember that healthy weight loss is about finding a diet for life. If you have put on weight in the past then it is highly likely that you have been eating foods that are not providing you with a healthy well balanced diet that suits your body type. Once you find a diet that is right for you weight loss will be a thing of the past