Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Do Diet Pills Really Work?


You've seen diet pill advertisements? You have read the testimonials claiming diet pills work. You have often wondered - will diet pills work for me?

For fast weight loss, diet pills can work. If you are overweight or obese, using diet pills can help to kick start your weight loss program and help you in attaining your ideal weight.

A word of caution when determining whether diet pills are for you, diet pills are not the final answer to your weight loss concerns. No diet pill will let you eat what you want, not exercise and still lose weight. You many see results short term but the challenge will be keeping it off. You should ensure that your consumption of diet pills is in conjunction with a healthy eating and exercise regime. There is medical evidence that diet pills do work to aid in weight loss, but not as a miracle cure. Researchers stress the use of diet pills along with diet and exercise.

Types of Diet Pills

There is a wide variety of diet pills on the market; prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements. Here is a brief overview of the different types of diet pills available.

Prescription Diet Pills: Only available with a Doctor's prescription, your Physician will monitor your health and weight loss progress while you are taking the diet pills.

Fat Blockers and Carb Blockers: Inhibits the action of the lipase enzyme. When you eat foods containing fat, lipase breaks down the fat in the intestine. Fat blockers remove some of the fat ingested through bowel movements instead of being broken down and absorbed.

Appetite Suppressants: Affects the appetite-regulating region of the brain. These diet pills decrease your appetite by increasing serotonin, a chemical in the brain that affects mood and appetite.

Over-the-counter Diet Pills: Widely available in your local drugstore, supermarket or online, OTC diet pills are monitored by the FDA for efficacy and product claims. Most OTC diet pills work by increasing your energy while boosting metabolism.

Herbal Diet Pills: Also available without a prescription, herbal diet pills found in health food and nutrition stores. Some of the ingredients in herbal diet pills are very powerful when engineered correctly. Some work better than prescription medications. There are some you can try out free of charge to see it it's right for you. One I would recommend is www.NightDietPlus.com which can be taken before you go to bed and will not keep you up. It contains no caffeine or stimulants. Another powerful for of an herbal diet pill is Ephedra. Once banned for it's potency (and a bad rap) it's ban has been lifted and is available once more.

Research the different diet pills available to determine which are right for you. Avoid diet pills that make 'sweeping claims' because you may just end up disappointed with your results. Remember, in order to achieve sustainable weight loss while taking diet pills, you need to include a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. For more information on recommended diet pill sources, visit www.DietWeightLossNews.org. For public availability information on Ephedra, you can visit www.EphedraEnergy.com

Todd Brenner is currently the Executive Vice President of Fitness By Design. He serves on the board for Business Consultant Group of North America and has 23 years of business operations experience. He holds a Masters in Business from University of Louisville.

Copyright ©2005


MORE RESOURCES:

The Inquisitr

Best Diet Plans Research Reveals High-Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Weight Loss Diets ...
The Inquisitr
For decades, weight loss warriors seeking the best diet plans inevitably heard the same advice. Eat less, move more, cut fat. So they reached for their fat-free Snackwell cookies, bought Infomercial gadgets that promised to help them exercise while ...



Yahoo Health

10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss
Yahoo Health
To help you choose the best crunchy, salty, creamy, chocolatey indulgences—and strip away up to 30 pounds or more a year, without dieting—we at Eat This, Not That! just released our annual report on the 10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss ...



U-T San Diego

Bulking up on a weight loss pill
USA TODAY
images Orexigen Therapeutics OREX surged 32% to $7.64 Tuesday after the biotech company said its weight loss medication has an added benefit; cutting their risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease. Lajolla, Calif., based Orexigen said ...
Orexigen Weight-Loss Pill Shows Surprise Heart-Safety BenefitTheStreet.com
Weight loss drug claims heart benefitU-T San Diego
Piper Jaffray Analyst Recommendation on Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.Ashburn Daily

all 66 news articles »


WILX-TV

Mayor Bernero Launches Workplace Weight Loss Initiative
WILX-TV
Lansing's mayor launched a workplace version of his "Lansing Loses a Million" weight loss initiative. He is encouraging city workers to get involved to help lose those unwanted pounds, with a special discounted rate at the Lansing YMCA. We asked Mayor ...

and more »


MyCentralJersey.com

Studies show bariatric weight loss can help fertility
MyCentralJersey.com
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular, safe, and effective approach for achieving sustainable weight loss, as well as reducing infertility and other health problems associated with severe obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high ...
New study finds that weight loss surgery prolongs lifeEast Brunswick Sentinel
Weight Loss Surgery Information SessionThe Daily Voice
Thinking about weight-loss surgery?mybiglife (blog)
KSL.com
all 12 news articles »


NEWS.com.au

Woman known as 'Half Ton Killer' shares weight loss story
FOX31 Denver
HOUSTON — A Texas woman once called the “Half Ton Killer,” after being accused of killing her nephew by rolling on him with her 1,000-pound frame. She cleared her name and is now motivating others with her weight loss story, KTRK reported. “I was ...
Woman Once Known as 'Half-Ton Killer' Loses 800 Pounds, Shares Weight Loss ...KTLA
1000 pound woman called “Half Ton Killer” has significant weight loss, see her ...fox6now.com
Mayra Rosales Loses 800 Pounds In Dramatic Weight-Loss MakeoverThe Inquisitr
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -NEWS.com.au -Stuff.co.nz
all 36 news articles »


FDA Finds Over 100 Weight Loss Products Spiked with Dangerous Prescription ...
eMaxHealth
Are your weight loss pills among the more than 100 weight loss products that the FDA found are actually spiked with dangerous prescription medications? Here are few that you need to know about, and where you can find more information about this very ...
Researchers find safety disclaimers do not register with consumersMedical Marketing and Media

all 2 news articles »


The Skinny on Next Generation Weight Loss Treatments
Medscape
Weight loss surgery is highly effective, but less than 2% of people who are candidates for it take that step, according to one estimate. "Patients are very reluctant to undergo surgery," says Caroline Apovian, the director of the Nutrition and Weight ...



TIME

The Best Workout for Weight Loss
TIME
Everyone knows that cardio exercise—by way of a bike ride or a sprint—is key to weight loss. But a high-intensity cardio workout may do a better job of decreasing blood sugar levels than lower intensity exercise, according to a new study in Annals of ...
Best Workouts for Weight LossWJHG-TV
High Intensity Workouts For Weight LossHealth Aim

all 16 news articles »


Fox News

Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills
Fox News
A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive. Under the proposed ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.