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The Risk Behind Diet Pills

By: Terry Sandhu

We live in a world were the race for a quick fix has become part of our lives. We no longer have the patience to wait for the things that we want. We live in a culture that wants things now and not tomorrow. Weight loss is no exception to this rule. The weight loss industry is a billion dollar industry, and it feeds our cravings and desperation towards losing weight. The weight loss industry offers many quick fix solutions that do not always deliver what they promise.

Diet pills are perceived as a quick fix for weight loss without virtually any effort. They make all sorts of wonderful claims but the reality of the outcome rarely matches what that they promise. The problem is that there are many diet pills which have risks that are attached to them, and such risks will often outweigh any benefits that you get from taking diet pills.

The thing is that many diet pills are not regulated by any official body. This is because diet pills are considered to be supplements. One of the main risks involved in taking diet pills is the potential heart problems that they may cause. This happens because a lot of ingredients in diet pills work by boosting your metabolism. These ingredients also speed up the rate that your heart works at. If you already have a heart problem then clearly the risks of taking diet pills are magnified.

Many people often become reliant on diet pills, to the point were addiction is the result. When you are taking diet pills that stimulate your heart and metabolism to go faster then taking these pills over a long period can lead to dire consequences.

Some diet pills claim to suppress your appetite. If this is the case, then on the face of it you may think that this will be a good thing. However if you have a high calorie intake and you start taking a diet pill that suppresses your appetite, what will happen that you will cut back on the amount of food you eat. Unfortunately your metabolism will not think of this as a positive situation. It will think that you are starving and it will take steps to protect you. It will do this by decreasing its ability to burn calories. No burning calories equals no more weight loss.

Exercise is the best and safest method to speed up your metabolism, and not diet pills. When you exercise your body requires calories to cope with the activity. This means that you don't have to necessarily cut large amounts of calories from your diet. All you have to do is to replace the calories that come from bad food, with calories that come from good food. Another important factor to consider is, that if you eat two or three times a day then you will need to change this to eating five or six times a day. Just split the calories you eat over five or six meals instead of consuming them in two or three meals. These smaller meals allow your metabolism to work more efficiently and help you to digest your food more quickly and more easily.

If you do go for the option of taking diet pills, then make sure your approach is cautious. Consult your doctor about the pill that you want to take and get a professional medical opinion on the advantages and disadvantages. However don't just stop there, do your own research. Look on the internet and research the ingredients of the pills. Discover if there are risks to your health and what side effects to expect. I know some tablets often say that some side effects could occur in rare circumstances. However do you really want to be one of those people who fall into 'rare circumstances' group? At the end of the day it will be your decision, but keep in mind that any results that you may achieve will not be long lasting. Also when you do stop taking the diet pills, the probability of any weight that you may have lost coming back, will be pretty high.

The safest and most workable method towards losing weight is a healthy diet and a good exercise programme. The side effects from both of these will all be positive. On top of this you will have the knowledge that you had the determination, commitment, and will power to do it the right way, and not by clinging to some small hope that will never bear fruit just by taking diet pills, along with the risks that go with them.

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