For those of you trying somewhat unsuccessfully to lose weight, the concept of a diet pill is likely not foreign to you. With everyone’s hectic schedules these days, it is often very difficult to find the time and patience to exercise. And with all the fast food at our fingertips, it is almost impossible not to be lured in by those fast, tasty, and ultimately unhealthy, meals.
As a result, many folks turn to diet pills to get quick relief from their weight problems. They are either sold from TV ads (over the counter) or prescribed by doctors. Many of them claim herbal properties but many are man-made or synthetic pills. The ads for these pills define how each pill is different from their competitors and how you will lose weight with little effort as long as you use them.
There are many kinds of diet pills on the market today. Phentermine and Adipex are just two options out there for you to choose from. These are both appetite reducers because they work on the portion of the brain that releases hormones due to stress. These hormones, if released, can stimulate the appetite. Phendimetrazine (Bontril) is another very popular pill. Phendimetrazine stimulates the nervous system and increases your blood pressure and heart rate. Together, these lessen your appetite and give you more energy.
It is debatable to what degree these appetite suppressants actually work. To a greater degree, they actually do work. They can help take that edge off when you normally would run to the food pantry for a doughnut. For those with serious mental or psychological conditions, these pills can actually save your life. But for the average person, you have to wonder if the risk of taking these types of pills is really worth it.
The side effects of taking diet pills can be quite frightening. Any time you chemically alter your system, you are looking for trouble. Is losing weight more important to you than getting a good night sleep? Well, many of these diet pills can give you insomnia, restlessness and nervousness. Over longer periods of time, this can wreak havoc for your health. And then, when you are forced to quit taking them, you will have your weight to contend with yet again.
Ultimately, it is up to you if you want to start taking them. A good diet and regular workouts can give you the same results with a little effort. However, with some creative activities, you can actually make exercise fun. You can go on hikes, play Wii or any number of sports that will be better for you mentally and physically and help you avoid having to take diet pills.
Diet pills can get you the quick weight loss you want, but at a high price. Consult with your doctor to see if taking diet pills is truly the right solution for you. You should approach weight loss with an open mind and a willingness to put forth some effort.