Hello Again, and as promised in our first Article we are going to take a look at some of the "Diet Pills" that are reported to help you lose weight. As I researched for this second installment in this series, it became very clear that there are 100's of "Diet Pills" available for our use on the market today. We will review a few of the more popular diet pills here.
Weight loss is not just about a "diet" or "program". It's about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500-1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Once you've achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60-90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term. Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment.
The following information is from "MayoClinic.com".
Product: Bitter Orange
· The Claim: Increases the number of Calories burned.
· What you need to know: Touted as an "ephedra substitute" but may cause health issues similar to ephedra. Long term effects, unknown.
· The Claim: Blocks the absorption of dietary fat.
· What you need to know: Relatively safe, but unlikely to cause weight loss, can cause constipation, bloating and other gastrointestinal complaints. Long term effects unknown.
· The Claim: Reduces body fat and builds muscle.
· What you need to know: Relatively safe, but unlikely to cause weight loss, Long term effects unknown.
Product: Conjugated linolec acid (CLA)
· The Claim: Reduces body fat, decreases appetite, and builds muscle
· What you need to know: Might decrease fat and build muscle, but is unlikely to decrease weight.
Product: Country Mallow
· The Claim: Decreases appetite and increases the number of Calories burned.
· What you need to know: Contains "ephedra" which can be dangerous, likely unsafe and should be avoided.
· The Claim: Decreases appetite
· What you need to know: Can cause high blood pressure, heart rate irregularities, sleeplessness, seizures, heart attacks and even death.
Product: Green Tea Extract
· The Claim: Increases calorie and fat metabolism and decreases appetite.
· What you need to know: Limited evidence to support the claims, can cause vomiting, bloating, indigestion and diarrhea.
· The Claim: Decreases appetite.
· What you need to know: No conclusive evidence to support the weight loss claim.
Weight loss is a life changing experience. I know that because it was for me. My former fat life is over and a healthier and slimmer one is spread in front of me. It's just the beginning of a glorious and healthy life. You can start by reading any weight loss articles that interests you. Read nutrition and dieting articles. To help you put an end to unhealthy eating. Stop your potato couch lifestyle by simply not buying foods that will entice you to break your diet!
One word of advice that I will offer to you is since we are getting ready to go into the "Big Eating" Holidays, this would not be a good time to start a new diet plan. With all the temptations of the fantastic food that is always a big part of our holiday tradition, you may want to wait and make your diet plan a "New Years Resolution"!:)
In our next Article we will take a look at the "Diet Drinks" that are out on the market today.