You can take a pill to suppress your appetite, block absorption of dietary fat or carbohydrates, or raise your metabolism. Pick up a magazine, turn on TV or search the internet and you can learn about pills that claim to help in countless other ways. Some work. Some don't. And some are very dangerous.
People dream of a magic pill that will let them eat anything they want. The problem is that while such a pill might keep them slim, they could still die prematurely from disease. People do not suffer weight-related diseases only because they are overweight; disease is also caused by eating unhealthy foods.
Thus a pill that would allow you to overeat and remain slim would not be good for you unless you ate healthy foods. And if you ate healthy foods, you wouldn't need a pill in the first place.
Finally, diet pills are not meant to be a long-term solution, so you have to consider what will happen when you stop taking them. If you have not solved the problem that caused you to be overweight in the first place, the weight will return.
You often hear the phrase "diet pills and supplements," but do not confuse the two. Dietary supplements are food.
Eating frequently prevents hunger pangs and the binges that follow, provides consistent energy, and may be the single most effective way to maintain metabolism efficiency. But with our busy schedules, it's often difficult to eat five or six healthy meals a day. Dietary supplements or meal replacement products, such as the Slim Body Matrix Shakes we recommend, and meal replacement bars, can help fill the gaps between meals with something healthy to eat.
If you are looking for an appetite suppressant because you feel hungry all the time, you are probably not eating well. You only have to eat reasonable quantities of healthy foods to satisfy your appetite.
If you eat healthy foods with a high ratio of nutrients to calories, you will not be fat and you will not go hungry. You will be healthier, too.
As we repeat across our website, we believe that "learning to eat well and exercise is the only solution to long-term weight loss." And as we wrote above, we believe that eating healthy foods can solve the problem of feeling hungry. Still, a strong appetite can be one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome.
Hoodia is not like ephedra and other products that have been banned because of dangerous side effects. In fact, hoodia isn't even a stimulant; it tricks your mind into thinking you're full.
To learn more about this product, visit our Hoodia Appetite Suppressant page. But first, be sure to read Ask Your Doctor, below.
So many people are overweight because of poor eating habits that it is relatively rare to be overweight because of a medical condition. Genetics are more likely to be a factor, but even a genetic predisposition to being overweight can largely be managed by eating well and exercising.
But even if you do not suspect that you have a medical condition, you should consult with a doctor before using any type of diet pill. Many can have harmful side effects and interactions with other drugs.
If your doctor recommends using a pill, be sure you understand why a pill is being recommended in place of healthy foods and exercise. In the end, you must learn to eat well and exercise on a regular basis. If you don't, any weight lost -- through any means -- will return and your health will be worse from the experience.