While we all want a little boost with our weight loss efforts, the truth of the matter is that most weight loss pills aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Even the ones that don’t contain harmful ingredients rarely work, despite the confident claims of the clever TV adverts.
For starters, keep in mind that most dietary supplements that are sold over the counter have never been tested or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means that you are trusting the company that sells the diet supplements to tell you the truth about the effects that their pills will have. As you can imagine, what they say is not always true. In fact, if it sounds too good to be true, it very likely is.
Many diet supplements that have shown true results have some pretty mortifying side effects, including gas, oily discharge and diarrhea, just to name a few. These diet supplements might do what they say they will do, but they also do things to your body that you don’t want them to do.
Even the diet supplements that claim to be made from herbs and other natural ingredients can cause some serious problems. At best, you might suffer some of the previously discussed side effects. At worst, these diet supplements could lead to serious heart problems.
If you think that you are overweight enough to need weight loss pills, you should speak to your doctor about your options. Don’t ever take new medications, even those sold over the counter and without a prescription, without first talking to your doctor. He or she may have healthier ideas for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.