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The Dangers Of Taking Weight Loss Pills

It is everyone’s dream to be physically fit and healthy. However, not everybody is in this form. Due to the tempting processed foods, most people give up having healthy diets, leading to the accumulation of fats in the body. Also, most people either lack time to exercise, or they just find it exhausting.  Needless to say, this unhealthy way of living leads to weight gain. 

It is ironical that people do not want to adopt healthy lifestyles yet they want to lose weight. In fact, it is not surprising to find a person complaining that he or she has put on some weight but will do nothing significant to reverse that.  Due to laziness, many people resort to taking weight loss pills. But before you decide to take them, you might want to know why they are dangerous.  

 There Is no Guarantee That They Will Work

Weight loss pills are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration because they do not follow the standard safety code implemented by the FDA. As such, there is no guarantee that they will enable you to lose weight. They could also contain ingredients that may have adverse effects on your health. 

 They Increase Your Risks of Getting a Heart Attack and Stroke

The primary ingredients in most weight loss pills are stimulants, which raise your risks of getting a heart attack and stroke. Some of these stimulants have been banned from the market, but the cunning manufacturers still find ways to bring them back to the market. Although others may be legal, they come in insanely high levels, altering your hormones and your metabolism stability. 

 Some of these pills are Addictive

Most diet pills are illegal. For the few legal ones, they are still synthetic drugs, so they pose the risk of drug dependency. Moreover, diet pills contain amphetamines and antidepressants. This is a dangerous and highly addictive combination. They may also have severe side effects such as poor nutrient absorption, constipation, headaches, and mood swings. 

“Originally, the makers would throw in something like caffeine to give you a kick. Now they’re adding in compounds you find in prescription drugs without including that information on their labels.”— Tod Cooperman 

 There are plenty of fake pills in the market

Do not believe every claim you read on the labels of dietary supplements. In a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an analysis of 127 dietary supplements (including weight loss pills) found that 20 percent illegal claims on the labels stating that the product cured or treated disease.

Fake pills contain caffeine and other diuretics that dehydrate your body. What they do is shrink your fat cells to lose weight. While they may be a bit effective, they do more harm than good to your body. 

 You Won’t Change Your Habits

If you lost weight after taking diet pills, would you make healthy lifestyle changes such as having a healthy diet and hitting the gym? Most likely no. As such, your weight loss would only be temporary. Once you lose weight, you need to eat healthy foods, exercise and quit excessive drinking. 

Instead of just relying on pills, adapt a healthy diet and exercise. Remember that you did not gain weight overnight. How then do yo expect to lose it overnight?

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