Diet Pills and Weight Loss
Who Uses Diet Pills?
Diet pills account for a large proportion of the fitness
and health market. They are often seen as a 'quick fix' solution
for losing weight, and are sold by both reliable, conscientious
retailers, and by those who are keen only to make a quick
profit. Any purchase of diet pills needs to be carefully researched
and planned. Buy only from reputable retailers, otherwise you have no guarantee over the contents of the pills.
Diet pills can be used by people looking for an aid to lose
weight for health reasons, or for subjects in aesthetic sports
such as body building who are looking for a way to speed up
fat loss on their “cut” (the fat loss regime a
body will go through leading up to a competition). We would strongly recommend that you discuss with your doctor the diet pills you are proposing to buy, and the source
Do Diet Pills Induce Weight Loss?
Diet and Fat loss pills have many different actions:
Some supplements contain substances such as caffeine and taurine
to increase the feeling of having more energy and being more awake.
This increase in activity burns off more calories, helping to promote
the fat loss process. The benefits of caffeine can also be obtained
by drinking coffee, or buying caffeine drinks.
Thermobolic weight loss aids work by increasing the temperature
of the body, often causing the body to sweat. This increase in body
temperature causes the body to attempt to cool itself by using processes
such as sweating and vasodilation (an increase in the size of the
blood vessels closer to the surface of the skin). The process whereby
the body attempts to cool itself requires a lot of energy and this,
in theory, increases the body's demands on energy stores. Initially
carbohydrates are used for energy, then more importantly the breakdown
of fats is used as an energy source.
Herbal supplements are also available on the market, although there
are debates as to the effectiveness of these.
The key thing to remember when considering taking dietary supplements
is that they are not, by themselves, going to make you lose weight.
Where they are used, it should be used in addition to controlled
dieting and exercise but should not be considered as an alternative