There are two types of diet pills, the prescription, under this category you have the appetizer suppressants that work in a way that makes you feel fuller, and there is the types which are mixed with anti-depressants to help with people who may be over indulging for emotional reasons caused by stress or depression. These types of release a chemical in your brain to stabilize the chemical in-balance which is the cause of depression. The difference between over the counter (OTC) and prescribed is that prescribed are strictly controlled by the Food and Drugs Administration department (FDA)
Over the counter prescription can be extremely dangerous and even fatal because they have not been tested and approved by the FDA. Many of the pills have the same sort of drug as the prescription but may contain a higher dosage than the FDA approved amount or may have a huge mixture of other chemicals or herbs. Many OTC weight loss pills over the past years have been tested and taken off the market by the FDA due to the high rates of amphetamine and or the huge mixture of different ingredients causing symptoms such as nervousness, tremors, diarrhea, bulging eyes, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, heart failure and even death.
Work at fastening the metabolism, suppressing your hunger and removing the extra un-needed stored fat. Many also will help to increase your energy levels allowing you to burn off more energy; however a lot of people experiences serve insomnia as a result.
Many diet pills make you feel thirsty all the time, to make your body believe its full when it’s not. Drinking water is very important. If you’re not drinking the recommended amount of water then your body will start losing the electrolytes, which are salts that conduct electricity and are found in the body fluid, tissue, and blood of which your kidneys regulate. When you don’t have enough electrolytes you may experience muscle spasm, weakness, twitching, irregular heartbeat, numbness, confusion, being lethargic, headaches, dizziness. For an immediate boost drink a bottle of a sports drink like power aid, All Sport, Gatorade, or tomato juice. To continue in keeping your electrolytes in balance eat more potatoes, bananas, avocados, leafy green vegetables, celery, yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese
When used in conjunction of an exercise program, and eating regular healthy meals most diet pills will help in weight-loss. However if your lifestyle habits don’t change than the diet pills will begin to fail in keeping the weight off resulting in extra weight gain. Diet pills should always be used for short periods of times. Most doctors will recommend that once you reach your goal weight stop taking the pills but continue with your healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off.
When using OTC diet pills always read the ingredients and research each ingredient intensively. Only ever use them as directed by either your doctor or the directions which comes along with the pills.
Diet pills can be rather expensive so if your pills contain 30 pills, use those 30 days to change your diet and your lifestyle, learn to change the way you think about eating and exercise so you keep your lifestyle up, your weight down and without the diet pills. You only have one life so make the most of it by leading a healthy diet and lifestyle so you can live it to its fullest.