The reality is that we’re a society that’s always looking for shortcuts and quick fixes. So, the concept of taking a diet pill to lose weight is extremely attractive. Dieters spent over $13 billion on weight loss supplements just last year. All that being said, the question stands: Do weight loss pills actually work?
We have so-called fat magnets, mobilizers and dissolvers, as well as appetite tamers, metabolism boosters, carb blockers and so on. The market for these is huge, but unlike for regulated drugs, effectiveness does not have to be proven for these to be sold. Once a product is on the market, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can sometimes and does investigate for possible safety concerns or recalls.
If you are hell-bent on taking a weight loss supplement, it’s important to involve your doctor in the decision. Some supplements may interact with other medications or impact an existing medical condition. Talk to your doctor first. And always keep in mind, weight loss supplements should be used as directed and never abused – as they can lead to addiction.
We found that fruit or vegetable based supplements seem to be safer and also have had recent positive clinical research studies. Green Coffee Bean and Raspberry Ketones are two of the most popular and widely available natural supplements for weight loss. Make sure that the supplements you chose if you decide to go that route, have quality ingredients and preferably made in the USA.
The truth is that, there’s really no instant-remedy when it comes to weight loss. If there was, there would be a lot more skinny people walking around. And while weight loss might not be found in the form of an over-the-counter pill, it can be achieved through a combination of internal work, nutrition and exercise.