A 50-year-old member asked:
should i use diet pills?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't recommend: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Diet pills: Preferably not. There are better ways to control your weight and physical activity rather than rely on diet pills. Exercise when you have time would be very helpful. Learn to optimize your diet by seeking advice from a dietitian and also go on-line to "NuVal" where you will learn a lot about proper food intake. Weight loss and increased energy will not happen overnight but over time it will happen
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Are diet pills safe?
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Family Medicine 60 years experience
Diet pills: Diet pills are not generally safe. Best to have a healthy life style and gradually reduce you calorie intake and meanwhile increase your exercise. Eat only healthy food and do not overeat.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Do any diet pills work?
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Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
No: They depend mostly on destroying appetite, not a very good way to go. Stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners and i bet that you will lose weight.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Does "nv diet pills" work?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diet pills are…: At best a temporary "fix" to the weight problem: they may work while you're taking them, but often have significant side effects. If you're not changing your eating & exercise habits, u will regain the weight as soon as u return to your old eating habits. Eating healthful foods, using portion control, & increasing exercise are the best ways to lose pounds & keep them off.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What diet pills are safest?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 16 years experience
None: Diet pills dont work. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out sparkpeople.Com or myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free.
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Can you prescribe diet pills?
3 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not online here: Diet pills decrease appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). Other pills block fat digestion. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so she will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill was effective, we would not have so much obesity today.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2019
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