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what are good diet pills?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't recommend: them for my patients. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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 34-year-old female asked:

What is a good diet pill that works?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight loss: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine & Sanorex (mazindol).To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 -8 oz glasses of water/ day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is zantech diet pills is good for diabetics?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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"ZANTAC": I googled zantech and got an information company. There is zantac, (ranitidine) which is an h-2 blocker and decreases acid secretion. It is not a diet pill. It will not harm a diabetic, but certainly not improve the diabetes or cause weight loss!
A 18-year-old female asked:

Are green tea diet pills good for you?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Weight Loss Frauds: Nope. Absolutely not. This new 'fad' in the diet industry is purely designed to take money from gullible individuals desperate to find magic ways to lose weight...Rather than facing up to the real challenge of diet changes, diet limits and exercise. Remember if there really was a real pill that led to real and lasting weight loss it would be in every news story and on every shelf in the world.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
I agree that no pill will make weight magically melt away but there are several herbs proven to increase weight loss when combined with diet and exercise and green tea is among them. While there is still some question as to how effective it is for weight loss, there is NO DOUBT that green tea has many other proven health benefits so they are definitely "good for you." See http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.htm & http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20050126/green-tea-fights-fat
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Is slimina a good diet pill?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
No diet pills: Are good. Proper diet and exercise are the essentials.
Cranston, RI
A 25-year-old female asked:

Can anyone recommend a good diet pill?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No such thing: There are no pills, potions, or diet supplements that lead to real or lasting weight loss. The right diet and exercise and changing your life is how you change your life!

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