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Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

No.: No pills are effective over the long term. Cutting down on fatty foods, snack foods, and refined carbohydrates, and reducing portion sizes, along with regular exercise is the best way to reduce weight. Aim for 2 pounds a week, which is more likely to stay off than if you lose it faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or makes my metabolism faster?

Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or  makes my metabolism faster?

There are RX Pills: There are prescription pills available for weight loss if lifestyle modification do not work.The pills are Belviq (lorcaserin) which was approved by fda as an addition to reduced calorie diet in adults with bmi over 27to30 and over qsymia which is combination of topiramate and Phentermine for same indication as belviq discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for either of these pills with diet;exercise. ...Read more

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What's the best diet pill u can take to help u lose weight?

What's the best diet pill u can take to help u lose weight?

Depends: If you are healthy and not using other stimulants, appetite suppressants you can use are phenteramine (generic so not expensive), low dose topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) meredia ( I am not a fan of), or the new one qysmia which is topamax (topiramate) and phenteramine together but expensive. This has to be in conjunction with proper calorie restriction, hydrations and exercise. ...Read more

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What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

Waist fat: If you have fat especially around your waist, it's a cue to look at the kind of food you're eating. You may be eating more processed foods and sugars than your body is good with, or drinking more alcohol too. There are no pills for spot reduction around the waist. Instead you need an entire food and exercise program to make overall changes in your body. Sorry! nutritionists & trainers can help. ...Read more

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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Slow and steady: Rapid weight loss is associated with a greater likelihood of regain. And when the weight returns, it usually bring a few extra pounds more than when you started. The most reliable, consistent way to lose weight and keep it off has been well studied via the national weight control registry, available at http://www.Nwcr.Ws/. Lifelong changes in diet and exercise are the key to keeping weight off. ...Read more

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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking.Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there?Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking.Be an informed user. ...Read more

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What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

I would avoid them: Other than alli, which most patient don't like because of side effects (greasy stool), these agents are generally not approved for long term use because of unknown safety. And in my experience, everyone who takes them and then stops gains the weight right back. They are just not a good solution in the long run. I would make common sense changes in diet and exercise to safely lose weight. ...Read more

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What kind of pills can I take to make me lose weight?

What kind of pills can I take to make me lose weight?

Not best option ...: Medication currently available to aid with weight loss is only slightly effective: one type works to suppress appetite using amphetamine-type drugs which can be habit forming; needs careful monitoring by doc. Another type inhibits fat absorption often causing GI side effects. Best method is tried and true: figure out needed calories per day, reduce by 300-500/day, exercise 45 min/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Yes, but . . . : All you lose on water pills is water weight. Actually not just water but body fluids and certain mineral electrolytes which if not replenished can cause you health problems. You do not lose body fat which should be the aim of any weight loss program. Consider paleolithic style eating. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not eat and just take vitamin pills to lose weight?

Is it possible to not eat and just take vitamin pills to lose weight?

NO: Food has much more things that your body needs than can be put into vitamin pills. This is why they are call supplements. They cannot replace - only add to your food. ...Read more