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Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Yes/depends: Depends on the type but if you get the correct one for your need it works. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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No matter what I do I cant lose weight. I've been on diets gone to the gym even tried those weight loss pills but nothing is working. Affecting health?

No matter what I do I cant lose weight. I've been on diets gone to the gym even tried those weight loss pills but nothing is working. Affecting health?

Losing weight: 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. Consider working with a ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Not enough info.: Don't know which antidepressants you are taking & which weight loss pills you are referring to. It is good to avoid polypharmacy when possible. Often the best way to lose weight is the old fashioned way - exercise, health eating and moderation of caloric intake. Weight loss pills may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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A friend of mine is trying to lose weight. He's taking weight loss pills and drinking nutrient shakes, however he isn't eating for days at a time.

A friend of mine is trying to lose weight. He's taking weight loss pills and drinking nutrient shakes, however he isn't eating for days at a time.

No magic Solution: Weight loss is just plainly difficulty. Genes play a huge role in determining our weight. Unfortunately our sedentary lifestyle does not help. Starving oneself to lose weight is not a great idea though. Eat a balanced diet but remember portion control is key. Exercises help a lot too. Just minimized fructose and refined sugars. ...Read more

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I have pcos and have been dieting, exercising and taking natural weight loss pills for two months with no luck. What can I do to lose weight?

I have pcos and have been dieting, exercising and taking natural weight loss pills for two months with no luck. What can I do to lose weight?

Don't give up: This is a common problem, and one we are seeing more often. Pcos invovles a variety of hormonal imbalances; patience in treatment is necessary. Try cutting down on the carbohydrates and continue to exercise at least 4 x weekly. "natural weight loss pills" likely will not work and may have unwanted side effects.See your endocrinologist or gynecologist for additional guidance. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Appetite Suppressant: For many patients who struggle with weight loss, appetite suppressants are prescribed. These medications do not cause weight loss. They are prescribed to help you in reducing your caloric intake by reducing your hunger. These are effective when combined with healthy eating habits and increased physical activity. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to lose weight? Diet and exercise or diet pills and weight loss shakes?

What is the safest way to lose weight? Diet and exercise or diet pills and weight loss shakes?

Lifestyle change: To be honest, the most effective thing I have ever see work is a vegan diet. This can be drastic for a lot of people. Diet and exercise, and a lifelong commitment to exercising and eating right will help you the most for the long term. ...Read more

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Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Laxatives are never: the road to weight loss. In some cases weight loss medications may be indicated - but most people do fine with exercise and limiting calories. ...Read more

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Is diet pills, exercise and eating like salads with a little meat a bad way to lose weight?

Is diet pills, exercise and eating like salads with a little meat a bad way to lose weight?

Exercise & eating: The best way to lose is to eat in a way that is healthy for you that you will continue for the rest of your life. Diet pills are just a temporary solution. Exercise is good no matter what, but cutting down on the number of calories you eat is the most important thing. Reduce portion sizes, cut out foods that are low on nutrients like snack foods, eat when you're hungry & stop when you're full. ...Read more

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I have a close friend and she using alliance diet pills to lose weight. Is that healthy as being a diabetic? Just want to be on a safe side.

I have a close friend and she using alliance diet pills to lose weight. Is that healthy as being a diabetic? Just want to be on a safe side.

Not helpful: Since that medication is over the counter, who knows what's in it. There is no nonprescription weight loss pill that has been shown to be effective in scientific trials. They are also not evaluated by the fda. Could they be harmful? Sure. More importantly, they won't be helpful. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. ...Read more

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Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Yes you can: Long term weight loss is seldom achieved with diet pills or "shots." it requires primarily behavior modification, including improved nutrition, caloric restriction, regular adequate exercise, behavioral therapy and elimination of other physiological barriers/obstacles that include hormonal imbalance and gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What diet pills worked the best for you to lose weight?

What diet pills worked the best for you to lose weight?

Diet pills: Hi, rx diet pills are not the first steps in managing weight loss, neither is bariatric surgery. I believe you know to monitor your food intake by writing a journal, increasing activity levels etc.In my experience, at this time, phentermine, has the best success. This medication should only be prescribed by a physician who specializes in wt loss and monitors patients at least monthly. See asbp web. ...Read more

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I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

Is your BMI high?: Losing weight to become skinny is not a healthy reason. Have you talked to your doctor or parents about this? If you would be healthier at a lower weight than the following applies. 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 sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages > ...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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I've just had a baby and want to lose weight fast. Has anyone used diet pills that actually work?

I've just had a baby and want to lose weight fast.  Has anyone used diet pills that actually work?

Appetite suppressant: After pregnancy the weight will come off but with time. Breast feeding burns 500cal/day & will help with weight loss. If you are not breastfeeding, decreasing your calorie intake by 500cal/day will help you lose weight. If you need more help it may be better to follow with a medically supervised weight loss program where they can give you appetite suppressants & monitor your body composition & you. ...Read more

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I weigh 130 lbs. In the beginning of january i weighed 175 but with diet pills it help me lose weight. Is that okay?

Yes and No: Losing weight and keeping it off requires a lifestyle change. Unfortunately rapid weight loss with medications is not kept off. Look into some community support groups or discuss your current diet with a nutritionist to make sure you are on the right path. Go online and use www.Myfitnesspal.Com to help track your food intake. Using a food diary is an excellent way to maintain weight loss. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am fat. If i also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

What do you suggest if I am fat. If i also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

Lifestyle: Hi. Firstly, live right: healthy diet and regular exercise. Normal American society works against you: worthless fast food, too much of it, labor-saving devices so we can live with barely moving a muscle, etc. There are FDA-approved drugs to help with healthy lifestyle (Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) & Belviq). If you're a type 2 diabetic, GLP-1 analogs and SGLT2 inhibitors can help with weight loss and help control T2DM ...Read more

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I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

Diet,exercise: You can lose on your own without med.You need to have a regullar exrcise program, get active , a good diet program with low carb, high protein diet, low fat diet. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Take synthroid (thyroxine) first: Once you have normalized your T4 and TSH with thyroid medication, then it is no harder or easier to lose weight than normal because your thyroid function will be normal. Do not use diet pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more