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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 A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes.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

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