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Have you heard of the over-the-counter diet pill thinogenics. If so are they ok to take?

Have you heard of the over-the-counter diet pill thinogenics. If so are they ok to take?

No.: Over the counter pills often contain harmful ingredients and are not regulated as prescription drugs are regulated. Anything that cuts your appetite likely works on your autonomic nervous system, and that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, vascular tone, etc. Don't take chances with your health. Adopt a healthy lifestyle and don't look for a quick fix. ...Read more

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I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and i'm considering thinogenics but i'm a little scared of side effects.

I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and i'm considering thinogenics but i'm a little scared of side effects.

Don't get: Your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do you really think thinogenics would help you lose weight. Recently one of their products was found to contain sibutramine, a prescription weight loss drug that was taken off the market. Keep up your diet and exercise. You'll need to do it life long, check w/a good registered dietitian for assistance. ...Read more

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Eat Healthier (Tip)

Eat Healthier

Diet pills don't work in long run unless you change eating habits for life. ...See more

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Is it dangerous to take thinogenics for a long period of time?

Is it dangerous to take thinogenics for a long period of time?

See below: Looking at their website. They don't tell you what's in it... So how do you know what the outcome will be? In my years of experience in doing bariatric medicine. I'm not seen any over-the-counter or internet medicines that are described as miracle workers really work. The key to losing weight is eating correctly. See weighstation.Net for further information. ...Read more

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Should I use diet pills?

Should I use diet pills?

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. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

Starting: I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching tv-very typical. You change your location in the pm. Ideally, a fitness club. Other options get together with other weight-challenged friends and bring the kids --do an evening activity. "change your eating routine and location." a start. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best diet pills that actually work?

Please recommend the best diet pills that actually work?

Recommend: exercise and healthy food selections. I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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What are the best diet pills I can take?

What are the best diet pills I can take?

Weight loss: There are no "good" diet pills but Phentermine can be used safely in the initial phases of weight loss . 37.5 mg daily and you must see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lose baby weight without using diet pills?

What is the fastest way to lose baby weight without using diet pills?

Good diet,low carb: Life can be crazy with a newborn. It is hard so keep it simple! if you are breastfeeding, keep at least 2000 calories per day. No simple carbs: white bread, sugar treats, white rice, tortillas. Eat whole grain, 5 servings per day, healthy fats, 3 servings per day: eggs, olive oil, nuts, healthy protein. Exercise: squats, lunges, interval training- spurts of activity. Good for brain/mood too. ...Read more

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Are diet pills safe?

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. ...Read more

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