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Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: No. healthy diet

Exercise 30 minutes a day and try these foods.
Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

In brief: No. healthy diet

Exercise 30 minutes a day and try these foods.
Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants).
A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in america.

In brief: No

Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants).
A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in america.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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