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.
Probably not much. 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.

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 A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes.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

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.

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.

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.

Family practice. As long as he's getting nutrients and vitamins with the protein shakes he should be fine. Make sure he is drinking alot of water. It's always wise to see a dr first before dieting.
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.

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.