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Are weight loss pills actually effective?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not long term

Most weight loss pills affect appetite or interfere with fat metabolism. Once you stop using them, everything returns to normal.
It is not healthy to stay on such pills indefinitely so they can work for a while, even jump-start your weight loss efforts, but eventually you will have to do the hard work on your own of changing your lifestyle and diet. Use a doctor provided pill for safety reasons.

In brief: Not long term

Most weight loss pills affect appetite or interfere with fat metabolism. Once you stop using them, everything returns to normal.
It is not healthy to stay on such pills indefinitely so they can work for a while, even jump-start your weight loss efforts, but eventually you will have to do the hard work on your own of changing your lifestyle and diet. Use a doctor provided pill for safety reasons.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Three FDA approved

fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs.
And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change.

In brief: Three FDA approved

fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs.
And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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