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.
Weight loss drugs. There are numerous weight loss supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of pill (many of which are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from eating healthy and exercising. There is no pill that will act as a substitute for this (safely). Fen-phen worked great but look at the damage that caused.
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...
I am 5'9" 340. I've constantly tried losing weight but gain it. I eat healthy. Drink water (no soda, etc...). I have IBS. Can I take weight loss pills?
BMI 50.1. Hi. From the stated information, it looks like you don't have diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problem, sleep apnea; your GERD could be related to obesity, and you're at risk for all the others. Keep eating a healthy diet, for sure! Yes, you could take weight loss medication, assuming no contraindications; you could also consider bariatric surgery. Read more...