This article was updated on the 30th of November,2020
Weightloss with Diet Pills and Laxatives
I have probably talked a bit in my older posts about diet pills, and I am still going to talk some more.
The human body usually gains weight when we overeat, stop exercising. The body also loses weight when we are on a proper diet, and very importantly, when we exercise.
A lot of us in Nigeria have some drawbacks when it comes to this weight loss thing. Firstly our diet is made up of high calorie nutrients, especially the oils, and secondly, the exercising thing is not really popular amongst us. Besides work hours and traffic make it very hard for us to exercise, since u have to get up really early for work, and get home very late due to traffic.
This factors might lead to us trying to use other means to lose weight, either diet pills, or Laxatives. I get so many emails from people asking questions like; will I lose weight if I take only Laxatives and water? Which Laxatives work fastest?’ can
I take Laxatives three times a day for one month?
Looking into the media, so many drugs are advertised, from Hydroxycut to belly fat flush and co.
While some of these drugs might help you lose weight, most times you gain them back. How many fat people do you know who lost weight with diet pills, and kept the weight off? I always tell people that if diet pills worked, then we won’t have any fat person on the surface of the earth.
I see many herbal weight loss drugs in the stores every day, but do we actually know what exactly is contained in those pills? I would still site the sample of Hydroxycut which had been greatly advertised, approved by FDA; Infact every copy of Cosmopolitan almost always had a Hydroxycut ad, and now it has been called back, and 23people reported to have come up with liver problems.
I have already outlined the side effects of diet pills in my other post; I would just highlight some other things you should know.
Diet pills finally, don’t do much for you. Have some claim they increase your metabolism. The question is by how much? Take for example a drug increases your metabolism by 2 percent, of which you are not even sure, cos most times there is no proof. The additional two percent is definitely not worth those side effects you get with the drugs. Xenical causes oils to come out from your bum and stain you, Hydroxycut makes you very dizzy and increases your heart rate. Laxatives case severe abdominal pains and make you rush to the toilet many times, and finally, after all this suffering you still gain the weight back.
Pills are dangerous to your health. Stay away from diet pills and laxatives. Stick to dieting and exercise.