Weight loss pills are medicines designed either to curb your appetite, increase your metabolism or cause fat malabsorption in your gut. All of these represent a novel idea but the question is which one amongst them is the best weight loss pill ever?
Before we go on to discuss this further, it should be understood that although any kind of weight loss pill will help you lose weight it may not necessarily keep it off. The reason for this is simple - weight loss pills alter your metabolism, appetite or absorption, they do not alter your eating and exercising habits. So in other words weight loss pills provide tampers with your system to help you lose weight. The moment it is taken away most will go back to their original state of metabolism, appetite and absorption and therefore gain back weight they had lost.
Is this surprising? No...Is it discouraging? Yes... but there is a way around this and unfortunately this not advertised with the various weight loss pills in the market. To make maximum use of weight loss pills to help you lose weight one should commence the use of these pills (if not contraindicated) and then while on them modify your dietary habits and exercising habits so that when they come off the pill they do not regain the weight they had lost. Unfortunately most of us do not want to hear this and are still looking for a miracle cure which will work on its own without any effort on our part. While this may be true temporarily it is not a sustainable long term model.
I will further strengthen my argument with an example. We all have heard of a weight loss pill called Xenical. This is sold as Xenical and Alli. It is being regarded as one of the best weight loss pills ever. The way it works is that it blocks fat absorption in the gut and therefore causes decreased fat intake by the body, and hence decreased calorie intake, and therefore results in weight loss.
All this is good but some people gain back the lost weight after stopping Xenical. This is only because those people had not modified their dietary or exercising habits while on Xenical, so while they were taking Xenical they were absorbing less calories but the moment they go back to their natural state i.e. stop taking it they start absorbing the original amount of calories. What should have been done instead is that while they were taking Xenical, they should have slowly modified their diet to a low caloric one. At the same time they should have increased their exercise level. This would not only have facilitated more weight loss but also help them keep the excess weight off after coming of it.
Xenical is amongst the best weight loss pills ever to hit the market. It is important that when using it, one should have realistic expectations and goals. With the right strategy one can use this to their advantage and lose weight without the fear of gaining it back.