Can pills really help us lose weight?

Can pills really help us lose weight?

There are 23 comments on the The Independent story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Can pills really help us lose weight?. In it, The Independent reports that:

The first over-the-counter weight loss drug has arrived in chemists. But there is doubt that tablets can ever help us shed the extra pounds.

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#1 Jul 11, 2009
There is no doubt that some diet pills can help you lose weight, however they do not work by themselves and all need a healthy eating plan and plenty of exercise to work.

The are also different types of diet pills on the market. They can be categorised into the following:

Fat Binders
Appetite Suppressants
Fat Burners

Fat binders take out a percentage of the fat you consume in everyday meals. They are generally considered to be the most effective type of diet pill available.

Appetite suppressants work by lowering the amount you physically want eat. This will help cut out snacking between meals. They are viewed to be almost effective on their own, but it is recommended exercise is added into the equation.

Fat Burners are considered the least effective of all diet pills, and use stimulants to increase metabolism, usually caffeine. Fat burners are notorious for giving a lot of unwanted side effects.

Fat binders VS appetite suppressants is an article which looks at which is the right diet pill for you -

Since: May 09

It Rains It Pours

#2 Jul 11, 2009
Thank you for the great information

Cape Town, South Africa

#6 Aug 25, 2009
heres agreat blog full of info regarding herbal drugs and weightloss

Piscataway, NJ

#14 Dec 3, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Xenical)- I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
A W was right


#15 Dec 3, 2011
If its SPEEED it will. Otherwise its all Pharma and Corporate con.

Since: Dec 11

Suri, India

#16 Dec 17, 2011
Yes, weight loss pills are effective in reducing the weight. Natural weight loss supplements are more effective and non-dangerous than synthetic weight loss supplements. Natural supplements are good because they wont cause any side effects.

Since: Dec 11

Chennai, India

#19 Dec 23, 2011
yeah, there ares some weight loss supplements which are really effective in burning fat and if you try natural supplements then you dont have to worry about side effects and opposite effects.


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Cambridge, MA

#23 Jan 11, 2012
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Mastic, NY

#24 Jan 11, 2012
I have added vitamin supplements to my diet and I have lost weight. After reading some new research that pointed out that two vitamin nutrients can keep a lid on cortisol levels (cortisol causes weight gain and is increased by stress levels) and these vitamin supplements can more than triple the body’s fat burning ability keeping cortisol levels down.

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Since: Jan 12

Brisbane, Australia

#25 Jan 11, 2012
I don't see why not, but I also don't see the need. Nothing is a healthier way to lose weight than excersise and a balanced diet, anything else should only be used moderately and in conjuction with a healthy and active lifestyle.

Coquitlam, Canada

#26 Jan 15, 2012
I recommend all my clients to incorporate with any diet. Several years ago i discovered it works better with a combination of any low fat diet, without this you may as well give up on dieting.

Drink lots of water, no sugar and no salt and take bioslimherb with your diet this will be practically guarateed to lose weight fast so start with a three month program

I have clients that have lost up to 40-70 pounds never to gain it back

Good luck

Lincolnshire, IL

#28 Jan 19, 2012
The answer is no.
Pills and self-help books are just an excuse to have something work FOR YOU, while you just continue to be lazy.
Instead, why don't you take a look at - for a hundred bucks, you have a guilty conscience and an incentive to get the most of it. Has anyone tried this?

Coquitlam, Canada

#29 Jan 19, 2012 is fantastic thanks for recommendation i lost 11 pounds in two weeks

Since: Dec 11

Suri, India

#32 Jan 20, 2012
What is Biolimherb , can you explain? Is it a natural weight loss method or supplement?

Erode, India

#34 Jan 23, 2012
Loosing 11 lbs with in 8 days is not good not for wealth, you will become weak soon and other important matter you will get the side effects only after one or two months not in a a week of time.

Since: Jan 12

Camarillo, CA

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Seattle, WA

#36 Feb 8, 2012
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Since: Sep 11

United States

#37 Feb 9, 2012
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