Diet pills are bad then why do people still buy them?

Latvia
March 18, 2008 9:48am CST
We hear bad expieriences and doctors talk about diet pills - theya re bad and even dangerous. Then why do people buy them? I have bought few myself.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
18 Mar 08
As a society, we are being taught that a pill is a quick fix for any problem we have. People who want to lose weight want to lose it NOW, not by making an effort to diet and exercise and lose weight in a gradual, healthy manner.
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
hey dream2night,not all diet pills are bad,some are called diet pills but are actually pills to lower cholesterol and prescribed by the doctor.People buy diet pills because:- 1.they want immediate weight loss 2.lazy to workout 3.not bothered to do strenous exercise 4.exercise doesn't make them thin 5.their poor diet doesn't lose the weight Hope this helps!
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@jbrooks (264)
• United States
21 Mar 08
i do not use diet pills. i take all natural tablets and drink a wonderful tasting drink. i have lost 7 punds with these products and they are in no way a diet pills. diet pills do not work. i also like these items so much that i sell them and i have samples of these items that anyone can have to feel the products before they buy them. let me tell you that the first day you use them you can feel the difference p.m. if you are interested in getting healthy and getting energy in the process too
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23 Apr 08
I would seriously think very hard before taking any kind of pills to help you lose weight. Years ago I was prescribed some diet pills and found myself addicted to them very quickly. They were amphetamine based, dangerous, and although I did lose a few pounds, the second I got myself off the darned pills, the weight just went straight back on. Sensible diet and exercise is the way to go.
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@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
19 Mar 08
We still buy them because sometimes the benifits ourweight the risks. People who are over weight are much more apt to have a heart attack or high blood pressure. The chances of actually taking a product that is going to hurt you is pretty slim. Generally if something turns out to not be safe they will take it off of the market. Right now I am taking hoodia and I dont think that there will be any problems with it because it has been used for hundres of years, but I guess you never really know.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I don't buy any b/c I don't believe in any miracle cure to getting in shape. However I believe the people who do buy them really don't care about the risks b/c they think there is absolutely no way they will get in shape without them. I've seen people use them with NO results to show, but these people seem to believe that any weight they happen to lose is completely due to the pills. I disagree and think that people tend to start exercising once taking a diet pill which inevitably leads to losing weight, but the could have done the same without the pills.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I'm not sure. I guess people are just trying so hard to lose weight and will buy and try just about anything to help them. I have bought them before also but they did not do a thing for me. I think alot of it is mind over matter.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Mar 08
they think hey are goin gto work miricale on the body that has gone thru heck for year and there is no instant cure for it .
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I think people buy them as a psychological fix. They think that by swallowing a "magic pill" they will lose all their weight without much effort. I recently took them under a doctor's supervision, but even with the prescription medication, I still followed the diet I was given, increased my exercise, increased my water intake, etc etc. Although the pills helped in reducing hunger pangs, the weight loss didn't come without hard work and effort on my part. Anything over the counter usually has a lot of caffiene in it so people will be better off drinking a few cups of coffee and saving their money.
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• Hyderabad, India
18 Mar 08
Dear stop using diet pills right now, they harm you and make you addict. Phentermine,adipex,didrex,phendimetrazine,etc are useless. Do some exercise twice a day it is enough. People buy because they dont have time and they are lazy. They want instant results and they are addicts. People use diet pills because they cannot exercise themselves or cannot restrict themselves eating food.
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
People are very lazy, they prefer to get thin without doing exercise or eating right. They always use being busy as an excuse not to do any of those stuffs. There are also people, specially woman who aren't satisfied with their figure. I for one know of some woman who would take slimming pills even if they're not even fat at all!
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18 Mar 08
As Jill said, its a quick fix. Iv bought some myself in the past and they have worked but as soon as you stop taking them you pile the weight back on so they are pretty pointless really unless you want to endanger your helth by taking them constantly.
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