Loose weight... just by taking pills!!??

@cbeee3 (2064)
India
May 16, 2009 1:53pm CST
I was curious to know how many of you take pills to reduce or maintain your weight. Also, do you consider that they may have side effects in the long run,even though most if not all claim that there are no side effects. I don't take any such pills, nor will I ever. I am more of the work out and stay fit kind of a person. But I wanted some of you to share your experiences.I wanted to know if they really do work.
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@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
20 May 09
Don't do it!! I am a medical student, I know the stuff you are talking about, and it's not good. The pills like Alli which you are talking about has the following side effects: -uncontrollable anal discharges Yes. You won't be losing pounds here, you will lose respect! It becomes uncontrollable hold back the bowel. -this works on the principle of absorption of fatty acids like omega-fatty acids, which are very essential for the functioning of metabolism of the body- including production of vitamins. -diabetes, you know what it is -depression, again no explanations -osteoporosis, weakening of the bone. -schizophrenia, a mental disease. I hope this serves your question. If you have more doubts just contact me. Regards, AJ
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• India
20 May 09
If you want a natural method for losing weight, I can share it here: [u]***Eat a lot of food for breakfast*** [/u] Yes. trust me it works. If you have a fat body, that means you eat more. If you eat more this means your brains demands your body for more. If you want to lose weight, you have to stop this demand! When you eat a big meal for a breakfast, the satiety center in your brain gets activated. When this gets activated, the need for food stops. This can reduce the consumtion of food throughout the day. You won't feel like eating too much. Also try: -Walking on the beach where the sand is loose.(Don't jog, it damages your knee) -Yoga -exercises like sit ups.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
20 May 09
Hey there AJ! Its so wonderful that a med student replied to my question. Not to worry, I am in no way planning to traverse that path..Ever. LOL.. My dad is a doc and he would kill me! ..haha. Besides, I am pretty fit and love my exercise regime.So don't need to ever think about taking such drastic steps. But a very informative response ..a huge thumbs up!:)
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• India
20 May 09
I am always pleased to help a needy! And I thought you wanted help and you were going to use the tablets. Anyway a doc father should be a big blessing to any daughter who wants advise regarding any sort of medicine...
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 May 09
I have never taken pills to lose weight. Only one thing makes me lose weight and that's a proper diet and regular excercise. I did take some sort of liquid meal substitute years ago at lunchtime and that was for convenience as I was working and had a half hour break so it was also handy. I would not ever consider pills to lose weight. I try and avoid them for almost anything. I have to have a really bad headache before I take anything (the last one was years ago too now Icome to think of it).
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
17 May 09
Same is the case with me. I only take pills as the last resort for anything, let alone weight loss. I think a balanced diet and regular excercise is enough to keep anyone fit. I believe, in today's fast paced life, people look for quick fixes.Cannot really blame them, but then there are side effects too.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
17 May 09
Sadly too the side effects show much later, even years later, and can be disastrous. Society wants everything in too much of a hurry. Dieting and weight loss has its own pace and cannot be rushed. Unfortunately too the media and the pill companies make a fortune out of those who think their bodies should be completely different to how they are even though that's how they were born to be
• United States
17 May 09
Well cbee, it's like this......I did take them one time and they did rev my motor up til I thought it was going to pop a gasket. My heart was going 90 miles an hour and I couldn't have sat down if I wanted to. I just don't know for the life of me how these young people do thid speed all the time and why? Good Lord they are going faster than time is and missing everything along the way. Anyway, I did loose weight, but when I stopped taking them and settled back down I put it all back on again. I am with you, exercise and working out is the way to go and not so hard on the body as the pills are. flutterby
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
17 May 09
Wonderful to read your experience. I think quick fixes are a no no. I always had a hunch that most of these pills and diets that they sell have some side effects that pop up at some time. Thanks for your response as always :)
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
haven't tried pills too. i just go to a fitness gym to have my body fit again because i am gaining weight as of this moment. sometimes i like to try some but then i am afraid of the side effects that i may have. who knows what it would be. i don't want to take any chances and in the long run, find my self asking why do i did it? right? i don't want to regret it soon. thanks friend jhelai
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
6 Jun 09
I think eating right and working out is the best way to take control of weight issues. I agree with you on the side effects! Will never try pills in this lifetime! :) Thanks jhelai! :)