So how do you start choosing the right diet pills?
Firstly, by understanding more about diet pills, which products are available and the types of diet pills that may be more suitable for your needs, you will be more able to make an informed choice.
Secondly, you can more easily avoid the diet pill scams, of which there are plenty!
Not all diet pills are available over the counter as some require a prescription from your doctor. Prescription diet pills are freely available even if you ask your doctor to prescribe them to you!
Your doctor will only (or should only) prescribe these diet pills if you are obese and are regarded as suitable by your doctor. Prescription diet pills are strong, pharmaceutically produced diet drugs that are often associated with side effects that need close medical supervision. This is why you are required to be monitored by your doctor for safety reasons.
You cannot buy prescription diet pills legally over the counter even though you may find some available on-line. We would strongly advise against purchasing prescription only diet pills from such sources as they are most likely fake and could pose health concerns.
Unless you are severely obese and require prescription diet drugs under medical supervision, you can thankfully buy over the counter diet pills.
Buying over the counter diet pills is not without its risks though and this is why we have established the Diet Pills Watch Dog” website. Many non-prescription diet pills simply do not work; some diet pills are dangerous whilst others are simply diet pill scams!
Choosing non-prescription diet pills usually involves doing a little bit of research online. There are countless diet pill review websites that can help. Be wary though as some review websites that claim to be independent are far from it and can be owned by diet pill manufacturers!
This is partly why we have our Approved Diet Pills stamp so you can avoid falling foul of hyped up marketing ploys designed to spend your money on diet pills that don’t work.
That said, reputable diet pills do exist that can promote weight loss. The challenge is to select the most suitable diet pill that can work for you from the numerous types of over the counter diet pills available.
Diet pills do not all work in the same way. Some will help suppress your appetite so that you eat less and are less tempted to snack between meals. Some speed up your metabolism in order to promote increased fat burning. Other diet pills simply aim to reduce the absorption of carbohydrates or fats from your meal.
Diet pills that claim to use a number of methods to help weight loss are popular although diet pills that use one approach have a role to play too.
The types of diet pills can be broadly split into the following categories:
Easily the most popular type of diet pill on the market and strangely the one type of diet pill that can be the most and the least effective! This is mostly due to the overuse of caffeine as the main ingredient in many over the counter fat burners.
Fat burners can combat what is called “metabolic syndrome” which is when an individual experiences a slow metabolism.
Taking fat burners can help to burn more fat during everyday life and when exercising by giving your metabolism a kick start. They can also give you energy levels a boost too!
Dietary fats are often seen as the culprits to gaining weight and contribute to an unhealthy diet. Fat binders and fat blockers both aim to reduce the amount of dietary fat absorbed so that you easily reduce your calorie intake.
Fat binders can give mixed results as some can cause some unpleasant side effects, when they work they work very well though. Side effects such as stomach discomfort and the need to visit the lavatory can be common. Thankfully a few of the most effective fat binders do not have such unpleasant side effects!
A consideration in using fat binders though is that they often require some changes to your diet in order to be most effective. We also do question how effective they can be considering they will only block up to 1/3 of your dietary fat intake. So eat little fat and your not going to lose much weight!
If you struggle with snacking between meals or during meals just eat too much, then appetite suppressants could be a good choice for you.
Appetite suppressants work in two ways, by either making you feel fuller sooner so that you stop eating or by reducing your desire (or hunger) for food between meals.
Similar to fat binders and blockers, carb blockers do what they suggest and stop some of the dietary carbs from being absorbed.
Eating too many carbs in your diet can easily cause weight gain too as excess carbs are turned into stored as fat. This has led to the popularity of a number of fat diet plans that look to reduce and restrict certain types of carbs in your diet, such as the Atkins Diet, Carb Lovers diet and the Slow Carb diet.
Many popular diet pills these days use ingredients that can both suppress your appetite and increase fat burning. How well these work depends on the quality and type of ingredients used, by reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie output the idea is that you can lose weight faster!
Whilst dual action diet pills can be very effective be wary of diet pills that contain huge numbers of ingredients. Too many ingredients are unlikely to be in sufficient quantities to produce any weight loss!