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Weight Loss Pills: How Much Help Are They?

By Oreoritse Tariemi
15 October 2021   |   2:52 pm
Society today places an insane amount of pressure on people to conform to beauty and weight standards. With the BBL phase at its peak, almost every female is ready to shed off some extra weight for that hourglass figure.  Diet culture, physical fitness and contouring clinics are only a few trends associated with the BBL…

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Society today places an insane amount of pressure on people to conform to beauty and weight standards. With the BBL phase at its peak, almost every female is ready to shed off some extra weight for that hourglass figure. 

Diet culture, physical fitness and contouring clinics are only a few trends associated with the BBL phase. Weight loss pills are another trend that has also grown popular, promising fast and easy weight loss in only a couple of days. 

However, the side effects of these weight loss pills make them a huge health risk. We have created a guide debunking weight loss pills and why you need to avoid them. 

What Are Weight Loss Pills? 

Weight loss pills are often pushed as drugs guaranteed to help you lose weight. These drugs work in two ways, they either decrease your appetite or make you feel fuller. 

They promise fast weight loss without changing your diet, lifestyle habits or hitting the gym. 

Side Effects

Similar to many other medications and supplements, weight loss pills may come with side effects including: 

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Constipation 
  • Increased blood pressure, heart rate, and so much more. 

They also contribute greatly to micro-nutrient deficiencies, and when they do work, there’s a huge possibility you’ll quickly regain weight. 

These drugs are a safety concern as they are not government approved and have no scientific research to back their claims. 

Healthy Alternatives 

Losing weight is healthier and much easier with these alternatives: 

Increase Your Physical Activity: Given not everyone can spend their mornings or evenings at the gym, but there’s an easier way to get your steps in. Simply find a movement you enjoy doing and make it a part of your day, whether long walks or dancing. 

Eat Mindfully: Since the end goal is to lose weight, your diet has to also change. Switch from processed food to fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods. Don’t forget smaller portions too. 

Drink More Water: Hydration helps greatly with metabolism. Drinking a lot of water is one surefire way to speed up your weight loss journey. 

Weight loss pills are too good to be true. They do not help with long-term weight loss, and they also carry side effects and health risks. Opt for lifestyle changes, they might be slow, but they leave tremendous results.