Slimming pills, appetite suppressants, diet pills – all of these are meant to take away your fat. This is the new trend in our society. Have you ever tried to take some of these? And what happened to the result? Are you happy? If you are, congratulations! You may have been doing the right things and you have picked a good one that is suitable for your body. If you are not, maybe the one you are taking is not right for you, or there are still some things that you might be missing.
First of all, it is bad to skip meals while you are on a diet. This is the first common mistake that people make. You think you will not gain weight if you will not eat. Well, yes that is true. But this is also a fact; you will not lose weight if you will not eat.
Let me explain. When we are hungry and yet we don’t eat, we put our body in “starvation mode.” This means that our body is thinking that it needs to keep the fat reserves in case you decided not to eat for a long time. This is our way of coping for survival. And if our body decided to keep our fat reserves, guess what? We will not be able to burn them, thus, we will not lose weight.
This goes both ways. If we eat so much (especially junk food, get away from them), even if we are taking diet pills it will not work. In this case, the fat burning action cannot exceed the fat that you keep on taking in. What we have to do is put our body in “ketosis mode,” which means we eat a little to continue our daily activities and to prevent our body from going into starvation mode. If we do this, the diet pills can burn more fat than the ones we put in. We are burning our reserve fats as well, therefore losing a lot of weight.
Another thing that people miss out in their weight loss plan is exercise. You cannot just take a magic pill that will make you lose weight even if you are sitting around the house doing nothing. No, you do not need to enroll in a gym or to hire a personal trainer to get some exercise. But if you want to do it, go ahead if you have the willpower to do so and if you are willing to pay the price. What is needed is moderate movement, the best example of which is walking.
So, do diet pills really work? Yes they do. They are convenient and easy to use. They are painless compared to surgery, and cheaper too. Just make sure you are responsible enough to take it together with proper diet and moderate exercise. Taking it just by itself will make you lose weight for sometime, but you will gain back everything that you have lost if you will not develop these good habits.