Obesity is becoming a common condition in the world nowadays. Its incidence could be primarily attributed to the increasing popularity of fast food chains all over the world.

Many processed foods are also becoming popular and its easy access to the population makes it a favorite of many.

Even if most people know that through eating these fast food items would make them obese, some still won’t stop patronizing them and still continue in risking their lives for future health and obesity problems.

Diet and Exercise

diet and exerciseEven though many people are getting fatter and fatter every day, there are still those who regret their past acts and believe in the idea that they could revert them.

By going on exercise and diet plans, a person would be able to shed off the extra pounds (or maybe kilos) that he or she gained the past few days or months. However, going on diets and exercise would entail commitment and determination for it to be effective.

Problems with Diet and Exercise

Most of the people who go on diets and exercise are the ones who are in the working age group.

Thus the problem with being able to comply with exercise and diet would be important since these people are usually busy and don’t have the constant time of going to the sports gym to do some exercise.

Going on a diet is also a problem since this entails determination and discipline for it to really work. However, failure rate for those who go on meal diets would be quite high.

Diet Pills

In order to solve these problems with regards to meal diets and exercise, pharmaceutical companies have created diet pills.

A diet pill is a form of an oral medication that one could take in if one wishes to lose weight. With diet pills, a person would no longer worry on being able to eat plenty of foods and getting fat. He or she would also no need to worry about the missed days that he or she will incur in the gym.

How do diet pills work?

As mentioned earlier, diet pills are oral medications taken in by people who want to avoid obesity but do not have enough time of going to the sports gym or undergo a meal diet plan.

Different kinds of diet pills would offer different mechanisms. Most of these diet pills would be taken in during meals to avoid the fat absorption of the body with the excess food that they eat.

In other words, it prevents the formation of fat cells that is responsible for the obese figure of a person.

There are also diet pills that makes a person feel satiated a few minutes that it has been taken in and this would result to eating lesser amount of food during meals and prevention of excess calories to be converted to fat.

These diet pills when taken responsibly can be effective but when couple with exercise, it could be much more effective and could help in the fast decrease of fat cell storage in the body.

It’s spring and the sweet wind is just begging to touch more of your skin after the winter months had you bundling up.

It’s just about time for you to start preparing for bikini season too, so you’re planning to lose the pounds you gained. The problem is you’re not satisfied with the way you’re losing weight, so you’re thinking of taking diet pills.

However, before you do head off to the pharmacy to buy any, remember that you take risks with your health if you try to lose more than the recommended weight loss of one to two pounds a week. Also, if you’re going to try to lose weight, make sure you avoid these deadly pills.

Deadly – as in they could really kill you.

  • The K-E diet – is also known as the feeding tube or nose drip diet. It makes you insert a naso-gastric tube into your nose and let a nutrient solution drip through it to your stomach. It limits your calorie intake down to 800 calories a day because you don’t eat solid food while you undergo the dripping procedure. The most important is to find a doctor who will watch you go through this.

Why It’s No Good: There’s a high risk of inflammation and infection since you will have a feeding tube inside your body from the nose to the stomach.

This will put you in ketosis, the body’s metabolic state that lets it burn fat and not glucose for energy. It will allow you to lose weight, true, but it also raises the level of ketones in your blood. This stresses the kidneys and the liver.

  • Brazilian Diet PillThe Brazilian Diet Pill – this pill contains Librium, Prozac and Fenproporex. The United States Food and Drug Administration has already released a warning against this drug.

Why It’s No Good: Models who had been taking it suffered from extreme mood swings due to the uppers and downers in this pill. They also had strange symptoms, like being extremely sensitive to touch.

  • The Japanese Weight Loss Pill – it goes by another name: Xiushentang. It comes in blue, yellow and green and is marketed as Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills. It has among other ingredients, phenolphthalein and sibutramine, another weight loss drug.

Why It’s No Good: The FDA has listed down phenolphthalein as a possible carcinogen and in 2010, the drug sibutramine was recalled because it caused a high risk of stroke and heart attacks.

  • Qnexa – this is a combination of existing weight loss drugs that are in its final phase of testing. Nalextrone, a drug used for alcoholism, lorcaserin, an appetite suppressant and contrive which is a mix of bupropion, an antidepressant which is used to quit smoking.

Why It’s No Good: there is a high likelihood of dangerous side effects because this drug affects your metabolism.

Don’t just hope to lose weight – make sure you are safe as well. Avoid these dangerous pills and talk to your doctor first before taking any.