Diet Pills are Not a Permanent Solution to Weight Loss

Weight Loss and Diet Pills

Anyone with weight loss on his or her agenda might be interested in knowing that the FDA recently approved an over-the-counter diet pill. This diet pill, however, is not exactly new. Below you’ll learn more about diet pills and why they aren’t necessarily the best choice for weight loss.

What's The Deal?

This new over-the-counter diet pill is actually orlistat in a lower dose. The over-the-counter version of orlistat will be called alli, but the prescription trade name for this diet pill is called Xenical.

If you’ve taken Xenical before and had beneficial results then it might be okay to take alli which is similar but simply a lower dose. However, if you’re new to taking any type of diet pills you should check with your doctor first. In fact, any time you take any supplements even if they don’t require a prescription, it is best to let your doctor know. Some pills aren’t good choices for people with certain health conditions even if they are over-the-counter. There is a lot of misinformation regarding over-the-counter medications and supplements. Simply because an item is available without a prescription doesn’t mean it is a good choice for everyone.

It's Not For The Long Term

Keep in mind that diet pills are not a long-term solution to weight loss or maintaining your ideal weight. You can use diet pills for a short period of time, but if you rely on them for too long you risk damage to your health.

Try to look for ways to incorporate more physical activity into your life. The more exercise you get, the more calories you will burn providing you aren’t drastically overeating. Physical activity is a much better way for you to achieve weight loss because it has the added benefit of being healthy for you. Diet pills, on the other hand, can have side effects and are only a temporary solution.

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