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Secondly, as you think about losing weight, carefully and honestly evaluate your current situation. Is it just a few pounds, say 5 or 10 you want to lose? Maybe itís 20 to 30? These amounts usually can safely be lost without help of health professionals. If you need to lose 50 or more pounds, I strongly suggest you see your physician before you begin any weight loss plan.
Next, you need to evaluate why youíve gained weight. There are many reasons people gain weight. Some eat more than they need as a mental pick-me-up. Some eat because they have nothing else to do. Others donít really overeat, they simply make wrong choices of what they eat. Then thereís those of us who have put on a few pounds each year and now all of a sudden, nothing fits anymore. Whatever case, you can lose weight. It will take right attitude, level of commitment and right actions. Yes, there are plenty of diets and pills available to help you along way. They arenít all bad, but do keep in mind that unless permanent lifestyle changes are made, weight will come back when you stop diets and pills.
Diets and Pills
There are almost as many weight loss methods and diet pills available as there are people who want to lose weight.
There are diet pills that stop your hunger so you eat less and burn more fat. There are diet pills that cause body not to metabolize all food you eat, so itís passed out of your system and not stored as fat. Then thereís combination of these two. As you begin your search for perfect diet pill, be careful as some can have harmful effects on your body.
Diet Pills work by shifting levels of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that control satiety (fullness) and desire for food. Some also slightly increase your metabolic rate - rate at which your body burns calories.
Examples of weight loss diet pills include:
Diethylpropion hydrochloride (eg. Tenuate) Mazindol (eg. Mazanor, Sanorex) Phendimetrazine tartrate (eg. Bontril) Phentermine hydrochloride (eg. Adipex-P, Ionamin)
All these can be used to help with weight loss. Be careful of pills containing ephedra, or caffeine. These can have negative and sometimes even deadly effects on body. Use with caution.
Whatever method you choose to help you lose weight, hereís three steps that will help. Evaluate your situation and reasons behind weight gain honestly. Sometimes itís difficult to accept true facts about why weíve gained weight, only by realizing and accepting truth can you being to deal with it using a positive attitude. Make sure your attitude is positive about changes you make. Donít dread changes or say things like I hate not eating cakeÖ. Instead whenever you have one of those kinds of thoughts think about how much happier you will be with your new slimmer body.
Visualize positive effects your good actions are having. Get a mental image of ďnew you.Ē Whenever youíre tempted not to be active or to eat wrong things, picture ďnew youĒ you will be if you overcome temptation.
Donít believe magical ads. You canít keep doing same things, and expect something different to happen. You can use products to assist you with weight loss, but ultimately you must be in control for weight to stay off without taking diet pills.
Hilda Maria is a freelance writer with 5 children who knows the importance of a balanced diet for them. She enjoys providing useful knowledge about weight loss and regular exercise to her readers as well as to her children.