Like so many people on a quest to lose weight, I have often asked the question 'Do Diet Pills Work?'. I decided to do some research to see if I could answer this question, and what I came up with is actually two answers in one. The actual answer is 'yes' and 'no'. On one hand, I found out that yes, you can find diet pills that help you lose weight. But on the other hand, I also came to the conclusion that no diet pill will effect weight loss miracles, and in fact to make any of them reach their maximum efficacy you need to combine a healthy eating and exercise schedule with your chosen diet pill.
Now the question becomes, which diet pill is the most effective? This is also a tough question to answer, as there are different categories of diet pills which will affect different people in different ways. It is important to consult with your doctor to figure out the best approach in your dieting efforts, since choosing a slimming pill that suits your habits and physical condition is as important as the diet pill itself. Choosing between carbohydrate blockers, fat blockers, appetite blockers, or metabolism boosters is a decision best made with the help of your doctor and/or a nutrition expert.
You have probably seen the claims of 'all natural diet pills' and wondered whether they were any more effective or better for your health than synthetic diet pills. Although there are some proven safe and effective synthetic diet pills available, I tend to believe that natural substances used for their intended purpose are inherently better for you. This is not to say that every 'all natural' diet pill is necessarily effective - you need to do the research on the safety and effectiveness studies, as well as make sure that you choose a natural diet pill that actually contains the necessary quantity and balance of effective weight loss ingredients.
Take for example Hoodia Gordonii - this is an example of a natural diet pill, which is in the appetite suppressant category of weight loss supplements. The effectiveness of this pill was observed long ago by tribesman in Africa, when they were on extended hunting trips. Hoodia Gordonii was used as an appetite suppressant when food was scarce. In the modern day weight loss industry, Hoodia Gordonii has been proven safe and effective as a weight loss supplement, but it is important to pay attention to the product you buy, since there have been reports for just about as long as Hoodia has been on the market, that some versions of this diet pill do not contain the actual active ingredient, or do not contain the proper amount to be effective. Protect yourself by going through a reputable source to ensure that the product you buy is going to be effective.
Another natural diet pill, or perhaps better classified as a diet supplement, is Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA for short. This supplement has been extensively studied, and although opinions vary, there are successful studies reported where using CLA as a diet supplement along with a healthy diet and exercise regime, results in additional weight loss as compared to study groups who did not consume CLA as part of their diet attempts.
So the answer to the diet pill question is not really that much of a mystery. Yes, they will help you lose weight. But you need to accept the fact that a diet pill alone will not magically rid you of extra weight and unwanted fat. If you are looking for a boost in your dieting attempts, then a diet pill which is compatible with your eating habits and current physical condition is a good way to encourage maximum weight loss. Remember that your final goal with any weight loss program really should be better health, so getting there with a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and a diet pill to maximize weight loss is probably your best bet to lose weight.