Who should take weight loss pills?
Weight loss pills are suitable for anybody that either wants to lose weight, or has difficulty maintaining the weight that they desire. Losing or maintaining weight with diet and exercise alone can sometimes be difficult and weight loss pills will give that extra boost to your efforts. Strict diet and exercise regimes often fall by the wayside, especially after the initial few weeks. At first, you will lose weight quickly, which is great, but when all your good work is undone with one blow-out weekend, it is easy to feel defeated and give up altogether! This is where weight loss pills come in, making dieting a lot easier.
Although some pills have been proven to work even without changing your diet, we highly recommend a healthy eating plan, in conjunction with any weight loss pills. Even if you have had trouble sticking to diets in the past, you will find it hugely motivating to see the pounds melt away quickly and safely. Without changing your diet, it will take a lot longer to lose weight.
What weight loss pills are available?
Weight loss pills can be divided into two groups, natural and pharmaceutical.
Pharmaceutical pills need to be prescribed by your Doctor. In the UK, surgeries will usually only prescribe pills to patients with a BMI over 30, and only if you have a weight related problem, such as diabetes. The most common types of pharmaceutical pills are Orlistat, Belviq, Phentermine and Qsymia.