Dangers of Weight Loss Pills

Unfortunately, we live in a society that everyone expects the "quick fix" instead of taking the time to understand WHY the issue needs to be fixed.  Often times, it's more deep rooted than just, "I gained weight".  You likely didn't gain the weight overnight, so you sure can't expect to lose it overnight either.  It's not healthy, OBVIOUSLY, but it's also not a healthy mentality to have.  You have to first change your relationship with food and activity, before true, natural and sustainable weight loss happens.  PERIOD. 

So, If you’re hoping to achieve rapid fat loss results, you might find yourself considering using one of the many different diet pills that are on the market today. If you walk into any supplement store, you will quickly be overwhelmed with the number of different options that are available to you. You’ll find appetite suppressants, energy boosters, thermogenics, as well as combination products that claim to do it all!

How is one to choose? And even better yet, should you be even using one of these pills altogether? Before you jump onto the next weight loss pill that you come across, it might be a good idea to educate yourself of some of the dangers of using these pills. Let’s take a look at what you need to know.

Central Nervous System (CNS) Burnout

One of the initial risks when taking a diet pill diet pill is CNS burnout. CNS burnout is highly likely in those using stimulatory products as these work by stimulating the CNS, increasing your energy level in that regard. While at first you will likely feel great on them, give it a few weeks. After that period of time, your body will become exhausted as it’s been turned up to a high level for way too long. Your CNS needs downtime to relax and rejuvenate itself and with these diet pills, it’s just not going to be getting that.

Reliance On The Pills

Above, we just talked about how we need to change our relationship with food and activity, before we can expect any change, right?  Well, if you hit the "EASY BUTTON" and start taking diet pills of is the risk of becoming reliant on them, not to mention, not really working on changing bad habits that got you fat in the first place.  What's worse, is that some people become very hooked on these diet pills to the extent that they have no energy unless they use them. Energy should come from food and being active, not from a tiny pill!  Since these pills contain caffeine, it can be just like having to wean yourself off caffeine if you’re taking them often enough. As most people know, that process is not pleasant so you’re in for a similar thing here.

Anxiety And Nervousness

Another side effect, is that many of these pills will cause some people to feel quite a high level of anxiety and nervousness. Because these diet pills contain stimulants, much like a cup of coffee, you may find yourself jittery, shakey and just all around weird. Who wants to feel that way, just for rapid weight loss?  

Trouble Sleeping

Moving along, difficulty sleeping is another danger of weight loss pills. If you take these too close to bed time or are sensitive to any caffiene and/or stimulants, you might find you lay awake for hours before finally nodding off. Sleep is such a critical part of weight loss, so if you mess with your bodies need to rest, you will be that much more challenged to see the results.  

These just really scratch the service when it comes to the greatest dangers of taking diet pills. All in all, you have to weigh the benefits against the risks. Diet pills don’t work magic – you still need that proper diet and workout program. If those aren’t in place, you aren’t going to see the results you’re after anyway – weight loss pills or not. Be smart and stay safe.

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