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Do Diet Pills Work?

Do Diet Pills Work?

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kristin shaffer do diet pills work

You've heard all the claims. You've seen the hype. The diet pill industry is mega-humongous and millions are jumping on the bandwagon. But do they really work? See what I uncovered that even shocked me!

In our quick fix culture today many of us are allured with the promise of rapid weight loss through diet pills.

And believe me the diet pill manufacturers are working very hard to play on that desire.

In this episode of FABulously Fit Friday we take a look at some popular diet pills, their claims, and whether or not live up to them.

And as always I want to hear from you and your experiences. Have you ever used any diet pills and what do you think of them?



Leave your comments below and let me know.

With love,

Kristin

Author: Kristin Shaffer
kristin@figureandbikini.org

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I took a product a few years back that a nutrition store had just gotten in and the owner wanted me to try and so I did. It was called Lean EFX. At first I was a bit skeptical, as nothing has worked for me and my body for losing weight since they banned ephedra, (yes I know bad for heart ad yet it worked, why? it was speed)So I took this product for 15 days. My husband went on a trip a few days after I started this product and was gone for about a week. While on this diet pill, thankfully I know my body, I started spiraling down into a deep hole (Now known as depression), mind you I do not ever have depression, I am the most upbeat positive person around. So, I would go to work and it got to the point where I said to my friend at work, something was wrong, I felt down and didn't care if I was at work or not, I would go home and just sit at the computer for hours, shower and go to bed. My husband would call and I would cut the conversation short I didn't want to talk to anyone. I am in customer service so during the day I would have to put on literally a front of happy. 15 days in and my husband was coming home and I turned to my friend at work and so, OMG, I started feeling like this since I have been on the diet pills, but what could be in them they are natural proprietary blends of herbs. So I tell my husband and he says stop taking them and I said I did this morning. Within 3 days I was back to my old self. I went back to the nutrition store and told the owner what side effects I had and to tell people. When I spoke with my doctor she said the problem with the herbs that are being given out for diet pills are 100% everything and each body is different. Because I'm so high energy, I might only need 10% of a certain ingredient and I'm getting 100% mixed with others and so on. She wasn't phased of what this did to me she says she sees it all the time. So ladies beware, just eat right and exercise. Bottom line there is NO MAGIC PILL and No Fast way. Just do the work and you will see results that will stay off. Because, when you stop taking the diet pills or someone quits making something, you haven't taught yourself how to eat and your body will regain all that weight back and more. Trust me on this I know!! I know this is long but if it helps one person then Great!!
--rocsgirl

I haven't tried diet pills (they scare me) but I was a pharm tech years and years ago when Alli was new on the market. I heard HORROR stories about people's reactions on that pill. You had to carry spare pants with you at all times. Use your imagination. It's just so much easier to move more, eat clean. No accidents, no racing heartbeat (unless you're really pushing cardio!), no liver damage. I know people who've done the fad diet pills. They've had results, but they were never permanent. Well, the weight loss effects weren't permanent... who knows what else was done!
--kellyb

Rocsgirl oh my goodness that's an amazing story! I'm so glad you shared this. How scary and I'm glad you're okay.

Kellyb I've heard the horror stories as well. It's just simply not worth it to me. The short term results with some of these don't outweigh the potential long term damage, both physically and psychologically.

Thanks so much for sharing!

With love,
Kristin
--fabeditor

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