Appetite Suppressants

Appetite suppressants don’t have to come in a pill form. There are natural ways to suppress your appetite that don’t involve taking chemicals. Before you decide to buy one of the popular products on the market, check out the 5 easy tips in the video below.

 

What you need to know
Appetite suppressants have become one of the most common prescription weight reduction medicines offered within the USA since being accepted by the Food and Drug Administration in 1959. How they work is by increasing chemicals in your brain, so your body tells you it isn’t hungry. One of the better-known ones is called Phentermine, often simply referred to as “Phen”. Some other well-known brands include Ionamin, Fastin, Tenuate, and Adipex. Together these drugs rake in millions of dollars of sales every year.

Are appetite suppressants for you?
Before putting drugs into your body, you need to consider carefully if that is the right choice for you. Although some have proven to be effective, there are certain instances when using them is more appropriate. These drugs aren’t for you if you’re justing attempting to lose those final 10 pounds. However, if you have more than that to lose and you have a BMI of thirty or more, this may be an option for you. The risks of being overweight may be far greater than taking a drug to help you lose that weight. Additionally, if you have an obesity-related condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, then an appetite suppressant might be something for you to try out.

What are the side effects?
As with any medication, side effects need to be researched and considered before taking a prescription. Chemically much like amphetamines, appetite suppressants may similarly trigger increased heart beat, insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness. Consequently, this course of medicines is contraindicated in those who have high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, keep in mind that these are controlled substances, even though there is only a low to moderate chance there’s still a possible risk of dependence.

How much weight can you lose?
With more obese people than ever now it is obvious there is a lack of approved medications on the market that work. On average, research shows a good expectation is you could expect to lose approximately 5 to 10 percent of your body weight taking an appetite suppressant. To put this into perspective, for a 240-pound person that would be a range of 12 to 24 pounds while also eating healthy and exercising.

How long can you take it?
Many studies have shown most people lose weight for the first several months. After about six months or so of use, many notice the weight loss tends to subside. Also, weight can be regained after you stop taking these pills, so it is vital that you understand the role of practicing good eating habits and exercise so you can keep the weight off.

For those who are facing health risks due to obesity, you may want to talk to your doctor about prescribing an appetite suppressant. In the near term, combining a healthy diet and exercise with a weight loss medication will likely increase ability to lose weight. Nevertheless, there’s no replacement for workout plan and a healthier diet to maintain a lean body.