It takes more than a pill to keep your weight down
Two of the most popular weight loss pills available nowadays is Phentermine and Phentramin-D. These are proven to reduce weight by as much as 8-15 pounds in a month. But what is easily overlooked is that taking these pills must be done in combination with the right diet, proper exercise, and enough sleep. In short, the diet pill should be accompanied by clean living.
Now others might call this cheating because they only want weight loss, not a change of lifestyle. And, technically, they are right — people buy pills expecting miracles. But they forget that miracles are performed for those who turn their life around.
The reason why taking diet pills should be combined with change in lifestyle is that diet pills only address the symptoms of the root causes that gave rise to obesity. The pounds are just the result of these deeper causes. By just treating the symptoms, not the cause of obesity, you may lose weight in a month or three, but you’ll get those pounds back (and more) afterwards. The ‘root cause’ is still there — ready to deal more damage to one’s health and self-esteem.
Changing one’s eating, playing and sleeping habits aims to permanently keep your weight down, after having lost them through diet pills.
So what are the root causes of obesity? Granted, stoutness runs in families so some people are more predisposed to getting overweight than others. But nowadays, urban lifestyles and environments constantly bombard us from birth with factors that are pro-fat.
Here are some of them:
• Stress – you’d think you’d lose weight if you are stressed. This isn’t the case.
• Lack of sleep – those with graveyard shifts (e.g. call center agents) are prone to obesity
• Cow’s milk formula – baby formula in your child’s first few months of life tends to make them likely obese later in life
• Fat-formers – called obesogens, these are chemicals used in processing many of the products we use every day like plastics, cooking pans, perfumes, and processed meat and wreak havoc on our metabolism
We all know city living is not good for one’s health in the long run. The harm it does to our health is pervasive. Diet pills like Phentermine and Phentramin-D can only address the symptoms of that problem, not the cause. To really avoid obesity and its ills, a change in lifestyle is necessary.