Diet Pills That Work without Exercise – Why They are the Wrong Choice!

apothecaryThere are millions of women and men who are overweight and even though it has probably taken years to slowly get that way, so many are still turning to expensive magic pills, potions and schemes that the diet industry offers in hope of a quick fix to their weight problem.

Are there really magic diet pills that work without exercise to can give you your dream body in a month or are you better off getting on the couch and starting on a journey to a fitter, healthier you!

In a recent post on ‘Losing Body fat vs. Losing Weight’ I touched on the subject of how the weight loss industry is such a huge business with so many different companies making promises that their product will give you that perfect body. It has been reported that in the USA alone the diet industry brings in annually revenue of over 20 Billion dollars.

The Ugly Truth…

The companies that make these products claim that they can help increase your metabolism, change your body composition and even lose unwanted weight forever. Yet, they are not regulated by any official body which means that they don’t have to follow any guidelines or prove to anyone about the safety or effectiveness of their products.

There have been several studies on these weight loss methods and they have all shown there is no evidence that any one product will actually result in significant long-term weight loss.

It has also been found that many of these pills and potions not only won’t help you lose weight but can also be seriously detrimental to your health, this is especially not ideal for those who may already have health problems because of being weight problem.

Side Effects

pillsSome of these products encourage drastic cutting of the calories consumed which will result in weight loss. But that loss will also include muscle mass and therefore make you weaker and prone to injuries as well as lower your natural metabolic rate.

Other side effects can vary from increasing your blood pressure and heart rate to headaches, insomnia and dizziness, with some cases even resulting in drug abuse and dependence.

So as you can see yes, you can lose weight by just taking a magic pill and not exercising but not only could you put your health at risk, you will also lose that precious muscle and just become skinny fat…

The Healthy Option

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you are much better embarking on a long term fitness program with a proper nutritional diet.

Yes, it will take a longer amount of time and it won’t always be easy but doing it this way you become stronger both physically and mentally.

Also by eating the right nutrition in the correct portion sizes you can give your body the right fuel to create a healthier you. If you start including a lot more vegetables and have fruit rather than a snickers bar your body will thank you for it.

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There are so many ways to eat all sorts of delicious foods that will fill you up and are good for you, so you soon won’t think about reaching for that calorie packed, non- nutritious junk food.

If you start to work on building some more muscle you will increase your metabolism and also become a more compact version therefore look better in all your clothes.

Your energy and self confidence will increase and you will feel a pride in your efforts and achievements. If you still need some convincing to start on your journey to becoming a fitter, healthier you, then have a read of my post ‘Often all you need is a little motivation’.

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It’s Your Choice

If you need to lose weight which path are you going to take, fill your body with untested pharmaceuticals that can give you all sorts of horrible side effects? Or get up and make the effort to begin your own journey to become a healthier fitter female, which will result in you not only feeling good but looking great! I’d love to hear from those of you that have embarked on that journey…

Remember Strong is the New Sexy!!!

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8 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    Great info in this post! I have heard about the “lazy” pill that says you can just sit around and still lose weight. It seems that common sense would make a person wonder if the pill was doing something else to other parts of the body since you are not working it out. I hope more people will share this info because this needs to be exposed. I say that best way is by really excising and plus it will make you feel energetic in the long run.

    • Emma says:

      Hi Liz, Thank you for reading my post and taking the time to leave a comment.

      Yes, the health implications of taking these pills are not good but unfortunately too many people believe all the publicity lies.

      You are totally correct in that exercise will help you lose weight and the dreaded excess fat for good, plus you have all the wonderful side effects such as more energy and that natural rush of dopamine!

      Please do share so more females are aware and see my other posts on FaceBook

      Thanks again…

  2. Monta says:

    Hi there. Great to see you addressing this issue as I try to lead a healthy lifestyle myself- diet and exercise wise. I cannot agree with you more but still at the same time I feel there is even more of the ugly truth about these diet pills.
    I know how hard it is to get started- whether it’s a new workout plan or an improvement in your diet, it’s hard to find motivation sometimes especially if you just get started- it does take a while to see results even though you can feel the change- your energy is higher, your mood is better, in general you feel happier, but body shape doesn’t change much a first while. But diet pill is one thing I know will NEVER work! If it was THAT easy, everyone would do it, there is no way that anyone would sweat and struggle in a gym if some “magic pill” would do all that great work while doing nothing. Pills just don’t work! I Wish more people would stop wasting their money and time and faith into this lie but rather work on their motivation for a proper exercise and a balanced, healthy food that really does make a difference not just in a body but mind and life in general!
    Keep up the good work, great to see someone trying to make a difference! 🙂
    Cheers!

    • Emma says:

      Hi Monta, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great comment!

      No, these magic pills are not the solution and that’s why I wanted to address this issue, because unfortunately so many people out there still think it is a realistic option for their weight issues.

      You are so right in saying that the only way to healthier you (both physically & mentally) is with regular exercise and a balanced diet.

      It’s not always easy to stay motivated and keep on track – but nothing worthwhile usually is! 🙂
      Thanks again and good luck on your journey!

  3. Craig says:

    This is so true, these pills do way more harm than good!

    I see more and more people turn to these horrible things, probably due to celebrity influence and it doesn’t seem to help them lose any weight.

    My mum has changed her eating habits naturally and has lost a ton of weight, this is the way to go.

    • Emma says:

      Hi Craig, yes unfortunately many people still do believe these pills are the perfect easy option and it is down to the massive media influence!

      It’s great to hear that your mum has managed to lose weight just by eating more healthy – if she needs some extra motivation then tell her to follow me on Facebook for all sorts of tips… 🙂

  4. shrey says:

    I have tried one of n the diet pills that had been marketed through sponsored ads. The way the post was written was so convincing and I though since it worked for the person who wrote the review, it would work for me as well.
    But in reality, it didn’t work and I really did not see any difference in my health. All it did was just waste my money which could be well spent on a gym membership

    • Emma says:

      Hi Shrey,

      Thanks for stopping by to share your experiences. Yes the marketing hype behind the diet pill industry does make many women believe that they are the perfect answer for their weight issues. People don’t realise that these adverts are most often written by advertising/sales professionals and not actual people who have used the product.

      I’m sorry to hear that you were one of the many people who spent money on a worthless product but I hope you now realise that healthy eating and exercise are the answer to a healthier, fitter body.

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