There are so many diet pills on the market today, it can be difficult to make a decision. The good news is it’s become easier to distinguish a good product from a waste of time.
Should you use diet pills while dieting? Ask yourself the following questions before purchasing a bottle of diet supplements.
Will It Actually Work?
Of course every weight loss supplement will tell you it works on the label. It tells you how it boosts your metabolism, and you’ll burn more calories when taking their pills. This is technically true. It has to be true if it’s on the label, because it’s federally regulated.
They aren’t allowed to lie, but they also don’t have to quantify their results. If their pills can raise your metabolism by 1%, they’re allowed to say their pill is a verified metabolism booster and helps you loose weight.
Is a 1% increase in metabolism going to significantly increase your calorie burn and fat loss? No. But they can tell you it raises metabolism, and burns more calories because it does.
Just not a significant amount, which most won’t tell you.
You also need to do some investigating into what’s in the pill, and what’s causing the weight loss. You don’t want to invest a lot of time and money in an expensive caffeine supplement that just raises your heart rate to burn calories.
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What Happens When The Bottle’s Empty?
There are varying degrees of success with diet pills, and some have legitimate success stories. They do work. What you also need to consider is what happens when the bottle’s empty.
You used this supplement, lost 10-15 pounds, and you’re done using the product. Will the weight come back if you aren’t using the supplement? Or is it a perpetual supplement that you’ll have to continue to use and pay for just to keep the weight off?
If it’s a long term supplement there’s an increased likelihood of your body building a tolerance and resistance to the ingredients. What’s effective at shedding pounds in the initial 2-3 months, will become less effective in the subsequent months.
Is It Worth The Cost?
Do a cost benefit analysis to see if the expected results are worth the cost, or if there’s a better alternative. If the supplement costs $50/bottle, and you’ll need to take the supplement for six months, is that cost acceptable to you?
What if you only lose half the expected weight at the same cost of $50/bottle? Ask yourself some hard questions within the context of reasonable expectations to see if the supplement is worth your hard earned money.
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How To Find A Reliable Supplement
The more upfront the company is about specific results, the more likely they are to work. Look for published studies, with specific details about the sample group. The larger the test group the more reliable the results.
Also look for results separated by age and gender. If the results sound too good to be true, it probably is.
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