If losing weight is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2013 then the idea of using a weight loss pill may have popped into your head. You might be thinking, “I ought to try out a new weight loss pill to boost my results”. Don’t worry, thousands of others are thinking the same thing. The question is, should you actually pursue using a diet pill?
It Won’t Do All the Work
The diet pill game is very simple; there is no diet pill that will magically remove all of your excess body fat extremely fast. First things first, if you are planning on using a diet pill no matter what you read here, don’t expect miracles. You still need to work for your weight loss, weight loss pills are merely a tool to help you out.
If you’re viewing a new supplement as a tool and nothing more, then you might come out a winner. But, if you’re banking on the pill doing all the work for you, you’ve got a rude awakening headed your way. Diet pills can help, but there’s a reason they have a bad rap.
Here’s the catch all; find a diet pill that will help you accomplish that particular weight loss goal you’re after, cut back on bad eating habits, and try to exercise at least a few times a week. If you were to do this, you might actually see quicker weight loss as a result of using a supplement. Just remember, the weight loss supplement is to be used as a tool, and something that helps you accomplish a health goal that is otherwise very difficult (an example would be using an appetite suppressant to cut back on excessive eating).
Good luck with your New Year’s weight loss resolution and be cautious if you are opting to use a weight loss pill. Remember to stick with reputable companies and not just any pill maker out there.
This will be a very quick reminder about your weight loss and fitness goals for 2013. First and foremost, find out how to really lose weight in 2013 by visiting the homepage. We’ve updated it with basic information as far as what a person should do if they want to lose weight, and have a realistic mindset. Which brings me to the point of this post.
Don’t make the same mistakes when it comes to your weight loss goals. If you tried and failed at losing weight in 2012 then rub it off and move on. 2013 is a new year with new possibilities. It sounds cheesy but it’s true. If you want to lose weight and keep it off you need to:
Have realistic weight loss expectations (don’t expect to lose a ton of weight during the first few weeks)
Exercise regularly in any way you can
Fine tune your eating habits (aka start eating healthier and cut out the junk)
If you realize that you aren’t going to lose dozens of pounds in a week and that successful weight loss takes consistent hard work, then you will see results for the New Year. Remember, head on over to the homepage for a basic guideline as far as how you can finally lose the weight in 2013. Keep it simple and strive to be healthy, weight loss related and otherwise.
It’s quite a dilemma when you’ve got to take medicine for a condition or ailment you may have and it’s exactly that which is causing you to gain an uncomfortable amount of weight. According to the CDC, the use of prescription drugs is only on the rise. This problem will only become more and more common.
Don’t Want To Stop The Medication, Don’t Want To Gain Weight
If you’re someone who takes medication with weight gain as a side effect then you know of the big problem looming around the corner each and every day. It’s not wise to stop taking medications, especially if they are a key component in helping you maintain your health. But it’s also not wise to be obese or overweight. It’s a good ol’ catch 22.
News report detailing a common side effect of weight gain associated with the use of antipsychotic drugs. The focus is on children and the report carries typical news drama. Nonetheless, many prescription drugs have weight gain as a side effect, psychiatric drugs and otherwise.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in a situation where you must attend to mental well being or physical well being. Either way, you know you’ve got to deal with the problem some how. Nobody wants to be fat due to something outside of their control. At least, it may seem like it is outside of your control. The truth is that it is not. There are solutions to your problem.
Simply Talk About It
You can get wound up so tightly in your problems that it becomes hard to breathe let alone seek out a proper solution. This is a case where the problem has a choke hold on you. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated. The first thing you want to do is talk things out with your doctor.
You’ve complained before? Complaining alone won’t solve your issues. Let’s use the example of someone with epilepsy. An epileptic must take an anti-seizure medication in order to address the serious issue at hand. One popular medication used to treat seizures is called Depakote. Guess what? Weight gain is a common side effect.
Many people who take Depakote experience weight gain.
If you were someone who had to take Depakote the way to be proactive about your weight gain issues would be to research other options as far as medications. Then, the next time you see your doctor you could bring up other medications that are more weight neutral and see if any of them are an option for you. This would be going through the proper channels.
Your doctor is there to help you with whatever condition you’re dealing with and getting you on suitable medications is part of the treatment. Talking with your doctor about medications that won’t cause weight gain isn’t always going to be and option but it’s worth giving a shot. The more proactive you are with your doctor then the more likely you’ll come out winning in regards to keeping your weight under control.
Extra Extra Healthy
Getting prescribed a medication that won’t cause weight gain isn’t an option for everybody. It’s a little bit depressing, especially for someone concerned about their weight, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road. The other solution to your problem is going to be tougher but you need to know that things can be done. You can have control over your weight and you don’t have to be held back by the medicine you need to take.
What you need to do is to become vigilant about losing weight. You need to get extra healthy. Think about it like this; what does everyone else do with a weight problem? The people who are successful at losing weight are those that have a plan. With a realistic plan you achieve the results you desire.
You need to know what you'll be doing so make a to do list. Just don't make it as morbid as this one.
You can accomplish your weight loss goals. It might be a little harder for you than others. It might take a little more time. But you can do it with a proper plan and by taking action one step at a time.
The idea of talking with your doc about your weight issues is the first thing you need to do as far as your individualized weight loss plan. You won’t be focusing on medications you can switch to but rather the little things you can do, as laid out by the doctor, in order to get on top of your health game. Your doctor/health professional has the knowledge so why not take advantage?
If you’ve already talked to your health care professional about your issues then you want to move on to goal oriented actions. You could start by literally writing out the things you know of, off the top of your head, that you could do in order to lose weight. Keep things realistic, simple, and be detailed as far as how you plan on achieving the steps in your task list.
Getting on top of your eating habits is a must.
The medications you are taking are most likely messing with your natural metabolism in one way or another (slowing things down). You need to do things that are going to compensate for this. Your weight loss journey is different than most people’s because you’re running uphill against an incline that you cannot control. You need to be extra healthy.
You need to:
Start some type of exercise routine
Cut back on the amount of unhealthy food you eat
Eat a balanced diet (get the right amount of protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy foods)
We are talking about fighting back here. You’ve got to want it! It sucks that you’re set back by a medication or two that you must take but it’s something you need to accept and work in spite of. You need to work a little harder than the rest, so what? You can do it and when you do start seeing results (remember it takes time) the taste of victory will be all the more sweeter. Be sure to check out more of our content below.