Go to the FDA website, they have a warning letter posted there on Acai Berry. They've been charged!
18 or over, supplements, or diet pills SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN period. They are all a waste of money. Oprah is a good example. She'd taken every diet pills & solutions to losing weight and look at her now!
My advice? Don't take them, period. They are doing the body more harm than good - MSN
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid... People spend $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements. According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK. It is false advertisements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. So it’s up to consumers to bring health concerns to light. “It’s important to understand the difference between over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements,” say Pieter Cohen, MD, an internist at Cambridge Health Alliance and instructor at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass. The FDA gets involved only after the fact, if the supplement later appears to be causing harm. By that time, the supplement may already have harmed many consumers who used it. “The burden of proof is on the FDA to determine [a supplement] is dangerous and remove it from the market,” Cohen says. Consumer complaints are the primary trigger for investigations. One recent investigation of the dietary weight-loss supplement ephedra resulted in it being banned for sale in the United States.
Example: Protein Shakes poisoning article:
China, which has repeatedly been caught exporting contaminated products, is a major supplier of raw supplement ingredients. The FDA has yet to inspect a single factory there.
We have identified a dozen supplement ingredients that we think consumers should avoid because of health risks, including cardiovascular, liver, and kidney problems. We found products with those ingredients readily available in store.
Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
Beginning in February 2008, he experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
Everyday Health, Consumer Reports, Slate.com, CNN Health/herbal-supplements, FDA.gov for consumers protect yourself health fraud, Vogue Dec. 2010.
Oh honey. Please do me a favour and throw the word diet out of your vocabulary. Fit people don't take diet pills. Fit people don't starve themselves. Fit people don't try to find a quick fix for their bodies.
Here is the plan. Find your daily caloric requirements by checking Ehow. They won't sell you anything. Then check that old food guide you learned about in school and start making healthy meal choices. Your mom can join you in this effort. Then continue to be active and even try to go for an every day activity that lasts about an hour, on top of your formal exercise program. Walking is a great idea and your mom can join you.
Good luck. Stay off the dumb diet sites. Learn about your body and what it takes to be a fit, powerful woman.
Teas can help burning fat and about diet pills there's information on places they're sold but their effectiveness is difficult to prove and because they're like tablets patients using them might feel more thirsty than usual.
Protein supplements are nasty and are a massive waste of money. Just eat more lean, protein-rich foods.
Many weight loss pills have been found to have adverse effects on your health. The only intervention that helped me was a whole plant based diet (John McDougall, Neal Barnard, Joel Fuhrman). Diet pills never helped me, however, when I started eating a whole plant based diet, I lost 80+ pounds without cutting back on the quantity of food that I ate.
DO NOT take any pills to lose weight. It will only harm u & possibly u might gain even more weight. dietin is dangerous too bc most ppl that diet gain even more weight once they stop! It's science. Best thing to do is to change what u eat. (only thing that works).
eat only when ur hungry.
eat small amounts of healthy food often per day.
plz don't take pills, they don't work, u'll just waste ur $$.
You need to lose more than that. Actually, you need to be around 130 pound max. You have a good plan but DO NOT forget the WATER. Include 3 bottles in your diet on a daily basis.
Another tip, include multi-vitamin pills. They help in your weight loss. Include cayenne pepper on your chicken which will also burn the fat around the waist.
Finally, don't eat after 7 pm. If you are hungry, have an apple or 2, popcorn or low calorie ice cream to fill you up. You won't put on weight with this.
Yup, you're right about the sales pitches. You have to look hard to seperate the diet pills sales pitchers from real information. Try to look on news and credible sites. Sites such as http://fitnessnutritionreport.com/ provide fact-based reviews with no selling. Remember there are no magic pills, you'll have to do the whole exercise/diet thing if you really want to lose weight.
If slimming tablets worked to make people slim, there would not be so many struggling with their weight.
What ever your age is, don't waste your money on these tablets that can sometimes even contain dangerous substances.
The key to weight loss is to change your eating habits, and exercise.
no snacks, or healthy snacks, good breakfast, big lunch and small dinner.
Portion control is very important. don't starve yourself, but if you use smaller plates, and eat slowly, you'll see that you'll get "full" signals earlier, and eat less.
And don't expect magic results, there is no magic at all. it takes time.
Many times, the medicine bottles state that you should not combine that medicine with another without speaking to a pharmacist or your doctor. It's always better to be on the safe side.