I would really advise staying away from weight-loss pills. Many of them contain chemicals,etc. that can harm your body. Also, as I understand it, many of them claim to block fat absorption...that can damage your body to no end. Did you know that your body actually needs fat to be healthy? For example, your vital organs are protected against bumps and other injuries by a layer of fat. Without this fat, your organs would be in dyer jeopardy...and I know that you are aware of how important your internal organs are
There are so many other, much healthier, ways to lose weight. Personally, I think that Teresa's suggestions would be the most effective. It may take longer than those "miracle pills", but it is MUCH healthier for your body in the long-run.