Originally Posted by JohnR41
Some questions to ask yourself:
1) Will diet pills encourage you to make healtier food choices? Or will diet pills have the effect of making healthy foods look dull and unapealing?
2) Will diet pills encourage the development self control? Or will they encourage the opposite?
3) What happens when a person stops taking diet pills? Arn't they back where they started, having learned nothing about self control or healthy eating habits?
1) yes diet pills DO help you make healthier choices. Less hungry and usually the craving for suger is gone. Most make your mouth so dry, you really can't taste much anyway
2) Yes they do encourage self control. So you know anyone on diet pills that gorge on cupcakes?
3) This is the only valid thing you brought up. Diet pills do work, but if people don't change their habits they will gain again.
not everyone on diet pills is on them because of poor eating habits. I was on them because I was on IV steroids for a long time and that weight is seriously hard to lose, I don't care how mych you exercise or what you don't eat. I have no gained any weight back but I was not heavy before my steroids.
I think for many people it's not just eating habits, for many it can be hormonal or genetic. Some people just have a propensity to be heavier.
4) prescription diet pills speed up the metabolism, this is a huge bonus when trying to lose weight and you can't.
I always see a lot of people balking at diet pills. diet pills = lazy people.
Most the time that's simply not true and there are many factors with each person that could be causing weight gain and it's not always someone who is a couch potato that is parked in front of the fridge.
I think what irks me even more is when a man jumps out and scolds us for thinking of going on diet pills. females are very different from males in many ways when it comes to metabolsim. it's not as simple as giving up pepsi. I am not saying a good diet and exercise helps, of course it does. But can we reach out goals? often times we don't.