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Do diet pills really work?

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    GirlSmarts on Sep 18, 2012 Reply

    No.

    There’s no over-the counter weight-loss drug that’s been proven safe and effective for teenagers. Dieting should only be done the natural way – exercise and eating right.

    Be warned that there are several different gimmicks out there that are directed towards specific crowds and individuals who wish to diet.

    For instance, those who wish to curb carbs? – There’s a pill for that…Want to “eat whatever you want?” There’s a shaker with flakes of “diet stuff” for that.

    Don’t fall victim to the gimmicks.

    Without constant vigilance and permanent changes in the way that we eat and exercise, weight loss with any diet is not sustainable. Weight control requires persistent effort over time, and none of the over-the-counter drugs were developed for long-term use.

    With proper exercise and nutritional needs, most people can lose weight with no problem, but it takes consistent determination to lose weight the correct way.

    So, do not try diet pills as there are safer ways to lose weight.

    Talk to your pediatrician about healthy ways that you can lose weight.

    For tips on managing your weight refer to: http://kidshealth.org/teen/managing_weight_center/index.html?tracking=81347_G#cat20965

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