Diet pill manufacturers market their products aggressively, often making tall claims on effectiveness by quoting incredulous real life examples in their advertisements. It is but natural for people to be a little skeptical of the effectiveness of these diet pills, especially looking at the magic results that manufacturers claim in their ads. But do natural diet pills actually work? Do they have any effect on weight loss? Here’s a realistic look at the diet pills and their effectiveness on people.
Effects on Diet Control: There are various kinds of diet pills. Some of these products are marketed as appetite suppressants and digestive aids. Appetite suppressants help people by reducing hunger pangs. People on a diet will inevitably feel hungry from time to time. For some people, hunger pangs are even painful. This also triggers a psychological response in people, which is called food cravings. This powerful psychological craving is the main cause for many people to fail in pursuing a diet plan to its completion. Diet pills indirectly help in negating food cravings by directly reducing hunger pangs. They react with the digestive acids and dilute them. The diluted acids are not powerful enough to cause stomach pains or hunger pangs.
Appetite suppressants: Some diet pills directly act on the digestive acids and neutralize them (as opposed to diluting them). Neutralized digestive juices are unable to digest food and convert it into fat and energy. The body will not hold undigested food in the stomach for a long time; it sends it off into the intestines and eventually for excretion.
These type of diet pills prevent accumulation of fat in the body, which in turn will force the body to burn existing fat reserves. When that happens, weight loss occurs. Diet pill induced weight loss can be very drastic. That’s because not only does the fat reserves get depleted, the body is not getting enough fat from the food intake. So, people using these pills should follow the physician’s recommendations to avoid complications.