Do diet pills make you put on weight rather than lose weight?
There are so many diet products available these days, all claiming how you can shed the pounds - many saying, without even having to change what you eat - and is it pounds body weight that people are losing OR pounds cash!
Its always important to approach any of these "wonder" pills with common sense and always ask your doctor if you are unsure in anyway - especially when ordering from the internet from a company you may have never heard of before and if you want to look at ways you can lose weight naturally and keep the weight off, then Hypnotherapy and Gastric Band Hypnotherapy combined with other techniques is a very successful approach
Many people take diet pills out of desperation, after years and years of yo-yo dieting and often by drastic means like living off eating only cabbage soup! So in their desperation after reading these adverts promising wonders they think they have finally found their answer when the only true way to successfully lose weight long term is a lot more involved than just popping a pill, its about getting to the root cause of why someone is over weight, why they eat what they do, portion size, the types of food, their emotional wellbeing, lifestyle and much much more
Many diet pills reduce appetite, which is often the main appeal as portion size is playing a role in why someone is over weight and for many people it can be the total opposite and the lack of food which is having them gain weight!
So many people I work with, regularly skip meals and can often go all day without eating, then by the end of the day, they are so hungry they pick all the wrong foods OR many just don't get hungry and are eating for emotional reasons like stress
I find that people are almost "scared" of their appetite and feeling hungry as they don't feel that they can control what they eat or the amount they eat, so take diet pills in the hopes the pills will do that for them.....what can often then happen, because many diet pills contain caffeine and other substances that suppress appetite, a person can, rather then just eat less, easily skip meals which isn't healthy for them plus the substances in the pills can then start effecting their sleep, which then effects their mood, which then effects their eating habits
Going for long periods of time without eating, puts the body into what is called "starvation mode" the Metabolic Rate slows down and when food is put into the body, body fat is stored, so this is why the more people diet the more their weight keeps increasing as starving the body means that the % body fat will keep increasing
Its important to get the Metabolic Rate working properly, which we do via Hypnotherapy, to also get portion sizes under control, which we do via Gastric Band Hypnotherapy and also address the underlying roots and reasons that caused someone to be over weight in the first place, get their confidence and will power back, motivation is also key and learning how to have consistent motivation and then when a person has a positive, healthy and controlled relationship with food, they can lose weight naturally at a health and steady rate
To find out more about how Claire can help you lose weight, call her on 0151 678 3358 / 07714 853 524 www.clairehegarty.co.uk
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