Both men and women alike can suffer from weight problems. Although men and women’s anatomy are made differently it seems that when it comes to losing weight we all need the same two things in our life, a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. In today’s world, more and more people are sitting behind desks either for their career or at home during their free time. It is no wonder people are gaining weight. At the same time, with busy, hectic schedules, we find that we often stop for fast food instead of eating a healthy well balanced meal. In order to lose weight we must take a closer look at the way we are treating ourselves.
For some, turning to weight loss pills seems like the answer to their weight loss problem. Women are likely to try more weight loss products then men, hoping to find the perfect one for their needs. However, what they usually find is that none of the weight loss pills work for them long term and they often find themselves back on the hunt for a newer and better product within a few weeks or months.
There are several products on the market today that claim to be the perfect weight loss pills for women. What would make their ingredients better for a woman than for a man you may wonder? Well if you take a look at the active ingredients in the weight loss pills for women and compare them to a weight loss formula designed for both sexes, you probably will not find much of a difference. The ingredients in the weight loss pills for women are pretty comparable to most of the other products on the market. All the active ingredients are the similar if not the exact same. The truth seems to be, that by gearing the product directly towards women, women are more likely to try it, thinking they are getting something special.
There are different types of weigh loss pills that one can take including over-the-counter, prescription, and all natural forms. The ones that are labeled for women tend to be over-the-counter pills. These are the easiest diet pills to get. Some can help suppress the appetite while others increase the speed your body burns fat. Since a lot of these pills main ingredients are strong stimulants, they could cause side effects if not taken the right way. If you are not monitored by a physician while taking these sorts of medications, you may develop side effects that could be harmful to your body. Some common side effects with over-the-counter diet pills include heart palpitations, high blood pressure, mood swings, insomnia and others. Before taking any form of diet pill you should consult your physician. Another reason to be cautious of taking over-the-counter diet pills is that they can react with other medications or medical conditions.
All natural diet pills are safer and can still contribute to weight loss in a lot of people but they can still cause problems in some people. There are even natural ingredients that can interfere with people who suffer from blood disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. It is never a good idea to start any supplement unless you have discussed the ingredients with your physician first. This is not to say that they are not good products, just make sure you are in good health before you start taking them.
For women and men alike, eating a balanced diet that is high in good proteins, fibers, healthy carbs, plenty of fresh veggies and fruits and foods free of unnatural fats and sugars, can help you lose weight the right way. By combining the appropriate diet, limiting your overall calorie and fat intake, and adding moderate amounts of physical activity, you can burn a lot of calories and fat. Taking weight loss pills can help you loss more weight, but there really is no evidence that pills designed for just women have any more benefits than other pills.
Jackie Hogan, MS, RD is a registered dietitian based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND-LAD) and the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jackie has been featured on Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Fitness, and Men’s Fitness magazine.