Any ideal program for weight loss must include a reduced-calorie diet and a regular exercise routine. However, for some people these traditional methods of weight loss are not conducive to losing large amounts of weight. In cases where there is large amounts of weight to lose, or weight loss has become stubborn, diet pills incorporated with diet and exercise can provide the extra push your body needs to start losing.
Many diet pills are advertised as substitutes for exercise. Advertising slogans such as “Why Bother Exercising” and “Don’t Waste your Time Working Out” are all too common in the diet pill industry. But is this true? Do you need to exercise when taking diet pills? The short answer is yes, absolutely.
Diet pills work in many different ways. Some increase your metabolism, some block fat absorption and some suppress appetite, but what all diet pills have in common is the fact that they will do very little to help you lose weight if you do not exercise more and eat less. However, if you haven’t exercised for some time, do not shy away from these lifestyle changes you need to make. If you are not in the best shape, think of activities you enjoy doing that get you off the couch. Walking, gardening, vacuuming the house, taking the stairs at work, riding your bike are all examples of low-impact exercises that will start getting you in shape. As your physical abilities increase, so should you increase the intensity of your exercises. Always strive to push yourself a little bit further every time.
It is also important to always keep in mind that taking diet pills is only a temporary weight loss method. Particularly when you are using diet pills to help with weight loss, it is important to think a few months ahead to when you won’t be taking the pills anymore. When you stop taking diet pills it is important that you have a solid low-calorie diet program and exercise routine in place, otherwise you may gain weight back. This is another important reason why you need to exercise when taking diet pills.
If you are quite overweight or very out-of-shape or both, it is strongly recommended that you have a check up by your doctor before taking any diet pills or beginning a regular exercise routine. Many diet pills contain stimulants that raise heart rate and blood pressure, and when combined with strain from exercise can cause very serious and harmful side-effects in some people with pre-existing health conditions. Thus, it is always best to err on the safe side and get a thorough check-up beforehand.
As a final note, if you do come across a diet pill with advertising that says you do not need to diet or exercise or both to lose weight then stay clear. Diet pill manufacturer’s that do not promote healthy weight loss methods do not have your health or safety in mind. Not only that, but their claims are false. Weight loss products that use these types of misleading and false advertising slogans are always suspect and should be avoided at all costs.