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Which Weight Loss Pills Work? : New Research Reveals the Answer

America’s weight loss industry is a $2.4 billion dollar business.

It’s a business based on desperate people looking to science to help them melt the extra body-fat from their swollen bellies and butts.

And unfortunately for all of us, Dr. Melinda Manore has reviewed the science behind hundreds of weight loss weight loss supplements and has determined that:

  1. There is NO scientific proof  that any single product results in significant weight loss, and
  2. Many have detrimental health benefits

Dr. Manore found that a few products, including green tea, fiber and low-fat dairy supplements, can have a modest weight loss benefit of 3-4 pounds (2 kilos), but it is important to know that most of these supplements were tested as part of a reduced calorie diet.

“For most people, unless you alter your diet and get daily exercise, no supplement is going to have a big impact.”

Manore looked at supplements that fell into four categories:

  1. Products such as chitosan that block absorption of fat or carbohydrates,
  2. Stimulants such as caffeine or ephedra that increase metabolism,
  3. Products such as conjugated linoleic acid that claim to change the body composition by decreasing fat, and
  4. Appetite suppressants such as soluble fibers.

She found that many products had no randomized clinical trials examining their effectiveness, and most of the research studies did not include exercise.

Sadly, most of the products showed less than a two-pound weight loss benefit compared to the placebo groups.

Conclusion

According to the good doctor, there is no magic weight loss pill.

To lose weight, look great and be healthy, it all comes down to:

  • A diet high in nutrients,
  • That doesn’t come packaged in a box labelled with poly-syllabic ingredients and filled with pseudo-foods
  • Is loaded with lots of real food (fruits, vegetables, protein, natural fats)
  • Is combined with daily physical activity
  • And a lifestyle that minimizes the tv screen and maximizes socializing with people and doing stuff that keeps you out of a rut

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Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

3 Comments

  1. Vedward

    July 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Really a very good information. I am taking <a href=”http://www.nuvoryn-fr.com/”>Nuvoryn</a> since long and I thought that it is really helpful to me. After reading your article I will definitely think about this..Thank You.

  2. Vedward

    July 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Really a very good information. I am taking <a href=”http://www.nuvoryn-fr.com/”>Nuvoryn</a> since long and I thought that it is really helpful to me. After reading your article I will definitely think about this..Thank You. 

  3. Robert E. Dickson

    March 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Here’s one I don’t need to read. The only ones that are effective are illegal.

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