There are many diet pills available in the current market and some of the most effective ones include Orlistat, Zotrim, Adiphene, Garcinia Cambodia, Phen375, Meratol, HCG drops and much more. They are all different in terms of ingredients used to make them, their safety as well as their effectiveness to weight loss. Diet plans also come with their own doses and some of them are available over the counter. It is claimed that these miracle pills are effective for weight loss as they suppress appetite, boost metabolism and burn more calories. Other drugs such hcg weight loss drops increase weight loss by preventing breakdown of fat and this allows you to take fewer calories.

Effects of Diet Pills to the Body

Most people who have taken diet pills have had success with these miracle pills, especially those taking Orlistat and Garcinia Cambogia. Some people say these pills aren’t as effective as they expected it to be. All in all, medical professionals advice people to learn of the side effects of the drug before taking it. Some people have reported side effects such as stool being loose and oily, bloating and flatulence. The great thing about these side effects is that they are manageable and with time they will diminish.

Most of these drugs are rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K, which are important vitamins that the body needs. However, before you decide to take any diet pills make sure you consult a medical professional. It is recommended that you eat low-fat diet when taking weight loss pills such as Orlistat and Garcinia Cambogia as it will help reduce its side effects. You can also combine diet pills with other methods such as exercise or eating foods that are low in fat. Exercise will increase the fat burning process, reduce calories and help you to lose weight faster. It is also important to know things such as your body mass index (BMI) and other numbers.


Working Out Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index is a system that is used to determine how health a person’s weight is as compared to his/her height. The steps for working out your BMI is simple and is as explained below:

  • Begin by measuring your height and then multiply it by itself. Your height should be measured in metres.
  • The next step is to measure your weight in kilos.
  • Divide your weight by the result you got in step 1.



  • If the final figure is below 18.5 then you are underweight.
  • If the final figure is between 18.5 and 24.5 then you are healthy.
  • If the final figure is between 25 and 29.9 then you are overweight.
  • If the final figure is between 30 and 39.9 then you are obese.
  • If the final figure is 40 and above then you are severely obese.


As already mentioned earlier, some of these diet pills can be bought over-the-counter in pharmacies. However, before a pharmacist sells you any diet pills s/he must make sure you are above 18 years and have BMI of 28 or above. Your BMI should also be checked whenever you request diet pills and these pills shouldn’t be taken for more than six months. It is advisable monitor your weight so that you can confirm if the pills are working or not. If you haven’t lost weight and you have been taking the pills for 3 months then you need to stop taking them. People with malabsorption syndrome or cholestasis, pregnant women or even those who are breast-feeding and people under 18 years shouldn’t take diet pills.