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Can I take weight loss pills ?

Iam overweight by 10kgs. I tried to reduce my weight by taking heakthy foods. I also used to go to gym. But i feel depreesed none of this is helping me to reduce the weight. I saw in a paper that there is tablets available to reduce the weight. can i take these tablets to reduce my weight?
Wed, 2 Dec 2009
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Dear Rohana,

Losing weight is one of the main problem faced by people in the age group of 27 - 45 yrs. This is the age when our body doesnt listen to us the way it was doing before. I was having a perfect body before I was 25 yrs. Now I have accumulated 13 kilos extra. Well even I tried many ways to lose and as a doctor the best way is Perfectly planned diet + Daily exercise + Patience + Will Power + Persistence. Remember that there is no alternative/shortcut for hardwork.

1. Diet - Normally Sedentary human requires about 2800kcal of energy/day. Reduce it to 1500 kcal/day X 180 days.

2. Exercise - Body reduces its BMR [Basic Metabolic Rate] when its intake reduces. But we should raise the output and thereby increase the fat burning by doing exercise. Let it be just 1/2 an hour/day X 6 months.

3. Will Power & 4. Persitance - This is what we lack. If you have this, following 1 & 2 would not be a difficult task. If you dont believe in me, try out General Motors diet for 1 week and see how much you will reduce. Try it out for another week with exercise and check how much you have reduced.....

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please dont take any weight loss pills, they cause sexual problems. so its better to avoid it
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even 9i ahd tablets to reduce weight but after stopping the medication....i started eating dubble times and now i have become fat again so dont take tablets
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before taking tablets consult a doctor...

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