Appetite suppressants

In trying to lose weight people often struggle with their active appetite. To overcome this, appetite suppressants were once very popular amongst those wanting to lose weight quickly without too much effort. It has, however, been found that there are various side-effects associated with these medications and they can be dangerous and extremely bothersome.

What are the side effects of appetite suppressants?

There are numerous side effects to appetite suppressants, such as fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, stomach pain, blurred vision, anxiety, impotency etc.

Are there any benefits?

Benefits are short-term and they do little to address the underlying problems associated with obesity or being overweight. Once the medication is stopped, people generally start gaining weight again, and body metabolism is thrown out of a natural rhythm. This is the reason why don’t hesitate to recommend appetite suppressants and do so only when other measures have failed and excessive weight causes serious health concerns.

What is the alternative way of decreasing one’s appetite?

Many healthy foods are both filling and nutritious, yet low in calories. Change your eating habits. Those with insatiable appetite are often found to suffer from a lack of vitamins and minerals due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Junk food, for example, contains ‘empty calories’ which make one feel hungry soon after eating and offer few essential nutrients.

When an excessive appetite is caused by emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression, treating the condition in many cases helps to decrease appetite.

What are safe appetite suppressants?

There are many natural herbal and homeopathic remedies, such as garcinia cambogia, taraxacum officinalis, paulina cupana (guarana) and hoodia, which stimulate the metabolism and work as natural appetite suppressants. Certain homeopathic ingredients such as kalium phosphate, calcium phosphate and calcium fluoride, also help improve metabolism and reduce sweet food cravings and promote appetite control.

It is still important to source your herbal remedies from reputable companies to ensure that proper ingredients are used.

Do natural appetite suppressants require doctor’s prescription?

Can one combine healthy meal plan with appetite control products?

Is it possible to find out from the product labels which ingredients are safe?