Slimming pills. We’ve all seen the ads and endlessly repeated commercials for these miracle pills. But in fact, it’s a miracle that these pills are still legally sold in every pharmacy and supermarket… I wrote this article because I care about you Fit Girls and don’t want you to destroy your body with this kind of crap.
If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is
If there really was a pill that makes you fit and healthy, everybody would be. If you search online for slimming pills you find testimonials from ‘people’ that say they lost 10,5 kilograms (aprox 23 lbs) in just 2 weeks. You can imagine that this can’t be good for your body, if it’s even true… Also, the before and after pictures almost never look like the same person. And still, if this pill does work, and all the before and after pictures are real, it still destroys your body instead of making it healthier.
Awful side effects
There are so many side effects to slimming pills you will never find on the package. Here are some examples of side effects:
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Liver damage
A 24 year old woman named Cara even died after overdosing on Forza raspberry ketone slimming pills. She experienced a seizure, followed by vomiting and fits. Before falling unconscious, she admitted that she had taken the pills. Sadly, she never regained consciousness and passed away that night after 44 resuscitation attempts.
According to a case report, Cara’s death was caused by a fatal excess of caffeine in the bloodstream; an ingredient present in high quantities in Forza and many other slimming pills. Each pill contains 200 mg caffeine (a can of Red Bull contains 80mg).
You won’t change your habits
Long term weight loss requires a difference in your eating and exercising habits so you can live a healthier lifestyle. Taking a pill as a quick-fix method does not encourage you to gain a better understanding of how foods and exercise affect your weight. You are less likely to check food labels, record your food intake and fit in your work out, if you think a pill is going to do the work for you. Taking pills forever is not sustainable and once you stop, you’ll be back to your poor habits and initial weight.
To prove my point I went to the drugstore and bought some famous brand slimming pills. I read the instructions and the next day I took one pill just before breakfast. Just 2 hours later my heartbeat was really fast, I was nauseous and felt really shaky.
So please don’t ever take these pills! Let’s build some muscles and get fit the right way.
How to get fit the right way
If you really want to get fit, you’ll need to work very hard. There is no ab fairy and you won’t get fit in a week. Working out and building a better body is an investment in yourself. You must be willing to sacrifice some things in order to become fitter and healthier. Do you want to know how I made some adjustments to my lifestyle? Read my article from fastfood to Fit Girl here.
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