Can I Lose Weight With An Appetite Suppressant
The western world is becoming a victim of its seemingly unlimited food supply. The USA and the UK in particular have the highest percentage of the population that fall into the obese or overweight category that any other country in the world.
At any given time approximately 30% of the adult population are dieting or trying to lose weight – the true figure and percentage of the UK adult population that should be trying to lose weight is nearer 50%.
Every other adult (1 in 2) in the UK should be trying to lose weight.
Most people who try to diet fall at the first hurdle, losing weight is often associated with “going without” – it is this psychological barrier that prevents weight loss success.
Some people do manage to diet successfully, then stop their diet and gain all the weight back again – this is the frequently experienced weight loss yo yo effect.
To prevent or treat something you have to understand the cause – to lose weight successfully you also have to understand the cause.
Hunger And Appetite
Hunger is the physiological need for food. Appetite is the psychological motivation. Or to put it another way – hunger is the need for food – appetite is the want for food. It is the want that is the human beings biggest foe.
In the animal kingdom a majority of species eat only when hungry and stop when full. A human will eat to satisfy hunger but also to satisfy an emotional need (comfort eat) or simply eat to be sociable.
If there is one definitive cause of obesity it is our inability to control the amount of food that we eat.
Appetite Suppressants Can Control Hunger And Appetite
The western world have been using appetite suppressants for the last few decades mainly via prescription to treat extreme cases of obesity. Prescription appetite suppressants are usually chemical based and do not come without health risks.
Appetite suppressants are available from the NHS via prescription but to qualify your BMI (Body Mass Index) would have to be high (over 30) as the cost of producing pharmaceutical classed weight loss medication is high and doesn’t cover the cost of a prescription. Check Your BMI
It is highly unlikely your GP will prescribe an appetite suppressant unless you are dangerously overweight or purely for vanity.
Recently one of the most commonly prescribed appetite suppressants Accomplia was removed from the market amid safety issues.
How Do Appetite Suppressants Work – In A Nutshell
Without going into absolute specifics and without too much of a technical explanation….
Appetite suppressants promote weight loss by tricking the body into believing that it is not hungry or that it is full. They decrease appetite by increasing serotonin or catecholamine – two brain chemicals that affect mood and appetite. If you are using appetite suppressants you are more likely to leave a portion of food on your plate and less likely to want to snack between meals.
Your daily calorie intake will be less…..
Your stomach is like a balloon that can be filled to capacity – over time you will become accustomed to wanting and needing less food and so your stomach will shrink creating a smaller capacity.
The advantage appetite suppressants have over forms of dieting and diets is that you will not have to go without. If you enjoy a take-away or a cream cake you can still enjoy it – only less of a portion, you will physically unable to consume your usual (pre-appetite suppressed) portion.
Appetite suppressants provide the will power often lacking for a diet to be a success.
Natural Appetite Suppressants
One the best natural appetite suppressants are those derived from cactus or cactus extract.
Proactol Plus is not only an appetite suppressant but also a fat binder that can prevent fat absorption.
Proactol Plus is fully certified, and meets all necessary requirements recently put in place by the EU. It is classed as Medical Device Type II and available to buy direct without prescription.
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