What Weight Loss Drugs Should I Take to Lose Weight?
Weight loss drugs, supplements, pills…gosh what is the difference?
Well we talked about pills and supplements. So what is a drug?
A drug, or weight loss drugs as we are talking about, which could fall under the pill umbrella, is a chemical substance that is used either for prevention, treatment, or to cure a physical disease or mental disorder. A perfect example of a drug is steroids.
Are You Making a Pact with the Devil?
Most common weight loss drugs are highly regulated by the FDA, require a prescription, and usually are a decent financial investment. There is a reason this is the case. They are highly helpful when there are serious health issues, but they also come with side-effects. Go ask any doctor and they will tell you that about taking prescribed drugs. This is why they are the trusted gatekeepers with years of education and experience that stand between you and that weight loss drug. While some weight loss drugs side effects are more prevalent in some pills compared to others, you should avoid them if you can.
I often think of trying to buy weight loss drugs is like Doctor Faustus making a pact with the devil. Often it may be the only option you have between life and death, but the side effects can always catch up to you. (Wow, major buzzkill Cade.)
Now don’t get angry and mad at me for telling the truth about weight loss drug concerns. I am not saying we don’t need drugs, but I wholeheartedly believe it is in my best interest, and therefore your best interests, to discuss finding other options first that have a higher positive impact. And guess what…we are looking out for you here!
Before going the weight loss drug route, it is always important to focus primarily on eating healthy and then looking at supplements second. After that I would focus on exercise, proper sleep, and a stress free life. And finally after all of that would it make sense to go to a physician to see if you need any weight loss drug assistance.
Common Weight Loss Drugs
One major drug is thermogenics. While many drugs are illegal or require a prescription, there are thermogenics you can buy over the counter. A thermogenic is a caffeine-ephedrine combo that can increase your body temperature and metabolism. These are used to get your body adrenaline going faster like a human version of the Road Runner before a workout so you burn more calories during your routine.
While it will help you burn fat faster, it will also negatively impact you by raising your blood pressure, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease, and it can highly impact your sleep patterns and daily activity.
These may also come as an ECA Stack (ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin). If it is a weight loss pill and it has any of those ingredients, then I would avoid it as well.
I personally feel after trying several that the side effects cause them to not be worth it. I have used these in the past and they have given me more energy initially, but I suffered from such burn out that I would find myself falling asleep at work, doing activities, and even in the bathroom once. Talk about awkward.
My general productivity level was out of whack, which flies right in the face of the whole purpose of being healthy. And the bottom line is if you aren’t eating healthy, then the thermogenics mean very little.
So what about anabolic steroids? Well unless you are using them for a health reasons as prescribed by a doctor, then I would avoid them. Again you can get all you need out of animal protein, fat, and supplements like creatine. This is about getting in shape, not turning into a jacked freak. There are other websites for that and Know My Body isn’t it.
Ok this is me beating a dead horse into the ground: all of the energy, health, strength, and confidence you need you can get from exercise, animal protein, fat, veggies, and supplements. Be patient with the process. A big reason why people move to drugs is that they don’t see results fast enough.
See how you do after a month of a healthy lifestyle and then make tweaks in your diet, workout regimen, and sleep. Sometimes all you need is just some patience and time. And be very, very careful about drugs…they may be a pact with the devil that you will come to regret.