Because, as all obesity experts and dietitians will tell you, no long term reduction in weight is possible without controlling energy intake and expenditure.
If You Must Take Pills.
Whether you are a diet pill addict, or just an occasional user, here are two ways to make weight loss easier.
Indeed, the FDA has found it almost impossible to ban over-the-counter diet pills, even after reports of illness and injury.
Herbal Diet Pills For "Healthy Eating".
The past five years has seen a huge rise in sales of herbal diet pills, which are marketed as a form of "healthy eating".
Thus not all ingredients need to be tested, dosages and other labeling requirements are less stringent, and reporting of "adverse events" or health problems is not mandatory.
Secondly, join an online dieting forum and get encouragement and advice from other people. Because all surveys show that losing weight is a lot easier when you have others to lean on.
Everywhere you look, you read and hear promises of quick weight loss and you even see people losing weight quickly. Everyone wants to get the fat off as quickly as possible - and having that desire is not wrong - it's simply human nature.
Total annual weight reduction tends to be in the range 8-20 pounds. Which makes it difficult to ascertain the precise effect of the medication itself.
It may be OK to lose slightly more than two pounds per week if you have a lot of weight to lose because the rate of weight loss tends to be relative to your total starting body weight.
Meantime, the huge profits to be made from these weight loss products means they can be supported by expensive advertising campaigns to increase consumer acceptance, making regulation and control even more of an uphill struggle.
In my 20-odd years of dealing with overweight individuals and their families, I have yet to hear of anyone who achieved and maintained any significant weight loss by using pills.
In short, there is an overwhelming demand for an obesity pill, but a viable product has yet to emerge.
Pills For Cosmetic Weight Loss.
Demand for diet pills is not limited to those suffering from clinical obesity.