Why use weight loss products?

Have you ever tried Weight Loss Supplements? If you have, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Read my article from Her Campus Temple (Circa November 2012)–

Why use weight loss products?

It was only a couple years ago, at the ripe age of 15, that chemistry major Cassandra Benner consumed her first green tea weight loss pill. But why?

“Whenever I looked in the mirror, I thought I looked disgusting,” Benner says.

Lets be honest, losing weight is no picnic. And while Benner’s had first-hand experience with this product, she declares that she didn’t notice anything different after a month of taking the pills.

“I kinda gave up.” Benner says. “I went back and forth [whether to buy another set].”

In the end, she decided not to. She realized it was a mistake.

“It was stupid and I regret it,” Benner says.

Now-a-days, more and more females and males are turning toward weight loss pills to quickly shed pounds. You’ve seen those commercials with the Kardashian gals and their “Quick Trim” to assist with weight loss, but March of this year the gorgeous duo was sued for allegedly making “false claims” about the benefits of the product. So why would you waste money purchasing this supplement just because a celebrity is pictured on the label?

“People are so desperate to lose weight that they’ll do anything,” Benner says.

Celebrities have become more influential and many of us adoring fans want to follow their every move. That means if a skinny prominent figure endorses a product that looks promising, we go for it. Instead of listening to our gut or the warning signs all over the media, many Americans buy these products and hope for the best.

Not to mention, some of these pills may cause health problems. Haven’t you ever looked on the bottle of these so-called “helpful” products?

According to CNN.com, weight-loss stimulants speed up metabolism but can cause strokes, heart attacks and cardiovascular problems. So, in the end, it’s more harmful than helpful.

But, despite these statistics, men and women continue to do damage to their bodies. Sure, none of us would mind rock hard bodies, but taking pills isn’t the answer. Instead, focus on your diet and exercise frequently. After you maintain a healthy diet, you will gradually see results and can finally fit into those skinny jeans that have been hanging in your closet for far too long.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m starting a weight loss programme on the 16th February called Cleanse 9 by Forever Living…I’ve never done anything like this in my life and actually, I’m really rubbish and dieting and don’t think I’ve ever done one properly! I’m documenting my 9 day cleanse on my blog http://www.onlythebestthings.wordpress.com along with other beauty/lifestyle stuff – if you’re interested then deffo keep your eyes peeled for my findings. Expect before and after photos and genuine, honest opinions of my experience xxx

    1. Relationship columnist♥ says:

      Hey Natasha– thanks so much for your comment! Good luck! please let me know how it goes. I’ll be sure to follow your journey!

      1. Thank you I’ll definitely need it – I’m hopeless but I’m trying to think positively as I’ve paid for it so I can’t waste my money! Watch this space 😁✌ xx

      2. Relationship columnist♥ says:

        Oh, you’ll do great! I believe in you! I actually have an INSPIRATIONAL EMAIL series where I write to people who need encouraging. Email me: hopeandlove89@gmail.com!

      3. I’ll deffo bear that in mind if I’m struggling at all! Thanks for the inspiration !!

      4. Relationship columnist♥ says:

        xoxo

  2. tahtahme says:

    I was totally unaware of what messing with your metabolism does to the body…glad i havent done it! Better to be natural and functioning, for sure…

    1. Relationship columnist♥ says:

      Yes, absolutely! Be cautious when it comes to supplements!

  3. Kiera Jameson says:

    Why do you have a photo of liquid Advil capsules in a weight loss article?

  4. Meg Raphael says:

    And it can cause liver problems too! Workouts and healthy diet is always better.

    1. Relationship columnist♥ says:

      I completely agree with you!

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