Diet Pills Exposed – Extreme Weight Loss Or Scam?

Diet pills used to be all the rage. If you wanted to be thin you simply went a bought a diet pill and watched TV as your body burned the excess fat. Right- if only it were that easy. The reality is that the diet pills that were on the market were horrible on your body, and most of them didn’t even work as advertised.

So why is there so much buzz about a product called “Phentramin”? At first glance Phentramin seems like just another diet pill: it suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, makes you have more energy, and even relieves stress. But if all diet pills are garbage and bad for you, why is everyone talking about this new wonder pill? Well, the answer is pretty simple: it works.

It works so well, in fact, that many people are experiencing extraordinary weight loss. I’m not talking 2 or 3 pounds a week either. I’m talking 5-7 pounds a week, which is just the right amount to lose before getting into unsafe territory. Now I’m no health expert, but losing around 10 pounds a week probably does wonders for your health, not to mention your self esteem.

Phentramin, you see, is unlike the vast majority of diet pills on the market. Most diet pills “help” you lose weight by simply turbo-charging your metabolism. The result is that your body burns more calories for literally doing nothing, and if nothing else in your life were to change but that, there’s the good possibility that you would lose weight (or at least stop gaining weight). The difference with Phentramin is that Phentramin works on several levels:

  1. Phentramin suppresses your appetite to safe levels. Phentramin doesn’t cause you to starve yourself, but instead forces your body to stop telling you its hungry when it’s used to getting food instead of when it needs food. This will, ideally, cause you to eat only when you’re hungry, reducing or completely eliminating your excess calorie intake.
  1. Phentramin increases your metabolism, slightly. Don’t think that taking Phentramin will put your metabolism to the point where you’re burning the calories off as you’re consuming them- it doesn’t quite work like that. Phentramin increases your metabolic rate enough that you’ll burn a few extra calories per day, and even then that’s not the main reason it does it.

    By boosting your metabolism you are also going to have more energy. That’s just how it is. This means that you have more energy when you’re working out, going for a jog, or just horsing around with the kids in the backyard. More energy is a good thing, and no one ever complained about feeling healthier and more active.

  1. Phentramin also relieves stress. This might sound too good to be true, but I assure you that it’s as good as it can be. Stress is a cumulative result of several factors. Hormone levels, life events, and even companionship all play a part. Phentramin controls some of the hormones that compound stress, helping you feel a bit more relaxed.

Headaches With the Weight Loss Surgery High Protein Diet

Why do we suffer from headaches when we transition from a high-processed carbohydrate diet to a high protein diet? Many weight loss surgery patients are asking this.

There are, actually, several reasons for headaches when abiding a high protein, low carb diet. More importantly, there are several little things we can do to relieve the headaches:

First, when we transition from a processed carbohydrate diet to one rich in protein as advised by most weight loss surgery (bariatric) doctors and dieticians we increase our intake of tryptophan. A short list of foods high in tryptophan includes cheese, meat, nuts, and soy. Ingestion of tryptophan releases serotonin in the brain, which is considered a vasoconstrictor: it tightens our blood vessels. In modest amounts this helps us feel good; but in greater amounts to which we are not accustomed it causes headaches.

To balance the increased tryptophan (an amino acid – good thing) intake we should include appropriate complex carbohydrates in our weight loss surgery eating rhythm: 2B/1B (2 Bites Protein/1 Bite Carbohydrate). Here are some smart food choices for your weight loss surgery diet::





bean sprouts






green beans





olive oil






Next, we absolutely must be certain to supplement our diet with essential vitamins and minerals, and in this list I personally include herbal supplements that centuries of human use have proved beneficial to our health and well-being. Please review the list of supplements:

Feverfew: 200-300 milligrams daily

Ginger: 1,500 milligrams taken in 3 (500-milligram) doses daily

Magnesium: 1,000 milligrams a day (WLS post-ops are known to be deficient of magnesium)

Calcium with Vitamin D: 1,000 milligrams daily

Vitamin B6: 50-100 milligrams daily

Vitamin B Complex as prescribed by your doctor, oral, sublingual or injected

If you wake in the morning with a headache I encourage you to have a serving of Emergen-C. I strongly believe Emergen-C is healthful to us because in a single dose you get 60mg magnesium, 200mg potassium; 60mg sodium; 50mg calcium carbonate; (your electrolytes); in addition to vitamin B6 and B12; vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, zinc, and few others. Our little gastric bypass and gastric-banded tummies can absorb this supplement rapidly and it is not difficult or painful to take. If you have not tried Emergen-C please do. As a note, continue your regular vitamin regimen when taking Emergen-C. Use this water soluble product to get just a little extra nutrition.

If your headaches are chronic and you suspect more than the weight loss surgery high protein diet please keep a headache diary in an effort to identify the cause of the headaches. Dr. Alex Duarte suggestions tracking these things:

Diet – Diet and food allergy is the most prevalent cause of headache.

Hormones – Fluctuating hormone levels are known to cause frequent headache.

Weather – Changes in barometric pressure and other weather conditions can trigger headaches.

Stress – Frequent cause of headaches.

Change in Routine – Disruption of regular routine (such as change in diet) is known to cause headache.

Dental Problems or Endodontic surgery are known to cause headaches

Sensory Stimuli – sight, smell, and hearing can cause headaches.

Hypoglycemia causes headache.

Herbal remedies for headaches are, in my opinion, more effective and less disruptive than chemical OTC remedies. Try supplementing your diet with Feverfew, Ginger, Ginko Biloba, Chamomile, Capsaicin, and/or Valerian.

The Quick Weight Loss Diet Trend Disadvantage

If you wear a size 14 and you blow a bundle on designer size 8 dresses as motivation, you will probably end up feeling guilty, frustrated, and angry if you are not slinking around in it a month later.

In reality, you will do much better setting smaller, achievable targets for yourself. If you must try the new-clothes strategy, go down a size at a time, and do not buy anything you have to take out a second mortgage to pay for.

Because, if you continue to remorse on losing weight fast, you will end up incorporating fad diets or those that offer quick weight loss.

For most people who are not aware of this fact, there are no such things as quick weight loss diets and there is no nippy weight loss for people who want to be slimmer than what their body can provide.

The problem with most people is that they tend to opt for nippy fixes wherein fact these things are not effective at all.

What Does Not Work

Today, there are plenty of weight-loss strategies that are guaranteed to backfire. This is because these nippy fixes instilled on certain diet plans are, in reality, not efficient because it does not employ the right principle and the right attitude in losing weight.

These quick weight loss diet plans are known as fad diets because that is exactly what they are, just a fad. In time, when fashion is over and popularity wanes down, people will realize that the diet they have depended on is not reliable at all.

To know more about these fad diets that are selling like hotcakes in the market today, here is a list of some telltale signs that would tell you not to try it even once.

Here they are:

1. Skipping meals

Does your diet plan require you to skip meals? If it does, then, it is a fad diet.

Abstain from food completely is not a healthy habit. It may even cause some serious complications or problems especially for people who are sick with diabetes.

Skipping meals will only cause a hypoglycemia, or the condition wherein your blood sugar is really low, and will probably only be effective in making you eat twice as much at the next meal.

2. Dieting without exercise, or vice versa

Exercise is crucial to the human body. It is important in the proper blood circulation and other activities of the human body system.

Therefore, diet plans that do not require you to exercise are nuisances. People are born to move.

But then again, exercise alone is not sufficient. Hence, it would be better if diet and exercise will go hand-in-hand.

3. Continuous dawdling

There is no better time to start losing weight. If you want to really lose those excess fats, you have to lose weight now.

Delaying tactics will not get you anywhere and will only make the problem worse. So, if your diet plan suggests a certain timeframe for you start losing weight, chances are, you are following the trend of fad diets.

Boiled down, it is best to rely more on the way you feel than the tale of the tape. This means that if the weighing scale tells you that you are losing weight even if it is slower than you would like, but you are feeling energetic and positive about your weight-loss efforts, then, you are just doing fine.

As mentioned and is worth mentioning all over again, weight loss is not a quick process.