Slimming pills: Do the claims add up?

News story looking at 5 slimming pills to see if their claims to help you lose weight are actually backed up by any research. Click here for the full story.

Slimming Pills

4 of these 5 slimming pills have no evidence to back up their claims…

The 5 pills are:

  • Adios
  • Alli
  • Biosynergy Hoodia Gordonii
  • LIPObind
  • Slim Nite

I should say right now that I have no experience with any of these products, so everything I am saying now is based on my own random knowledge. Only one of them had any actual research to back up their claims.  One claimed that it speeded up your bodies metabolic rate.  Well, our metabolic rates speed up and slow down all the time throughout the day.  If you sit and have a cup of coffee or a can of Red Bull, your metabolism with shift…but that does not mean they can be considered “diet drinks”. With so many people in this country classed as obese, we certainly need a wide range of effective tools to deal with the problem.  But the important word there is “effective”.  These tools should actually work.  We shouldn’t be cluttering up our tool box with junk that is not going to help, but simply diverts people away from the tools that actually do work. And the biggest and best tools in our toolbox are:

My favorite quote from the story comes from NHS dietician Ruth Kander…she says:

“People want a quick fix in their life, they want to lose weight really quickly, and they don’t want to give up their favourite foods, they don’t want to work hard at what they’re eating.  But that’s not real life”

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