Why Diet Pills Don’t Work


Diet pills are a dime a dozen. Walk into any drugstore or supermarket and you’ll see at least fifteen different kinds of diet pills, all promising to do the same thing – suppress your appetite and make the pounds melt off. It almost seems too good to be true, right? The truth is, it is too good to be true.

Diet pills aren’t much more than cleverly marketed supplements, and at best won’t do much to help you lose weight without modification of your diet and integrating exercise into your daily life. At worst, dangerous ingredients in diet pills can do more harm than good, causing increased heart rate, sweating, nervousness and other adverse health effects. Long term use of diet pills has been shown to cause more serious side effects, such as heart problems.

But do diet pills actually make you gain weight?

In a way, yes.

Do They Really Stop The Food Cravings?

Many diet pills have ingredients that work to suppress your appetite, or stop you from craving food. This may seem great at first, but it’s not doing you any favors. Diet pills don’t address the real problem people have with food. They don’t address overeating, or poor nutrition. They don’t tackle the root of the problem – they are simply a Band-Aid solution. When you don’t take the diet pills, chances are, you are really going to want those cheese fries.

Do They Really Increase Your Metabolism?

Most diet pills use some kind of stimulant to boost the metabolism, like caffeine or ephedra. These are the components that can cause you to feel jittery or nervous, or cause heart palpitations. Honestly, you aren’t burning that many more calories just because you’re on a crazy caffeine high. What often happens is your body uses up your blood sugar stores quickly, leading to a fast drop in your blood sugar. This, in turn, triggers your body to want to eat, and to eat now. So while you may have done well in the morning with your yogurt and granola bar, by lunchtime, your body is going to want protein, carbs and sugar. Likely, in the form of a McDonald’s value meal.

When The Weight Comes Back With A Vengeance

Whenever you stop taking diet pills, you will gain the weight you lost right back, and usually you will gain more. This is because you never learned how to truly lose weight. Healthy weight loss involves learning to eat well and exercise regularly. When you learn to change your lifestyle and the way you look at food, it’s a permanent change. Diet pills? They’re just a fad. 

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Weight Loss Supplements That Really Work


Diet pills are expensive and useless at best, and at worst, they can cause damage to the body and its vital organs. While you may lose some weight at first with diet pills, this is usually water weight and comes back quickly. However, weight loss is difficult and many people need a bit of a boost. What are some safe, all natural weight loss supplements that really work?

Whey Protein

Most people typically use whey protein to build muscle, however, new studies are revealing that whey protein can aid in weight loss as well. Whey protein will fill you up faster and keep you feeling full for longer, helping you to eat less and feel satisfied. It will still help you build muscle, but without excessive bodybuilding, the muscle will be lean and help you burn even more fat.


Glucomannan is a thickening agent extracted from the konjac plant and is typically used in Japanese cooking. It’s a sugar, so it does have a few calories in it, but when taken as a supplement, it will expand in your stomach by absorbing water. This will help you to feel full without consuming a large amount of calories. You will naturally feel full, all while eating less.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been touted as a folk remedy to boost weight loss, but does it really work? Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can help stabilize blood sugar and prevent highs and lows that contribute to hunger pangs. This will help suppress your appetite and keep you from snacking in between meals. It will not help you restrict your calorie intake by significant amounts, but blood sugar regulation will help you to eat well balanced meals and feel satisfied more easily.

Acai Berry

Acai berry supplements can be useful when used for weight loss, but you need to be careful about which formula you purchase. Many “diet pills” that contain caffeine or other harmful chemicals contain acai berry as an additive, but it is not the primary ingredient. If you want to use acai berry to lose weight, make sure you are purchasing a supplement that is just acai berry.

The powerful antioxidants and vitamins in acai berry will help increase your energy and boost your metabolism, helping you to stay up on your exercise and burn fat more effectively.

If you choose to use supplements for weight loss, stick with natural, plant based supplements and stay away from mixed formulas or anything with caffeine or chemicals. Do your research and consult your doctor before starting any diet or weight loss plan.

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New York, the city whose women never sleep. Till now.

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps. But the women of this great city need their share of sleep.  Fatigue is common especially among women, in New York City.   People who regularly exercise report having fewer episodes of sleeplessness than people who don’t exercise.  This is due, in part, to the fact that exercise helps our bodies transition between the phases of sleep more regularly and more smoothly.  Also, since exercise places physical stress on the body, the brain increases the amount of time we spend in deep sleep, the phase of sleep during which our bodies repair themselves. That’s where NYC Adventure Boot Camp comes into the picture.  NYC Adventure Boot Camp classes are designed by professionals  and our intensive workouts assure that you will rest better at night, well-earned relief.

Any woman in any fitness level can join NYC Adventure Boot Camp.  To make up for the varying levels of fitness among the campers, our trainers centralize their pace through the camp classes, so that no woman gets left behind .  There is no slackness in these boot camps.  NYC Adventure Boot Camp will push everyone to the maximum limit without injuring the camper.

The exercises and training programs developed by our personal trainers geared for women usually aims at training the core of the body as well as functional training.  As can be expected, NYC Adventure Boot Camp is programmed by experts in fitness and nutritional health has mostly outdoor exercises like hiking, running for less than a mile, obstacle courses, circuit training and rope-skipping. There are also a lot of Pilates mat exercises aimed especially for women and fitness boxing.

What separates NYC Adventure Boot Camp from other boot camps is our flexibility.  Women can choose their timings according to their convenience and each session is just an hour long. Usually the sessions are planned from Monday to Friday every week, but working women in New York who have extremely busy schedules can even opt for sessions three times a week.  The classes offered at NYC Adventure Boot Camp are in the early hours of the morning so that the women of our camp can carry on with their day without interruptions but still feel healthy and fresh.

Another specialty of a NYC Adventure Boot Camp is that there are no setbacks no matter what the climate outside is. Most Boot camps are cancelled on days when it rains or snows, but at NYC Adventure Boot Camp just shifts to an indoor location so that there is no disruption in the normal routine. This is an extremely good approach for New Yorkers who want the biggest bang for their buck and hate to see time go wasted.

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