First off, I’ll start by saying that taking these fat burning pills has been one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made in my life. Not because they weren’t as effective as I had hoped they would be, but because it made me feel like I was extremely weak and desperate to lose weight.

Last year, I decided to get in shape because I was sick of my weight constantly fluctuating. I’ve never been super thin due to my body type; I have an endomorph body which means I am able to gain both fat and muscle easily. Even at my thinest, I was never considered ‘thin’ because my body is just not built that that way. Even as I become more toned, I retain a curvy figure.

I first changed my lifestyle drastically and started incorporating more vegetables into my meals. I also laid off the chocolate (sodas, chips, alcohol, and candy were never really my thing). I then started working out three times a week, and added weekly dance classes on top of that. I was becoming more and more proud of my body everyday, but still felt like I needed that extra push to lose the stubborn fat.

That’s when I resorted to taking fat burning pills. I’m not going to say which brand I tried because I don’t want to give anyone any ideas, I wouldn’t want anyone to experience any physical harm, or even the emotional harm that diet pills inflict.

I contacted the manager of the company and gave him details about myself in terms of what I can and can’t handle, what i’m allergic to, and my height and weight. He then proceeded to tell me what types of pills were suitable for my body, ones that wouldn’t cause me to go into overdrive. I already knew that I wouldn’t be able to handle any pills with caffeine in them because I was already a very active person by nature, so I chose to take ones that didn’t have caffeine in them. (They work a bit slower than the ones with caffeine, but I was willing to be patient.) I was told to take two but being the annoyingly over-cautious person that I am, I only took one at a time. At first, I would feel a little bit lightheaded and my heart raced for about 20 minutes after taking them, but it was nothing major. It just felt a bit…strange.

I was cautious not to take the pill before breakfast, because even though that might be more effective, it’s definitely NOT safe. Two hours after I took the pill, I went to the gym and noticed that I was able to work out much more intensely. I could go for two or three hours, but I didn’t. I wanted to be careful, I wanted to be cautious.

I kept taking the pills until the bottle finished, and I was happy with the results I got. I am now 100 % proud of my body and how far I’ve come. And while they’re not miracle pills, they did help me - a lot.

On the other hand, I felt down because I never thought I was the type of person who would resort to taking diet pills, even if I did it just to get a little push. So, are diet pills worth it? I will say that hard work and a healthy lifestyle always beat taking pills. Always. They’re not magic pills and they certainly don’t work alone.

My advice to anyone who is thinking about taking these types of pills is to take that decision very seriously. Really, think long and hard about it and know what you can and can’t handle. Always make sure you do your research before you spend hundreds of dollars on a product that might end up harming you, this is not a joke nor should you treat it like one. If you’re a better and stronger person than I am, you’ll stay away from them.


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