Go to any drug store’s diet isle and you will see a huge selection of diet pills. There are so many diet pills on the market it may be confusing to know which pills are effective and which pills are down right dangerous.
Not all diet pills work the same way. Some diet pills speed up metabolism, some block carbohydrates, and some help suppress appetite.
Another type of diet pill is a fat binder. These pills are quite common. The idea behind them is to bind the fats you consume all together and then let the body pass the fat naturally. The assumption with this sort of pill is the fat isn’t absorbed. If fat isn’t absorbed then calories and cut and without these additional calories, you will see quick weight loss. An very popular example of a fat binder pill is Alli.
The idea behind the fat binder type of pills to lose weight makes sense but there are some serious side effects that come with this sort of pill when you read the fine print.
When fat binding pills are used to lose weight, you body will be missing more than just fat, other essential vitamins and beneficial nutrients could be missing from your diet because these pills can distinguish the difference between bad fats and good fats. Essentials fats such as omega 3 oils will be bound along with the bad fats in your diet. The result is your body missing out on heart healthy foods.
Some nasty side effect of fat binders are cramps, diarrhea, loose stools, greasy stools and the worst side effect – anal leakage! This leakage can happen at the worst of times. If you aren’t scared off yet and decide to go ahead and use these pills, be sure to carry around a “diaper bag” for yourself, just in case!