My husband has been advised to take a slimming medicine for weight loss.He is also doing his walking, about 4 times a week.I was just wondering â€“ has anybody else taken slimming medicine for weight-loss that has been prescribed by the doctor?What has been the experience like and does it help with keeping the weight off?I would love to hear responses of others on this.
I don't understand why the doctor would prescribe slimming medicine instead of recommending more strenuous exercise or weight training. Walking alone isn't going to burn enough calories. Is there a physical reason why your husband can't lift weights at the gym? If he builds muscle mass then that will increase the metabolism and no slimming pills would be necessary.
I'm a doc who also does not think diet pills are a very good idea for people in the "lose a little" category. The allure of "just take a pill" to fix the problem is pretty strong ... but if you don't adopt a different approach to what you eat and hopefully also find new activities that you enjoy, then the weight will not stay off. So I agree with Stephanie, don't expect a magic solution in a pill, work on the fundamentals. The one place I think pills can be of some benefit is as an adjunct for people who are trying hard, and have a huge weight loss goal. If they are going to be used at all, they definitely have to be only a part of a larger effort to change diet and exercise levels.