With all of the coverage of athletes who take performance drugs, some dieters may be wondering why the medical community can't come up with a decent weight loss pill. After all, if they can get Lance Armstrong across the finish line seven times, why can't they help Americans shed a few pounds?
Well the tide may be turning for people who want to lose weight. The FDA is getting more aggressive about cracking down on fraudulent weight loss claims made by supplement companies and the government organization has recently approved new medications that have shown weight loss success in clinical trials.
But there's a catch (isn't that always the case?). None of the FDA approved diet pills will work without a program of exercise. Yep, that's right. Even though these new medications have demonstrated success, people who lose weight with them must also comply with a program of health eating and exercise.
But if you've tried traditional methods and they don't work, talk to your doctor about one of these meds. Keep exercising and find out from your physician if one of these pills could help you reach your goals.