slimming tabletsDeciding to use slimming tablets (or diet pills as they are also known) is quite a step.

You may feel that it’s cheating or that it’s not a natural way to lose weight, you may even be embarrassed at the thought.

However, you need not feel ashamed. Millions of men and women around the UK and the rest of the world are using slimming tablets to aid weight loss.

It should never be seen as cheating since a slimming tablet is just a little helping hand on the way to reaching your ideal weight.

You perhaps have spoken to friends and family about slimming tablets, they may have told you some horror stories or they may have been very supportive. What you have to remember is that it is your body and ultimately your confidence so only you can decide whether or not use slimming tablets.

The thing is, as long as you are careful in your search for the right slimming tablet, and research it carefully to ensure it meets your needs there is nothing to worry about. The pills that have nasty side-effects are well known, a quick search will help you find out all you need to know about any given slimming tablet.

Should you give your weight loss a boost?

So, the question is – when should you start using slimming tablets? In essence this decision is down to you. You may decide to try slimming tablets after trying everything else without success, this is how most of us come to try a pill.

Alternatively you may only just be considering dieting and have decided straight away that a slimming tablet might be able to help.

The first thing you need to do though is decide how overweight you are, this will help you determine if your time has come to utilize the extra power of a diet pill. You can use our BMI Calculator to see how overweight you are.

If you are overweight and you are confident that a slimming tablet can help you then it’s time to decide what type of slimming tablet will be best for you.

There are many different types of pills to consider including fat binders, appetite suppressants, fat blockers, colon cleansers, anti-oxidants, and carb blockers to name a few. The important thing is that you pick one that has strengths that match your weaknesses.

Which are the best types of slimming tablets?

tabletsProbably the most respected two methods from the list above in terms of medical backing are fat binders and appetite suppressants.

Fat binders are ideal for you if you have a diet which is fairly high in fat. For instance you may eat out a lot or eat takeaways regularly. A fat binder is able to bind the fat from the foods you consume and prevent them being absorbed by your body. Instead they pass through your body naturally.

Fat binders are good if your problem is not so much that you eat too much but more that you eat the wrong things.

Appetite suppressants work the other way in that they help to stop you consuming those fatty foods in the first place. They are ideal for you if you eat too much in one go or if you tend to snack between meals.

They work by making you feel fuller than you actually are so that you not only eat less but also do not get as strong cravings between meals. This makes them perfect if your problem is not so much that you eat an unhealthy diet but more than you just eat too much food.

To find out which type of slimming tablet is best
for you take our short quiz by clicking here

Just because one type worked for someone else, it doesnt mean that it will work for you too. It is very important to get a pill that suits you and your lifestyle. This is why we strongly advise you take the quiz by clicking the link above. This will give you a personal recommendation based on your habits and lifestyle.

Once you have decided which type of pill is right for you we have some pointers on what to look for in a diet pill before you order.