Appetite Suppressants

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you're on a diet, you probably have experienced a number of occasions where you simply couldn't resist overeating, or indulging in a high-fat, high calorie foods. If these foods weren't so tempting, America wouldn't be the nation of overweight people that it is today. One of the hardest things about being on a diet is controlling your cravings for these foods.

While there is no miracle drug to completely turn off our desire for food, there are a number of different natural products that can help to control your appetite. One way to control cravings is to slow down or block transmissions from the brain that signal hunger. Many times just thinking about food can make our stomachs growl even when we're not hungry. Even though your stomach is growling, you may not really need to eat, or you may not need to eat as much as you think. One of the best ways to achieve permanent weight loss is to understand when the signal to eat is necessary, and when it is an emotional response.

Controlling the Cravings

There are a number of different prescription medications that work to control the appetite. I have taken Tenuate, and have experienced excellent results from this product. It helps to control the appetite for up to four hours, and it has little to no side effects. Many people take appetite suppressants when they're having trouble sticking to their diets. These pills and other products are often just what a person needs to start feeling motivated again.

If you're going to take an appetite suppressant, you need to check with your doctor to make sure it won't interfere with other medications, or cause any unusual side effects. Most prescription products are non-addictive, as the body builds up immunity to them over time. Many people keep a supply of appetite suppressants around for those hard to control times like holidays and special events.


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