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Diet pills come in different packages. These pills were formulated to help those suffering from obesity to lose some pounds and ultimately achieve a healthier weight. Obese people have increased risks of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, arthritis, certain types of cancer, premature death and other related diseases.

However, some teens who are overly conscious of their looks tend to use and abuse diet pills with the goal of losing more weight even if they do not fall under the category ‘obese’. Some just want to look thinner or shed a few more pounds here and there.

Most teens who fall into the trap of diet pill abuse are usually those with low confidence levels. They falsely believe that they are unattractive and unlikeable if they don’t fit into the clothes others are wearing. Parents need to always encourage their children to believe in themselves, to trust their capabilities and bring out their natural talents. Increased confidence will help teens accept who they are. Parents need to constantly remind teens that everyone is created differently and that we can never be like others in the same way that they can never be like us.

There are several kinds of diet pills. Appetite suppressants control hunger and urge to eat. This may lead to an ulcer, chest pain and migraines. Fat and carb blockers promise to eliminate fats in one’s system. Common side effects are diarrhea, oily discharge, and allergic reactions. Other common kinds are metabolism boosters and cortisol managers, which disturb natural body processes. Also, these pills add unnecessary stress to the kidney and the liver.

In truth, the only healthy way to lose weight and look great is to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. There are – and should be -- no shortcuts.