Appetite Suppressants – Good for Weight Loss?
Appetite suppressants typically affect hunger control centers in the brain. However, hunger is not the only trigger for eating.
We have a lot of very powerful forces that drive our eating. The idea that eating is a simple physiological response is not true. Culture, emotions and faulty metabolism are also eating-triggers, so behavior restructuring therapy is also important for obesity control.
Also, some appetite suppressants can create psychological dependence because they contain amphetamine-like ingredients. Others can cause insomnia, drowsiness, irritability or depression.
Weight Loss Trials of Appetite Suppressants
Clinical weight loss trials of over-the-counter appetite suppressants are so scarce that the weight loss effectiveness of such pills is doubtful. Weight loss trials involving prescription appetite suppressants suggest that these weight loss drugs are only effective when combined with sensible diet and regular exercise.