Can you trust a diet pill?

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A diet pill like the popular Acai berry performs two basic functions. One is to give you a head-start in your diet and increase your motivation by helping you lose an encouraging number of pounds at the beginning of the diet. The other function is to help you get over those 'plateaus' part-way through a diet when it seems as though the weight-loss has ground to a halt. At these times, a weight-loss pill can boost you over the plateau and back into steadily dropping the weight.

So which is the 'best' of all the weight loss pills? None is simply 'the best'. But watch out for the 'worst', which sometimes even claim to work wonders in a few hours. A reputable dieting pill will advertise itself factually, in plain language, with believable claims. Of course it will present the best possible case, but it won't sound like pure fantasy or a 'magic spell' cure.

So, here are some actions you can take to make a sound judgment of those shelves of pills.

Judge the ingredients.
'Herbal' or 'natural' pills like will generally be based on vitamins, minerals and various plant powders or extracts.They usually have a gentler effect than harsher chemical pills including strong laxatives or diuretics. That doesn't mean herbal pills are less effective for weight loss! Remember to check that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients, and if you are sensitive to caffeine make sure there's none in the pill (it's a common ingredient).

Judge the hype
Judge for yourself whether the hype is halfway reasonable or not. Unrealistic claims on the website or brochure or 'hard-sell', persistent marketing like repetitive pop-ups should make you suspicious. Remember that a good product can rely on word of mouth. You are much better off with a company that is sure enough of its product to give you straightforward facts about its product instead of trying to make you believe it's a miracle in a capsule.

Judge the seriousness of the promises
Basically this means: is the company selling this pill confident enough to offer you a no-quibble guarantee of a refund if you're not satisfied? If not ... why not? It doesn't take too much thinking about it to see that no guarantee means there's no need for the pill to produce results!

Judge other people's opinions
Whether you're a female trying to get rid of love handles, or your a male desperate to get rid of moobs then probably the best way to decide about a diet pill is to read up the reviews by people who have used it. (Bear in mind that there are many 'reviews' and 'testimonials' that are written either by the company themselves or by affiliates wanting to sell - try to find trustworthy reviews and never make a judgment based on only one article or testimonial.) Genuine customer feedback is a very valuable source of information. Check out dieting forums, chat-groups and bulletin-boards.

So: a diet pill can help motivate you and boost weight loss. Any weight-loss pill works in conjunction with diet and exercise. There is certainly a weight-loss pill that can help you somewhere out there. Your task is to judge cleverly which is the right one for you.