So as many of you have read (hopefully) in “My Whole Deal” page, I used to be a pretty large kid. I actually weighed 315 pounds and at about 5’10” it was clearly unhealthy. So my first year in public school my dad made me play sports; at first I didn’t enjoy it but eventually it became very fun because I was finally losing weight. So by the time I was a senior and about to graduate I weighed about 240 pounds. Then graduation came and I knew I would not be able to maintain the level of activity I had been maintaining in high school so I turned to diet pills.
It started out pretty normal (ish), I was taking the recommended about (2 pills in the morning and 2 pills in the after noon). At first everything was going great, I had more energy then ever before; working out was super enjoyable and I was losing weight while eating what I wanted (i.e. fast food, ice cream and way too many cookies). But eventually the four pills a day were not doing anything for me, so then someone suggested the EXTREME VERSION of the product. Which was basically the same exact stuff except I was now taking four pills in the morning and four pills in the evening.
This was when everything started to go bad; I was having extreme stomach pains, headaches and dizzy spells. I continued to take the pills because I just assumed there was no way they could be the cause. Eventually after talking with my mom she convinced me to stop for a little bit and see if I would feel better (and of course I did).
So at my lowest weight with diet pills I was about 225. Now I am a little bit less (around 215) but I am this weight without headaches, stomach pains or dizziness. Also when I stopped taking the pills my weight climbed very quickly to 265 and increased.
So at the end of the day nothing can replace hard work and determination; and while diet pills may have a very satisfying short term effect, it is not worth it in the long run.