Caffeine is something found in many different foods and drinks, as well as some diet pills too.
Although it has its benefits there are also some negative effects too if you are not careful with the amount you consume.
Why is Caffeine used in diet pills?
Caffeine can cause lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and thermogenesis (calorie burning) to occur when ingested so there is no wonder so many buying diet pills with this ingredient.
If you think you will be able to burn off that fat without any issues however then you will be mistaken.
Dangers of Caffeine in diet pills?
One of the issues with Caffeine is that it is usually equal to 2-3 cups of coffee, which when added to our already caffeine rich diet can cause a host of issues.
Issues such as an increase in heart rate and blood pressure are quite common, which if you already have problems with either can cause permanent damage to your heart.
Consuming more than 500 mg of Caffeine (5-6 cups of coffee) on a daily basis can cause other issues too, such as tremors, headaches, nausea and insomnia.
Although physical issues are common, psychological issues can occur too. If you habitually consume Caffeine for example you may feel more irritable than normal, plus once you start to cut back on your intake you may struggle with withdrawal symptoms too.
Avoid Caffeine if possible
Many of us love to wake up to a nice cup of coffee and there is certainly nothing wrong with the occasional cup when you are feeling a little tired.
When it becomes dangerous is when you intake becomes excessive. Make sure you understand and are aware of the symptoms and please do not use a diet pill containing high dosages of Caffeine.
Caffeine is not a miracle ingredient that will burn off that excess fat without any effort on your behalf.
Remember weight loss should be a lifestyle change so relying on a diet pill will not help with your long term goals. Once you stop its use the weight will surely return if you have not made changes to your lifestyle choices.
To first lose the weight and keep it off you need to start eating a little healthier, with fresh fruit and vegetables with plenty of lean meat such as chicken a must. Then you need to get some regular exercise, working up a little sweat 3-4 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes will make a huge difference to the scales.