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How to Reduce Stomach Fat With Pills

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author image Noreen Kassem
Noreen Kassem is a hospital doctor and a medical writer. Her articles have been featured in "Women's Health," "Nutrition News," "Check Up" and "Alive Magazine." Kassem also covers travel, books, fitness, nutrition, cooking and green living.
How to Reduce Stomach Fat With Pills
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Weight loss is the most common fitness and self-improvement goal, and fat in the stomach area is a primary complaint. Several weight loss pills are available at drugstores, health food stores and websites. These products promise to help reduce stomach fat and body weight. However, most of these fat-burning and weight loss pills are not medically proven to be effective, and some might even be harmful. Weight loss pills such as green tea extract and the herb hoodia are considered safe. The over-the-counter medication Alli has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help reduce weight and stomach fat.

Step 1

Consult a doctor about your weight concerns. Excess stomach fat and weight gain might be caused by disorders such as diabetes, increased insulin production and thyroid disorders. Your doctor can determine whether using pills to reduce stomach fat is safe for you. Inform your doctor of all prescription and herbal medications you are using.

Step 2

Take green tea extract diet supplements as directed on the product information. Green tea supplements might improve calorie metabolism for increased fat loss, particularly around the stomach area. Green tea extract pills are considered generally safe, but their effectiveness as a weight-loss aid has not been determined.

Step 3

Consume the herbal diet supplement hoodia as directed on the product label. This herbal drug contains an active ingredient called P57, which is an appetite suppressant. It works by triggering the brain to feel satiated even without eating and delaying hunger pangs. It might take several weeks for hoodia to be effective, however. Use this diet pill in addition to exercise and a balanced diet to decrease stomach fat.

Step 4

Use the weight loss medication Alli. Take one capsule three times a day before each main meal. Alli is an over-the-counter form of the prescription medication orlistat, which decreases dietary fat absorption in the body. This weight-loss pill has been approved by the FDA, but it can cause side effects and should only be taken as directed.

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