It can be tempting to look for a quick fix if you’re struggling with thoughts about your weight or have body image issues.
Diet pills can be made up of a mixture of substances, but many contain DNP which is very dangerous and in fact illegal.
Diet pills may promise to give you rapid weight loss, but the way in which DNP works isn’t healthy and can seriously harm your body as it speeds up your metabolism too much.
Diet pills which contain DNP have been linked to three deaths, and can have numerous dangerous side effects, including:
– restlessness – flushed skin – yellow skin – headaches – having an unusually fast heartbeat.
– breathing too fast – dizziness – sweating a lot – feeling very thirsty (dehydration).
– feeling sick (nausea) – fever – vomiting.
Using DNP over a long period of time can lead to peeling skin, and may cause damage to the heart.
Remember, even diet pills which don’t contain DNP can have nasty side effects for your body and aren’t an effective method for maintaining a long-term healthy weight and body.