In this day and age, if a you want to lose weight, you can do so with a lot of outside help. You can do this in the form of exercise, food regulation, weight loss products and programs and weight loss medicine. A ton of weight loss products are now readily available in the market for your use. But with the numerous products for losing weight available in the market, which ones are effective and which ones are not? Choosing the wrong ones can be dangerous and create more problems than you just trying to lose weight. There are weight loss pills, drinks, patches and weight loss diets. Which ones work and which ones work longer? Weight loss products include drinks usually marketed as diet supplement drinks, meant to replace food for a meal. Herbalife products are meant to replace 2 meals everyday with the Herbalife shakes, mixed with nonfat milk, and Herbalife tablets. Ultra Slim Fast recommends drinking two shakes a day and food intake of a snack and dinner of 500 to 650 calories and an exercise plan. Other supplement drink products are also available in the market and offer the same things as Herbalife and Ultra Slim Fast. However, these products do not come without side effects. Many users have reported that they still feel hungry after drinking these products. And because these products do not really aid in teaching users about proper and healthy, long-term eating, most users give up these products and eventually gain back the weight they’ve already lost. There are also weight loss products in the form of pills as supplements. Diet pills containing Ephedra claim to aid in weight loss simply by taking a certain number of pills daily. Green tea extract supplements are pills with ingredients extracted from green tea and enhances weight loss. There are other products like this but one thing they have in common is that these products do not automatically guarantee weight loss. Most of the time, these products are not even proven to be safe and effective for losing weight. There are some weight loss pills that are better than most pill products. These are usually diet pills that contain PPA, glucomannan supplements and chitonan supplements. These products have been effective because they usually instruct users to pair the weight loss pills with a low-fat, calorie-reduced diet. Before deciding to try these weight loss products or deciding what to try, make sure you do research on the product and its ingredients first. Be sure to consult with the US Food and Drug Administration for the safe ingredients and the ones to watch out for. Once decided, make sure to follow instructions carefully. Misuse or mishandling the product can result in having more health problems. And users must also remember that these weight loss products are not the only factor in losing weight. They simply aid in weight loss and will not do all the work. The work still has to come from a determination to lose the undesired weight.