A new generation of diet and slimming pills have hit the shelves this summer. Far from being founded on the crazy claims of so-called "slimming experts", these new supplements have been clinically tested and the results are encouraging.
What you need:
We hesitate to use the word need when it comes to slimming pills. You can achieve a lot without ever using dietary aids but some really do help you get quicker results when used in conjunction with a sensible diet and a good exercise regime.
Make no mistake - you cannot sit on your bum and expect these pills to do the hard work for you.
Try: Capsiplex - found to burn 12 times more calories for an hour after exercise - £29.99 - www.capsiplex.com
For a natural alternative, choose a dietary aid that includes natural ingredients and additional vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Try: Oceans of Goodness’ Seagreens seaweed capsules - 200 times more iron, 8 times more magnesium and 100 times more iodine than the most nutritious vegetable - £15.95 for 60 tablets - www.oceansofgoodness.com
Some dietry supplements can help burn fat, drain toxins and control hunger pangs while your body gets used to a new calorie controlled diet (like a spoiled child, you can expect tantrums from your tummy when you first take away the treats).
Try: Kilo Off - a nutritional supplement you mix with water - £11.99 - www.victoriahealth.com / www.amirose.com