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Diet and Exercise

http://newsok.com/americans-get-fatter-as-diet-drugs-lag/article/3527111?custom_click=pod_lead_life

I had to laugh when I read this.  How long will it freaking take for people to realize that diet drugs don’t work??? I mean, okay they may work in the beginning.  They use caffeine and other stimulants to increase your metabolism.  But if you don’t start watching what you’re supposed to eat, you’ll just gain it right back once you stop taking the drugs.  Well duh!

Let me say this plainly.  THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL.  To lose weight, you need to do 2 things… eat less and move more.

If you want to lose weight, change how you eat.  It’s as simple as that.  You might decide to follow a diet like the one that Gastric Bypass patients are told to do.  You might decide to follow the USDA food pyramid guide. You might choose to follow your own plan.  It’s not going to be fun.  I’m very familiar with it.  No matter what diet you decide to follow, it’s as simple as calories in, calories out. 

Unless you’re anorexic, you’re not going to starve.  Don’t get me wrong, anorexia nervosa is a very serious disease.  A dear friend of mine suffers from it, though at the moment she’s defeated the beast.  Instead, she’s gained too much weight and is losing it healthfully with Weight Watchers.  She’s being monitored so she doesn’t lose too fast and is making sure she gets all of the points she should be getting.

Back to the subject at hand the article states that doctors are complaining that the drug companies and FDA are being too careful, that morbid obesity is more of a problem than someone dropping dead of a heart attack because of the stimulants in the drugs.   If their patient’s morbid obesity is THAT much of a problem, what’s to stop them from following the same diet that Gastric Bypass patients do without actually going through the surgery.  It’s not the surgery itself that causes these patients to lose weight, it’s the eating plan.  If you question that, you can go to http://almostgastricbypass.blogspot.com/.  This guy has been following the same diet that is used by Gastric Bypass patients without actually having the surgery done.  He started at the beginning of June and has lost 160 lbs as of today.  His writing style reminds me of a dear friend of mine… except that friend wouldn’t be caught dead writing a blog, or having a FaceBook or MySpace page or anything social other than MUDding LOL.  (I gotta tease this dear friend about this subject and he knows that LOL)

Think that’s enough ranting for now.  The post about George the Ghost is almost done and should be up tomorrow.  Hope everyone is having a good holiday week.

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