Belviq, A New Diet Drug Approved by FDA…Just What We Need
No matter that it could maybe, possibly cause heart damage (remember Fen-Phen?), and those who are obese might only expect to lose a small percentage of their bodyweight, it’s just time something like this became available for those times when diet and exercise alone simply aren’t enough, right?
An article in the Times yesterday on the front page discussed how for many, simply ‘dieting and exercising’ aren’t making a difference in their obesity.
Well, what the heck are they eating as their diet food?
You can bet it’s not a balanced Paleo meal.
Of course not.
It’s things like:
- Packaged ‘diet’ foods. Yes, ‘diet chips and cookies’ may be lower in total calories than their ‘regular’ counterpart, but they’re still not food, still contain nothing remotely nutritious and still have plenty of toxins and sugar to keep one hooked on eating them.
- Short lived, extremely low-calorie, restrictive diets which feel punitive and therefore, not sustainable long term. I wouldn’t want to live on meals made of celery sticks and broiled skinless chicken breast either.
- “Doctor-supervised” (a lot of value that statement is worth!) fasting plans, often consisting primarily of liquid meal replacements made of a host of artificial sugars, flavors and colors, ultra refined grain, milk or soy ingredients and again, nothing remotely conducive to the body’s good, long term health.
- Over the counter pills, potions and drinks sold as ‘fat burners’ or ‘carb blockers’. My favorite has got to be one that I saw that was touted to also make you more tan simultaneously.
Of course not, but how long did it take you to get to a weight which is too high for you?