Don't Rely on Miracle Diet Pills

  • Posted on: 17 January 2010
  • By: mokshalom

I stumbled across this article from the UK about some new wonder diet pills being tried over there. One of the drugs is so extreme that it causes some interesting side effects:

The drug, which is a £1.60-a-day diluted version of the prescription-only drug Xenical, works by reducing the body's ability to process fat by about 25 per cent.

The undigested fat passes straight through the body, creating what is described as "an urgent need to go to the bathroom".

Yikes! Well, I suppose that's one way to lose some weight.

What I found interesting about the article is how doctors were saying these pills were no replacement for lifestyle changes. You don't seem to hear that too much here in the U.S., except on the Biggest Loser.

Here is some sage advice from one of the doctors:

"The cure for obesity and being overweight will never be found in a pill, packet or a wonder drug," Dr Halford said. "That can only come from enormous changes to our food and physical environment, which are going to take a long time to achieve.

"Drugs don't necessarily deal with reasons why people become obese, which are largely psychological."

So what to do? Don't just focus on healing the body, work also on healing the mind and spirit for best effect.


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