Diet Pills Don’t Work

In case you were wondering if there was an easy way to lose weight, there isn’t. As with all other diet pill crazes that come along, Hydroxycut has been recalled because the FDA has determined it causes liver failure and death.

Most of us would agree that death is a pretty severe side affect, and it’s fairly difficult to continue living without your liver.

It turns out that the best way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet with a reasonable amount of calorie and add exercise into that mix.

Who knew?!

  2 comments for “Diet Pills Don’t Work

  1. May 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Incredipete!

    You’re totally right about diet pills. They’re largely a scam. Yes, there are “testimonies” about how well they work, and maybe they’re true, but you have to weigh those rare successes with the vast number of failures. Again, not a viable solution for the greater population.

    Here are my two cents on being fit.

    – Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep depravation creates and even compounds problems for your body.
    – Drink plenty of water every day. I’d say 8 to 10 glasses a day. When you think you’ve had enough, have another glass. Dehydration is a killer. Literally.
    – Eat at least 3 meals a day. NO SKIPPING BREAKFAST! Ideally, several smaller meals spread throughout the day work better (a smaller meal can be a half sandwich, apple with peanut butter, etc).
    – Veggies and more veggies. Fruits are great but veggies kick butt. Speaking of *butt*, broccoli is the sweeper of the colon. If you’re stopped up, eat some raw broccoli with hummus and then Weeeeeeeee!!! All gone!!
    – Less red meat. It pains me to say this but it’s really in your best interests. I’m not saying cut red meat out completely, just cut back. A burger or a steak once or twice a week is great but more than that isn’t so great. Try supplementing beef burgers with turkey burgers. Sounds like a hippie thing to do but, honestly, they’re really good. Tofurky is great too. Well, now I’m being a hippie.
    – Take a multi-vitamin before you go to bed, not in the morning. I recommend Centrum Cardio or, better yet, GNC MegaMen. One-a-Day is JUNK.
    – Go jogging or running a few times a week. You don’t need a fancy gym membership to look great, feel good and lose some pounds. Running/jogging is FREE and you can work it into your schedule anytime. Trust me: after a couple weeks of running you’ll see and feel the difference.

    So, I think I covered all the basics I could think of. I hope this helps.

    *getting down off soapbox*

    See ya, Incredipete!

  2. Incredipete
    May 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I agree with your suggestions totally. I have cut out my red meat and basically only eat chicken or fish. I’m not great on the veggies but I try to work them into my meals. I supplement it with low sodium V8. 🙂

    I’ve recently (within the last 2 months) started eating breakfast every day. I drink 3-4 liters of water a day. The only thing on your list I’m not that great on is exercise. I’m sure that would help me feel better, just haven’t got any kind of routine yet.

    Just my lower sodium higher water diet made a big difference in my blood pressure.

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