Front page news today, February 8, 2007: FDA approves Diet Pill Sale Without Prescription While this news is nothing shocking, it sends me into a fury. Instead of people (not you, of course) taking some responsibility for what they eat, they'd rather pop a pill. I know that it's asking a lot for people to have to think about what they put in their mouths and the effect that it will have on them.
The drug, Alli (a lower dose form of Xenical), will be available in the summer but by then it will be too late to lose weight to look good in your swim suit. So, why not start today by eating more vegetables every day? If you lose just one quarter pound a week between now and summer, you can say goodbye to 4 pounds.And if you lost 1/2 pound a week, that would be 8 pounds. The cost of the pills is estimated to be 2 to 3 dollars per day. Spend it on food and you don't have to be concerned with side effects including flatulence, diarrhea or oily stools. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Of course, drug company Glaxo-Smith Kline will have a website and provide information and education so that people can learn how to eat better while they take this "drug". Oh, did I mention that when you stop taking the drug, you stop losing weight?
If you want a drugless approach, food is the answer. Ask me, I'm an expert.