Drugs are no magic pill for weight loss AND they all have side effects
Everybody celebrate as there is a new weight loss drug! Belviq! We can now eat whatever we like and not put on any weight! However, on closer inspection of the drug trials, we sadly find that this new “miracle pill” only helps you lose between 3%-5% of your total body weight AND that is over one to two years AND there is fine print in the study results about eating less and exercising more…
On The Feel Alive Plan we have much bigger weight loss than this
In three years of working with hundreds of people on The Feel Alive Plan, we have a near 100% success rate with weight loss. We generally get 5-10kg within the first few months quite easily - often more. We have had four people so far who have lost too much weight, so I worked with them to successfully put a little weight back on. If you follow my advice I can guarantee you will lose weight – all without drugs and all in a long-term sustainable way.
The new drug trials
In the three trials covering 8,000 overweight and obese people, study participants lost anywhere from 3% to 5% of their total body weight but that was over 52 to 104 weeks – that’s one to two years! They also received information on lifestyle modifications - like eating less and exercising more.
This drug could be very dangerous
In 2010, the FDA refused to approve Belviq because of the growth of cancer tumors in rats. There was also concern about heart valve problems in people. Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of the Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, said on June 29, 2012 that “Marketing this drug to a population besieged by obesity and desperate for relief is irresponsible and a mistake that will benefit only the company that makes it”. The last “miracle weight loss pill” damaged heart valves and caused primary pulmonary hypertension. The one before that caused high blood pressure (the biggest cause of heart disease – that kills more Kiwis than anything else) and increased heart rate.
Suspicious? For a ‘barely 5%’ weight loss? Over two years?
Yes, I am very suspicious of the side effects that have yet to be discovered. If you want genuine and sustained weight loss then I suggest the dietary and lifestyle changes that we teach you on The Feel Alive Plan.
As reported by washingtonpost.com on June 29, 2012.
Full article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/no-magic-pill/2012/06/29/gJQAaeEvAW_blog.html