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Bad - Weight Loss GimmicksWorse - Weight Loss DrugsThe worst – Bariatric Surgery
Drugs and gimmicks – just a folly!Gut havoc-wreaking surgery – a defeat!
Appetite Suppressants Fat Absorption InhibitorsPrescription drugs is an option for the following individuals: BMI of 30 and above with no obesity-related conditions. BMI of 27 and above with obesity-related conditions (e.g. diabetes or high BP).
Phentermine Diethylpropion Phendimetrazine Orlistat Infamous for their side effects!
XenicalWorks by blocking ~30% of dietary fat from being absorbedMost peoples weight tends to level off after six monthsAverage weight loss - 12 -13 pounds over a one-year period
Problems drug intolerance Side effects fatty/oily stool oily spotting intestinal gas with discharge poor bowel control hepatitis kidney stones Just Gross!
Tape Worm - Works like a charm, but dangerous and stupid Sensa – Do you really know what you sprinkle on your food, guinea pig? Pray that it is just a placebo! Gels – Expand in the stomach after swallowing. Might work if proven safe
The fat comes back!
Stomach size reduction Removal a portion of the stomach Gastric banding Resection and rerouting small intestines (gastric bypassU.S. National Institutes of Health recommends surgery if: BMI > 40 BMI > 35 & coexisting medical conditions 200,000 obesity surgeries a year are performed at an estimated cost of $3 - 5 billion.Brilliant business!