Friday, May 01, 2009

Another Reason not to Take Diet Pills

We've all seen the ads for Hydroxycut in the back of health and fitness magazines. (Well, all of them except WALK! Magazine. Not a moral comment, just an observation.) All you have to do is take the pills and you will end up with a great body, minimal fat and abs that are cut! I love the photos of the morbidly obese women who, after taking the pills, wear string bikinis with no extra skin and no stretch marks.

If it were possible to get a great body by taking a pill, EVERYONE would would have a great body!

Now, after 7 years on the market, there have been 23 claims of adverse side affects from Hydroxycut products. These 23 people had liver injuries ranging from jaundice to death. One person required a liver transplant. Now many of the Hydroxycut products have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer.

Statistically, 23 serious injuries out of the millions of people who have taken Hydroxycut over 7 years seems insignificant. Still, is it worth it? Is it really worth the possibility of losing your liver to be thinner a little quicker?

Most of us know that the healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off is through diet and exercise. When you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. If you exercise and build muscle, your body will burn more calories -- even at rest. You didn't gain the extra pounds overnight, you can't lose it overnight.

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