Tuesday, 24 July 2012

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Let's do away with the ism of wanna look-a-like Hollywood inflicted size zero, which attracts too many naiveness in within us. Let's concentrate on reality and seek reassurance for beauty really lies in the eyes of the beholder. I pray no one alters an ounce of what I call gift of God merely to please the hungry and deceitful eyes and souls of flesh eating morons. I think the creator, God or the big bang made it easy and simple for living organisms to be able to sculpt their being themselves, you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new weight loss drugs. Neither one is a miracle cure.

Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.

The FDA had earlier rejected Belviq because it caused tumors in animals. In June, it was approved. However, it won't be available for another half year while the FDA considers what restrictions it will place on the drug. At high doses, it causes hallucinations, like the street drug LSD. There is concern that it may be used like a drug of abuse.

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.

The other drug, Qsymia, has been approved. This pill combines two drugs that are already on the market, phentermine and topiramate (Topamax). Initially the FDA said it would not approve Qsymia because there was "no long term safety information."

Women who set a low value on themselves make life hard for all women.

But how long do you need to take this drug? For that matter, how long do you need to take Belviq?

If you choose either of these new drugs, you are supposed to take them "forever." If you don't, the small amount of weight they help you to lose will come back, what a ....? Qsymia will be available only through a restricted program. The program must ensure that women taking this drug are using reliable birth control because Qsymia can cause birth defects.

Our value is the sum of our values.

There is no good drug on the market that can help people lose weight. Creation is a better means of self expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.

First, let's take over the counter drugs off the list. These include dietary supplements and pills that suppress your appetite. They don't have a strong effect on weight loss, but they cause side effects.

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.

Prescription weight loss drugs do get some results, but every one of them has drawbacks.

Just because everything's different doesn't mean anything's changed.

Weight loss figures listed below are compared with a group that took placebo (fake) pills. People in the studies also made diet and exercise changes. The available drugs are:

Belviq (lorcaserin)

Weight loss: Half of the people who use this drug lose 5% of body weight, if they are obese to begin with. Half lose less weight than this. Hardly anyone loses more than 5%. People with diabetes lose less weight with this drug.

Side effects: depression, migraine, memory lapses, lack of focus, low blood sugar reactions, fatigue and (in men) painful erections that last for many hours and may require emergency room treatment

Qsymia (phentermine plus topamax)

Weight loss: an average of 15 extra pounds lost in the first year

Side effects: memory loss, suicidal feelings, heart rhythm problems and birth defects.

Adipex or Ionamin (phentermine)

Weight loss: an extra 2 to 13 pounds after 1 to 4 years

Side effects: rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, restlessness, anxiety and diarrhea.

Xenical or Alli (orlistat)

Weight loss: an extra 6 pounds after 1 to 4 years

Side effects: oily stool, grease spots on underwear and uncomfortable urges to have a bowel movement in up to 1 out of 3 people who take it. Orlistat also may decrease the absorption of vitamins from food.

Acomplia (rimonabant)

(available in some European countries)
Weight loss: an extra 10 pounds after 1 to 4 years

Side effects: depression, anxiety or insomnia in up to 1 out of 4 users. Rimonabant increases suicide risk

Meridia (sibutramine) was withdrawn from the market in 2010. Studies showed its long-term use caused heart attacks and strokes.

The new drugs may cost more than $1,000 a year. Cost is one reason that a lot of users don't stick with weight loss medicines. Fewer than 10% of people stay with orlistat for at least a year. Fewer than 2% of people stay with any weight loss drug for 2 years.

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.

As old-fashioned as it sounds, diet and exercise are still the best way to lose weight.

Exercise regularly.

Reduce portion sizes.

Choose lower-calorie foods, and make
sure they are nutritious.

Increase your fruits and vegetables.

These should take up half your plate.

Eliminate "junk foods."

Reduce sugars in your diet.

Drink no sodas.

Eat regular meals and don't skip meals.

Get enough sleep. This aids weight loss.

For the right person, obesity surgery can be a successful treatment. But rarely recommend weight-loss surgery. It is not an easy way out of obesity. Complications and side effects are common.

Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they've always been, because that makes life easier. But, if you're a leader, you can't let your people hang on to the past.

We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.

Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.