Monday, January 25, 2010

The Best Body Art Ever

Exhaustion, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes. These are the common problems we associate with excess weight and obesity. But did you know that the danger stretches far beyond these “usual suspects?” Many obese people also suffer from liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, breathing problems, some types of cancer—and many women even experience infertility.

These are just the physical dangers. People who are overweight tend to suffer from significant and prolonged emotional distress, as well. Unfortunately, dieting is difficult, and entire industries have sprung up, promising easy shortcuts to help people lose the pounds from a pill. Such “shortcuts” have a fretful and fatal history, proving that the quick-fix diet pill is both a proven waste of money and a deadly deceit, pulled on innocent people who are desperately trying to make important life changes.

New Hope for Downtrodden Dieters

In order to lose weight, we must eat less. That’s really all there is to it. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, (MD, FACP) a noted neurologist and psychiatrist, and developer of the Sensa Weight-Loss System, “What you eat is important, to be sure, but even more important is how much you eat. The problem is portion control. When you take in more calories than your body can use up, it turns to fat and excess weight.”

The deadly diet industry promotes “lose weight quick” pills that contain everything from stimulants to fat blockers to laxatives. They offer no help to make healthy lifestyle changes, and all too often, when dieters do lose weight with these products, they gain it back quickly because they slip into old, harmful habits.