What Happened To Common Sense Weight Loss?

common sense weight loss imageI don’t know about you but I’m amazed at all the nonsense out there about weight loss.

Every day we’re bombarded with marketing messages spewing misleading hyped language telling you all you have to do is buy a product and the fat will pour off you in streams like the wax dripping from a candle. Yes, that’s right – all you have to do is push a button on a machine and your abs will work themselves out. Heck! You don’t even have to be there. You can be somewhere else entirely and get a good ab workout in, don’t ya know?

Here are some of the worst destroyers of common sense when it comes to weight loss.

Diet Pills

Take diet pills for instance. Many of the diet pills out there today have horrendous side effects and even if they worked (which they don’t!) still do more harm than good.

Just as an example, appetite suppressant diet pills like Sibutramine (Meridia) and other similar appetite suppressants heavily stimulate the sympathetic nervous system which raises your blood pressure and heart rate, and in some cases leads to heart attacks! Over 100 people have died according to the FDA from Sibutramine. But there are THOUSANDS of other diet pills out there with harmful side effects as well!

Then there are other diet products like Sensa, which claims that if you just sprinkle this white powder on your pizzas, burgers, french fries and twinkies you won’t gain weight and will be healthy! Yet not only has it been shown to be ineffective for long-term weight loss, it’s also got scary side effects like leaky gut symptoms!

Fad Diets

And then there are fad diets. Things like the Atkins diet, which says eat all the meat, dairy, and fried foods you want as long as you don’t eat carbohydrates (so no fruits or vegetables or antioxidants for you!).

Yet despite all this nonsense weight loss information out there, Americans spend over $55 Billion a year on weight loss products! And, in my opinion, over 90% of that money is being wasted on ineffective and often dangerous supplements or information that is just plain ineffective and sometimes dangerous!

So do we have an obesity problem in America?

YES! We do. It’s a very big problem with over 70% of Americans being overweight or obese now. It’s scary. And we need to change!

But do we really need another diet pill?

Do we really need another fad diet?

Or do we just need to take responsibility for our own health and learn to eat real whole foods and move our bodies more? (exercise – the dirty word!)

What do you think?

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Jon DeRidder Says:

    There is really no common sense out there when it comes to weight loss. It takes a lifestyle change. Which starts with common sense! Learning to pick the right foods to eat and staying away from the over processed foods. That why I chose do nutrition cleansing and eat organic foods. To keep my body running like God designed it to run!
    God Bless,

  2. Tom Corson-Knowles Says:

    Thanks for the great comment Jon – you’re right, eating REAL foods that aren’t processed and avoiding processed foods is a key piece to healthy weight loss

  3. Mark Says:

    I think the common sense is conditioned out of the population from early childhood, if you just look at the standard modern diet!

    Basically one drug-induced bliss, followed by misery…

    Common Sense? What about logic: no sugar, no starches, period.
    Can be simple, right? đŸ™‚


  4. Tom Corson-Knowles Says:

    What’s simple is not always easy!

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