An even bigger problem with fast weight loss is that the loss just won't last. The faster you lose, the more likely you are to gain it back. What you really want is fat loss, not weight loss.
Using this example, let's look at a few possible scenarios with losses ranging from two to four pounds per week.
So the answer to the question is yes - it's safe to lose more than two pounds per week...
If you exceed 2.0 to 3.0 pound per week, the probability of losing muscle is extremely high. foolish. No more yo-yoing.
Within the pharmaceutical industry, obesity is now seen as the "trillion dollar disease".
Meantime, the huge profits to be made from these weight loss products means they can be supported by expensive advertising campaigns to increase consumer acceptance, making regulation and control even more of an uphill struggle.
Patience. It's the one thing you never seem to have when you've got a body fat problem. You want the fat gone and you want it gone now! And why not? It seems so do-able.
In short, while helpful to some patients, weight loss drugs are not yet the answer to obesity, especially when factors like cost are taken into account.
Should we be surprised? Not really.
Because, as all obesity experts and dietitians will tell you, no long term reduction in weight is possible without controlling energy intake and expenditure.
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They were afraid of food, they had absolutely no confidence in their ability to make sensible food choices, and tended to rely on purging, laxatives and similar products to control their eating habits.
In short, there is an overwhelming demand for an obesity pill, but a viable product has yet to emerge.
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Demand for diet pills is not limited to those suffering from clinical obesity.
Adverse health events for these pharmaceuticals include heart or blood pressure problems and strokes, as well a range of less serious complaints. In extreme cases, both prescription-only and non-prescription pills can cause life-threatening conditions.