FDA approve another new diet pill for doctors to prescribe to obese patients
I practically choked on my coffee when I saw this…
The good ‘ol FDA in all it’s brilliance has done it
I’ll tell you what they did in a second…
The unfortunate part of this whole things is that
I literally spit out my beloved coffee once I read the article released by the AP.
Just yesterday the FDA approved another new
diet pill for doctors to prescribe to obese patients.
The new drug is called Belvig.
The FDA had denied approval for this drug in
2010 when scientist showed concerns that the
drug may actually cause tumors in people.
But just yesterday the FDA approved this drug
after “new information” was produced by the
Here’s the part that really annoys me…
The studies show that this drug has helped obese
people lose as much as 5% of their body weight
within a year.
That means that a 300 lbs obese woman can lose
as much as 15 pounds in a year.
What the … ?
Give me a 300 Lbs woman and I’ll help her lose 15
pounds in 2-3 weeks by two simple tweaks…
1. adding 15-20 minutes of walking to her lifestyle
2. and removing some starches from her diet
My point is this…
You and I know that what you do and how you do it
is the ultimate fat loss solution becuase you teach
a lifestyle change, exercise, and good nutrition.
BUT the general public doesn’t care.
All they’re going to see is the ten o’clock news
when the talking heads tell them that the FDA has
approved a new weight loss pill.
Then they’re going to see the TV ads from this
drug company touting the new weight loss drug
and encouraging them to “ask your doctor about it”.
The public is going to see hope in this drug.
But as a Fitness Professional I have an ethical obligation to educate and
enlighten my clients, friends and community on
this new drug and how like all other drugs that were
once approved and are now banned, this may
end up the same way.
And that ultimately the hope of losing 5% of your
body weight within a year shouldn’t out weigh (pun intended)
the risk of side effects like potential TUMORS.
Here’s your chance to email your list, Facebook and Tweet
about this new drug and tell your own community the truth before
they hear the news and actually start considering Belvig
as a viable option.
Again, here’s the article for you to read up and reference.
From a link provided by my friend and mentor Bedros Keuilian
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