Thursday, July 31, 2008

Take It Off.

How many people -beside me -think they need to take a few pounds off -or maybe, a whole lot of weight?

I know I could lose at least 20, maybe thirty pounds and still would have a good way to go if I were trying to get back down to my weight of 10-15 years ago. We need not delve into how many more pounds I would have to shed to get back to my "ideal' weight, according to the height and body type charts. Suffice it to say, it would keep some diet pill manufacturer in business for a while!

I've thought from time to time about maybe trying one of the over-the-counter type diet pills available today but boy, talk about confusing! There are so many different kinds and how do you determine which works the best, which is the safest pill, which is the best buy for effectiveness, safety AND price.

Just looking at the bottles on the shelves and comparing prices I suppose is one way you could make a selection. But, how risky is that? If you know anything at all about various health food type ingredients and can read the fine print on the bottles, you might be able to use that as a small guide of sorts.

But it still doesn't give you test results as to the actual effectiveness or safety and really, because often the packaging is such that one may be a 21 day supply, another would cover 30-days and some packages may even be for a smaller supply so you'd have to have a calculator along then to compute based on the number of pills per bottle, what the price per pill would actually be.

If I do decide to try some over-the-counter weight loss plan, one using diet pills, I think I would do a really serious search on the internet to try to determine what products would be the Best Diet Pill based on studies done that could be used then to determine all the advantages offered, along with any potential down sides to these products. After reading up on each product listed, I think I might then be able to make a fairly sane, relatively safe decision too as to whether or not I want to try this method to get rid of a lot of ugly fat or if I want to suffer and try the old-fashioned way by regulation of food types, calories and that really bad word I hate, exercise!

Let's face facts about weight though and that is many of us today are carrying a few extra pounds and weight loss might be very beneficial. But there are risks involved in dieting of any type so before making such a decision, be sure to do some homework and study ALL the pros, ALL the cons, of each type of diet and definitely, study up on each type of diet pill available too.

It is something to think about though and before I try to take any pounds off, I'd want to know that whatever pill I selected was the best diet pill for me!

Now, on to smaller things!


Minnesotablue said...

I remember a Dr. telling me years ago that the only way to lose weight is to push your plate away. Easier said than done!

Dianne said...

"now on to smaller things" - that gave me a good laugh! and laughing burns calories!!

I've been battling weight issues my whole life Jeni - I was the only newborn who needed plus size layette!

I have found in all my many diets that if you don't change the behavior that leads to over-eating, bad choices then you usually gain it back

I have lost and gained a village over the years

The Diva's Thoughts said...

They said this morning that there is a pill just coming out that will allow you to lose body fat without having to excercise. Very interesting.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

My problem is I love to eat. I only eat twice a day, but what I eat seems to be the problem. I love pasta. Nuff said. I've noticed that as I age I can't eat as much either. It just isn't right if you ask me. Have a great weekend. :)

Sandi McBride said...

Mama always told us the best exercise was pushing away from the table and leaving something behind on the plate...she was a smart lady! I hope you won't have to take pills, try a glass of water and a walk before, really!

Theresa said...

As you know from my target thursday's I would love if some pill would "cure" me from my excess pounds- however from my many diets I have learned there are no quick fixes- just making lifestyle changes- but don't overdo, change one thing every month, and keep the good habits of the previous months.

Suldog said...

I'm definitely carrying 15 extra because I haven't played as much ball as I usually do. What works for me - when I'm motivated - is to give up all wheat and dairy products for a month or so. I drop 12 or 15 in those 4 or 5 weeks even while still eating a lot.

terri said...

Diet pills would scare me, so I'd definitely consult with a doctor before trying anything.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

You have to exercise. Count calories and exercise is what works for me. I know everyone will roll their eyes if they look at my picture... but two years ago I lost 20 pounds and have kept it off through exercise and eating healthy. I'm going to be 40 soon, and I finally realized I have one life and I need to LIVE it.

Hammer said...

The only thing that works for me is cutting carbs.

The only way to lose weight is to take in less fuel than your body uses.

I've used chromium supplements before. It helps you metabolize better and stops sugar cravings.

gec said...

has anyone ever lost weight who has a slow thyroid?