While I do think there are some unsafe diet pills out there, I think that this article is making claims no differently than what the author says the diet pill industry does. Indeed, there actually are many healthy, natural supplements out there that not only work, but they are totally safe, and indeed beneficial. I have personally studied and read peer reviewed journal articles about many of these supplements. There are many natural supplements that do aid in appetite suppression, lower cholesterol, encourage thermogenesis (increased metabolism to burn calories), balance sugar levels, and a host of other positive health benefits. There are huge numbers of these articles that exist, proving that some of these supplements do indeed allow people to lose weight without a ton of exercising or changing of a person's diet. In my experience, however, one has to do their own research, and discover what's right for them. For many of the articles I've read, while exercise and diet doesn't have to change while taking the supplements, people who did lost more weight, and obviously are more healthy. Why wouldn't we all want to take supplements that not only have proven health benefits aside from weightloss, but would allow you to drop a few pounds as well? I think people need to research and educate themselves before they start slamming natural products that actually have science and rigor behind them.
- 1/26/2013 5:26:14 PM