Australian scientists report weight loss breakthrough
What do you want to bet that in the end these new drugs will not work and may even harm individuals?
How about everyone re-learning to eat properly and to exercise regularly? We all need to look again at Dr. Atkins' teachings to realize that we are eating lots of bad stuff -- it is no wonder we are overweight! Worse yet, the heavier we are, the less we move. The less we move, the more stressed we are because we are overweight, and the more weight we gain. It is a well-documented vicious circle. So, here is my free non-drug recommendation to anyone that wants to lose weight:
1. Get advise from a nutrition expert. There are free websites that will help you with information. You can start with MyPyramid, then search for free nutrition advise. SparkPeople is a great community-based support group that can help immensely.
2. Exercise regularly: four or more times a week, 30 minutes each session. Something as simple as going for a walk will make a big difference. Again, there is plenty of help on and off line. Freetrainers can help with some exercise programs. There are tons of free demos on-line at YouTube. By all means, start slowly and build up a little at a time.
3. Find ways to control stress: Yoga, meditation, and exercise are all great ways of helping with life's strain on our body. In most communities there are free Yoga and other related classes. You can visit your local library and borrow books and/or videos about Yoga and meditation.
Of course, as a smart individual you should consult your family physician before enrolling in a new nutrition or exercise program, especially if you have medical conditions that could be affected by lifestyle changes. By all means, talk to your doctor before wasting money on pills for weight control.
And, just thinking allowed, if scientists are just discovering these new fat-burning enzymes, what are all the "diet" products in the market all about? :-)