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Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

Overweight: why drugs and dieting might not make you lose weight.

If you look around our society today, there is one obvious problem that our people are seriously battling, it is called obesity. Scientifically, one is said to be obese when the so called BMI exceeds certain value, however, we consider ourselves obese when we feel heavy or develop protruding belly.
It is common place in community pharmacy settings or clinical setting in the hospitals for people to ask, ” am i gaining weight”? or “pharmacist what drug do i need to take so that I can lose this weight”.
Obesity is a very serious problem, and should be so considered. As obese people suffer psychological and social problem, they seek solution, most times in the wrong places. So many supplement peddlers and network marketers,convince people to be on certain supplements, that cost so much, only for them to discover after a while of being on the drug(s) that it was nothing but a mirage. Out of desperation people also resort to starving or dieting( whatever that means) in order to lose weight,but one discovers that after a while,the starving is not helping.
There is a very popular drug called orlistat that will not make one to lose weight but will however prevent you from gaining extra weight. Orlistat, a lipase inhibitor, reduces the absorption of dietary fat. If orlistat can prevent one from gaining weight,how about losing the ones you already have? The answer is very simple, dieting and exercise makes you lose your present weight.Therefore, for orlistat to be effective, exercise and dieting must come first. Should you decide to use your hard earned money to buy drugs and supplements or starve yourself,my sister,you wasting your time and money. You must understand that exercise is one of the best ways of preventing the rapid growth of obesity in Africa.
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9 comments

  1. But I have people on diet and they lost weight, if you are implying that diet cannot make one lose weight, I beg to disagree

  2. I am not saying that at all, it is very commonsensical that somebody who is starving in the name of dieting loses weight,i am sure you have seen people in war fronts, they look lean, why,because they starve.my point is that,if you are not “starving” but dieting in the real sense of it, you might not gain extra weight,but the one you already have must be burnt by exercise.Bola,all obese people have one thing in common, they crave for junks

  3. I think I totally agree with the pharmacist, my sister has been dieting for ages, yet she is as fat as ever, but one thing is sure for her, she cannot do without crackers and yoghurts.. they truly crave for junks

  4. I think I totally agree with the pharmacist, my sister has been dieting for ages, yet she is as fat as ever, but one thing is sure for her, she cannot do without crackers and yoghurts.. they truly crave for junks food

  5. That picture is so funny, is the weighing machine crying for help.
    Okay, what of those ladies who are slim, but gain weight after child birth

  6. My uncle has pot belly, a friend once told him is because his love for beer, my question is, can beer make one grow obese or pot belly

  7. Can beering make one grow pot belly, I need clarifications o

  8. We can’t really talk about losing weigt without dieting. Dieting simply means eating a moderate amount of good food only when hungry but within the confines of three square meals a day. It is not the starvation people confuse it for. In its own right, it helps to maintain already lost weight while exercise does the actual fat burning. They have to go hand in hand and none mist be done in isolation.
    Alcoholic fatty liver disease decreases the liver’s ability to burn fat and so the pot belly in chronic beer drinkers with accompanying lifestyle issues. It is not a life threatening disorder though but is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.
    Women that gain weight after putting to bed simply refuse to shed the weight gathered during pregnancy as a result of excessive eating.

  9. I think you have said it all, @ rotimi and bola, I am sure p
    [one_half]eeay has answered your questions adequately

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