After about 25 years of on-and-off dieting, I came to the conclusion some time ago that there IS no magic bullet.......because if there were, the man or woman who invented it would be a hero (not to mention filthy stinkin' rich) and there wouldn't be a fat person left on the planet. Hello, who would CHOOSE to be overweight in a society like ours that discriminates against, pokes fun at, and otherwise does its level best to make life miserable for everyone who isn't a size 2?!
So, I don't bother with the pills, powders, potions, shakes, snake oil, or the extreme diets because I know in my heart of hearts that the obesity rescue squad isn't coming, for me or the millions of other fat Americans. No sense in wasting hard-earned money on a bottle of funky-smelling pills or an expensive elixir; the only way out is the long way through the process of changing what and how much we eat, determining how we should relate to food, and taking in fewer calories than we burn. Even drastic surgery won't help us, as long as we remain mired in bad eating habits......so what makes us think that the contents of a pill can "fix" us?:confused: