For decades, losing weight has become an obsession with a lot of people around the world. People want to look younger and healthier.
One diet plan says you can lose 20 lbs in 20 days or 40 lbs in 40 days. Another diet plan says you can lose weight quickly and safely. Apart from individual weight loss centers, there are several franchises offering weight loss programs. Notable among them are Mayo clinic’s weight loss center, Jenny Craig’s, CrossFit, Curves, Weight Watchers, Smart for Life, Physicians weight loss centers to name a few.
There are several diet pills and Belviq and Qsymia were approved by FDA recently. Lot of doctors are using wait and watch approach to prescribing these pills to their patients. In trials, patients taking Belviq lost about 5 percent of their total weight. Qsymia had a better record coming up with 10 percent loss of weight. There is widespread speculation that both of these pills won’t be in the market for at least 5 years from now.
The US weight loss market is estimated to be about $60 Billion per year. That is a lot of money people have been spending to lose weight. According to Wikipedia, weight loss means reduction of the total body mass.
For years, losing weight is an obsession for so many peoples around the world. There are so many weight loss programs out there. A lot of them use celebrities to advertise their products. Every one claims that theirs is the best weight loss program.
Some use pills, some use healthy diet, some mix diet with exercise, etc. For a novice, it is so confusing which weight loss program works the best because there are so many to choose from.
One weight loss site says that it offers Physician supervised balanced diet and meal plan. It also says that its weight loss programs are easy to follow and if a person is committed then losing weight is a sure thing.
There is widespread complaint that a lot of fat loss programs result in decreased energy and very little loss of weight leaving the person is despair. FDA recently approved the drug Qsymia, marking the first time in a decade in which a drug has been approved. FDA had both praise and criticism in approving the drug. There are obvious side effects and that only the drug alone is not sufficient to reduce weight. Originally known as Qnexa, FDA had the name changed to Qsymia to avoid conflict with sounding names.
About one third of Americans are obese and many have chronic problems as a result of obesity like heart disease, arthritis, etc. Consuming Qsymia will help but that alone is not sufficient to reduce obesity.