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New FDA-approved weight loss device shows promise
- By Florencia Halperin, MD, Contributor
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Florencia Halperin, MD, Contributor
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Interesting article, thoughtful and informative.
There was a time when I was desperately trying to lose weight and nothing seemed to work, no miracle pills or shakes but I was going at it the wrong way, until one day I decided to commit and stop making excuses. If you want to lose weight you have to truly commit, it’s a lifestyle change. Here are some tips to get you started: drink plenty of water, walk at least 30 minutes a day, lay off the soda, consume little sugar, juice may seem healthy but it’s packed with sugar, also cut down on the pastries and carbs like pasta and bread. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits instead of other snacks. Nuts are healthy and great for weight loss.
Once again a new medical innovation “device” to help people lose weight, yet it is unclear of how long to use it and what happens to the weight when it is no longer being used? If a person continues eating/drinking the same as he/she has always done them the weight will come right back regardless of how much was temporarily lost. Losing weight is about changing one’s eating/drinking habits Permanently: That is difficult.
Any medications and or devices are short term stop gap measures which may do more harm in the long run if the patient thinks losing weight is hopeless.
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