I've been looking at a health food store's website and at the page about Fat Metaboliser tablets. - It states:
Fat Metaboliser is designed as an easy to use
lifestyle plan to help achieve weight loss when
combined with exercise and a low-fat diet
can help weight control only as part of a calorie
1. There is no evidence whatever that exercise and a low-fat intake result in weight loss for overweight people. And there is some evidence that low fat intake tends to cause depression. If you feel you need to get rid of excess fat, here is some helpful, factual advice: see FAT RETENTION
2. There is no evidence whatever that a calorie controlled diet results in weight loss for overweight people. - There is evidence, however, that when overweight people reduce calories they frequently GAIN weight... (This is because inadequate calorie intake increases fluid retention - the cause of obesity - in overweight people.) - And the small proportion who lose weight are greatly harmed by the dieting and die sooner than the overweight people who do NOT diet...
Calorie counting and advice about increasing exercise and reducing fat intake to reduce obesity are ineffective, counter-productive and often damaging. - See the article in the British Medical Journal of November 2003 http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/327/7423/1085 for actual research on what happens when this advice is followed! - Over 800 obese adults were put on energy deficit diets, given diet sheets and plenty of instruction and help from trained staff, and apparently, visited fortnightly for a year, at the end of which they had GAINED weight! This mirrors the real experience of obese people, viz. - dieting makes you fat.
It is commonly accepted now, except by the 'experts', that less than 5% of dieters actually lose weight, and most gain weight as a result of dieting. - Even the ones who manage to lose weight do not usually improve their health. - See http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,1515455,00.html for a report in The Guardian of Monday, June 27th 2005. It is about a huge research study of nearly 3000 people over a period of 18 years. The study found that overweight people who diet to reach a healthier weight are more likely to die young than those who remain fat. It also found that dieting causes physiological damage that in the long term can outweigh the benefits of the weight loss.
Salty food causes fluid retention/weight gain/obesity in people who are sensitive to salt, so for overweight people to lose weight they need to avoid eating salt and salty food.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!Obesity and the Salt Connection
Children and Obesity
http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/socio.html - social and economic considerations