Have you watched breaking bad yet?
It’s a cool TV series about a chemistry teacher who after getting terminal cancer decides to start manufacturing and selling his own drugs to support his family when he is gone.
Im only on the 2nd serious but enjoying the story so far.
The drug he makes is a form of super pure crack cocaine, guess what the side effects are?
Weight loss lol
Nope im not going to start selling illegal drugs but instead want to discuss the current so called magic pills within the fitness industry.
First up Fat Burners
These can be bought from most supplement shops and online, some even claim to reset your metabolism while burning body fat.
Just like Mr Heisenberg’s crack cocaine you may experience weight loss quicker than normal, but what is the longterm health effect on your body?
They can manipulate hormone regulation, cause adrenal fatigue, heart palpitations and trigger underlying health problems.
Other side effects include increased blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings and even death.
Yep your quest to look better and become healthy could result in any number of these side effects, and you could be worse off.
Next up Meal Replacement Shakes
Yep we have all heard of Herbalife and Juice+ and there are other similar products that encourage to to substitute real food for a quid nutritious weight loss shake?
Ronaldo and Messi drink it so it must work?
I’m not doubting people can get some good weight loss results from these products, I’m asking what is the cost?
Just like smoking was prescribed for weight loss back in the day, we all know how that turned out.
Most of these meal replacement shakes consist of the cheapest quality ingredients in order for them to make a profit.
Headaches, constipation, diarrhea, lightheadedness, nausea, and stomach upset are some reported side effects.
Ephedra, a common ingredient has been known to cause psychosis, tremors, kidney stones, high blood pressure, sweats, rapid heartbeat, and damage to the heart and other organs.
It has been linked to strokes, seizures and death.
There are lots of magic pills out there that can get you fantastic results with but they all come at a significant cost to your health and possibly your life.
I’m not saying all supplements are bad, some can be very beneficial when combined with a healthy nutrition plan and exercise.
Green Tea, Lean Greens, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc & Omega 3 are fantastic supplements that can improve your health when combined with real nutritious foods.
Learning more about your own nutrition is the best and quickest way to get lifelong lasting results that will improve your health, keep you looking toned and hot while keeping the weight off.
So yep there are shortcuts and magic pills but the question to ask yourself is, are they worth it?
Robert “No Shortcuts” Clarkson
P.S. Argos still has a sale on Fitbit activity monitors, have you got yours yet?