The good old FDA in all it’s brilliance has done it again. The unfortunate part of this whole thing is that I literally choked on my beloved coffee once I read the article released by the AP. Just yesterday the FDA approved another new diet pill for doctors to prescribe to obese patients. The new drug is called Belvig. The FDA had denied approval for this drug in 2010 when scientist showed concerns that the drug may actually cause Tumors in people. But just yesterday the FDA approved this drug after “new information” was produced by the manufacture. Here’s the part that kicks my butt… The studies show that this drug has helped obese people lose as much as 5% of their body weight within a year. That means that a 300 lbs obese woman can lose as much as 15 pounds in a year. WTF? Give me a 300 Lb woman and I’ll help her lose 15 pounds in 2-3 weeks by two simple tweaks… 1. adding 15-20 minutes of walking to her lifestyle and 2. removing some starches from her diet. My point is this… You and I know that what you do and how you do it is the ultimate fat loss solution because you teach a lifestyle change, exercise, and good nutrition. BUT the general public doesn’t care. All they’re going to see is the ten o’clock news when the talking heads tell them that the FDA has approved a new weight loss pill. Then they’re going to see the TV ads from this drug company touting the new weight loss drug and encouraging them to “ask there doctor about it”. The public is going to see hope in this drug. But YOU have an ethical obligation to educate and enlighten your friends, family and community on this new drug and how like all other drugs that were once approved and are now banned, this may end up the same way. And that ultimately the hope of losing 5% of your body weight within a year shouldn’t out weigh the risk of side effects like potential TUMORS . Here’s your chance to email your friends, family, Facebook and tweet about this new drug and tell your community the truth before they hear the news and actually start considering Belvig as a viable option.
Your friend and coach,