FAT!

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FAT!

Physicians are saying there is an obesity epidemic here in America and more and more people are coming to terms with being overweight or even obese.  There are plenty of photos on social media of smiling very fat people saying, “I am fat, but happy and healthy.”  Happiness is a personal state of mind and cannot be measured, but weight can. Surely 10-15 lbs. over ideal weight would not make much of a difference to anyone’s health, yet still will make some difference to appearance and clothing size. It’s fine and good if obese people feel happy, but they cannot be healthy.

Just last week the European heart journal published a huge study on health and extra weight conducted in a dozen European countries.  To make it to the point, the conclusion is if someone is heavily over-weight, while even metabolic markers might be normal at some stage, the risk of heart attacks, stroke ,diabetes is much higher than that of a person with normal weight – Hence, heavily over-weight people are not healthy.  Also as a cardiologist myself, I can tell you when over-weight people are in the hospital, it’s much more difficult to treat them.  It’s more difficult to put in the IV, the position on the table for surgery is difficult, etc.  So with all this social acceptance of being over-weight (which is logical since we here in United States have around 50% of the population over-weight) it’s not healthy and cannot be!

There are many talk shows about weight loss and people are saying “I’ve tried whatever I could and failed.” The reality is these people did not stop eating excessively.  We have a multi-million dollar fat burner market here in USA, people are buying them at huge quantities and still not losing weight. Does it tell you something?

I did not find any conclusive evidence that all these fat burners work, that’s why ABN does not make any fat burners.  We want to make products that work and if we’ll find any evidence (scientifically proven of course) that fat burners work, we’ll start to make one. However at this stage if anyone wants to lose weight the ONLY OPTION IS TO EAT LESS!  Use your will power and it will work. (Again, being doctor I know there are a few medical conditions which make people gain weight, but we are not talking about such a circumstance which requires medical attention).  From my experience I found the best weight loss diet is intermittent fasting.  Maybe 2 or 3 days a week, you have dinner around 8:00 pm and don’t eating anything until 5:00 pm of the next day, but remember to drink plenty of water. I found for lot of people it’s mentally easier to completely restrain themselves from eating, than to cut out food consumption on each and every meal, but again you need to really want to lose weight and have the will power to make it happen.  Do not wait for the magic wand from fat burners, they won’t work.