Though many people concern themselves with the cosmetic appearance of being overweight which include (in common vernacular) double chins, love handles, thunder thighs, cankles, beer bellies, and some other worse terms that I won’t refer to, the health consequences associated with obesity are many.
For starters, obesity itself can impact our quality of life simply by virtue of the discomfort of lugging around those extra pounds. In fact, those extra pounds that many of us lug around can cause excessive wear and tear on our joints. Additionally, having an increased body mass index or bmi is a risk factor for the development of type II diabetes.
Obesity additionally increases our respective risks of developing other diseases including cardiovascular disease, possibly certain forms of cancer, gallbladder disease, as well as sleep apnea.
For those who strive to fight this battle of the bulge, many term to the latest get slim quick diet fad or perhaps the latest weight loss dietary supplement.
“I lost 35 pounds in just 6 weeks while taking xxxxx.”
To be certain, the ‘before and after’ photos and associated product testimonials for fad weight loss supplements are no indication that they actually work. Most of us are painfully aware of this reality, so why do we try them? To find out for ourselves?
Here’s a brief list of some dietary supplement ingredients that I’ve posted on in my blog:
- Hoodia Gordonii
- Grape seed extract
- Conjugated linoleic acid
- Raspberry Ketone
- Green Coffee Bean Extract