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Is it as easy a taking a pill?

It is a safe assumption that eventually someone is going to invent the miracle pill.  This miracle pill will change your weight in the matter of a day or so.  After taking this pill you will have the physique of a gymnast and the abilities of an Olympic decathlete.

Maybe someday, but we’re not there yet.  Qysmia, or Qnexa, is the latest “miracle’ pill.  Sold as a weight loss drug, it is actually a combination of two older drugs: Topiramate, or Topomax, a drug used to treat epilepsy, and Phentermine – formerly known as Fen-Phen, the weight loss drug.

Qysmia has to be prescribed by a doctor so you can’t get it over the counter.  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have overactive thyroid, taking a MAOI anti-depressant, or have any heart conditions, don’t even think about it.  Actually, you shouldn’t even think about it regardless of any of these factors.  As with any drug or things manufactured by man, there are unwanted consequences.

Qysmia causes a loss of appetite.  Naturally, if you don’t eat you will lose weight.  But this is far from the best way to lose weight and one of the more dangerous methods.  Qysmia may also cause rapid heartbeat, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, dry mouth, numbness, tingling in the limbs, diarrhea, dizziness, depression, nausea, memory loss and memory problems, and slowed movements.

It gets worse:  You have to gradually increase the dosage.  If you don’t, you risk permanent damage.  When coming off this drug you have to gradually wean yourself off of it or you have seizures.  Remember, it has an epileptic drug as one of its components.

So sure, this pill is a real godsend.

Now for the REAL miracle pill.  The things you eat, along with when and how you eat them, can be stronger than any drug man has ever made.  And you know exactly what effects you will get so there are no unwanted consequences.  The right nutrients, when eaten at the right time and in the right amounts, produce the desired results.  These facts are as sure as mathematics and are the foundations of all nutrition plans produced by FitnessVT.

Is it as easy a taking a pill?  No, but nothing worthwhile is ever that simple.  Just having a little discipline and a heartfelt commitment can alter your life forever.  Pharmaceutical weight loss just cannot compete with the efficacy of Mother Nature.