Thursday, April 5, 2012

Great news for weight loss - sorta

Yes!  Now you can trade your health for weight loss.  May 'sound' dangerous, but that depends on your perspective.  

Example: Qnexa - in 2010 the FDA said this diet drug said too dangerous for human consumption due to heart problems, birth defects and memory loss.  they're ready to reverse their decision now!  No, the drug isn't any safer now, it's just that the dangers of obesity have been raised up enough to make the side effects worth it.  That's progress!

Fen phen was taken off the market with many of the same ingredients

What’s in Qnexa? It’s a combination of two older drugs: the amphetamine phentermine, which is approved for short-term weight loss, and topiramate, an anti-seizure and anti-migraine drug sold by Johnson & Johnson as Topamax. Phentermine helps suppress appetite, while topiramate is supposed to make patients feel fuller.

Worst Beverage in America

  • Worst Water - Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water

    Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Éclair Bars
  • Worst Bottled Tea - SoBe Green Tea

    Sugar Equivalent: 4 slices Sara Lee Cherry Pie
  • Worst Energy Drink - Rockstar Energy Drink

    Sugar Equivalent: 6 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts
  • Worst Bottled Coffee- Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino

    Sugar Equivalent: 32 Nilla Wafers
  • Worst Soda - Sunkist

    Sugar Equivalent: 6 Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Worst Beer - Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

    Carbohydrate Equivalent: 12-pack of Michelob Ultra
  • Worst Kids’ Drink - Tropicana Tropical Fruit Fury Twister

    Sugar Equivalent: Two 7-ounce canisters Reddi-wip
  • Worst Functional Beverage - Arizona Rx Energy

    Sugar Equivalent: 6 Cinnamon Roll
  • Worst Espresso Drink - Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream

    Sugar Equivalent: 8½ scoops Edy’s Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream
  • Worst Lemonade - Auntie Anne’s Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer

    Sugar Equivalent: 11 bowls of Cookie Crisp cereal
  • Worst Frozen Coffee Drink - Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte

    Sugar Equivalent: 12 Dunkin’ Donuts Bavarian Kreme Doughnuts
  • Worst Margarita - Traditional Red Lobster Lobsterita

    Carbohydrate Equivalent: 7 Almond Joy candy bars
  • Worst Beverage in America - Cold Stone PB&C

    Sugar Equivalent: 30 Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies