As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will - for the first time - discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester.
Even though most of your baby weight seemed to melt off easily after your baby was born, it's not uncommon to have 10 stubborn pounds still hanging around, despite the fact that you exercise and eat well. If you lost the initial baby weight by cutting your calories and adding exercise, your weight loss may have slowed to a halt because your metabolism has slowed to make up for the loss of calories, according to Dr. Barry Levin in "Fitness Magazine."
Oral HCG weigh- loss products have invaded the consumer market as a more convenient alternative to receiving HCG injections. HCG, which stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin, is a hormone derived from the urine of pregnant women. The use of HCG as a weight loss aid -- which became the rage in the 1950s -- has long since been discredited, says Dietscam.org, a service of the National Council Against Health Fraud.
Stacker 2 diet pills are herbal dietary supplements promoted for weight loss. NVE Pharmaceuticals, which makes Stacker 2 and similar over-the-counter weight loss supplements, uses caffeine as this supplement's active ingredient. Caffeine probably won't give you the weight loss results you want, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI. And another ingredient in Stacker 2, bitter orange, may be unsafe to use.
Adolescence is difficult enough without the added pressure of being overweight. During a time in life when insecurities abound, looking in the mirror at a larger-than-average body creates a backdrop for depression and the development of eating disorders. Weight-loss camps for teenagers exist nationwide. Understanding their structure and mission will help you decide if it is the right solution for your overweight teenager.
Weight-loss surgery for children remains a controversial medical option. Even though the growing rates of youth obesity are well documented, many health professionals contend that going under the knife is not an effective means for children to deal with their weight issues. No one knows exactly how many adolescents are turning to surgery to get thinner. As reported by Laura Beil in the New York Times (2010), one of the few studies, published in March 2007 in the "Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine" noted that bariatric surgery in teenagers is relatively rare but rising fast: the number of operations tripled from 2000 to 2003 when 800 surgeries were performed.
The FDA routinely issues press releases announcing the recall of various weight loss supplements. In December 2010, the Authentic Formula Fruta Planta, an herbal weight loss supplement, was pulled from the market because it contained a controlled substance called sibutramine. However, this diet pill recall is one of only many issued by the FDA. You can't really know what your diet pills contain because the majority of these are classified as dietary supplements -- not drugs.
Weight loss can be challenging, especially when you try and balance work and family with diet and exercise. Going away to a weight loss camp can jump-start your healthy lifestyle without distractions. Because weight loss camps offer a variety of options, choosing the right program is essential to success.
Appuloss diet pills, called Diet and Energy, are an herbal dietary supplement marketed for weight loss. According to marketing claims made by the manufacturer, Appuloss supplements purportedly stimulate thermogenesis -- increased metabolism. However, dietary supplements, including herbal weight loss supplements like Appuloss, are not intended to treat, prevent or cure any medical condition, including obesity.