Someone asked me recently, in between bites of fried chicken and fries, if I would give them a tummy tuck. Not enough to cast judgment,
"But if you put yourself out In a caloric deficit, you could loose more weight from all over than that. "
" No, that's gonna take too long. "
"It's just my belly that's the problem."
That conversation reminded me that we have entered into the era where now is the most important time ever.
"We want to buy something, we can get it immediately online or from a wide selection of stores that are open late." [1
… We get you fat, we get rich, We try to get you slim, we get richer
The weight-loss industry is so rewarding that the very ones are the same ones who are the biggest profiteers from selling weight-loss products and programs t you fat, we get rich, we try to get you slim, we get richer.
Detoxes and slimming teas are flying off the shelves. ad nauseum on social media, mainstream media, and by unlucky friends who unwittingly signed up for a pyramid scheme.
There is one company that operates in Jamaica that achieves the promised weight loss goals but many of their patients put their weight on it.
We have seen the obvious causes of the obesity crisis – junk food and inactivity – much harder to see the damage caused by fad diets and 'Lose Weight Fast'
Many persons are frustrated with their weight case.
Popular TV host Dr Oz was raked across the coals of a Senate Committee looking into his touting of weight-loss aids on his TV show. For years, colleagues of Dr Oz have been panning his enthusiastic endorsements of products with no scientific evidence to back up their claims as miracle supplements.
Diet pills such as Fen-Fen have been taken off the market and other supplements have been ordered to remove dangerous ingredients, such as ephedrine, from their products. In spite of these moves, the lose-weight-quick market continues to thrive, driven by nutritional experts and Instagram models. Everybody wants to look good now and what should be the ideal reason for weight loss, improved health, takes a back seat.
Getting weight on a hamster wheel in a desperate attempt to shed the regained weight
Losing weight rapidly on crash diets is usually not sustainable because the associated lifestyle changes need to maintain the results accompany the diet. Additionally, the dieter loses the skeletal muscle mass that would normally burn fat while resting, contributing to a higher metabolic rate. When you start to lose weight and muscle, you are in a worse situation than when you started. The water weight begins to come back immediately after the diet ends. The fat returns with a vengeance, because there is less muscle to use as fuel.
The result: you lose weight fast and then you hit a plateau and come off the diet ,
Many so-called fitness experts on social media hawk products with their lean physiques as if they were that. However, a supplement to a contract with a person has many followers in order to get their product advertised.
The Fitness Model phenomenon has boomed over the last few years, especially on picture-sharing platform Instagram.  Nobody thinks.
Many start-up supplement companies are using the models to target their followers portray them as regular folks on a fitness journey. This is a completely different game from a bodybuilder selling supplements.
The dangers of weight-loss products continue to be overlooked because of the money they make to them.
As usual, as long as the consumer is concerned, who cares if the consumer is harmed. Welcome to the new world.
– Dr Alfred Dawes is a general laparoscopic and weight-loss surgeon at the Island Laparoscopy and Medical Care;