Saturday, April 21, 2012


Well, after three weeks of taking natural weight loss supplements I didn't drop any weight.  I can't say I am shocked by the results, because I ate the same food and I worked out the same amount of time, as well. 

You can swallow as much kidney bean extract as you want, but if you don't change your diet and your exercise routine, I don't think you are going to lose any weight. 

Maybe that was the problem - maybe I didn't slim down because I never believed the natural weight loss supplements would work. You see, there was no placebo effect.

Placebo effect?   

There was a recent of episode of the CBS news program 60 Minutes, which highlighted a Harvard study that claimed that antidepressants worked on people only (emphasis added) because the patients believed they would work, and not because of the ingredients contained within the drug.

Here is the link if you want to watch the 60 Minutes story:

If the theory behind the Harvard study is correct, maybe natural remedies work for some people simply because they believe they'll work. And perhaps the natural weight loss supplements didn't work for me because I didn't believe they would work. Who knows? 

I do know this - I am sure that the Herbal Remedy Wife has another challenge waiting for me. What could it be?

First of all let me say that I don’t think The Skeptical Husband used the prescribed diet product as directed. The label states that you need to take a capsule before every meal. I noticed the husband doing this about every fifth meal or so. So there was big time “user error” involved in this experiment. However, it’s no secret that good ole diet and exercise is truly the best way to shed some pounds. I think eating right and counting calories is a fantastic way to lose weight.

When it comes to optimal health, diet and lifestyle choices are hugely important. Many people have the attitude that a medicine or remedy will do all the hard work for them or don’t always see the connections of how their poor diet and lifestyle choices are contributing to their health problems. One small example: I see many people looking for a magic pill for heartburn and acid reflux. While there are some supplements that will provide temporary relief for this problem, a better solution would be to eat smaller meals, not eat late at night, and to consume foods that are less acid forming. The most acid forming substances often found in the typical American diet include meat, eggs, dairy, white flour, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, prescription drugs, and chemical sweeteners.

So is heartburn the only bad side effect of a highly acidic diet? You wish! An acid forming diet can decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and nutrients, decrease energy production in the cells, decrease the body’s ability to repair damaged cells, and can make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness. So think about it, if you feel like crap there’s a good chance it may be because of crap you’re consuming. Does this mean one should cut out all acid forming foods? Not necessarily, just make sure that the majority of your diet is not made up of the worst offenders. Just some food for thought.

Speaking of food, the next challenge for the Skeptical Husband is to read The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle. The book details why Tuttle became a vegan. Look for his review soon.


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