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how can i convience a friend to stop taking diet pills? she's taking an OTC pill to lose 15 pounds

Thu. Apr 13, 12:18pm

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Maybe you can pull up some info on the web talking about how they are dangerous AND a waste of money...

I admit, I've been taken in by looking for a "quick fix" in the past, but once I realized how harmful a lot of these pills are, I have not taken them.

My brother is a doctor-- he looked at the bottles and told me of his concern. (at that point, I just had them laying around, and was not taking them.)

Perhaps, you might recommend she check with her doctor before taking them? Maybe that will help? Otherwise, you could try to be supportive and offer some of your own hints as to how you are doing weightloss properly (assuming that you are :-) )

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 12:32 PM

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tell her that none of them really work. They all act as placebo (if not for nasty side effects and even death). If you take any diet pill, there is always this tiny print saying 'combined w/ diet and exercise', most of them even include those little booklets with meal/exercise plans in tiny script.

If there were any pills that worked they would be by prescription only and cost hundreds of dollars...

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 12:36 PM

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Experience

If she's like me you can try and talk to her from now untill eternity, but the only thing that worked for me was experience. Most people don't learn because they think they will be different than all the other people and they will work for them, even though that is a dream. The truth is they just don't work.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 2:13 PM

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thanks for y'alls help ladies. I told her my peace and am leaving it at that.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 2:35 PM

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My doctor put me on diet pills a few years ago, sure I lost 40 pounds but once I went off them I gained all the weight back and then some. There is alot of info here on the internet about diet pills have her check it out.

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 10:27 PM

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