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26 April 2011

Fad diets: dangers to avoid

There are certain characteristics of slimming diets and weight-loss regimens that you need to be on the lookout for. Find out what they are before you take things too far.

There are certain characteristics of slimming diets and weight loss regimens that you need to be on the lookout for. Find out what they are before you take things too far.

There are characteristics of slimming diets and weight-loss regimens which you need to be on the look out for, namely insistence that you must take certain pills or powders to make the diet work and warnings that the diet should only be used for short periods and/or that you need to stop if you develop certain symptoms.

a) Epinephrine or an epinephrine-derivative

Any slimming pill or liquid which contains epinephrine can cause a whole host of side-effects such as insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, tremor and palpitations. One of the most unfortunate side-effects is that the appetite-suppressant effect tends to wear off over time, so you either get no result or start taking higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect. This is not a desirable scenario and should be avoided.

 
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