A Particular Diet Pill

“If you didn’t need a pill to get fat, why would you need one to get unfat?”  – anonymous

So I am in my motel room in Orlando this past weekend and happen to be flipping through the tele.  We don’t have a television at home, so I’ll admit it was, for a couple of hours, kind of nice to just flip and be reminded how little there is of “good” television. Anyways, while I was flipping I came across an infomercial for a product called Lyposene. It is not the first diet pill to be sold, and it won’t be the last.

It promises/guarantees that you will lose weight without having to change any other aspect of your lifestyle.  In other words, if you’re lazy and don’t do squat, never mind doing squats, this will still work. Now that is a pretty bold claim! That being said, I bet you it does work and I am going to tell you why I think so.  I looked at the ingredients. Turns out its active ingredient is glucomannan, more commonly known as the Japanese root Konjac.  Apparently it is used in Japan as an herb to help lose and maintain weight, etc. for generations and that it is one of the most studied weight loss agents. So what is Konjac root?  Well its fiber. When mixed with water it becomes a more gel like substance filling your stomach more making you feel fuller. Therefore ultimately leading you to eat less and consume fewer calories resulting in weight loss. Okay sounds good!  Sign me up!  OR I could eat more leafy greens and other vegetables, like celery.  Get all the nutrients I need. Get more than enough fiber. Therefore eating less crap because I feel full and satisfied because I am getting the fiber I need and all the nutrients I need for superhuman metabolic efficiency. Now if that doesn’t do it for you, I suppose you could try their 30 day money back guarantee.

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