Originally Posted by MrsJim
If we had a Post of the Day, this would definitely be it.
This sentence rings especially true:
I've just recently found out that I'm entering the wonderful world of perimenopause
and have to start watching my blood pressure. I'm over 40, and heart disease is the leading killer of women my age.
These OTC diet pills, which are touted as 'all natural' (implying 'safe') are NOT safe for those with HBP.
Even if you're not yet 40, it's a good idea to get into the habit of taking your blood pressure on a regular basis - rather than waiting for your annual physical. Most pharmacies and drugstores (including grocery stores with in-store pharmacies) have free, easy to use blood pressure monitors available for customers' use. It has become a habit for me to take my blood pressure whenever I go shopping - I just sit down, stick my arm in the sleeve, push the button and wait - takes less than a minute.
Ladies and gentlemen - I KNOW we all want to lose weight and maintain our losses - but doing it HEALTHFULLY must be paramount.
As Lovemylife has so eloquently said - just because these oft-touted pills are 'natural' does NOT mean they are safe, certainly they are not safe for everyone. It's not just LOOKING good - it's FEELING good and being healthy - and setting a great example for others to follow
Yes, really... Yes, I am looking good, but I am feeling awful because of the backache and always feeling hungry. BUT
when I am doing good workouts, I am feeling much better. Maybe sports is the key to success?