I went to visit my mother today and was surprised and happy to see that she had lost about twenty pounds. But she's doing it by using appetite suppressants -- she's literally popping them before every meal. I'm worried about her health because the drop in weight has been very sudden (in about six weeks, I'd say, and she's 46). I am also worried because the pills are costing her about $100 a week and because I don't think she'll be able to maintain this sort of weight loss since she is eating very little. I had breakfast this morning with her and she just had one of those 40-cal pieces of dry toast. I made eggs and grilled asparagus and fruit salad and she wouldn't have any of it.
Has anyone else dealt with a family member doing a crash diet plan that might endanger their health? Did you say anything? My father seems to be supporting her through it, but he doesn't eat well either. I just don't want her to hurt herself.