I hear about it, I read about it, I see it ALL THE TIME…everyone wants to take the pills, the powders, the secret juice, the magic potions in order to lose weight fast or get big quick.
Generally, manufacturers do not need to register their products with FDA or get FDA approval before producing or selling dietary supplements. – http://www.fda.gov/food/dietarysupplements
The quote above should be scary to some I hope…taken directly from the FDA website…smh!
I don’t know if you saw my rant on Instagram (xCG3x)…but people always say verbatim…”Oh my friend lost a lot of weight taking _____ or doing _____.” That’s great, losing weight is a HUGE accomplishment, but here are 2 major questions to ask: (1.) Has that person been able to keep the weight off for over a year using the same method/have they gained weight? (2.) Is your long term health worth the risk of having the numbers on the scale drop a few pounds for just a short time?
Rule of Thumb: try to know all the ingredients for everything you put in your body, why you are doing so, and what the benefit is. If you can’t pronounce some of the ingredients on the label of something, at the very least just be cautious.
Just know you do not need supplements to get lean or to be healthy or even to gain more muscle mass. Try to get your nutrition from whole food sources and not out of a bottle. STOP RELYING ON POTIONS…health and nutrition is not wizadry, Harry…get yo ass to the grocery store.
*Special shout out to my friend Rachelle from sunny Arizona for letting me put her on blast on my blog. She’s Jessie Spano and I’m Zach Morris…..wooooooooahhhhh baysiiide!*