Hine has been hospitalized 10 times due to panic attacks, breathing problems, kidney stones and other effects of the pills she swallowed. More
Topic: diet pills
A bodybuilding and weight-loss drug known as DNP seems to be behind the death of an 18-year-old international student in the UK.
You may know that Bethenny Frankel, queen of Housewives and diet products, wrote a book recently. Titled “Skinnydipping,” it not only bears the same qualifier as all products born of her business empire, but it also appears to hit the topics of weight loss and dieting pretty hard, based on the excerpts released by Daily Beast. More
It’s a known fact that over-the-counter diet pills basically never lead to real weight loss. But that doesn’t stop the manufacturers of them from trying desperately to plant the seeds of body-negativity and, as a result, get people to buy their crappy snake oil. Yesterday, they did it by hacking the Twitter accounts of famous models, including Joan Smalls, Toni Garnn, Jourdan Dunn, and Lily Donaldson. Luckily, the models caught on pretty quick, according to Fashionista.
Last week, we learned that diet pills are basically useless. Some may curb your appetite or hit you with a blast of energy, but for the most part, they rarely live up to their claims of fast weight loss. But one thing they are capable of doing is lining the pockets of celebs who agree to endorse them. From Snooki to Jillian Michaels, these stars have advertised for weight loss solutions that, by and large, don’t help you lose weight. More
Lots of diet pills and products claim to promote weight loss. Some rev up metabolism with lots of caffeine or ephedra; others block absorption of fat or carbs. Some promise appetite reduction. So which type of weight-loss supplement works best? Uh, that would be none of them, according to a giant review published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Unless by ‘work’ you mean leads to bloating, heart palpitations and possibly stroke. More
I’ve already written about how amazing it is that Snooki‘s new Zantrex commercial features the same music as Jessie Spano‘s caffeine pill breakdown. Now it’s time for me to have a serious talk about her new body and why I’m so bummed that she’s peddling diet drugs instead of focusing on all the other hard work she’s been doing to get healthy. More
Snooki‘s new Zantrex3 diet pill ad features her and several other women dancing around to the song “I’m So Excited”…just like when Jessie Spano had that caffeine pill freakout on Saved By The Bell. This is the best coincidence ever. More
Jersey Shore‘s Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi showed off photos of herself in a swimsuit on Twitter this week, causing new commentary on her “super slim” figure. But the latest evidence of Snooki’s weight loss just makes her seem more like a poster child for how not to lose weight. Between the badly-done photoshop (is anyone else wondering where the bottom of her “monokini” went?), the risky Zantrex-3 diet pills she’s been using to lose weight, and her clear problems with body image in the past, we just wish we could give her a hug and a good body image counselor. More
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against more than 20 brands of so-called ‘natural’ weight-loss pills which actually contain a banned prescription diet drug called Meridia (brand name) or sibutramine (generic). Meridia was pulled from the U.S. market in 2010 after studies showed it increased users’ risk of heart attacks and strokes. More
So Zantrex-3 sounds to me like some sort of spaceship or far-off galaxy, but apparently it’s a diet pill—ahem, ‘supplement’—being promoted by Jersey Shore’s Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi as the secret to her recent weight-loss. In a new promo for the pill’s manufacturer, the 4’9″-tall reality starlet talks about how she went from 126 to 109 pounds with the help of Zantrex-3. More
Many popular weight-loss products claiming to boost metabolism or burn fat via the awesome power of natural medicine are actually chock-full of banned pharmaceuticals and other harmful substances, the New York Times reported yesterday. Apparently, today’s magic beans fall into two categories: Those that are nothing more than regular beans, and beans that are spiked with things that will kill you. More
Weight loss is long, slow process that most of us at some point in our lives will have to deal with. Since it takes such a short time to pack on the pounds, and an exponentially longer time to lose them again, our quick-fix society is always looking for easy and painless methods to drop a size without breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, the medical community is well aware of our collective neuroses and will do anything to sell us those easy weight-loss drugs . . . even if the drugs aren’t fit for consumption. Most of us will do anything to lose weight quickly and easily, but will you go so far as to take FDA rejected drugs? More