There is a pill to prevent pregnancy where is the pill to prevent flab?

I have reached that point yet again where I know that I need to take action over my weight. The problem is that I like food and taking action is hard work.

I have done it successfully before but it is no fun and takes ages or takes a lot of money.

Jenny Craig is very efficient and if I could afford it I could easily lose a kilo a week on it till I was back in shape. The problem is that I can’t afford it.

Also last time I used Jenny Craig the helpful mentor/ cheer leader to support me in my weight loss was a huge Whaleoil fan. Instead of wanting to talk about me, all she wanted to talk about was him, sigh. I actually finished the programme before I hit my goal weight simply to avoid having to answer questions about how Cameron was doing.

We all know that sex is pleasurable but we can avoid the side effects of pregnancy thanks to contraception. Well I love eating and I want to avoid the side effects. When will the Scientists stop studying Global warming and do some useful study that will contribute to me being able to fit my size 12 jeans again?

I don’t want to stop eating yummy things. I love fruit and vegetables and I don’t drink soft drinks but I don’t exercise enough and I only get 6-7 hours of sleep a night which makes it extra hard to lose weight. I also love potato chips and I want to scoff them whenever I feel like it. Is that too much to ask? Their salty crunchiness makes life worth living.

It turns out there is a reason why I enjoy potato chips, they actually activate a cannabis like compound in my body which makes me feel good.

We love fat, and there’s good reason why.

Scientists are beginning to understand the the ways in which our bodies react biochemically to fat, and it may lead to new ways to curb our addictions to unhealthy foods.

In a new study (see abstract), published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, California researchers have discovered that receptors in our mouths, upon coming into contact with fat, triggering a powerful addiction-type mechanism in our guts.

Essentially it activates cannabis-like compounds in our body. Fat, therefore, makes us happy and we want more.

This study shows that oral sensing of fat sends a signal to the brain, which in turn sends a signal to the gut leading to formation of endocannabinoids, which in turn re-enforce fat eating.

This is probably why, just eating one piece of fatty food (say one potato chip or French fry) is so hard. Simply eating one makes you want to continue eating till the whole bag or plate is empty.

Unfortunately, the drug rimonabant, used to effectively block this effect in this study, is no longer available for obesity management (it was withdrawn due to its negative impact on mood), but it may well be that other CB-1 inhibitors that do not enter the brain may prove to be effective to reduce fat intake.

Perhaps drug researchers can identify CB-1 inhibitors like rimonabant that do not have similarly bad side effects.


It is well past time that a pill was invented to limit how much fat is created by our bodies. Why can’t I take one with each meal to limit how much of the meal ends up on my hips? I don’t care about stupid electric cars or Google glass, I want to be slim with no effort required thank you very much so hurry up already and invent it.

I have used Weight Watchers and that worked well too. Eventually however having to work out the point score of each snack and meal gets tedious.

The person who invents what I want will become rich beyond their wildest dreams.

The experts of course claim that:

The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to adopt a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen for life. So put down those carb blockers and potato chips, and get your butt to the gym.

Party poopers!



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