Diet pills consumed in large quantities by teen girls seeking athletic look

Diet pills consumed in large quantities by teen girls seeking athletic look

Diet pills are now being consumed by an alarming number of teenagers -- both girls and boys -- in an attempt to achieve an athletic body look without actually having to engage in sports. A frightening 34% of teen girls are now popping these diet pills, a figure that''s even higher than males.

It''s part of the great American culture of instant results without effort: pop a few diet pills and get a sleek, athletic body without any real effort. Or that''s how the marketing hype goes. In reality, pills can''t possibly give you an athletic look. Even worse, they compromise your health and are especially risky to the bone development of young adults.

What these teenagers really need to be doing, if they want thin bodies, is to give up soft drinks, pizza, alcohol, fast food, snack chips, fried foods, refined carbohydrates, and other forms of processed foods. Doing so would radically alter the shape of their bodies, even if they didn''t engage in hard-core athletics.

But of course that''s a lot to ask from today''s teenagers, it seems. If you want to experience extreme frustration, just try to explain nutrition (see related ebook on nutrition) to a 14 year old girl.

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Overview:

  • It''s a frightening new trend: Nearly one-third of teen girls are taking "body-shaping" diet pills.

    - And more teen males are turning to steroids -- intent on getting an athletic look, though they''re not involved in sports.

    - "Steroids can permanently stunt height, and can increase risk of psychological impairment -- resulting in homicides when they''re on the drugs, and suicides when they''re not using them."

    - Goldberg''s data comes from surveys completed by more than 4,100 teens in 13 Oregon school districts about their use of muscle-building steroids and "body-shaping" drugs like amphetamines, methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), and diet pills.

Source: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/89/100139.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_1n_01 About the Author: Author Mike Adams is a holistic nutritionist with over 4,000 hours of study on nutrition, wellness, food toxicology and the true causes of disease and health. He is well versed on nutritional and lifestyle therapies for weight loss and disease prevention / reversal. View Adams'' health statistics showing LDL cholesterol of 67 and outstanding blood chemistry. Adams uses no prescription drugs whatsoever and relies exclusively on natural health, nutrition and exercise to achieve optimum health. Adams'' books include the Seven Laws of Nutrition, The Five Soft Drink Monsters and Superfoods For Optimum Health. In his spare time, Adams engages in pilates, cycling, strength training, gymnastics and comedy improv training. In the technology industry, Adams is president and CEO of a well known email marketing software company.

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