Dr. Richard Besser of GMA commenting this morning on the FDA possibly pulling Zenocal and other diet drugs from the market due to cases of liver failure, gall stones and pancreatitis (not to mention side effects of loose stools, belly pain and cramps), also said that Zenocal and other diet drugs are “not very effective.”
Considering the side effects, and considering the risks (although only 17 cases of liver failure, 73 of gall stones, and 47 of pancreatitis have been reported in the examined (unknown) period), why waste the money?
But what blew me away was his other statement that “diet and exercise are not very effective.”
And if you believe that, m’dear, I have a bridge to sell…
What does Dr. Besser know that I don’t? I’ve always heard that exercise is good for us? More good for us the older and creakier we get. And diet? Sure, crash diets don’t work, but carefully watching what one eats, how one eats, and portion size, lead to the proper waist size (anything over 35″ for women and 40″ for men is a sign of danger for many health problems), body fat content, and generally good health.
If I’m one of the 17 cases of liver failure, I wonder if I would wish I had tried the corset waist training plan first? Besser like most people in America haven’t a clue what that’s all about. Oprah — despite being approached by me three times with a program proposal — never responded (except “no” by way of ignoring my letters, book, and detailed images of my successful students). People continue to claim that aside from drugs and surgery, there is very little that works.
But you readers and my clients and students know otherwise. I wonder if those Zenocal takers, once informed about corsets, would rather have invested about $260 (or more, if you prefer finer fabrics and more experience in your corsetiere, or a particular complex style) in a fine waist training corset that will last them about 10 to 20 years? What would hold them back? And, we can shrink the girth of a corset by about 1 to 3 or more inches if you lose a lot of weight, at half or less of the cost of a new corset.
Speaking of corsets, we received a plaintive email from a drag queen who purchased a readymade underbust corset (in the image, it is the right-most corset) and then a stud popped off the front busk, making her investment of about $100 basically wasted save for prior wear (we hope she got good use out of it!). No one she approached could fix it, not even the company that sold it to her, because they don’t make their living by service or by customer after-care services as we do. We’re taking it on to replace the busk for her at our normal cost plus a premium, and we advised her to examine the U shape silhouette, and compare it to our lovely wasp or hourglass shapes that keep corsets from pressing down on that hipbone to cause discomfort or numbness as one laces down. Hopefully she’ll see the difference, as will you, and come to ROMANTASY when you want the full picture about what you are purchasing and what you are getting, compared to what you need and desire — and within the confines of your budget!