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  1. Cake for breakfast? Not on your life!

    I've told you about some daffy diets over the years.

    The candy diet, cookie diet, potato diet, Twinkie diet, oat diet. Now, you can add one more to the list.

    It's the "cake for breakfast" diet as researchers claim that eating junk in the morning -- and only in the morning -- can actually help you to lose weight.

    You'd have to have batter between your ears to believe that one, but apparently a small study found that obese people given junk like cake, cookies and donuts in the morning lost as much weight as obese people who didn't get junk in the morning.

    The one difference here is that the junk eaters ate a bigger breakfast and a smaller dinner, while everyone else had small breakfasts and big dinners.

    But overall, they all had the same number of calories throughout the day -- so is it really any surprise that they all managed to lose the same amount of weight?

    After the study, however, the cake-eaters lost some more weight... while the rest re-gained. But since no one was actually taking part in the study anymore, that proves zippo.

    And besides, even if you did lose weight on cake, do you really think you'd be healthy?

    Heck, no!

    Trust me, you're better off being a little overweight and eating all the right things than stick-thin on cake, even if you can manage to pull it off. But that's not an "either-or" proposition, because if you eat all the right things you won't weigh an ounce more than you should anyway.

    And you won't have to count a single calorie.

    Enjoy all the fresh steak, bacon, and eggs you want -- eat until you're full -- and skip all the carb-loaded junk, and you'll be in the best shape of your life on the foods you love anyway.

    It's like having your cake and eating it, too. Minus the actual cake of course.

  2. The most dangerous way to lose weight

    Rejected diet drug staging a comeback

    It's the drug that could push dieters to the brink of a heart attack -- and it may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you.

    The drug Contrave has been linked to increased blood pressure levels and pulse rates -- which is why the FDA actually REJECTED it earlier this year. (Trust me, I was as surprised as you are.)

    But when the company that makes the drug stood up to the FDA, the agency backed down. (Now THERE'S the FDA we've all come to know and hate.)

    When the feds rejected the med, they demanded a major long-term study to make sure the drug's possible heart risks wouldn't kill too many people.

    That study never happened.

    Instead, they ended up signing off on a much less ambitious two-year study that proves absolutely nothing. And you know what that means. When this drug eventually hits the market, you'll be the guinea pig that determines the real heart risks.

    And believe me, there WILL be risks: Contrave isn't just one potentially bad med. It's a two-fer -- a powerful antidepressant and a risky anti-addiction drug rolled into one. And the blood pressure and pulse problems are only the beginning.

    Patients in clinical trials suffered headaches, nausea, and more -- with one battling a gall bladder infection and another coming down with seizures. It's no wonder 40% of trial participants DROPPED OUT.

    If that's not enough to keep you away from the med, consider this: It doesn't even work!

    As little as 40 percent of the people who took it in clinical trials experienced a loss in body weight of 5 percent or more -- meaning obese people who pop these pills will become slightly less obese pill-poppers... if they manage to lose any weight at all.

    But you don't need to wait for the next risky diet drug to drop those pounds. There are safe and natural ways to get the job done right, and they start with what's on your dinner plate.

    For more on the best diets -- including the low-rated lifestyle that's moving to the top of my list -- check out the September issue of the Douglass Report.

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  3. Diet pill failure shows how drugs fall short

    If you keep eating McCrap, no drug in the world will make you healthy -- and all you have to do is look at the results of an aborted drug experiment to see why.
  4. Rejected med could come back to haunt

    An FDA panel has rejected a frightening new diet drug -- an anticonvulsant mixed with one of the active ingredients of fen-phen.
  5. New warning on weight-loss meds

    The latest warning should tell you everything you need to know about the disgusting and dangerous weight loss drug orlistat, better known as Alli and Xenical.
  6. Weight loss pricks

    There are lots of kooky ways to lose weight out there... and plenty of dangerous ones.
  7. Starving yourself fat: Why low-calorie diets go bust

    It's no big secret: Unless your name is Gandhi, a low- calorie diet isn't going to help you lose weight.
  8. New study finds calorie counts wildly off

    I stopped believing long ago any claims made by the food industry fat cats...so I wasn't surprised in the least by a new study that finds calorie information on menus and food labels to be flat-out false.
  9. New study misses the point on eating

    Here's one from the Department of Useless Research: People who eat fast, eat more.
  10. Exercise is unrelated to weight loss

    It's always fun watching the mainstream media hem, haw, backtrack and make excuses whenever it's forced to admit that exercise doesn't lead to weight loss.

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