Almost all of us would like to lose a pound or two. Some of us need to lose a pound or twenty, or thirty, or forty or you get the idea. Being overweight affects us in two major ways. The first one you've probably figure out is our overall health. Obesity is a leading cause of a lot of our health problems. 

The second way being overweight affects us is between our ears. It's really a vicious cycle. We don't like the way we look. We get depressed. We develop low self esteem. We compensate for our low self esteem by eating and we are back at step one.

If you are a masochist and really want to lose a lot of weight in a hurry there is a way to drop a lot of pounds quickly. By the way, that's not recommended. You might want to look into a rather bizarre and painful method of weight loss. A doctor in Beverly Hills has been surgically attaching a piece of plastic to his patient's tongue.

The plastic patch is about the size of postage stamp. It can only stay on your tongue for 30 days before the tongue tissue starts to grow over it. If you're really that desperate the cost for the procedure is about $2000.00. It has not been approved by the FDA.

I did say it was painful. It also will make you talk funny. It also restricts your ability to ingest any food with the exception of liquids. According to the doctor many of his patients have lost up to 30 pounds in one month.

That's a lot of weight to lose in a very short period of time.  Are you really doing your body a favor? I would be very afraid of this approach to weight loss. I think eating a salad would be a lot less painful than a piece of plastic mesh sewn on my tongue.


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