Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to School Diet Pills?! -- NOT an ad.

This is NOT an advertisement of any sort, I am not selling diet pills, nor do I have any interest in selling, or really taking diet pills for that matter.  

Let me start by saying, I will be the first to admit, that, while retraining myself in my own eating habits, I took an African Mango supplement.  You can read about that here if you want.  I followed the directions, took it as directed, and stopped taking it after my appetite followed my own directions without wanting the extra help.  I am not going to sit here and tell you that all diet pills are horrible all of the time.  I do, however, indeed think, that most diet pills are not only not good, but in no way necessary most of the time. (I definitely COULD have done this, and my journey would have been just as successful up to this point without them.)

I mean, think about it, there are SO many chemicals in most of these pills.  So many chemicals that in various ways wreak havoc on your body.  Why else, would anyone ever voluntarily take a medication that's known to cause diarrhea in the best cases or even a heart attack in the worst?!  But I digress...

That's really not the point of this particular rant.  I have a friend on Facebook.  I like this girl, we used to work together and were fairly good friends.  However, I am seriously considering "unfriending" her, because she recently started selling a popular diet pill that's on the market right now.  Let me rephrase that.  I am not unfriending her because she's selling them.  I'm considering hitting that particular Facebook button because ALL she writes about on Facebook is how awesome this product is, and why we should buy it.  But that's not even what frustrated me the most.  

What annoyed me this morning.....

She's offering a "Back to School Special Sale" on this product.  

Now I've gone over the list for my daughter's school supplies time and time again.  I could probably recite it from memory..  Diet pills are not on there.  If diet pills were on that list, my child would be attending a different school.  It is an annoyance to me, to see anything related to diet, weight loss, or anything unhealthy being affiliated with Back to School, because then I see it being affiliated with children. If you read this post, a letter to my daughter, you know that I don't want her to be bothered with things like this.  I don't want her to live in a world where to feel like she fits in, or is worth something, while getting an education, that she has to also be fit and attractive (which diet pills, while they may or may not help you take a few pounds off, will NOT make you fit.)  Her fitness, her exercise is going to be recess.  Getting out there and running and playing.  Jumping and dancing.  Those are the things that will keep her fit right now.  That and the healthy diet that I feed her.  Neither of those things are associated with weight loss for her because she doesn't need to worry about that.  Kids, as long as they get a good opportunity to play, and are fed appropriately, will and should never have to worry about that.  The day that diet pills are given to kids for any reason is a day that I will truly feel sad for our society.

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