More Bad News for Obesity Sufferers

Weight-Watchers-CakeWe’re worried!  Yet more bad news for obesity sufferers as pharmaceutical retail giant Boots the chemist is all set for a major push into the weight loss market. Boots the chemist is all set to join forces with fad diet giants Weight Watchers to sell its branded products  through Boots the chemist stores.

This is a disappointing development for millions of desperate individuals searching for guidance for sustainable weight loss.  Yet Boots (reported today by the Daily Mail as selling prescription diet pills to under-age girls online) have said that they want to be the principal source of advice in the UK for weight loss and that they intend to back this up with advertising and special sections in store.

Scary – why?  Because the dietary advice they push is conventional wisdom based on recommended guidelines to eat less and exercise more supplemented by quick fix pills and convenience food.

The group, which has almost 2,500 UK stores ranging from small pharmacies to large health and beauty outlets, is said to want to become the principal source of advice in the UK for weight loss and will back this up with advertising and more clearly defined sections in stores.

If the initial campaign gets a good response it could be extended to include advice in stores and other services, it is understood.

The company, which was taken private in an £11.1 billion takeover in 2007, last year became the third UK retailer to post profits of more than £1 billion behind Tesco and Marks & Spencer. The group employs around 75,000 staff in the UK.

Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron said drastic action was needed on obesity to prevent health costs soaring and life expectancy falling.

Obesity could soon overtake smoking and drinking as the biggest health challenge facing Britain, the Prime Minister added.

Boots declined to comment. – Source: Yahoo News

Is this the way to tackle the war on obesity? What do you think?

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Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on October 12, 2011, in Conventional Wisdom, Fad Diets, News, Paleo Diet and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

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