Participants at the 11th Congress on Obesity warned those seeking to reduce weight to avoid taking over the counter diet supplement drugs which simply are a waste of money and lead only to gaining more weight. At the age of 21 I made a vow to myself that if, and when, I reached the age of 80 I would weigh about 170 pounds instead of my then 161. I will be eighty in two months and weigh 173 pounds which is OK as far as I am concerned. The issue of obesity is rather simple, get your head straight and the result will be a slimmer body. I have never gone on a diet in my life. I eat moderately, hold off on stuffing myself, am careful with goodies–although I eat them– and simply adhere to the principle of moderation. In younger days I played sports including racquet ball, but those days are behind me. I walk at least two miles a day at a moderate rate and walk up and down instead of using elevators. I always park as far as I can from a supermarket or any place that I visit. Each small step leads to the big step of not gaining weight.
I would never take any slimming drug. If you want to lose weight simply get your head focused on the task of exercise and moderate eating. Sometimes, I purchase a donut, take a small bite and throw the rest away. Or, I purchase a cone, take a lick and throw the rest away. As I say, losing weight is mental, not physical.