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09 Apr 2003

I am GOING to take some diet pill no to suppress my appetite (I eat about 1500 calories a day) but to get rid of this roll around the front of my stomach. NOTHING I do is helping. I burn about 400 calories a day 5 times a week during exercise. After 13 months I give up. I do understand that you would not recommend ANY pill, but please will you give me some advice as to which pill is best to just remove the fat I have. I don't want any funny stuff like creatine or muscle building stuff, just something to burn this fat. I don't want to take it for longer than a month because I don't think any pill out there can be completely safe. Will I be able to burn it in this time? I'm looking at a product called "Thinz". Is there any reason that I should not take it or is there something better out there for what I want to achieve? Should I just eat 800 calories a day and not exercise for two weeks. I don't know what routine to follow? (Age 25, height 1.7, weight 55). My BMI says I'm not fat but I still have this fat roll which is really really really really disgusting. I really don't want to cut my calories more then I have. I'm not getting in what I need as it is, or is it ok for just 2 weeks to get rid of my extra stomach or will it take longer?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Swen
You are quite right when you say you are not fat. In fact your BMI = 19 which is hovering above the lowest level of normal. I understand that you have a protruding tummy and that this is driving you dilly. But taking Thinz which is an appetite suppressant won't make that tummy shrink away. Nor will any other pill and trying to lose even more weight can quite easily tip you into anorexia and that is a no-no. What you need to do is: a) start doing targeted exercises to firm up those flabby muscles on your tum (ask Fitness Doc or join a gym) and b) contact Lillian Terry International (012) 361-2606 about their Cellulito Aromeopathic Complexes which help to reduce specific parts of the body. So before you go ballistic, do the things that will really help instead of making you self-destruct with an Eating Disorder. Your tum will shrink, but you may have to really work at it.
Good luck
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