Read the fine print before you take a diet pill

He lost 300 pounds through diet and exercise — now Ryan ‘Mac’ McDonald is racing after his dream

Ryan ‘Mac’ McDonald near his heaviest weight, 530 lbs. Through diet and exercise, he has dropped around 300 lbs. in the past three years.

For some diet and exercise just dont work. For others they are just too lazy to give it a real shot so they turn to diet pills, as if there is a magic diet pill that will magically make someone skinny. The best way to lose weight and feel good about it is hard work and dedication with working out, don’t turn to diet pills. Before starting any diet pill you have to do a lot of research. Some diet pills, such as Orlistat (Alli), are very popular, yet have many side effects. These side effects include but are not limited to: oily spotting in your undergarments; oily or fatty stools; orange or brown colored oil in your stool; gas with discharge, an oily discharge; loose stools, or an urgent need to go to the bathroom, inability to control bowel movements; an increased number of bowel movements; stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rectal pain; or weakness, dark urine, clay-colored stools, itching, loss of appetite, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). problems with your teeth or gums; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough; fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms; headache, back pain; or mild skin rash.

Loved ones urged him to change his ways and occasionally he would try. After friends bought him a gym membership for his 25th birthday he went for a walk on the treadmillonly to see smoke rising from the machine after two minutes. “I was then an almost 450-pound guy. The treadmill just wasn’t built for me. But I used that as an excuse to stop trying,” Mac recalled. He kept gaining, and eventually tipped the scale at 530 lbs.


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