McGee from NCIS supposedly had a lap band which resulted in a drastic reduction of weight. Then there are those who get hcg injections or pills. It is short for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and supposedly can get a person losing up to one pound a day at less expense and health risks than a gastric bypass. Plus, of course, you don't have to exercise so am sure thousands of people have tried or are using this product.
The health risks posed by a gastric bypass is also often downplayed. People who undergo such often require close monitoring and use of special foods and supplements, not to mention medication. Then there are common problems following it, like vomiting, dumping syndrome and nutritional deficiency.
Other weight loss programs are as equally bad. Any rapid drop in weight usually compromises systems aside from depleting calcium in the bones. Too much exercise can also strain the body too much.
Well, since I don't have the money for those things, I just do it the slow and sure way. I am basically cutting down on rice, exercising at least three times a week, and also not having second helpings and Starbucks frappes anymore. I'm also eating less sweets and meat. When I exercise, I try to do a little bit of cardio (to burn those calories up!) and toning exercises. I've even settled for a slow but sure two-pound a month weight loss. That's such a low expectation but i'd rather go for a steady weight loss that's achievable.
What about you, what is your weight loss program?