Have you ever heard about phentermine? From what can be read on Wikipedia.org, it’s a substance that works as an appetite suppressant, and it is mostly used in hospitals for patients with sever obesity issues. Of course I’m not within that category, but there are people who are one step from death, and any care they are given is to save their lives. This medicine is one of those life-saving cares.
Some people believe that phentermine is also used as an incentive for anorexia. I don’t think that’s true, because, as I said above, that substance is only used for patients with severe issues, and not for people who are already underweight. Image has nothing to do with health, remember that.
Now, there is perhaps one last observation I could do about phentermine and its medical use, and that’s a simple reflection over the way we, as human beings, look at food. You see, usually people don’t see this, but I found out on my skin that it is very true: we often do not eat because we are hungry, but because we think we are hungry. Trust me, this is a well known truth by some people who have come to find a perfect balance between ’emotional eating’ and nutrition. It’s the brain to send our bodies the signal that food is needed, but sometimes that signal is not pushed by physical needs: it is pushed by psychological or emotional needs. It’s the case of a person who entrusts his/her own sadness into a big slice of cake, or in a pack of sandwiches, etcetera. This mechanism happens very often, to everyone, even when we don’t realize that. Our body gets hugely stressed when we really need food; while when we have an ’emotional need’ we don’t feel the gurgling and everything, but just a ‘sensation’ of hunger; well, THERE it lays the difference.
Managing that little borderline would mean solving all of our eating issues. ^_^
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