Have you been checking out appetite suppressant patches, in the hope that will they will stop cravings? It’s tempting huh; they are more natural and safer than pills, and have many great testimonials.
But you can’t help that voice in your head that goes, “so what’s the catch with the patch?”
It is easy to get swept along with big advertising and believe that, in this day and age, maybe a new way of losing fat has been invented, or a real way to stop cravings — in the form of “patch technology.”
Firstly though, let us contemplate the concept, and then we will delve a little deeper into the marketing and claims.
Should I Stop Cravings By Using a Patch?
The number one thought that pops into my head when I consider such patches, is that I would rather ingest natural produce in its natural form, than stick bits of it, contained in a synthetic patch, onto me. Call me old fashioned.
Either way, are slim patches any better than yo-yo dieting? Slim patches and appetite suppressant pills are not really to stop cravings for junk food, but to stop cravings for all food. So many people believe they should eat less, when if fact they need to be eating much more food, just of the right kind – the organic, antioxidant-rich plant kind.
Is The Patch a Long-Term Solution to Stop Cravings?
Firstly, the leading brand is using natural produce, with appetite suppressing qualities; there is nothing new there. I have yet to get a response regarding the quantities though. What bothers me is that cannot see patches as a long-term solution. Are you going to stick them on you for the rest of your life? If so, where is the clinical research on the finished patch itself, not the ingredients?
The theory behind the patch is that the nutrients go directly into the blood steam and get to “pass the digestion process” and its “friendly bacteria”. They are marketing that as if it is a good thing.
Personally, I was under the impression that our digestion process was there for a reason – to digest and sort nutrients.
Reasons given as a benefit for bypassing the digestion process where that, basically, your digestion is probably in a bit of a pickle. Well that very well may be, and there is an argument to be made for the strain put on the body if you have a lack of enzymes. Surely though, the point is to work towards functioning properly, but these patches to stop cravings seem to be posing a ‘sweep that under the rug’ ideology.
The slim patch promoters are reasoning that the body “very inefficiently absorbs traditional tablets and capsules.” Yes absolutely, in the case of profit at heart products, but they should not be painting all wellbeing products with the same brush. You just need to know where to look.
Companies with wellbeing at their heart take care to make sure their capsules are bio-available (absorbed by the body), but cannot compete with pharmaceutical marketing. Learn more about your body and talk to knowledgeable complementary therapists or naturopathic doctors if you want to find a trustworthy and effective product.
While the internet is incredible, it can also confuse things. Never hesitate to phone companies and to ask questions. Do you get scripted answers or a real conversation and real answers?
Final thoughts on “the new way” to lose weight and “stop cravings”
The fact that the slim patch poses itself firmly as a “brand new, cutting edge” solution to stop cravings, “a new way to lose weight,” is what really invokes distrust for me. Apparently, “Doctors around the world are calling trans-dermal patches the delivery system of the future”.
1. Who are these doctors? As a general rule of thumb, I trust allopathic doctors as far as my mum could throw them.
2. Why do we need a need a new delivery (i.e. digestion) system? Being of the holistic mindset, I prefer to find the source of the problem and work on that, rather than ‘patch’ it over. After all, our digestion has worked perfectly well ever since we evolved from apes/where created by god. It even copes remarkably well when fuelled on just junk food. Yes, some such natural produce are used in tinctures and on skin. These are remedies that are prescribed on a one to one basis by therapists, and other wellbeing practitioners, who hold a greater holistic knowledge. I will go with my gut instinct, literally, and say I do not trust anyone who insinuates such ideas to reinvent the wheel, as far as the body is concerned. However remarkable advances have been made in medicine and surgery, no doctor, no scientist and no IT genius uber-geek could ever, ever, fully understand the incomprehensible complexity that is the human body, let alone redesign nature.
Umm thanks, but I’ll stick with Evolution/God. What about you?
As always, I’m just putting out thoughts and concepts. The point is always to get you thinking and asking questions. If you want to stop cravings for junk food then you need to expand your knowledge on how, and not let in-your-face marketing entrap you with hype.