Do laxatives help you lose weight?

Alot of us ask do laxatives help you lose weight? You see, people will go as far as using laxatives for the sake of losing weight. Strange as it seems, there are those who actually get hooked into this habit - even if the outcome is not quite a pretty sight.

Personally, I never looked at laxatives as a weight loss tool. In fact, I only happened to use it because of my constipation issues, which I prefer not to go into detail.

The bottom line is, it works quickly for the kind of medical issue I had that time. Did I ever consider using it to slice a few inches off my waist and thighs? Heck, no.

Seriously, why would I put myself into such tormenting condition of taking frequent trips to the bathroom and depriving my body of nutrition?

do laxatives help you lose weight 

Sure, I'd love to morph into the body of a VS model someday, but not to the point of driving my tummy crazy and spending more time in the bathroom than I normally would.

I guess I'm not alone in this when I say that laxatives don't make you lose weight; they make look like as though you're trapped in the body of a 90-year old.

First of, taking them on a regular basis even when you don't need to can cause serious damages to your body.

You'll end up losing body fluids, which can cause you to feel exhausted and weak. What's worse, getting insufficient amounts of nutrients can have a domino effect on your health.


While you may feel like gloating once you've reached your target weight, you'll soon realize that it's not worth it.

After all, who wants to stay gaunt when your hair starts to fall, you teeth begin to become a little loose, and your skin turns wrinkly and dull?

Honestly,if that's what being thin is all about, then I'd rather shove boring oatmeal or granola bars in my mouth than turn to laxatives for my so-called weight loss plans.

Going to extremes when it comes to losing weight has never appealed to me since quick-fixes to weight problems can either let you hit the hospital bed or the cold concrete when you happen to faint because of malnutrition and exhaustion.

There's this friend of mine who relied on laxatives to help her slim down a bit. During the first few days, I didn't really notice any difference.

A couple of weeks after, we met again, and her transformation was epic -hideous eye bags, dry and flaky skin, thin and frizzy hair, and a granny-like posture.

Oh, and yeah, she looked like she lost some weight - very little weight. No offence, to my friend, but her new look was completely perfect for a skin care product infomercial.


With her unsightly appearance now, she can pass as the girl in the "before" portion of those age-defying facial creams or something.

But if I could make an ad (and I'm thinking of making a HUGE billboard someday), I'll use her current photo for a campaign against laxatives as a weight loss product.

So, do laxatives make you lose weight? Yeah, sure it does, and you'll lose a few more about yourself along the way - your hair, teeth, great posture, and amazing skin.

If you care about your health aside from your weight, then by all means choose a safer alternative to staying slim instead of popping in a pill in your mouth every single day.

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