Whatever you do… NEVER tell a mainstream doc you’re DYING to lose weight.

Because whether he knows it or not… he just might make your “dying” wish come true!

I only wish that were an exaggeration.

But an alarming new report reveals that the feds KNEW about a deadly risk linked to a popular diet drug.

They knew about it… and did NOTHING for years!

Now – FINALLY! -- the FDA has taken action and YANKED the drug off the market.

But don’t let that reassure you.

As you’ll see in a moment, this is more PROOF that the feds are working overtime to protect the drug companies… and NOT you!

The TRUE toll of a weight-loss drug

The drug lorcaserin, a.k.a. Belviq, was approved a few years back with all the hype and fanfare you’d expect.

A game-changer! A miracle! A dieter’s dream!

Except… it WASN’T a dream at all.

If anything, it was a NIGHTMARE, as dieters reported some of the screwiest side effects you can imagine…

Like “unexpected or excess milk flow from the breasts” and “cool, pale skin.”

Think about that. You lose all your color… turn cold… and then start leaking milk.

What the heck kinda diet is this???

That’s on top the of usual array of nausea, chills, sweats, bloody urine , etc. etc. etc.

But NOT ONE of those risks is the reason they pulled it off the market.

There’s a bigger one -- cancer.

An analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine linked the drug to some of the deadliest forms of the disease:

  • colorectal cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • lung cancer
  • liver and bile duct cancers, and
  • leukemia.

OK, so what’s the big deal? They saw the risk and pulled the drug, right?

WRONG!

The FDA first spotted this cancer connection back in 2012, when they gave the drug the OK. But they left it alone.

They let patients take the drug and face those risks… for 8 YEARS… before finally taking action just months ago.

They not only approved it knowing the risks… they also approved it knowing that drug does ALMOST NOTHING for most people.

Sure, they can SAY it’s twice as good as a placebo at helping people lose weight…

But in real terms, just 40% of the folks on the drug lost at least 5% of their body weight, compared to 17 percent on a placebo.

The rest – the vast majority – got only disappointment.

There’s a better way.

Swear off carbs!

That’s the entire plan. No need to buy books… swallow pills… or follow any special program.

But…

It’s not easy for everyone. As a nation, we’re practically ADDICTED to carbs.

So, let me give you a little cheat…

There’s another way to JUMPSTART weight loss that I almost got in trouble for recommending years ago.

Now, it’s quickly turning into a mainstream recommendation!

It’s called fasting -- and I don’t mean starving yourself like some kinda mountain guru.

There’s an easier form called “intermittent” fasting, which allows, for example…

  • eating “normal,” but only within a certain time window each day (say, 10am-6pm), OR
  • eating “normal” for 4-5 days a week, but with severe restrictions on the 2-3 remaining days.

A Google search for “intermittent fasting” will get you what you need to get started.

Just beware of one potential downside they DON’T mention…

Fasting is a great way to FORCE OUT toxins, and on the one hand that’s GOOD. But on the other, it could lead to toxins entering the bloodstream from your fat cells, which could leave you feeling lousy early on.

That should pass over time, as those toxins are eventually CHASED out of your body altogether.