I came across this unfortunate story of a 21-year-old British woman who died of an overdose on diet pills she bought online. The pills contained the industrial chemical dinitrophenol (DNP), which is lethal to humans.
First used in French ammunition factories during World War 1 to make explosives, DNP is most commonly used now as a wood preserver.
"...More than 60 people worldwide have died from taking DNP, but the ingredient continues to show up in some diet pills."
Read the article HERE.
I am sharing this story with you all to emphasize how important it is to read labels, do your research, and speak with a health professional -- your doctor, a dietitian, a certified personal trainer, etc. -- before starting these fad diets and taking these diet pills that aren't regulated by the FDA. You could be poisoning your body and putting your life in danger.
Losing weight/getting in shape isn't easy, but it isn't as hard as you think either. Please don't compromise your health by trying to take the easy way out.