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Kirstie Alley Is Being Sued for Lying About Her Weight Loss

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From TMZ:

Kirstie Alley is being sued for allegedly lying about how she dumped 100 lbs.

The suit, obtained by TMZ, was filed by a California woman who claims Organic Liaison– the weight loss product Kirstie hocks online and on QVC — is not the reason Kirstie dramatically slimmed down.

Plaintiff Marina Abramyan — who used the product and filed the class action lawsuit — alleges Kirstie shed the lbs by dancing her ass off on “Dancing with the Stars” and eating an extremely low-calorie diet.

As for Organic Liaison, Abramyan says it’s bogus — just a bunch of calcium and fiber which is not a proven weight-loss product.

Abramyan is suing for unspecified damages.

We contacted Kirstie’s rep. So far, no comment.

This has got to be the dumbest thing I’ve heard all day, which is pretty impressive considering that we just talked about Madonna. Do people still honestly believe that these weight loss products work? Sure, some can help – either to give you lots of caffeine so you’ll have more energy to burn calories or to give you lots of laxatives so you’ll lose all that extra poop weight, from what I’ve seen – but there’s no pill or supplement or cream (I just recently learned that fat burning creams exist, honestly) that will make you lose weight while you chill out, eating ice cream and watching Lifetime*.

If you really want to lose weight, then that’s fine, obviously. But you have to work for it. There’s no way around that. Kirstie Alley, if you’ll remember, danced her ass off on Dancing with the Stars, and that’s how she got to be Megan Fox’s size, not from some weight loss product she got paid mad amounts of money to endorse. I really can’t believe that people think that.

*I say this not to perpetuate some sort of stereotype, but simply because it is currently my fondest wish to be able to chill out, eat ice cream, and watch Lifetime.

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  • LOL Phentermine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, MDMA, Cocaine, or actually ANY CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant of sufficient potency will decrease appetite and help you lose weight.

    Those are just off the top of my head.

    There are probably close to 100 that are safe and effective, but … people LOOOVETY LOVE LOVE them. They will kill you for them.

    See, they make you feel really, really good.

    Caffeine is in that group, but isn’t very effective.

    But, in the weight loss world, people want a magic pill. The medical community refuses to allow anything on the market that works. So, you get crap. Known, non-working, useless crap.

    Weight loss works by one mechanism only: calories out exceed calories in. There are other variables, but that’s the main mechanism and variance is slight.

    Sugar isn’t an issue. Fat isn’t an issue. Protein isn’t an issue unless one of the three is WAY out of balance. Your body can take any one of the three and reproduce it.

    Fiber makes you feel full without adding calories (which is the goal, I suppose). Calcium, according to a webmd report from 2000, supposedly marks fat for consumption rather than storage.

    If that is true, then a calorie restricted diet with low-fat calcium (since fat is easiest to store if it is already fat in lipid format) is probably the way to go. Not to mention it’d be a protein supplement which would encourage muscle growth.

    Saying all of that, most people want to eat ice cream and sit on the couch and look great. You CAN do that by several mechanisms (bulimia, eating and spitting (supermodel), CNS drugs, calorie restriction, and so forth) but NONE of them are super-safe or super-healthy in the long term.

    Exercise works too.

    Where this all breaks down is … real life. For instance: how much does Rebecca Romijn work out? Answer: around 3 hours a day to maintain her figure. She also has a personal trainer and nutritionist to personally oversee every step of her training.

    So, an ice-cream no-workout diet would be as follows:

    If you weigh 150 lbs, you need approximately 1500 kcal per day to maintain your weight in a non-active lifestyle.

    To lose a pound of weight per week, you must decrement these calories by 3500 kcal (which is weight irrespective). That means you must decrement by 500 kcal per day.

    This means that you can have 1000 kcal per day and lose 1 pound of weight per week.

    Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk, for instance, has 2.92 kcal / g. This means that our dieter can eat 12.23 oz per day. Given that THIS ice cream seems fairly dense means that our proto dieter can have 1 cup of ice cream PER DAY in total calorie consumption. (A pint of Ben & Jerry’s would be two days worth of calories in total.)

    Sound great? You can sit on your couch and have 2 LOVELY tablespoons of ice cream for a meal. In total calories. For a day.

    Of course, I hope you have some laxatives and a LOT of water handy to handle the constipation and water loss.

    If you work out, you can safely burn up to 20% of your calories per day without adding any additional food and sliding the scale. For our proto-dieter, that would be 300 kcal. Another 2 tablespoons PER DAY for you! And you only have to waste an hour or hour and a half working out!

    (Yeah, this is all spot-on numbers-wise, but in reality it would suck horribly. It is why cookie diets don’t work.)