While it’s true that cocaine users tend to be thinner, a “cocaine
diet” should never be considered a viable alternative to a balanced diet
and healthy lifestyle.
In our weight-conscious society, the temptation to lose weight
quickly without cutting calories is difficult to resist. However, using a
highly addictive drug as a means to lose weight is extremely risky.
Cocaine, Body Fat and Metabolism
It’s been assumed for years that cocaine leads to weight loss because
the drug functions as an appetite suppressant. However, recent research
indicates that this assumption, like so many others, is faulty and not
based on sound scientific evidence.
A study conducted by the Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience
Institute at the University of Cambridge followed sixty men. Half were
dependent on cocaine and half reported no personal use of cocaine or any
family history of drug abuse or addiction.
The study found that cocaine users consumed higher-than-usual amounts
of carbs and fats, and also experienced periods of uncontrolled eating.
However, they lost weight and their percentage of body fat was
significantly reduced in spite of the high consumption of fat and
Researchers believe that cocaine interferes not with appetite, but
with normal human metabolism. It also appears that cocaine use triggers a
decrease in leptin, a hormone that regulates body weight, metabolism,
Cocaine as a Weight Loss Tool: The Dangers
Anybody who has been overweight understands the struggle involved in getting rid of excess pounds. However, cocaine is not a solution for a number of reasons:
- Once a person begins to use cocaine as an answer to overeating or obesity, it’s necessary to keep using the drug in order to maintain the weight loss. Once use of cocaine is stopped, most people have difficulty giving up the high-fat, high-carb diet and the weight comes back quickly.
- Cocaine is highly addictive and stopping is always difficult. Struggling with a rebound of rapid weight gain makes things much worse, often leading to severe anxiety and depression that may ultimately lead to relapse.
- A diet consisting primarily of high-carb, high-fat foods leads to a number of problems, including stomach pain, nausea, headaches, seizures, and strokes.
- Cocaine is implicated in a number of risks to health and well-being, such as overdose, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, respiratory illness, and memory loss.
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