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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magical miracle answer for weight loss? I
bet it would make the stock of gyms around the country plummet if such a
thing existed. So why do so many people get suckered into trying so-called
miracle solutions to losing weight? I blame it on hope – a hope that you can
lose weight without trying at all. Well I hope that you’ll heed my
advice about the following diet and weight loss scams – and I hope
that they won’t get you!!
1. Supplements. Manufacturers don’t need to get their product
registered with the FDA before they sell or market them. That right there
should be enough to make you think something is fishy about them. Taking
vitamins is one thing. Taking a dietary supplement that probably has false
claims attached to it is sadly just being gullible. Detailed information
about dietary supplements is basically only available through the
manufacturer. And the chances that they are being fully honest with you about
their product is slim!
2. Creams. “Just spread this cold cream over your thighs and
watch the fat disappear. That’s right folks, step right up for the cream that
absorbs calories!!” Um… I don’t think so. Unless that cream was designed and
manufactured by David Copperfield, there’s no weight loss magic that’s going
to result from applying a topical cream to your body. Be smart and ask
questions about claims like this. Use your noodle!
3. Jewelry. Have you heard about the bracelets that magnetically
or minerally set your body up for weight-loss success? Yeah, apparently Jacob
the Jeweler was searching for a way to infiltrate the weight loss world. If
you fall for one of these, you are wasting your money on a flashy piece of
junk AND still not losing weight.
4. Patches. Most of the skin patches on the market have been
proven to be blatantly ineffective and useless. The false claims made by some
patch-producing companies have even earned them the distinction of getting
slapped with lawsuits by the Federal Trade Commission. Apparently the
committee found it in the public’s best interest to put a stop to the
outrageous claims these patch companies were making. I’d heed their advice.
Think about how long it took you to gain your weight. How likely is it that
it can be lost in a fraction of the time? Avoid the temptation to believe
that there is a pill or patch that can save you from needing to make the
necessary changes in your lifestyle. Go the healthy route of eating well and
staying active, and remember – if it seems too good to be true, then it
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