There are so many products on the market that promise quick and easy weight-loss. They seem to boast of a magical formula for shedding pounds with little or no extra effort! If that sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is.
While it would be wonderful if one quick treatment could help you lose weight and gain better health, no such substance has been found. However, there are tons out there that promise these kinds of results.
What to Watch Out for in a Weight-loss Plan
Here are some red flags to watch out for to avoid a fraud:
“Lose two pounds per week…without dieting!”
While there are some FDA-approved prescription medications that could achieve this goal, no weight-loss supplement elsewhere has been proven to safely achieve this claim.
“You’ll lose weight with this no matter what you eat!”
Again, when it sounds too good to be true, it probably won’t work the way you think it will.
“Take the pounds off and keep them off…permanently!”
Keeping the pounds off for good requires ongoing effort and oftentimes more than one type of treatment. Nothing can guarantee this claim.
“Block carbs/fats/calories to lose weight effortlessly!”
This is a common weight-loss scam, but there isn’t a plant supplement out there that will truly “block” carbs, fats or calories as they claim to do.
“Don’t take this if you need to lose less than 50 pounds. It could be dangerous!”
Claiming that you could lose “too much weight” because of a product’s effectiveness is one way to get hooked into a purchase. Watch out for this one!
“Works for everyone, guaranteed!”
There is a lot of variation in how people lose weight and how much weight they will lose. No product is a one-size-fits-all treatment for every person.
“Who would have thought a pair of earrings could help me lose weight?”
Watch out for weight-loss “fashion accessories” like patches, creams, rings, belts, wraps, shoes or anything else that claims the added benefit of weight-loss.
The promise of weight-loss can be appealing – especially if you’ve always struggled with weight.
While testing various plans may seem like a “hey, why not?” kind of idea, don’t forget to be an informed consumer. Always do extensive research on a product or service before you invest in it. This will save you time, money and possibly even preventable health issues!