Thursday, July 16, 2009

Biggest Diet Scams

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Q.Glen, I am trying to loss weight! Should I try any of the Over the counter weight loss products?

A Buyer beware: These three weight-loss products promise big results but don't live up to their hefty claims.

1. Diet patches. The idea that you could stick a patch on your skin and peel away the pounds may sound appealing. But to date, there's no evidence to prove that these products actually work. In fact, in 2004 marketers of the seaweed-based "Peel Away the Pounds" patch—which claimed it could shed three to five pounds a week in its infomercials—agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they made false and unsubstantiated weight-loss claims.

2. Slim suits. These thick, layered "body wraps" promise to increase your body temperature and melt the pounds away. But in reality, they’re just cleverly marketed modern-day girdles that aren't all they're cracked up to be. According to experts, although you could lose a few ounces of water weight through perspiration while wearing one, you'd gain it right back after your next drink.

3. Diet pills. These tablets and capsules might claim they can create bathing-suit bodies in weeks or even days. Recently, however, marketers of four weight-loss pills—Xenadrine EFX, One-A-Day Weight Smart, CortiSlim, and TrimSpa—were fined $25 million by the FTC for making false claims. As it stands now, Alli (active ingredient: orlistat) is the only product with enough favorable research to have earned the FDA's approval.

These products sound too good to be true—and as it turns out, they are.

4. Weight-loss creams. These dream creams may sound like miracle solutions, but it's unlikely that you'll lose anything—except your wallet—by using them. For this reason, the FDA issued warning letters in 2004 to companies selling creams that claimed they could break down unwanted fat, stimulate metabolism, or help lose inches and pounds.

5. Herbal teas. Tea may offer a host of health benefits, but according to experts, weight loss isn't one of them. One of the most fraudulent of these products is Wu-Yi Source's Weight-Loss Tea—a product that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received complaints about in 19 states. When consumers seek their "iron-clad" refund, they get "vague answers and stall tactics so that the company doesn't have to honor its 60-day refund policy," the BBB reports.

6. Cortisol-reducers. In recent years, a number of companies have introduced supplements that promise to reduce cortisol and, in turn, belly fat. But it's never been proven that any of these products actually work. Maybe that's why in 2007, the FTC nailed the makers of both Cortistress and CortiSlim with $12 million in fines for making false and unsubstantiated claims.

Bottom Line! Eat Fresh Whole Foods Watch Total Calories and Burn more Calories then you Consume!

Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !

My mission is to provide you with "Trusted Advice for a Healthier Life."

Yours in good health

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