How to Tell if a Weight-loss Plan is a Fraud

How to Tell if a Weight-loss Plan is a Fraud

There are so many products on the market that promise quick and easy weight-loss – a magical formula for shedding pounds with little or no extra effort on your part! 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 When Choosing a Plan

Here are some red flags to watch out for when you need to figure out if the weight-loss plan you’re looking at is a fraud:

  1.  “Lose two pounds per week – without dieting!” While there are some FDA-approved prescription medications available that could achieve this goal, no weight-loss supplement you find elsewhere has been proven to safely achieve this claim.
  2. “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.
  3. “Take the pounds off and keep it off – permanently!” While this is a goal for many individuals seeking to lose weight and achieve better health, to keep the pounds off permanently requires ongoing effort and often, more than one type of treatment. Nothing can guarantee this claim.
  4. “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” the carbs, fats or calories as they claim to do.
  5. “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 the effectiveness of a product is one way that these products can hook you into purchasing, so watch out for lines such as this one.
  6. “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 trying to lose weight.
  7. “Who would have thoughts 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 you can lose weight simply by wearing it.

Get More Tips for Determining the Right Plan

There are a lot of weight-loss frauds on the marketplace, and these tips were shared first in a presentation from a past Your Weight Matters National Convention, where expert speakers share strategies to help you on the journey with weight. Watch the full presentation:

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With so many options to choose from, and so many of plans that make promises they can’t deliver, it’s easy to discouraged on the journey to better health. We invite you to join us and experience this year’s theme of “Inspiring Health” at the 2016 Your Weight Matters National Convention! Get full details and make your plans to attend by clicking here!

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