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Weight Loss Scams

Postby cloud » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:21 am

FTC cracks down on weight-loss scams
There are lots of companies selling worthless products and making false promises. It's an easy way for them to make money and so it stands to reason that they'll do it as long as they can get away with it. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby wildrose » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:49 am

SHOULD WE TAKE PROBIOTICS? | DR. MICHAEL GREGER
Probiotics and prebiotics are useful in certain clinical situations, but beware of diet pill scams which make all sorts of ridiculous claims regarding them. There are lots of testimonials on YouTube for crappy products like Floraspring which try to fool consumers into thinking that probiotics and/or prebiotics are the key to weight loss. Watch this video and you'll see the fallacy exposed.
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby wabbit » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:31 pm

Dr. Oz's three biggest weight loss lies, debunked
People aren't willing to pay for good advice. What they want is something too good to be true!
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby twister » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:12 am

Herbalife - Is it a supplement scam?
Don't fall for this scam! :mad2:
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby shadylady » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:44 pm

Losing weight is actually pretty simple and there's only two things you need to do:
1) eat a healthy diet
2) exercise moderately
What you eat and how much you eat are about 80% to 90% of the equation and exercise is the rest. This works for 99.9% of the population. There are a few rare people with conditions which interfere with losing weight, but there aren't many of those people around. There may be lots of over-weight people, but virtually all of them can lose weight just fine if they get serious and take care of business.
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby wabbit » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:08 am

Scientific Weight Loss Tips
The best way to avoid being fooled by a scam is to know the facts.
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Re: Weight Loss Scams

Postby panamint_patty » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:37 am

shadylady wrote:Losing weight is actually pretty simple and there's only two things you need to do:
1) eat a healthy diet
2) exercise moderately
What you eat and how much you eat are about 80% to 90% of the equation and exercise is the rest. This works for 99.9% of the population. There are a few rare people with conditions which interfere with losing weight, but there aren't many of those people around. There may be lots of over-weight people, but virtually all of them can lose weight just fine if they get serious and take care of business.

Absolutely, but it takes effort to learn what foods to avoid and what foods to eat and then to develop a strategy to gradually improve your diet (and hopefully fitness routine). It's not rocket science, but it does take more than the ability to resist temptation.
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