Fat Frauds: 10 Ways To Tell If Your Diet Won’t Work

    A Black woman on a diet measuring her waistChances are, at least once a week (or even a few times a day), you spot a diet ad promising miraculous weight loss results. Sometimes it seems legitimate, but most times, you’re (rightfully) at least a little suspicious.

    When evaluating claims for weight loss product and weight loss plans, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends a healthy portion of skepticism; most don’t come close to fulfilling their claims.

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    And, in the rare case that you do lose weight, it is almost never a permanent solution and is usually unsafe.

    So,before you drop a single dime on anything making “fast and easy” claims, use the below checklist to help you better evaluate if it’s right for you:

    “Lose 20 pounds by tomorrow!”

    Products and plans that claim lightning-fast weight loss results don’t
    exist. A weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week is the safest and most
    effective way to take off weight…and keep it off.

    “Scientifically Proven! Doctor-Approved!”

    Where is this proof? How was the research conducted? Who was studied?
    Were five subjects in the study or 5,000? Has the research been
    published in a medical journal and reviewed by peers? What is this
    doctor’s specialization? Do they actually exist? Be sure to check the
    details and talk to your doctor before trying anything.

    “It’s so easy to lose weight without dieting or exercising!”

    Sorry, but permanent weight loss takes work, effort and time. Pass on any product or plan that promises miraculous results without the effort.

    “Lose weight forever…you’ll never need to diet again!”

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