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How to Recognize Poor Quality Weight Loss Products

How to Recognize Poor Quality Weight Loss Products

How many weight loss products out there are claiming guaranteed results? And more pertinently, how many of them actually deliver what they claim? Losing weight is hard so it’s no surprise that we look for a helping hand, whether it is to suppress appetite, bind fat or replace a meal. So much is promised and yet again working your way through the blurb to understand the science behind the claims (if indeed any scientific explanation is offered) is difficult.

It should be made clear that not all weight loss products flooding the market actually work, and worse still, most of them end up doing more damage than the gains they offer. So, it is important to be careful when choosing the right product for you. Following is a general guide on how to tell if a weight loss product is unlikely to deliver its promises.

TIME GUARANTEES:
Genuinely effective weight loss products only work when you put in an equal amount of effort, so when a brand or product offers you guaranteed results in two weeks no matter what you do, you know something is definitely not right.

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT:
One of the key signs of weight loss products that promise much and deliver nothing is they rely solely on the endorsement of a few celebrities. With no real testimonials to back them up, some products will pay well-known figures to endorse them, knowing that people can be swayed by that type of advertisement.

EASY PAYMENTS:
You should be wary of anything that allows you to pay in ‘easy installments’ over a period of time. These tactics are usually employed by brands that have a flashy advert and not much else, hoping to entice you to phone in and buy straight away.

DO YOUR RESEARCH AND LOOK OUT FOR ASTERISKS:
Always be on the lookout for asterisks in ads when a product seems too good to be true. If they are saying that 90% of people are ecstatic with the product, 9 times out of 10, you will look at the fine print and see that they only surveyed 6 people!

POOR QUALITY ADVERTISING:
If the TV ad is only shown late at night and looks like something out of a cheesy ‘70s movie, the company clearly does not have much money to spend on their PR. And why don’t they have much money? Because everybody knows the product is garbage!

BACK PAGES OF MAGAZINES:
As a general rule, you should treat most of the ads for different products that you see in the back of women’s magazines as a load of baloney. These products have specifically targeted a certain demographic of women who they think might fall for their ads. So, don’t be one of them.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE STATEMENTS:
Weight loss is hard; everybody knows that. So, why do so many different products claim you can take their supplements and lose half your body weight sitting on the couch? If it sounds too good to be true, it definitely is. On the other hand, there are many weight loss products that actually HELP you lose weight. They are credible and work with sound scientific principles, but they aren’t pills or potions that promise miracles.

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