We live in an age where weight loss and dieting are both topical and big business.
The market for slimming products and services is a huge one that is growing all the time.
Unfortunately, however, the amount of money being spent on weight loss products and services is something that scam artists find rather appealing.
There are probably thousands of weight loss programs and companies advertising on the internet in addition to traditional media such as television and magazines.
Which, if any, can be trusted though?
7 TIPS ON SPOTTING A WEIGHT LOSS SCAM
If you see any of the following 7 tips associated with a weight loss product or dieting regime then red flags should be raised and further investigation would be highly recommended before you part with any money –
- Claims that it causes significant weight loss, regardless of how much the consumer eats
- Causes consistent weight loss of 2 or more pounds per week, irrespective of any dieting or exercising taking place
- Somehow blocks fats or calories from being absorbed in order to facilitate weight loss
- Allows weight to be lost permanently, even after discontinuing use of the product
- Safely allows a loss of 3 or more pounds per week for a period of a month or longer
- Claims that all users will experience substantial loss of weight
- Creates weight loss through the wearing, or absorption, of the product
Think carefully and don’t get hoodwinked by bogus claims – if a weight loss product sounds too good to be true then it probably is.