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Today I am going to be talking about scams in the health world. The lose 10 pounds in 5 days or melt inches of fat while you sleep yeah those scams. I hate to break It to you if you are reading this there is no “magic” pill that is going to help you lose weight. Yea if you have money you can go and just get liposuction but you would just gain all that weight back if you don’t have a proper nutrition and fitness routine.
The point that I am trying to make is that if you want to lose weight you have to put the work in and all of these fit teas and pills aren’t healthy. You might lose weight, water weight, or fat but at the end of the day, all of these scams are not sustainable for long-term health.
Did You Know?: Annually $80 Billion Is spent on weight loss products like I mentioned they make some “magical” claim. We are surrounded by these weight loss products Tv, Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Snapchat. And the thing is the companies that are claiming these claims are the exact companies that are charging anywhere from $20-$80 for these products. You want to lose weight and you might have the time so you pay that price to get the “results” that you see all that is happening is that you are being separated from your money.
When you see a fitness Ad and the model went from this to that. And you’re thinking WOW if that person can do It so can I. Let me tell you something. Chances are that the model had to gain weight than lose weight. I know of a company that has done that. Don’t believe everything you see.
Hidden Fees are another way these weight loss companies scam people. Don’t believe the free trial. These hidden charges can crop up for items like a monthly subscription charge, diet, and weight loss e-books, as well as “membership” fees on plans for which you’ve never signed up.
Once you’ve given your credit card information to these companies it is almost impossible for you to cancel the charges before they are taken from your card, and often it takes months to get the charges removed.
The hidden fees are all mentioned in the scammers’ fine print, but 90% of the people do not bother to read several pages. They jump straight to the last one, where the ‘OK’ or ‘Accept’ buttons are.
Losing weight – and keeping it off – requires reducing your caloric intake while increasing exercise which burns calories. If weight loss came easily in a pill, powder or spray, there would not be an obesity epidemic today.
If you are taken in by one of these fraudulent weight loss companies, contact the FTC and let them know of your experience. The more people speak out against these egregious false advertising practices, the tougher the penalties against them will eventually be.
Also, remember to be very careful to whom you give your credit card or bank account information. Make sure the company uses a secure site and read all fine print on returns, exchanges and supposedly “free trials”. Often these free trials come with a hefty price tag.