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When it’s too good to be true…

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You’re sitting in your PJ’s surfing the net. You spot an ad that promises fast easy weight loss.

You think, I bet that’s not true, but I’ll just check it out, because you never know. You really want to lose weight. You want to wake up the next morning and be thin. You want to stop thinking about food and just live your life.

When you open the page there’s all sorts of compelling information about the product and even research, and then lots of pictures and quotes of people that have been really successful and you’re tempted.

They offer a money back guarantee as well and the website looks ok and you are really desperate to lose weight…..

Have you ever been there? There are lots of companies out there that do what they say. Then there are the others who don’t.

How can you spot a weight loss product that isn’t worth it?

When it comes to the diet industry be wary of any supplements or pills that promise easy weight loss.

Remember if it really did work like that it would be headline news and everyone would be talking about it.

If they have research proving that it really works, have a look at it. If there are only a few people in the study then it proves nothing. A great example is the raspberry ketone diet.

Raspberry ketones are proven to burn fat – so they aren’t lying as such. Here’s the BUT – in the research it was at very high doses in rats, low doses in humans don’t work. Nobody has figured out if it works in us and at what dose.

But you can see how easy it would be to buy it.

The other warning sign is if there is a suggested eating plan to go with the supplement. If that is the case then the weight loss comes from the calorie restriction in the suggested diet rather than the supplement.

Also sometimes the research is funded by the company selling the supplement, meaning that it can be biased. This is the case in the green coffee extract.

The other warning sign is that it’s all over the net. This can mean they offer high payments to resellers to get traffic up and it’s usually a short term campaign.

They want to get as many new customers as they can because they are not going to get many repeat purchases as it doesn’t work very well.

I have to admit to being tempted into spending my cash on these in the distance past. Being really excited and then nothing happening.  I don’t beat myself up about it. I wouldn’t be here without them. I had to try all the easy fixes before I decided enough was enough. It gave me the motivation I needed to sort my weight out for good.

I have some good news – you’ll have to wait till next time though.

There are some supplements that do help with cravings and weight loss.

Watch this space.

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