Weight Loss Scams
Infomercial "experts" and other hucksters are constantly looking to make a quick buck off your hopes and dreams by pushing a never-ending stream of weight loss scams on you. It's been going on for over a century, since the days of the snake oil salesmen.
Weight Loss scams promise maximum results with little or no effort. They advertise interesting and unique hooks that may involve pills, potions, patches creams or extreme diets and so-called "cutting edge" exercise machines.
The scammers exploit the fact that millions of people are emotionally impressionable and desperate to lose weight. It all ends here. The Inner Circle scam busters column will help you tune your "BS Detector" and never fall for weight loss gimmicks again.
The HCG DIet: An Unfortunate Resurgence of HCG Use For Weight Loss
Although the FDA and legitimate researchers agree that HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) has NO merit for weight loss, medical doctors still promote HCG for weight loss from their offices and even on TV. Supplement companies also still peddle bogus versions of HCG. HCG is a prescription fertility drug. When was the last time you were able to pick up a prescription drug WITHOUT a prescription? Exactly. You can't. These companies are consciously misleading consumers with false claims. Please don't be a victim. Read more...
The HCG Diet: Is Human Chorionic Gonadatropin For Weight Loss A Scam?
Infomercials say that HCG is the "weight loss cure they don't want you to know about." This injectable drug, combined with a severe diet plan, has been promoted for weight loss since the 1950's. In recent years it has re-emerged on television and Internet ads, promising remarkable rates of weight loss - up to 7 pounds per week! Amazing testimonials seem to back up these unbelievable claims, but the truth about HCG for weight loss will shock you... Click the link to read more
Master Cleanse: The Truth About Detox And The Lemon Water Diet
The Master Cleanse has been around since the 1940's, but a book called "the Master Cleanser" by Stanley Burroughs thrust this diet into the spotlight in 1976. Today it has become popular once again, no thanks to celebrity endorsements. A 10 day fast on lemon water, maple syrup, tea and salt water, the Master Cleanse is immensely popular with nothing short of a cult following. A google search will likely lead you to mostly positive reviews. But what you don't know about this starvation diet could hurt you. Read on to learn the truth about the "lemon water diet"...
Colon Cleansing: Are All "Cleansing" Diets And Supplements Scams or Are There Any Legitimate Health Or Weight Loss Benefits?
A quick search on Google for colon cleansing will display a mind boggling listing of products and programs which claim that all kinds of "gunk" has built up inside your colon and digestive tract and that you must clean it out or you will succumb to disease. Others claim that a cleanse is the best way to start a weight loss program and that you will lose more fat by cleansing first. It's very difficult to get straight answers on this subject today because there are so many people who swear by these methods, many of which are MLM salespeople. See what the science really says as Tom tackles colon cleansing in our latest Burn The Fat Q & A column
The Food-Combining Diets: Does Separating Food Types Improve Digestion And Increase Fat Loss?
It's a commonly proposed theory in the diet world that you should never eat certain foods, such as carbohydrates and proteins, or fruit and meat, together in the same meal. This is known as food combining (although it might be more accurately described as "food separating"). Proponents of this method make numerous claims including relief from stomach and gastrointestinal discomfort and even improved weight loss. But is there any science behind it?
Detoxification And Weight Loss: The Detox Diet Deception
Detoxification and fasting are touchy subjects because some people have such strong (and even religious) beliefs about them. Get the facts before you make a decision, because if you don't, you may find yourself shelling out hundreds of dollars a month for "exotic cleansing herbs" or losing weight very quickly, only to regain every pound... with less muscle than when you started. Buyer beware