This 1 Phrase Is the Biggest Red Flag That a Weight Loss Product Is B.S.
Nowadays there are endless diet tips and weight loss supplements out there, all promising to help us lose weight and live happier, healthier lives.
It’s tough to figure out what’s the real deal and what isn’t. But there’s one marketing ploy that’s always a red flag, and it looks like this:
“When combined with a healthy diet and exercise…”
If a product will only help you lose weight “when combined with a healthy diet and exercise,” then guess what? That product isn’t doing jack shit. It’s the healthy diet and exercise that are making you lose weight, not whatever garbage product you’re combining it with.
Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist Dr. Bill Sukala confirms this. Plus, these products might not even be safe.
“Just because something is sold over the counter does not automatically mean that it’s been vetted by health authorities and has been deemed safe or effective,” he said.
Losing weight the natural way through exercise and eating healthy is and always has been the smartest and cheapest way to ensure success. In an effort to save you time and money we’ve highlighted a list of products that only ensure weight loss when you pair them with eating right and exercising.
1. Diet Pills
Diet pills have been promising people results like weight loss, metabolism boosts, and increased energy for decades now. But the majority of them, like so many other products, only ensure people guaranteed weight loss with a “calorie-reduced diet and moderate exercise.”
Guess what? You’ll probably get the same results if you just reduce your calories and exercise. We promise.
2. Waist Trainers
Waist Trainers have become Instagram famous through promotion from many well known celebs. But the sad truth is that most of these provide no real change. And guess what? They promote use of the product in “conjunction with healthy diet and exercise.” Skip the waist trainer and just work out.
3. Body Wraps
Body wraps from companies like It Works! promote weight loss. But the weight you do lose from using these comes in the form of water. They encourage working out to assist with the process but once you rehydrate the weight that is lost comes right back. This product is a quick fix if you wanna lose weight immediately but the results don’t last long at all.
4. Detox Teas
Detox teas are another Instagram promoted fad. They promise weight loss and “detox” but it is unclear what toxins they actually remove from your body. In addition they, like the rest of these products, promise the best results when combined with eating right and working out. Dr Bill Sukala also states “Once a person has lost weight from a “detox”, they will inevitably gain it back in short time. This is because most of the weight loss was in the form of feces and fluid. If the person was dieting and drastically cutting calories, then there might have been some fat loss, but probably also a loss of valuable metabolism-boosting muscle.”
Save your money and don’t make the mistake of purchasing products that suggest working out and eating healthy in conjunction with them. That statement is a clear red flag that the product doesn’t do a thing. Working out and eating healthy are the only way to ensure real change.