Aside from stealing your money, some scams can be dangerous to your health. At best fad diets and products might result in a temporary weight loss in the short term but can be dangerous if followed over a longer period.

  • Lose weight no matter how much you eat of your favorite foods

  • Lose 30 pounds in 30 days

  • Revolutionary, miraculous breakthrough, secret or ancient remedy

  • Weight loss for little or no effort

  • Burn fat while you sleep

  • Lose weight permanently

  • Never diet again

  • Exclusive use of a gadget or equipment

  • Weight loss by wearing or rubbing it into skin

  • Muscle Stimulators

  • Money-back guarantee

  • Reduce fat or cellulite in specific areas of the body

  • No more failures

  • Uses exotic ingredients

  • Lose weight without diet or exercise

  • Lose weight with miracle diet patch or cream

  • Everybody will lose weight

  • Quick and easy weight loss

  • Contains a unique ingredient or component

  • Permanent weight loss even when stop using it

  • Block the absorption of fat or calories

  • Bring about substantial weight loss for all users

  • Clinical proof (With no evidence)

  • Not easily obtained

  • Safe/all-natural

  • Block the absorption of fat, carbs, or calories


Doctors, dieticians, and other experts agree that the best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and increase your physical activity so you burn more energy. A reasonable goal is to lose about a pound a week. For most people, that means cutting about 500 calories a day from your diet. While in some people the body will go into a protect mode and lower their metabolism making it harder to take off weight, however, it will happen.
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  • Do not sign a contract for expensive, long-term programs.

  • Fail to inform about the risks associated with weight-loss program.

  • Beware of exercise, fat-busting devices, or products such as pills, patches creams or an
    unusual or restrictive diet.

  • Any product or service that promises to eliminate a certain amount of weight every day, week or month

  • Sold outside normal commercial distribution channels.

  • Attractive people or celebrities used to sell products.

  • Fails to recommend medical supervision, particularly for low-calorie diets.

  • Promises treatment for a wide range of ailments and nutritional deficiencies.

  • Promotes a particular ingredient, compound or food as the key factor of success.

  • Seek advice of your health care professional for offers of medicines, supplements or other treatments.

  • Always get independent advice if an offer involves significant money, time or commitment.

  • Attempt to make you dependent upon special products rather than teaching how to make good choices from the conventional food supply.

  • Misrepresent salespeople as "counselors" supposedly qualified to give guidance in nutrition and/or general health.

  • Product that promises once-and-for-all results without ongoing maintenance.

  • Your habits and health concerns are unique, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.

  • Losing more than three pounds per week over multiple weeks can result in  health complications.

  • Permanent weight loss requires permanent lifestyle changes.

  • Read all the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully: claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs.

Questionable Products   TOP
  • Ab-sculpting  electric gizmos don't have enough electrical stimulation to work

  • Studies have show that "Human Growth Hormones" have no benefit for weight loss and such a restrictive diet may lead to nutritional deficiencies.

  • Cabbage Soup Diet  for more than a week could be harmful to your health.

  • Alkaline Diet appears to have no credible scientific research to substantiate any claims

  • Diet Sweetener research suggests artificial sweeteners can trick your brain into wanting more sweets and make you hungrier with the empty sugarless calories. 

  • Weight-loss patches have not been proven to be safe or effective.

  • Fat blockers may cause bloating, gas, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting and can keep some fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E, and K, from being absorbed.

  • Starch blockers have been reported to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pains.

  • Magnet diet pills can your body from absorbing important fat-soluble vitamins.

  • Bulk producers or fillers  such as guar gum, can cause blockages in the intestines, stomach, or esophagus and was declared unsafe and ineffective for use as a nonprescription diet aid.

  • Electrical muscle stimulators for several of these devices have been off the market because they were promoted for weight loss and body toning.

  • Appetite-suppressing eyeglasses do not have any evidence that they work.

  • Magic weight-loss earrings have not been proven to work.

  • Single-food Diet and other very restrictive regimens (fewer than 800 calories a- day) dont provide adequate nutrition unless under a doctor-supervised liquid diet.

  • Diet Pills containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) or benzocaine can be dangerous for people with heart problems, thyroid disease and high blood pressure.

  • Diuretics may cause you to shed a few pounds in water weight, however, its only temporary.

  • Body Wraps just lose water weight

  • Skin Patches have not been proven to be effective


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