We’ve all been approached by a friend, a family member, or even a stranger at the supermarket wanting to share the newest and greatest lotion, potion, or pill that will cure whatever is ailing us. I would dare say that weight-loss products are the number one top selling — uh — SCAMS! Yep, I said it. It is fascinating to me that these companies know people will pay out the wahzoo for a supplement and a false promise to become fit (and healthy). Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but:
Detox plans—don’t work
Fat burning pills—don’t work
Anti-cellulite cream—doesn’t work
Meal replacement shakes—don’t work
I could go on and on. Initially, some of these supplements look like they work as there will be a drop in weight (water weight). When you significantly cut back on calories, putting yourself in a calorie deficit, yeah, you will lose weight. However, these things are not sustainable in the long run.
Simply put, supplements do NOT work. I’m not saying that I have never fallen for a good gimmick, but I have learned through personal experience that the ORIGINAL weight-loss supplements of DIET and EXERCISE are the ONLY “supplements” that truly work.
There will never be a fast and speedy way to lose weight. So save your money! All it takes is consistent hard work, determination and balance.
You’ve got this!