Weight Loss Products, What You Must
There are a lot of weight loss products that offer that
fast weight loss results, however, are these really
guaranteed? Could these products live up to their
assurance of a fit body?
In US, there is an estimated 50 million people who try
to lose weigh, unfortunately, only 5 per cent are
successful. One thing's for sure, beware of fraudulent
claims and extreme high cost because there is no magic
to losing weight.
Samples of weight loss products in the market nowadays:
· Diet Patch – this was already removed since 1990’s by
FDA since they were proven ineffective.
· Magnetic Diet Pills – allegedly flushes out fat, but
· Guar Gum – causes internal obstruction.
· Electrical Muscle Stimulators – no proven effect.
· Eyeglasses that Suppress Appetite – These claims that
the projected image on the retina decreases appetite. No
· Weight loss earrings – through acupuncture, suppresses
There are also examples of weight loss products:
Diet drinks that are mixed with beverages or food are
used as meal substitutes. A downside of this is that
once a person stopped taking the drinks, they would
eventually regain the lost weight after a short period
of time due to feeling of emptiness in the stomach.
Another is diet supplements and medicines that also
don’t work long-term. Over-the-counter pills that
compose of phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride may raise
blood pressure and palpitation. Ephedra on the other
hand can cause serious side effects such as heart
problems, seizure, stroke, and even death. E.g.:
§ Herbalife Nutritional Program – good as two meals,
dieters may rely on shakes and follow artificial dieting
methods and just don’t want food to work into their
§ Mega-Thin 100 Formula – Its formula contains an
anti-fat weapon, however, diet is not emphasized that’s
why it’s concluded that it has an appetite suppressant.
§ Nestlé’s Sweet Success – recommended to take three
times a day and it does not promote healthy eating
habits. Weight loss is difficult to maintain once intake
§ Ultra Slim Fast – this plan requires regular exercise
but does not teach good eating habits.
§ Diet pills with Ephedra and PPA – many of these have
enclosed diet plans. Slimming can come from the diet
plan and not the pill intake and there are risks of
adverse side effects.
§ Chitosan products – contains fibers which were taken
from shellfish that may cause diarrhea, bloatedness, and
gas. This will only work if a low fat diet is practiced.
§ Chromium Supplements –claim that products will lower
blood sugar, body fat and cholesterol but causes anemia
and even memory loss. Studies show only minimal or no
beneficial effect at all.
§ Green Tea Extract Products – known as strong
anti-oxidants that help lower cholesterol and
triglycerides, and promote weight loss, however, the
caffeine content could cause insomnia and restlessness.
§ Algae Tablets - Spirulina contains significant
nutrients that can be an acceptable food when used as
part of a varied diet but are very expensive.
§ St. John's Wort Supplement - Claims that it will
suppress appetite and promote weight loss but it could
lead to gastrointestinal discomfort, tiredness,
sleeplessness, and arouse allergic reactions.
§ Glucomannan Products – claim that two capsules before
each meal decrease food absorption. Known as food
thickeners but not yet proven safe or effective. Weight
loss will only happen if good diet plan is followed.
Even if you plan on using over-the-counter weight
supplements or even participate in a weight loss
activity, the verdict is that you still have to eat
fewer calories than you burn to lose weight. When
choosing a weight loss product or program, collect as
much information as possible.
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