Up until now, many diet plans and products have been, at best, disappointing, at worst, outright frauds. Many cause major side effects and untold damage to your health. In a nutshell, most promotional diets fall into three categories, all of which you should stay away from, because they can be hazardous. And stacking back any weight you lose as a result is almost a certainty.
The first kind is cheap drugstore pills which fall into three categories:
1: The appetite suppressant which reduces your hunger and makes you eat less. Not only is this unnatural, but eventually it causes your body to ‘snap’ and binge eat. What’s more when you radically decrease your caloric intake it actually slows down the burning of fat because your body gets scared and goes into survival mode, turning every little morsel it gets into fat.
What’s worse, when you go off your starvation diet, your body will overcompensate and the “starvation response” will continue which basically means you usually end up gaining back more weight than you have temporarily lost. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THEIR SLICK MARKETING.
2: The starch, fat or carbohydrate blocker. The advertising for these little pills really play on your emotions because they tell you it’s possible to consume all sorts of fattening food like pastries and pizzas without gaining any weight.
How? They claim to be able to separate the fat and zip it through your body without any of it “sticking.”
Yeah, right. Many people experience horrific side effects such as diarrhoea, sick stomachs or blinding headaches. However the worst part of all is the myth these pills perpetuate actually encourages people to establish bad eating habits. AVOID THESE BLOCKERS AT ALL COSTS!
3: The metabolism booster (otherwise known as the “thermogenic” pill) is the most dangerous of all because they often contain ephedrine which is extremely dangerous, as it is a very strong stimulant which puts untold amounts of pressure on your heart, especially when you are reducing calories. It also contains massive amounts of caffeine and causes intense energy ups and downs, insomnia and mood swings.
Many people get addicted to them because they “cheat” by adding diuretics, which quickly knocks off the “water weight” and cause dehydration which can weaken muscles including your heart. The scales may say you have lost weight as a result, but in reality no fat has been lost: just water. SAY NO TO THEM.
The second kind is meal replacement shakes.
These claim to have all the nutrients that you would get in a proper healthy meal. However often they are higher in sodium which is known to raise your blood pressure and zap moisture from your muscles and organs. Common sense tells you this can’t be good for you. What’s more, many people also find they feel like they have skipped a meal so they end up eating extra for their next meal to make up for it. STAY AWAY FROM THEM.
The third kind is fad diets
Such as the South Beach Diet, The Atkins Diet, The Hollywood Diet, The Grapefruit Diet, the Low Carb Diet, the Cabbage Soup Diet and dozens of others you may have heard of. Dozens of new fad diets pops up every year and they can deliver fast, although temporary results. However, just about everybody who uses them “binge eats” – at some point they get so sick and tired of eating in such an unnatural way that their sense of deprivation kicks in and they start pigging out. For instance, you may go a few days following your plan and then something just ‘snaps’ inside of you and you scoff down a few burgers and a quarter of a tub of ice-cream. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THESE UNPROVEN FADS.
We live in a world where we are bombarded with scam weight-loss solutions. In the end, they only offer broken promises. Don’t get caught in their trap. Here are some tips to help you recognize them, and distinguish the bad from the good:
- Claims to be effortless or incredibly easy. Will likely not lead to long-term weight loss. Successful weight loss over the long term is achieved with continued use of a combination of diet and exercise. Add the Flat Belly Bible and you have a powerful weight-loss plan that will work fast!
- Eliminates an entire food category. Eliminating an entire food category from your diet, such as carbohydrates, is not an effective approach to losing weight, and can even be unsafe. Nor is the idea that you can block “the bad” food in your diet with some type of “fat trapper” dietary supplement. These measures put your body at risk of not getting the essential nutrients it needs from all the food categories, as set in our nutrition guidelines and often essential for effective weight loss.
- Promises permanent weight loss. If you have ever come across a diet or weight loss solution that claims “You can lose weight and keep it off forever no matter how much you eat!”. Then you were sadly lied to. More and more Americans diet companies are starting to make this claim, because it is a very attractive offer – and a shocking number of educated people are falling for it. However, it is completely false and misleading Weight Loss is NEVER permanent. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to get on a life-changing program like the Flat Belly Bible, and to stick with it for as long as you desire to enjoy a slim, healthy body.
The old rule applies here: if it seems to good to be true…it probably is!