2. Rapid weight loss guarantees: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! These results are only achieve by an extremely restrictive low calorie diet- often impossible to stick with. You are basically forcing your body into starvation mode! Not only is the initial weight loss just water weight but the minute you resume a normal diet your body will hold on to all the calories and increase fat storage, resulting in gaining even more weight than when you started.
3. Metabolism boosting drinks: An attractive, and well marketed, ploy to get us to buy weight loss products. However, there are no special juices, pills, or concoctions that will boost your metabolism! However you can become a calorie burning machine by incorporating more protein into your diet (protein requires 2x as much energy to breakdown), increasing your weights at the gym and engaging in cardio intervals (these two will burn a ton of calories during the workout and keep you burning calories well after you’ve left the gym). Also, did you know slacking on sleep can actually decrease your metabolism?
5. The magic “cure-all” diet pill! Most of us have enough common sense to understand that taking a simple pill or supplement, while changing nothing else, will not result in weight loss. We want to believe it and try it “just in case” but save your money and save yourself from being let down. Again, nothing but a well marketed ploy to get us to spend our money!
When choosing a weight loss program avoid the fad diets and save money by not giving into over-marketed quick-fixes! Our recommendation is to look for a comprehensive plan that addresses nutrition, activity, and lifestyle behavior changes.
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