Wouldn’t it be wonderful if weight loss could be achieved through wishful thinking or drinking some magical potion that can get you in shape within a day?
Sadly, weight loss takes self-control and discipline to burn calories and reduce a few pounds.
Claims that you can lose weight without changing your habits just are not true. You must learn to recognise false claims in weight loss ads and online testimonials.
Lies on Fitness and Weight Loss Products
You might have seen ads like those for electronic muscle stimulators claiming they will help you lose weight or get rock-hard abs. Unfortunately, findings show that, while devices like these may temporarily strengthen, tone, or firm a muscle, there is no proof that they will help you lose weight or get those six-pack abs.
Dishonest gym contracts
Gym contracts differ. Therefore, before you commit, read the membership contract and confirm that it includes everything the salesperson promised. Also, find out if there’s a “cooling-off” or trial period, and check out the cancellation policy. Do you get a refund if you cancel? You also can look for reviews online from other clients to help you decide if you want to join that particular gym.
Home exercise equipment can be a great way to shape up
Most exercise equipment will promise you fast weight loss. The truth is without hard work and regular use of equipment, you will never achieve the results you seek. Before deciding on which exercise equipment to buy for your home use, first check the online reviews and customer experience.
Promises that are too good to be true
Greedy advertisers will say just about anything to get you to buy their weight loss products. Here are some of the false promises you’ll often see in weight loss ads:
- You can lose 30 pounds in 30 days.
- This product works for everyone.
- Lose weight with this patch or cream.
- Lose weight without dieting or exercising.
- You don’t have to watch what you eat to lose weight.
- If you use this product, you’ll lose weight permanently
- To lose weight, all you have to do is take this pill.
Fake online testimonies
Scammers write glowing online reviews accompanied by images showing dramatic weight loss false stories online on fake news websites, blogs, banner ads, and social media to sell their weight loss products. Such testimonies often feature stolen logos of real news organizations, or names and web addresses that look like those of well-known news websites to make you think the report is real.
As you embark on your weight loss journey...
Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach or product for weight loss. Also, nothing you wear or apply to your skin will cause you to lose weight. Weight loss needs discipline and hard work.
Have a fitness journal to keep track of your fitness goals. Whether you’re looking to track your daily steps, distance, or burned calories, a journal can help you stay on track with your goals and stay motivated to reach them.