If you are thinking about using weight loss supplements to help you lose weight, think again. The majority of all non-prescription weight loss medications are simply diuretics — they simply drain your body of water weight, which you quickly put back on. That isn’t long term weight loss.
To give you an example of how futile a weight loss supplement can be, imagine a diet that allowed you to eat a cheeseburger and two slices of pizza for lunch, followed by steak and potatoes for dinner, and an evening snack of cookies and chips. If such a diet really worked, EVERYONE would be doing it, and it would be working.
Losing weight isn’t about taking a pill. If you ate the diet mentioned above on a regular basis, do you really think a pill could turn a cheeseburger into something healthy? Weight loss supplement companies will often put a disclaimer on their label indicating that their weight loss supplements don’t work, or that their product hasn’t been evaluated by the FDA.
What does this mean? It basically means that supplement companies know their products don’t really work, but also that they can get away with selling them as long as they add a disclaimer to the label. Their products sell well because of the psychological impact weight loss supplements have on the consumer. People are desperate to get the weight off and will try just about anything. I’ve been there myself.
So, if weight loss supplements don’t work, what does work? The supplement companies have already given you a hint: eating a healthy diet. If you really want to lose weight, change your eating habits. But what do you eat? A high protein diet? A low-fat diet? A Subway Sandwich?
If you have no clue what to eat, there is an e-book you need to read called “Fat Loss 4 Idiots”. The reason it is mentioned in this article is that it uses online software which allows you to actually generate menus which tell you exactly what to eat. The authors of Fat Loss 4 Idiots even boast that you can lose 9 pounds in 11 days!
I was a little skeptical of Fat Loss 4 Idiots before I purchased it, but I knew it was a legitimate product because it offers very similar advice to what I read in Tom Venuto’s Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. The main difference between the two e-books is that Tom’s e-book is very detailed, while Fat Loss 4 Idiots is so simple that even an idiot can understand it.
Like many people, I too want the quickest thing possible to get the weight off but truth is, it takes time, healthy diet, and effort. There are no magic pills that will make weight loss work and be permanent.
Have you tried weight loss supplements only to find they didn’t work? Leave us a comment below. You can contact me with questions too.