One weird trick to lose weight. How many times have you ever read those very words? If weight loss was so simple that we could lose weight with one weird trick, why do we have so many people struggling with their weight?
What is this one weird trick? Does this trick involve waving a magic wand over your belly or something? Abracadabra, and now your rear end once again fits into those skinny jeans that have been stowed away in the back corner of your closet floor….
By clicking that link, the only weight you are going to lose is in your wallet.
Without diet or exercise? Oh my, why follow David’s Way to Health and Fitness for free when you can pay to learn their one weird trick to lose weight?
Yes, everyone can rapidly lose weight in only two weeks. The problem is, that weight will be almost entirely from water retention and it is guaranteed to return just as soon as you quit this non-sustainable one weird trick.
And another scammer ad to pull you in with pie in the sky promises that will never yield positive results.
Diet tweaks to lose weight without counting calories… Yes, you can tweak your diet, but those who want to lose weight with one weird trick, are not usually willing to do what it actually takes to lose weight in a healthy manner.
And a sucker is born every minute!
The last screenshot was an actual question from a young lady who is desperate to lose weight and does not know how. The sad reality is I took all those other screenshots in less than ten minutes perusing social media for advertisements for that one weird trick for weight loss.
My friends, there is no one weird trick to weight loss. If you are actually serious about losing weight, you will educate yourself about nutrition and then put that knowledge to work while keeping your calories below that number you require to maintain your weight. Anything short of that is going to doom you to weight loss failure.
I guarantee this.
I can easily guarantee your failure if you do not have a good working knowledge of nutrition, and no desire to put what you know to work. This is evident when you consider that 95% of dieters will fail at weight loss. We can acknowledge that some of those people will reach their goal weights, but most of those will fail when it comes to keeping their weight off. Losing your unwanted body fat is only a small portion of your battle. The real war is in keeping unwanted weight off of your body for the rest of your life. And the only way to do this is create a new lifestyle that involves healthy eating and exercise as your doctor approves. Without a permanent change of lifestyle, you have failed yourself before you have even begun.
You simply cannot be successful with weight loss with one weird trick as many unscrupulous businesses will tell you that you can. All you have to do is buy their product.
I want you to think about something here; if you have tried and failed with other diet products in the past, do you really believe the next product with the snazzy packaging and bold claims are going to help you? Claims that you can lose weight without changing your habits just aren’t true!
Dishonest 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:
- Lose weight without dieting or exercising. (You won’t.)
- You don’t have to watch what you eat to lose weight. (You do.)
- If you use this product, you’ll lose weight permanently. (Wrong.)
- To lose weight, all you have to do is take this pill. (Not true.)
- You can lose 30 pounds in 30 days. (Nope.)
- This product works for everyone. (It doesn’t.)
- Lose weight with this patch or cream. (You can’t.)
Here’s the truth:
- Any promise of miraculous weight loss is simply untrue.
- There’s no magic way to lose weight without a sensible diet and regular exercise.
- No product will let you eat all the food you want and still lose weight.
- Permanent weight loss requires permanent lifestyle changes, so don’t trust any product that promises once-and-for-all results.
- FDA-approved fat-absorption blockers or appetite suppressants won’t result in weight loss on their own. Those products need to be taken with a low-calorie, low-fat diet and regular exercise.
- Products promising lightning-fast weight loss are always a scam. Worse, they can ruin your health.
- Even if a product could help some people lose weight in some situations, there’s no one-size-fits-all product guaranteed to work for everyone. Everyone’s habits and health concerns are unique.
- Nothing you can wear or apply to your skin will cause you to lose weight. Period.
Bogus diet products and programs rank No. 1 among health care scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), accounting for more than a third of such complaints in 2020. Yet the market keeps moving on, scamming more and more people every year.
These crooks don’t just peddle disappointment to people eager to lose weight; some of the crap they push onto you actually pose health risks from harmful hidden ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discovered that numerous weight-loss products contain drugs such as sibutramine, which is a controlled substance that has been taken off the market because, among other dangers, it can significantly increase blood pressure and heart rate and raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Do yourself a favor and skip the “free” trial offers which can, and will do damage to your pocketbook. These scams often come with hidden charges that you can barely see in the fine print of their ordering document. By falling prey to these subscription plans with monthly orders that you allegedly can easily get out of, the bill for them might come due all at once, along with charges for items you didn’t ask for. Marketers may offer no-risk, money-back guarantees, but the FTC warns that unsatisfied consumers will find it almost impossible to cancel or get a refund.
Just stop with seeking out that one weird trick to losing weight and get it done by eating a diet of whole healthy foods, quit eating foods with added sugars, and leave the processed foods on your grocers store shelves. You do not need any of that anyhow.