There’s that wonderful saying that “If something is too good to be true it usually isn’t.”
And this couldn’t apply more than with the “Weight-Loss” and “Diet” industry.
To further illustrate my point about the deception so prevalent in this industry, I typed “diet” into Ebay’s search engine.
Guess how many different matches came up?
Seven thousand five hundred and twelve search results?
How is that possible?
Here are a few of the items that were advertised:
(I guess they forgot how to spell “money.”)
Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. They answer Jenny Craig’s enticement to “lose 20 pounds for just $20” (but don’t forget, “plus the cost of food”), or “maximum weight loss in 30 days guaranteed.”
Books and magazines by doctor so and so, or fitness expert such and such advertise medical breakthroughs, but did you know that most dieters regain about one third of their weight loss during the next year, and are typically back to baseline in 3 to 5 years.
Yes, it's true.
Quick fixes, one-time deals, and magic pills don’t work.
Why do we overeat? Food tastes good, so we eat too much of it.
Why do we gain weight? We take in more calories than we burn off.
What’s the only way to maintain weight loss? Eat less and exercise more for the rest of your life, because
After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!