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Weight Loss Fads and Gimmicks


There are many gimmicks that are advertised that supposedly help you lose weight. One new gimmick is the weight loss patch. This is supposed to be worn behind your ear and claims to speed up metabolism. It sounds great; in fact it sounds too good to be true. Wearing a simple patch and doing nothing else to lose weight. It has often been said that if is sounds too good to be true, more than likely it is. In this case, it definitely is too good to be true. It is just another weight loss gimmick.

Gimmicks have become popular to try to get money out of people who are desperate to lose weight. Many people want to lose weight, and many of them do not want to work at the job, so they turn to something easy that promises great results with little effort. They put out their money, and then they find out this too is a promise that has no substantiation. There are several gimmicks on the market today that you need to be aware of so you are not caught up in their trap.

One weight loss gimmick is the aforementioned diet patch. While it is true that medication can be delivered through the skin the active ingredient in these patches is outdated. These patches use fucus vesiculosus, which is seaweed that contains a large amount of iodine. This has been used before to help treat obesity and to treat thyroid, but it was abandoned in the past. This product seems to cause side effects and can cause problems when you stop taking this medication. The companies making this new patch are just taking a medication that did not work in the past and using it again in a way that attracts the attention of potential buyers.

Another weight loss gimmick is soap that is supposed to wash away all your fat. This is a Chinese soap that is supposed to have ingredients taken from seaweed that will help you wash away the fat. This product comes in different ways. Some offer to tone your thighs, and while they do make your skin nice and smooth, they do not take away any weight.

Another of these weight loss gimmicks is using earrings that are magnetic to lose weight. This is supposedly and old Chinese way to lose weight by using magnets. The magnets near the ear are supposed to suppress appetite and speed up your metabolism. There are no studies cited that prove that these magnetic earrings will help you lose weight, and while they are pretty, more than likely you will not begin dropping pounds by wearing them.

There are many other weight loss gimmicks such as copper bracelets and sauna wraps that make outrageous claims of weight loss. Weight loss takes work and wearing jewelry or a patch is not the answer to long term weight loss. Save your money and go to the gym or invest in a healthy cookbook and stay away from these weight loss gimmicks.

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