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10 Signs That a Weight Loss Company/Product/Device/Plan is Lying!

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This week’s Top 10 is inspired my recent stolen before and after photo drama.  All these screen shots were taken from the site that is using my images to sell their diet pills.

I’m not normally a negative person but this whole situation has really gotten under my skin. I’m so over weight-loss scams. Here are 10 big hints that weight loss company/product/device/plan is lying.

10.  Losing a Specific Type of Fat

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 We should all know by now that spot fat reduction is not possible. You can’t target belly fat or arm fat or thigh fat. All you can do is lose weight and let your body be what it’s going to be.

Of course you can tone areas with exercise but that’s different than losing fat. If an ad claims you will lose a specific type of fat, they are lying.

9. Celebrity Claims

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If an ad claims it’s a celebrity secret it’s not. You want to know what celebrities have? Money, resources, and time. It’s their job to stay thin. I’m not saying it’s easy for them I’m just saying they have no secrets. If an ad is trying to sell you a celebrity secret, they are lying.

8.  “I Didn’t Change My Diet”

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That’s the quote I, err “Jess,” supposedly said about the pills that my stolen photos were selling. Listen, if a weight loss product claims you don’t have to change your diet, they are are lying.

7. Fat Does Not Melt Like Butter

If an ad says it does, it’s lying.

6. “Finally a Diet That Just Works.”

Diets don’t work, you do. Lying.

5.  They Don’t Let You Leave Their Web Page

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When was the last time a reputable busiess used a Javascript alert box method of keeping you on a website? If use see this when leaving the page, chances are the site is lying.

4. Money Back Guarantee

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It sounds great on the surface, right? But in my opinion the money back guarantee claim up front is a HUGE sign you are dealing with a shady company. Think about it. Why are they leading with this? If a company really stood by their product they wouldn’t have to flash this all over their website. If they are, I bet they are lying.

2. 100% Natural

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I have an issue overall with this claim because it literally means NOTHING. You know what else is natural? Arsenic, snake venom and anthrax, all of which can kill me. A company or product that splashes this all over the place probably has nothing else good to say about their product. It may not be a lie but it shouldn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside either.

1. They are Selling a Weight Loss Product

This may be an anticlimactic No. 1 but it’s true. If someone is trying to sell you something to help you lose weight it’s probably a scam. There is no quick fix, no pill, no magic, no piece of equipment and no special supplement or additive that will help you lose weight if you don’t change your lifestyle. If an ad tells you otherwise it’s lying.



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    Flora Atchison

    August 20, 2013

    The really sad part is there are so many people out there who fall for these scams.

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    Kate

    August 20, 2013

    I love this post! SO much! Thanks, “Jess”!

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      Reinaldo Ibáñez

      August 21, 2013

      When I read “Jess”, I was like that cat in the “Puss in Boots” movie going “UUUUHHHHHHHHH!!!!” Nice touch.

    Archaeology Girl

    August 21, 2013

    Hi Roni, I’ve been following your blog for years, over here in Ireland. Just wanted to let you know that your photo stealing story has made the press in the UK. Check out the ‘Daily Mail’ website….. word is spreading fast!

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    Amanda

    August 21, 2013

    So so true! Tweeted this cause the world needs to finally get smart and stop falling for these gimmicks!

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    Leslie Erickson

    August 21, 2013

    Good, good, good, good, good! There is so much bogus info out there designed only to reduce our bank accounts, not our weights and waists!

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    Extreme Weight Loss

    August 21, 2013

    This is a awesome post, I will link back to this on my Facebook fan page

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    Deb

    August 21, 2013

    Agree !

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    Debra Elliott

    August 21, 2013

    I’m a blogger and support you all the way. It happens to a lot of bloggers. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Coco

    August 21, 2013

    Great post! Amazing that they covered them all – or maybe not!

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    ahahah awesome! finally someone who write this! So true… I hate pop up that wont let you quit the site grrr.. there are so many fake and “just to make money” website/products that we can smell them 1000 miles ahead :p

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