Archive for the 'Fad Diets' Category

Why You Should Not Believe Everything Dr. Oz Tells You

Posted on February 25, 2011 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 2 Comments

Been kind of a rough blogging week, but I found a link that is worth sharing.
Apparently Dr. Oz (yeah, that Dr. Oz) recently aired a show promoting the HCG Diet. Read Dr. Yoni Freedhof’s take on this:
Weighty Matters: Dr. Oz – So Corrupted by Fame he even Sells Himself Out
Have a great weekend!


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HCG = Economic Fraud

Posted on January 25, 2011 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Miller, leader of the internet and health fraud team from the FDA, labeled HCG weight-loss products as “economic fraud.” This doesn’t come as any surprise, and it shouldn’t for you either.
Bottom line: It doesn’t work and you shouldn’t waste your money. There are healthier ways to lose weight and get more fit.
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A Trip to the Mall

Posted on October 5, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 3 Comments

Nothing like a trip to the mall for lunch with the family, only to be bombarded with the green tea weight loss and HCG diet sales pitches. Umm, no thanks.

Not the best pic; from my phone.


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HCG for Weight Loss Revisited

Posted on June 29, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control | 5 Comments

Since my last post on HCG for Weight Loss, the HCG diet has gained popularity and it seems everyone wants a piece of the action.  I heard of a guy who makes $12,000/month from his HCG-selling website.  I see signs like this everywhere:

I even saw a billboard along the freeway last Sunday that claimed HCG [...]

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Weighing the Evidence

Posted on June 17, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers to be smart about diet products.  Here’s some of what it had to say:
“Achieving a healthy weight takes work. Take a pass on any product that promises miraculous results without the effort.”
“Even if you’re successful in taking the weight off, permanent weight loss requires permanent lifestyle changes. Don’t [...]

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People do Crazy Things

Posted on May 25, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, healthy lifestyle | 2 Comments

Don’t do crazy things.  Be smart. 
[Source: How Crash Diets Harm Your Health].


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Posted on May 12, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets | Leave a Comment

You can always count on craigslist to provide gems like this.  In case you’re wondering, this is an example of a product that you DON’T need.


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Baby Food Diet

Posted on May 7, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 2 Comments

Eat 14 servings of baby food, and then have one “adult meal” each day.  Then watch the weight “melt ” off. 
Really?  This is what we’re doing to lose weight now?  Thank you Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and other Hollywood idiots celebrities for making more people want to do crazy things to get skinny fast “healthier.”
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The Grocery Store and Dr. Oz

Posted on March 11, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 4 Comments

["Dr. Oz's Fat-Blasting Smoothie!"]
One of my favorite things to do lately in the grocery store checkout line is to read the headlines on all those magazines.  Yes, you know the ones… the alleged “health” magazines.  They’re right next to the celebrity gossip magazines (sometimes they are the celebrity mags). 
Found this little beauty the other day.  [...]

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Jillian Michaels and her Magic Pills

Posted on January 29, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control | 2 Comments

I saw this product at Walgreens a few days ago.  Jillian Michaels on the cover and here’s what the product promises:

“Two capsules before main meals and you lose weight… That’s it!”

“Helps reduce caloric intake.”

“High energy formula fights diet fatigue.”

With Jillian Michaels on the cover, it must really work, right?  Doubtful. 
First, as we all know, no [...]

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