Weight Loss – The False Truths

I can pretty much be certain the minute you read “Weight Loss” there was a spark of interest straight away, regardless of the content that would follow.  After all if the result is “Weight Loss” nothing else matters right?  And here’s where you come to what i see as “False Truths” being fed to people under a tag of “Do this or Drink that for 10 days and watch the pounds disappear”. And this is where my rant starts…

It’s common knowledge in this day and age that we as individuals often choose to take an easier route over a harder one, and even a shorter route than a longer one.  We want to get from A to B in the quickest and easiest time possible, and therein lies the major set up.  Because of this people will use this to target us and not just in the fitness world; Buy this phone it does this faster; Drink this shake it’ll help you lose weight quicker; Buy this cooker it cooks faster etc.

I’m really tired of seeing these “make a quick buck” schemes that are at the detriment of people trying to bloody better themselves. It doesn’t educate people on how to live healthily and maintain their weight/fitness properly.  The proof is in the long-term results, most of these schemes last for a couple of months with people and then they stop doing them and guess what?  That’s right the weight comes back as the self-education on living healthy in the first place wasn’t there.  Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not sat here with a Science Degree where I can prove that all that is being sold to people is complete tosh, but neither are most of the people with their products. But I do have “common sense” and that helps tenfold.  Here’s a few things to think on:

 

Requirement of Water:
Most of these so called miracle products will say. If you drink/eat/use our product X times a day and drink 3 liters of water a day you’ll start to shred the pounds…… Excuse my language here but the term “No Shit Sherlock” comes to mind.  It’s common knowledge a majority of people don’t consume enough water on a daily basis, and more often than not hunger is often confused with thirst.  Doesn’t matter who you are if you suddenly up your water intake (massively) in most cases, you won’t eat nearly as much.  This in turn will trigger a short-term “omg I lost 4lbs” effect.  The reality is come back in 3 months and I bet the weight isn’t dropping any more.

Healthy Diet:
Nearly every single product out there that promises you this magic result will also have a little * somewhere that says *Results may vary *Must be used as part of a controlled and sensible diet.  So even in their own admittance they are aware that a proper maintained diet is required.  Maybe if they spent more time on the diet side of thing’s instead of trying to make a quick buck we’d all be in a better place.

What worse are the people pushing these quick schemes are meant to “Be in the know” and “Care about you”  There’s not a regime out there that will give you steady control over your weight without eating correctly.  Everything else is just rubbish.

1 Comment

  1. January 18, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Great post! I totally agree with you. Not to mention a whole lot of ‘fat free’; ‘reduced fat’; ‘no sugar’ etc products. Or eat 500 calorie diet for 2 weeks and a miracle will happen:) It will, you loose loads of weight, your body goes into a starvation mode and you gain double the amount in the 2 weeks that follow that! Its the age we live in, people want things Now:)

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