I hope you’re having a great week despite the crazy weather!!
I’ve officially begun my Tough Mudder training so rain, snow or shine Saturday has become my running day and yup in true Aberdonian style, it was horizontal snowing last week.
To be honest, I’m not a fan of running (only sprints) but unfortunately if I want to make it round a 20km SAS assault course in June AND Oct….I need to run!
So my question is…
What are YOU prepared to do to achieve your goals?
I KNOW achieving them can be tough but I promise the benefits are worth it.
There’s no magical little pill, nobody can do the work for you, YOU need to put in the time & effort and MAKE it happen!
And just incase you thought there WAS a magical little pill, let me squash that myth.
Everywhere you look these days whether it’s on the T.V, Internet or in magazines – new diet pills are popping up like weeds in a garden.
Here’s 7 ‘deadly sins’ many diet pills companies are pulling every chance they get.
Products disguised to look like prescription weight loss medications.
Diet pills are supplements – they are not medications.
If they were, you’d have to get a prescription to buy them.
Many companies try to make their products look and sound like medications in an attempt to trick you into thinking they are prescription-strength.
They figure this way you’ll think the pills are more powerful and will pay more for them.
People think these products must work if they sound like a medicine.
THEY ARE WRONG!
Companies often hire actors to pose as doctors and customers.
These actors hold up large pants and say how much weight they lost when they really didn’t lose any weight at all.
They’re ripping us off – Fact!
If these products were really so amazing, why would the companies have to deceive us by making the products look like medications when they’re not?
Diet pills that make you feel jittery, anxious, depressed, or hungry.
Products like these can cause stress which leads to emotional overeating and weight gain.
They can also negatively impact your health in the long run.
Listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
Questionable product endorsements.
Celebrities and doctors are for hire.
And, guess what?
YOU’RE paying their salaries when you purchase the products they’re pushing.
Diet pills that make outrageous claims.
It’s true that the best diet pills are backed by science.
However, no diet product can help you lose 30 pounds in 30 days -Boll*cks.
If you’re following a quality eating and exercise program and taking scientifically backed weight loss nutrients to speed up the results, you can expect to lose anywhere from 8 to 12 pounds per month, depending on how much you have to lose, your age, body chemistry, commitment to the program and a variety of other factors.
Diet products that are not backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.
Oh and also make sure this guarantee lasts long enough that you can actually try the product before it expires (at least 6months).
This way if the product doesn’t work, your bank account won’t take the hit.
After all, if a company isn’t confident in their product, why should YOU be? (Always be sure to read the fine print.)
Diet pills that contain token amounts of everything but effective amounts of nothing.
Some diet pills may contain trace amounts of scientifically backed ingredients but this is only a technicality because they cut corners and only put tiny amounts of these ingredients in the pills – not enough to have a positive effect.
This is like trying to make a loaf of bread with only a tablespoon of flour!
Look for products that list the amounts of every ingredient on the labels instead of hiding the ingredients in proprietary blends.
Then search online to make sure the amounts listed in the products match those recommended by studies.
Products that are not tested by independent, third-party laboratories.
This is the only way to ensure they contain what their labels say.
Here’s something you may not know:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not test supplements to verify the validity of their labels.
The scope of this watchdog organization is limited to foods and drugs, which does not include dietary supplements.
So who does make sure that diet pills contain what their labels say and don’t contain any of the bad stuff?
It’s up to the manufacturing companies to monitor their own products. But most don’t.
So in all reality, some shameless company fill their pills with worthless ingredients and charge you £20, £30, £40 or £50 (or more) for a bottle.
And YOU buy it!!
The lesson of today…
It’s a scam, plain and simple!
Lee ‘beating the bullsh*t’ Donald x