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Learn how to tell fact from fiction when it comes to weight loss products.
Evaluate online reviews and recommendations when shopping.
Advertising claims for weight loss products and services tend to over-promise results. There’s no scientific evidence that these products will help you lose weight — but they definitely will make your wallet thinner. Changing your diet and exercising more are the keys to successful weight loss. Learn more about weighing the claims in diet ads.
Female VO: There are a lot of breathless diet ads out there. Like:
Male VO (echo sound effect): “Lose Weight Without Exercise!!”
Female VO: and
Male VO: “Block the absorption of fat, carbs and calories!!”
Female VO: Unfortunately, there’s no scientific evidence that these products will help you lose weight. But they definitely will make your wallet thinner. It would be nice if there were…
Male VO: patches or pills
Female VO: or
Male VO: a “30-pounds-in-30-days” secret
Female VO: or even
Male VO: a way to keep weight off forever.
Female VO: But experts agree: the way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat less, and exercise more.
So the next time you hear of a new product promising that --
Male VO: “everyone will lose weight”,
Female VO: -- keep your money and your perspective:
By eating moderate amounts of nutritious foods AND by exercising, you CAN lose weight, and feel great.
So, remember, when it comes to any product to help you lose weight, exercise doubt and check it out… at FTC.gov.
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