Tag: diet

Does the claim that sprinkling powder on your food to help you lose weight – without dieting or exercising – sound more like magic pixie dust to you?

That’s what the FTC thought when it settled with the makers of Sensa, a powder purported...

Looking for a product to help you lose weight? Ask some questions before you plunk down any money. For example: “Will I really lose a pound a day if I squirt a few drops of homeopathic hCG weight loss drops under my tongue before I eat?” No, you...

The most reliable way to lose weight and keep it off? Consume fewer calories and get more exercise.

For most people, losing about one pound a week is a reasonable goal. That can be achieved by eating about 500 fewer calories a day, choosing...

Let me guess… one of your resolutions is to lose weight this year. And, sure, there are products that claim they can help you shed the weight. But an FTC case reveals some weight-loss claims are hard to swallow.

Got a minute? Get the skinny...

Bulk up while partying down.  At least, that’s the message FTC staff was concerned consumers might take from ads for Devotion Vodka.  According to the staff, the beverage was advertised to contain a significant amount of protein and to help build...

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...

Whether it’s a pill, patch, or cream, there’s no shortage of ads promising quick and easy weight loss without diet or exercise. But the claims just aren’t true, and some of these products could even hurt your health. The best way to lose weight...