There are so many fitness trends out there at the moment, ranging from clothing, classes, diets, you name it and most of them cost ridiculous amounts of money and offer you no actual benefits.
The sad truth is, marketing campaigns feed off the laziness of the population. They know you want to loose weight, get fit and feel fantastic, whether its fitting into that amazing dress, getting married or a pregnancy snap back, they are feeding off your desperation to achieve your goal with minimum effort in the quickest amount of time.
If its too easy, its not going to work. I believe this applies to most things in life. DONT get scammed!
Top 5 diet scams:
l. Weight loss cigarettes
Banned in 1958 – claimed they would help you loose 20 pounds in 8 weeks if you smoked one 3 times a day.
This is a powder you sprinkle on your food. This enhances the smell and the taste so makes consumers eat less and loose weight without dieting. This powder is supposed to make you feel fuller for longer so no diet required. Celebrity endorsed crap.
3. Any kind of skinny wraps and creams
L’occitane ‘Almond Beautiful Shape’ cream promised that you would loose 1.3 inches off your thighs in 4 weeks, was a complete scam. People who bought into it remained as fat as ever, just well moisturized.
4. Slimming pills
A lot of people should now know the risks due to the recent deaths of individuals documented in the news. Most of these pills are just very dodgy, and we have no real way of identifying what it is that is in them as they often purchased from unregulated websites. Stay well away as they can damage your body and could even result in weight gain.
5. Caffeine-infused underwear
Yes, you read correctly. Caffeine-infused underwear that promises to destroy fat cells. For $55 you can own a pair and be reshaped in no time – not.
This is just looking at the extreme end of the spectrum but many of my friends have fallen into similar traps. This is due to seeking that quick fix but the main issue is lack of education. When starting something new, the first step should be to educate yourself on the topic. Read!
If you want to succeed in anything in life you must find experts and talented real people and learn from them. Read books, watch documentaries and listen to podcasts. This will help you learn the skills you need to be great and achieve your goal.
Day after day I hear people talking about how they are going to the gym whilst munching on a bag of crisps or eating chips for lunch. Some even order very expensive juice cleanses and give up half way, body wraps shipped in from America, waist trainers suffocating you all day, is this really life? Why don’t you pay your gym membership, get some sexy outfits and crack on.
Every successful gym goer will say, there is no quick fix, it is a LIFESTYLE change so anything less than this will NOT help you. Trust me.
On many occasions people ask for my advice, I always offer it but ultimately you can only help yourself. We are our own worst enemy. I am a strong believer in that you can only achieve what you really want. Mind over matter.
This may seem harsh but it is reality. If I sat on my sofa all day and never went to work whilst complaining that I’m not rich I’m sure I would be told to get off my ass and do something about it. Its very unlikely you will get anything in this life with no effort, you have to get out there and earn it. Simple.
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