10 Things The Weight-loss Industry Won’t Tell You

Already this year, the FTC has fined three companies about $34 million over deceptive advertising claims. Among the cited companies is the marketer of Sensa, a product that consumers sprinkled on http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html their food to help them lose weight, which will pay $26.5 million to settle charges of false-advertising because, according to the FTC, the company deceived consumers with unfounded weight loss claims and misleading endorsements. ( Sensa says that garcinia cambogia side effects the settlement includes no admission of wrongful conduct.) There is little evidence that pills and supplements can help you lose a lot of weight, says Mary Engle, the director of the advertising practices division at the FTC. Whats more, some of the biggest players in the industry have accused each other of deception. In 2010, Weight Watchers (the largest provider of weight loss services in the U.S., with more than 43% market share) sued Jenny Craig in U.S. District Court in New York over its ads that said that Jenny Craig clients lost, on average, over twice as much weight as those on the largest weight-loss program. Weight Watchers claimed that no major clinical trial was done that proved this statement and that those assertions were false and misleading.
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The 15 Best Weight Loss Tips, Ever!

–Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames 5. Be a heavy drinker Water is essential for keeping the body hydrated and we’re actually more likely to retain “water weight” by not drinking enough of it rather than by having too much. The needs of each person will be different, but the general recommended daily amount is 64 ounces. It also takes up space in your stomach so you’ll feel fuller while taking in less calories. –Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames 6.
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