Every few months some new weight loss gimmick comes along. It gets marketed like crazy across the Internet, then in another year or so, everyone forgets about it.
Thousands of desperate punters shell out serious money hoping for the miracle solution, but… no authentic success stories are forthcoming.
So here’s my two picks for the most annoying hard-sells of the last 12 months.
- Acai Berry Supplements
- Colon Cleanse
The humble Brazilian berry can be found in purees, powders, capsules and various other potions. It’s been marketed to death. It has high anti-oxidants (like many other fruits) but any weight loss claims are completely unsubstantiated.
Colon Cleansing regimes: Either through supplements or colonic irrigation, the colon is emptied. Maybe it’s good if you’ve been constipated, but again, any lasting weight loss claims are completely unsubstantiated.
What’s your most annoying weight loss scam?
Source: health blog