Beware of Weight Loss Scams

The New Year has begun and many of you have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. That is commendable because making a resolution is the first step. However, accomplishing your goals is the hard part.

As you search for a weight loss plan to help you accomplish your goals, you will encounter many people and companies who will claim to have the answers to your weight loss prayers. There is no perfect weight loss method, but one of the plans being marketed to you may actually work for you.

I don’t know anything about you, so I cannot tell you which plan would work best for you. However, I can tell which programs to stay away from. These programs either do not work, or do not work permanently.


Programs to Stay Away From

Bad weight loss programs will:

  • Claim to help you lose weight quickly
  • Claim to help you lose weight easily
  • Guarantee your weight loss
  • Try to convince you that you have to spend a large amount of money to lose weight
  • Try to convince you that you don’t need to eat fewer calories

Quick Weight Loss

Quick weight loss is rarely permanent, because it is very difficult to maintain the habits that helped you lose the weight. Then once you change your habits, you regain the weight.

Large temporary lifestyle changes lead to fast temporary weight loss. Small permanent lifestyle changes lead to slow permanent weight loss.

Easy Weight Loss

Weight loss is simple. All you must do to lose weight is burn more calories than you consume. Simple! Weight loss is a simple concept, but it is not easy to execute. Trying to eliminate bad habits requires hard work.

Weight Loss Guarantees

There is no weight loss program that works for everyone. Only plans trying to mislead you will try to convince you that their plan is guaranteed to work.

Expensive Weight Loss

Having more money can make most tasks easier. That includes losing weight. That is why rich actors and actresses, with their personal chefs, personal trainers, and hours of free time, can lose weight with apparent ease. While having money can make weight loss easier, it is not a necessity. If your resources are limited, you can lose weight with inexpensive weight loss strategies. Check out my Don’t Go Broke Diet.

Eating Fewer Calories

You must create a calorie deficit in order to lose fat. You must consume fewer calories than you burn. There is no other way to permanently lose weight. Do no trust plans that try to convince you that you can eat as much as you like and still lose fat.


That was a list of the main claims used by weight loss scams to market their products or services. Evaluate any plan you are presented with before you start it, because you do not want to waste your money or time on a plan that will not work permanently.

Start losing weight today without breaking the bank using Dr. Kal’s Don’t Go Broke Diet.

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**Please consult your physician, registered dietitian, or certified fitness professional before starting or changing your diet or exercise program.**

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