Being on this weight loss journey has thus far been a grueling experience during which I educated myself on weight loss and exercise and it made me think about a few years ago when I was very ill-informed about weight loss etc. and believing almost everything that was advertised about weight loss on tv commercials – the names ‘Verimark’ and ‘Glomail’ somehow are synonymous with weightloss magic potions and motions.
So I decided to share some of the ridiculous and utterly funny things that are sold out there including one’s that I thought actually worked. Counting down from number 6:
6. Slide slim
This is “a round heel insert of shock absorbing material” which is ‘uniquely designed’ to reduce pain and helps you get fit because you become more active. You slip it into your shoes and you instantly start walking. Yep, believe it or not!
Basically, what Jorge Hane, the guy who designed this master piece, is saying is that God really didn’t know what He was doing when He created our feet – the slide slim was really how feet were supposed to be designed and therefore you would really wanna workout once you get a pair… bull!
I do have to admit that these ‘uniquely designed’ soles do have some placebo effect to it which can add a positive spin, i.e. if this would make one of my clients take a brisk walk 45min a day I would totally encourage them to buy it…. yet, crap remains crap!
5. Vibration plate
Put your hand up if you’ve used this product before. I’ve used it, it is at my gym! Apparently this one helps with blood circulation and most definitely will help you lose weight.
This machine makes me itch so much! I don’t understand how people expect to stand on this machine for 15min a day and expect to look like those models who are advertised it. Some might argue that you must do squats, push-ups, etc. on the machine to aid weight loss but honey, you can totally do that without this machine… Bull!
4. Secret slimmer/slimming body suit/trim ‘n lift
Ja ladies, this is what you specialise in lol. Some men also have a pair of these – don’t be shy now.
These tights/outfits keep the fat intact and make you look more condensed. This one is kind of sad – The person who designed these tights was basically implying that if you’re overweight there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it so slap on a pair of these tights to make yourself instantly look and feel better. Again, load of bull! You have the power to change your body!
3. Power pops weight loss lollipops
This one I was completely disgusted at.
“A lollipop with the amazing Power to Suppress the appetite and give you a burst of energy. What could be more simple?”
What could be more retarded? The producer of this product paired up with a ‘Master Herbalist’ who shared his wealth of knowledge about herbs and weight loss (WTF?). Apparently there are ‘active’ ingredients in the lollipops that suppresses your appetite and by doing that it apparently helps you lose weight. The producers also claim that the active ingredients help burn fat and calories…. double bull!
Like my mom always said, when it sounds too good, it is no good! I would be concerned about the calories that I’ll gain from just chowing those lollies.
2. Abs products: Abdoer twister/the flex belt/vibraslim
These products are the most tantalizing of all. The promise that is given to the consumer is that you can get amazing abs by just twisting your body on this machine or lie on a couch with the flex belt for just 3 minutes a day. Never mind eating healthily and doing loads of cardio – No wonder there are still people who think that they can get a flat tummy just by doing abs exercises!
Numero uno goes to siluet40!
“Siluet 40 Ultra-Slimming Soaps are reducing and firming soaps that act immediately! Just use it in a daily application every time you take a shower”. Say what? And the best part is that the soap can be used on any part of your body… men, watch out! LOL!
Really? I have no further comments on this one.
It is so weird how we as consumers have been brainwashed to think that weight loss is depended on purchasing products that have been researched for years and years. When the simplest things to do is to eat healthy balanced meals (whole foods) and exercise regularly.