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|Some fad diets and weight-loss gimmicks are just plain
unsafe and unhealthy. In fact, these can hurt you more they than can help
|Beware of Programs
If you are currently following a program that includes any of these, please consult your physician or health care provider right away. They will help you find a healthier way to lose the weight, and you'll probably enjoy better results.
- Require that you purchase special foods or products.
- Endorse weight loss of more than 1-2 pounds per week.
- Promote unproven (and potentially dangerous) weight
loss aids such as:
- Starch blockers
- Sauna belts
- Body wraps
- Amino acid supplements
- Passive exercise
- Chromium picolinate
- Electric muscle stimulating device