With the pressures to be slim and the desire to be healthy, you may become victim to the marketing strategies of this multi-billion dollar industry. For example, Americans spend over $40 billion per year on weight loss pills, workout regimes and supplements. The desperation to make big changes with the expectation of these miracle solutions actually working is what these companies feed on. Whether it’s late night infomercials, ads in a magazine or celebrity endorsements, you are given constant options to make yourself look better. Most of these promises sound too good to be true because they are. Here are the main nutrition scams to watch out for right now.
7. Garcinia Cambogia
A citrus fruit that derives from South Asia, Garcinia Cambogia is the rind of the fruit. It contains hydroxycitric acid, an organic acid. The theory is that the high “sour” content of the fruit will make your stomach feel much fuller so you won’t eat as much. There is no evidence that shows this is true.
Garcinia advocates claim these supplements can reduce fat, give you more energy during workouts and influence fat metabolism. None of these claims have been proven in legitimate testing. It can however, upset your stomach, give you diarrhea and make you nauseous.