America’s has a human weight problem, which historically is just solved by eating less fatty foods and then exercising more, has now proliferated a dizzying array of weight loss products on TV. There are multitudes of nutritionists, celebrities, doctors, and everyday hucksters and former fatsos coming out of the woodwork to promote the latest and greatest product designed to melt the fat like butter, or reduce the craving for bad foods, while block carbs, sugar and fat. Yes, you can lose all those pounds while you sleep, and much more..
Many of these quick fix products claim that, if you take one of these little magic pills, or drinks or patches, you can then eat what you want and still actually lose weight. There are multitudes of diet plans, diet foods cooked and delivered to your home, calorie counters, dance, sing, run or walk your way to losing weight. There is the Brazilian Weight Loss Program, The Hula Weight Loss, The Green Tea Fat Burning Program, The Belly Fat Burning… on and on and on. If you can think and name it, its on some type of weight loss infomercial program on TV, late night.
Did you know that weight loss programs, (not specifically fitness programs, fitness equipment, which also aids in weight loss and sold as methods to improve your appearance,) are responsible for more than 55% of the revenue generated in today’s TV infomercials?
The Good Doctor The Snake Oil Salesman
Feeding off the huge success of Bio Slim, a steady stream of promoter knockoff artists and quick buck entrepreneurs took to the TV airwaves with their own little twist or hook describing their product as a quicker, easier weight loss solution. One was another well known and thus extremely successful product called the Fen-Phen diet, which was simply a combination of two herbs known to industry insiders as ‘herbal speed.’ When it was still legal, these herb pills completely killed the appetite, while creating an euphoric state for the user. This product led directly to substantial health problems including heart attacks and strokes, which led to the FDA banning the main ingredients from use in the USA.
Weight loss infomercials are powerful, they feed directly to the minds of the gullible, sitting on their couch, feeling guilty, depressed and fat. The perfect prey. Like anything else in life, the old saying stands true… “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” There really is no easy solution or that magic pill that will allow you to sit on your butt on the couch, allowing you to eat huge quantities of junk food and the pounds just instantly melting off your gut, without paying some type of ‘side effect’ penalty.
Bio Slim has been described as an example of a stellar outstanding product designed by a doctor of medicine, whose life was dedicated to improving people’s lives and making money from that. They also gave you a number for anyone who ordered the Bio Slim product to speak directly with Dr. Leightberg, regarding any questions or concerns you may have. That should give you some indication about the man and the product he’s decided to put his name on.
Another precaution to look out for in these midnight airings of weight loss infomercials are the add-ons. Popular diets that actually work, such as the Atkins diet not sold on infomercials, but became successful through book sales, as well as interviews and word of mouth, led to a whole host of add-on products to make you lose weight better using the particular diet plan. These marketers sold complimentary products to the original diet plan, not entirely endorsed by the developer of the product.