A Look At Weight Loss Infomercials


A Look At Weight Loss Infomercials

Only in​ America could billions of​ dollars be made selling weight loss products to​ people who need to​ shed a​ few extra pounds. in​ a​ world full of​ starving people,​ Americans seem to​ have emerged as​ a​ nation of​ overfed,​ under exercised fatties who can’t put down that bag of​ potato chips,​ stop eating that ice cream or​ refuse that second (or third?) helping of​ pasta. America’s weight problem – historically solved by eating less and exercising more – had now proliferated a​ dizzying array of​ products. Celebrities,​ nutritionists,​ doctors,​ herbologists,​ hucksters and former fatties have come up with thousands of​ products designed to​ melt fat,​ reduce cravings for bad foods,​ block carbs,​ sugar and fat,​ lose pounds while you sleep,​ and more..

Many products claim that,​ as​ long as​ you take one of​ the​ pills,​ you can eat what you want and actually lose weight. There are diet plans,​ calorie counters,​ diet food cooked and delivered to​ your doorstep daily,​ dance and walk your way to​ weight loss,​ the​ hula weight loss program,​ the​ Brazilian weight loss program,​ the​ fat burning,​ belly reducing,​ balanced woman,​ unbalanced woman. You name it​ and it’s on​ a​ weight loss infomercial. in​ fact,​ weight loss programs (separate from fitness programs and equipment,​ which may result in​ weight loss but are sold as​ ways to​ improve your appearance) account for more than 50% of​ all revenue generated in​ today’s infomercials.

One of​ the​ most successful weight loss infomercials ever produced featured a​ product called Bio Slim. Created by Doctor Josh Leightberg,​ Bio Slim was a​ science-driven,​ medically sound program consisting of​ several herbal pills which when combined with a​ diet plan also created by Dr. Leightberg resulted in​ a​ changed metabolism,​ an​ improved digestive system and a​ stronger anti-immune system,​ all of​ which ultimately led to​ a​ steady,​ healthy weight loss. Following the​ success of​ Bio Slim,​ a​ steady stream of​ niche players,​ knockoff artists and entrepreneurs took to​ the​ airways with their twist,​ their hook,​ their product designed to​ produce quicker,​ easier results. One of​ them was the​ well known and extremely successful Fen-Phen diet,​ which was a​ combination of​ two herbs known to​ doctors and other professionals in​ the​ industry as​ herbal speed. While still legal at​ the​ time,​ the​ pills killed the​ appetite completely,​ created a​ euphoric state in​ the​ user and led to​ many problems including heart attacks which led the​ FDA to​ ban the​ main substances from use in​ the​ USA.

Weight loss infomercials are so powerful and so successful that you have to​ be careful which products you choose to​ use. as​ with anything else in​ life,​ if​ it​ sounds too good to​ be true,​ it​ probably is. There really is​ no magic pill or​ substance that is​ going to​ let you sit on​ the​ couch and eat huge quantities of​ bad foods and make you lose weight without paying some kind of​ terrible price. I mention Bio Slim as​ an​ example of​ a​ stellar product designed by a​ professional doctor whose goal was to​ improve people’s lives and make money. You could call a​ number given out to​ anybody who ordered Bio Slim and speak directly with Dr. Leightberg if​ you had questions or​ concerns about his product. That should tell you something about the​ man and the​ product he’s putting his name on.

Another thing to​ look out for in​ weight loss infomercials are the​ add-ons. Popular diets like the​ Atkins diet which were not sold on​ infomercials,​ but became successful through book sales,​ interviews and word of​ mouth led to​ the​ creation of​ a​ whole host of​ products you didn’t need that were designed to​ help you stay on​ or​ perform better while on​ the​ Atkins plan. Low carb foods and low/no carb candy imitations,​ sometimes ten times more expensive than their higher carb counterparts,​ flooded the​ airwaves. Pills designed to​ reduce the​ difficulties associated with the​ Atkins diet surfaced in​ infomercials. These items are usually designed by less than professional individuals looking to​ cash in​ on​ a​ craze they had nothing to​ do with in​ the​ first place.






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