There are a great many products on the market that beg you to give them a try. They claim to help you lose lots of weight- often quickly, keep it off- on and on! Of course, the product they want you to try and then buy month after month, puts money in their pocket while not doing you much good at all, if any. Here are seven examples- RIGHT SIZE SMOOTHIES that contain, among other things, Fructose and Canola Oil- both very bad for you- especially if you have a weight problem! SENSA seems to be ok unless you want to avoid Maltodextrin, which many like to avoid. I believe it costs about $60. a month and for that money you can change a few brands, eat better and lose even more than they advertise. AF plus has the best ingredients, but the supplements we take contain these important and helpful things, so the money they want each month is better spent on better food choices and yummy snacks made with healthful ingredients. Raspberry Ketones is all raspberry and no doubt good for you, but we believe you would be far better off to use that money to get better supplements and fresh raspberries!is a hormone produced in women by the placenta during pregnancy- Doctors say not to take it for diets. Garcinia Cambogia is one we are currently studying. The fruit itself is good, but many companies are playing with ingredients, giving you something that won’t work well for you and running to the bank with your hard-earned money. Jenny Craig & NutriSystem are both companies that use very unhealthy ingredients, which means if you do lose- and many do- you may not be able to keep that loss without a real struggle that many find difficult if not impossible.
A F plus
Safe Ingredients To Aid In Natural Weight Loss. Each capsule contains: Acai fruit extract, Green tea leaf extract, ginseng root extract, pomegranate fruit extract and amia fruit extract. This product is advertised as a ‘One-a-Day Natural Alternative for Enhanced Weight Loss and Energy‘.
What’s In SENSA
Safe Ingredients for Natural Weight Loss.
Tricalcium Phosphate is a calcium supplement commonly found in dairy products, candy and jams.
Silica is essential for performing metabolic functions. Foods high in silica are leafy green vegetables, onions, rice, whole grains and barley.
RIGHT SIZE SMOOTHES
INGREDIENTS: FRUCTOSE, COMPLEX [CANOLA OIL, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE), , MONOAND DIGLYCERIDES, (AN ANTICAKING AGENT)], , SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, APPEMINE [RESISTANT (SOLUBLE DIETARY FIBER), , , GINGER ROOT EXTRACT, CINNAMON BARK EXTRACT, CAYENNE PEPPER], INSTANT COFFEE, MINERAL BLEND [ , DIMAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, , ZINC GLUCONATE, COPPER GLUCONATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, SODIUM SELENITE], NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, , , CARRAGEENAN, SILICON DIOXIDE (AN ANTICAKING AGENT), ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, VITAMIN BLEND [ASCORBIC ACID, dl-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, d- , PRYIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN, , CHOLECALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D3), CYANOCOBALMIN (VITAMIN B12)], SALT, SOY LECITHIN.
Contains Milk, Soy.
Many companies are trying to take advantage of this product, so buyer beware. We believe the best place to go if you really want to have this product is: http://www.aprovenproduct.com/products/view/raspberry
HCG is a hormone produced in women by the placenta during pregnancy. HCG is sold as a prescription drug approved by the Food & Drug Administration for various medical conditions including the treatment of female infertility (but not weight-loss). The diet that goes with it, requires a daily dosage of this hormone along with an obligation to eat a very low calorie diet of ONLY 500 CALORIES A DAY! I checked with both my Naturopath and Medical Doctor and they both told me the same thing- you eat 500 calories a day and of course you lose weight and it has nothing to do with the HCG. Neither of them think we should take HCG and I totally agree!
Jenny Craig & NutriSystem
Both companies prepare foods using sugar, dextrose, sucralose, fructose, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, bleached flour, canola, soybean oil, corn oil, margarine, soy protein, and preservatives, which is not a complete list, but we just couldn’t make ourselves check further to see what other unhealthy things might be lurking in those foods. Of all the helpful things you can do to lose weight, these are on the very top of our NO-NO- LIST!!
So far we’ve learned that this is a fruit that can be of benefit, but many companies are playing with it in order to sell you something that won’t work for you, but brings them in a lot of money. Should you decide to get some, make sure it has at least 1500mg, 60% HCA, includes potassium, but NOTHING ELSE!! So far in our study, we have learned that many companies put calcium in it and that kills any effect the fruit has for you. I am now mid point in my study and can recommend the one from Whole Body Research. The first one I tried did nothing for me at all (it had calcium in it), but this one definitely reduces hunger. Once this study has been completed, we will share the results with you here.
*Maltodextrin– What is it- should we avoid it?
I really like the article If you’re obsessed with reading labels, then you’ve probably come across the ingredient maltodextrin. Sounds like some type of sugar, but is it safe to eat? It will settle your mind to know that this common additive is an easily digestible carbohydrate made from rice, corn, or potato starch (celiacs, beware — it can also be derived from barley or wheat). It’s made by cooking down the starch, and then acid and/or enzymes break the starch down even further.
Maltodextrin is a white powder often used in processed foods as a thickener or a filler since it’s fairly inexpensive, as well as in pharmaceuticals as a binding agent. You’ll find it in all the processed foods you should not be eating and since it contains fewer calories than sugar, it’s also found in sugar substitutes, such as Splenda or Equal, which are big no-no’s in good health eating.
HOWEVER– maltodextrin is usually used in such small amounts that it doesn’t have a significant impact in terms of the amount of protein, fat, carbohydrate, or fiber that it adds to foods. Although maltodextrin is processed and it’s not the healthiest thing to put in our bodies, at least we know it’s made from real food, not some nasty chemicals, so if you find it in one of your healthy foods, don’t be concerned. It’s okay.