you been tempted by ads for products promising quick, easy
weight loss? Unfortunately, the products whether a fad
diet, fancy potion or funky machine usually don't deliver
on their promises.
way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and increase your
physical activity. Experts suggest aiming for a weight loss
goal of about a pound a week.
evaluate claims for weight loss products, the Federal Trade
Commission recommends a healthy portion of skepticism. If
you want to learn more about sound weight loss strategies
and how to avoid bogus weight loss products, check out this
site. In the Press Room, you can read about the FTC's law
enforcement actions against deceptive weight loss offers.
The Resources section includes links to other government agencies
with information on how to lose weight healthfully.
Deception in Weight Loss Advertising Workshop
(November 19, 2002)
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