3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
geekchic's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 85

Default Avoiding Expensive Diet Gimmicks (Daily Dish)

Trying to save money while dieting? The surest way to spend big bucks is to allow yourself to be taken in by expensive gimmicks. With an abundance of fad diets and products on the market, confusion is enemy number one for your wallet. Here are a few to watch out for:

1. Deceptive labeling. The term "low-carb" is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), yet manufacturers have found sneaky ways to use it on food packaging. Terms like "carb smart," "carb friendly," and "carb aware" are all unregulated, and are virtually meaningless for dieters. Until the FDA sets guidelines for the use of these terms, consumers should be wary of what they promise. Remember, The South Beach Diet? is not a low-carb plan. The focus is on selecting the right carbs ? ones that are whole grain and nutrient-rich.

2. Tricky addition and subtraction. "Net carbs" is another confusing term. As with other carb-related labels, there are no rules for how net carbs are calculated. Don't shell out the cash for a product based on its net-carb total ? you may be getting more than you bargained for.

3. "Magic" pills. No pill on the market can guarantee long-term weight loss. In fact, most diet pills offer nothing more than empty promises at a huge price. The Federal Trade Commission recently launched a campaign to root out companies marketing products with bogus weight-loss claims. Their "Big Fat Lie" program shows that the best way to lose weight is through healthy diet and exercise, and not through magic pills.
Start Date 1/23/2005
geekchic is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FTC launches "Big Fat Lie" Initiative Suzanne 3FC Does it Work? 3 11-10-2004 05:30 PM
Soy - daily dish Rowan Bailey South Beach Diet 4 10-21-2003 06:58 PM
Four Sweet Alternatives....from the Daily Dish Rowan Bailey South Beach Diet 4 10-19-2003 12:17 AM
Four Sweet Alternatives....from the Daily Dish Rowan Bailey SBD Frequently Asked Questions 0 10-15-2003 11:35 PM
How do I sign up for SBD Daily Dish? EmBlue South Beach Diet 6 10-12-2003 12:08 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2