Anyone who clicks on the weight-related internet pop-ups and articles on the right-hand side of their Facebook page, etc., should be aware of the scams that are being perpetrated by some of the companies that sell these crazy weight loss diets, pills, fruits, berries, etc.
As I am a
confirmed "diet sceptic", knowing how manipulative the weight loss
industry is, I clicked on an ad that led to an authentic looking Women's Health
page from an online magazine. I thought
I’d research the name of the “journalist”, Julia Miller, who was singing the
praises of the product, to see if she was kosher, and I found a blog by Claire-Louise Meadows, who had the same suspicions as me.
Turns out my hunch was right, the
whole site is a fake magazine – a genuine-looking “front” for the company that
sells the raspberry ketone diet pills to desperate dieters. Claire carried out some research and found that the "reporter" Julia Miller was fake, and the endorsements on the homepage of the website - The Guardian, Lorraine, and This Morning - were fake too.
These diet companies prey on desperation and use ambiguous marketing to do so. Shame on them.
Lose lb's and lb's with raspberry ketones? Pah!
I think it's worth remembering the adage, "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is".
Alison Bird is a clinical Hypnotherapist in Rhyl, North Wales, specialising in Weight Control, HypnoBirthing, Quit Smoking and all mind-body related issues. Come for a free chat to find out how hypnotherapy could help you to change your eating habits. www.alisonbird.co.uk