With Weight and Exercise Like Everything Else, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True …

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Pretty much everyone would like to alter their body in some way: lose weight, gain weight, more muscular build, change ratios or sizes of things, and so on. And another thing you can be certain about: for every desired change there is someone waiting to try to sell you something to deal with it.

There are plenty of legitimate supplements if you have a deficiency or absorption issues or whatever, but those are all things you should be getting from your doctor. Chances are that your general practitioner is NOT going to be giving you something to ‘lose 20 pounds a week without diet or exercise’, ‘build muscles without a trip to the gym’, or ‘gain size … ‘.

The fact is that most of the products that DO promise un-natural sounding results range somewhere from useless scams to dangerous.

Having just finished the Olympics, it is clear that great results require hard work, and anything else should be approached cautiously – and with your doctor’s advice. Because while the comic shows a rather obviously farcical look at an extreme (and consequence-laden) weight loss method … many things you will see in commercials, magazines or internet ads are not really much different. The old adage “If It Sounds Too Good To Be True … It Probably IS!” Applies as much as ever.

Source: Penny Arcade

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

1 Comment on "With Weight and Exercise Like Everything Else, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True …"

  1. I have found that people are extremely resistant to change their habits, when it comes to weight loss, even if the change is small and simple.

    Two quick examples: a year ago, I cut out all sugar drinks and went to a stand up desk at work. Separately, each habit is worth about 5 lbs a year. I even convinced 2 coworkers to do the same (both coworkers were already on a health kick, so it didn’t take much convincing).

    The rest of my coworkers? They see us standing, they see us shed the weight, and they think of us as aliens, doing some routine that is too difficult to replicate.

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