Before buying any piece of exercise equipment it’s worth spending a few minutes to research any claims made by the manufacturer. We’d all like to believe that there is a piece of exercise equipment that is going to magically help us lose the extra fat we’re carrying but before getting out your wallet does your latest gadget fall into any of the following categories?
- Obvious but missed by a lot of people is the old adage “If it sounds to good to be true it probably is to good to be true”. The piece of exercise equipment that will help you lose 40lbs of flab in 30 days just doesn’t exist. We all wish it did but it doesn’t we need to get over it and implement a proper workout regime and eat more healthily.
- Is the inventor of this exercise gadget a health and fitness professional? Does he have any recognized fitness qualifications? If not you might as well get exercise advice from your Grandma.
- Has this gadget got good reviews on-line? If all the reviews are negative or there aren’t any yet that’s usually a red flag either wait until there are some or move on.
- Don’t get suckered in by the testimonials for the product because in many cases they’re from paid actors. Also the results achieved are usually not gained by just using the exercise equipment being promoted.
- Doe the product specifically mention eating and lifestyle changes you’ll need to make. I’m not talking about the tiny disclaimer shown on the TV advert but do they actually talk about healthy eating and calorie reduction in the Informercial?
In our heart of hearts we know when we’re being scammed but hope springs eternal and that nagging voice in the back of our heads whispering that maybe this time we’ll get lucky and this will ll be be the piece of kit that will help us realize our weight loss dreams.
Well I’ll wager it won’t. The only way to be permanently successful at weight loss is through correct nutrition and regular effective exercise.
No ifs, buts or maybe