Every day, we are continuously bombarded with advertisements for products which promise that you will lose weight at incredible rates, in a short amount of time, with almost no work on the individual’s part. As enticing as these adverts may sound, they might just be twice as dangerous; and probably will not assist the consumer in losing weight.

Donald Smith has recently urged Houston residents to take a moment to really consider their purchases of the magical weight loss products. Reputable Houston weight loss clinics are not to be confused with the majority of “fast weight loss” programs, such as ones that claim to help you lose 20 pounds in less than a  week. Even if this is possible, it surely doesn’t sound like a healthy solution to obesity. Dr. Al Sahli, a weight loss doctor based in Houston, Texas, suggests that these products are dangerous and should be used with precaution. This consumer alert targets products that are promising lots of lost weight, while the consumer puts in little effort as far as exercise and diet are concerned. By remembering that these products are probably going to fail while you spend your hard earned money on them, you are more likely to avoid them.

The dangers that these products can pose are endless as well, and when losing weight, it should always be done in a health-conscious way. Many health professionals are in an outrage against these products, as the negative consequences begin to reflect on many consumers’ health. Almost all of these weight loss products are not approved by the FDA, which should be a huge concern to the consumers of these products. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for evaluating the benefits of products that are meant to be ingested, as well as the consequences so that citizens can be aware them.

With no support from the FDA, many of these products can be incredibly dangerous. It should also be noted that there are many scam weight loss companies out there as well. If there is a satisfaction guarantee available, you should quickly report any and all dissatisfaction as well as a lack of promised results. All companies should honor their guarantees; if they do not, you can report your case to the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General.

In order to identify scam companies before you sink your money into their products, see if you can spot any traits within the advertising of the product that may trigger your suspicion. These include actors dressed as fake doctors, promises of new weight loss breakthroughs, weight loss without exercising or dieting, and hardly believable before and after photos of past customers.

There is only one healthy and guaranteed way to lose weight: to exercise regularly, and to ingest healthy foods as well as plenty of water.