My social media feeds are sometimes flowing with sales pitches for things like skinny wraps and magic teas and this and that – all for the benefit of losing weight. Let’s be real people – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Most of these products want you to either eat or drink nothing for days, all while boasting “you’ll lose 10 pounds in one week!” or “Drop a dress size over night!” <– WTF?? Seriously? This one’s not gonna happen.
Whatever happened to not putting all kinds of shit in your mouth and actually working for your weight loss.
Put down the cookies. Put down the beer. Get up and go for a walk or to the gym or to a class.
Those “magic” products aren’t really going to guarantee you lose weight AND CERTAINLY aren’t good for your health. (And let’s be freaking honest – any weight that you may lose is going to be water weight – especially if you’re drinking teas or sweating if off in wraps! You’ll gain it right back.). And those products that boast “cleansing” or “detoxing” – um, you have a liver for that! Seriously. Don’t waste your money.
Instead, look at YOURSELF as an investment and if you really want to slim down or get healthier, invest in yourself – whether it’s money or time or effort.
Remember when Oprah said there is no such thing as a magic pill to make you lose weight because if there was she’d be on it. Well – she’s right. There is not. You have to work for it. And working for it means watching what you eat and making better decisions about your food choices and finding the time to exercise. Even if it’s for only 20 minutes a day. How many times do I have to say it: twenty minutes a day can change your life!
The next time you’re inclined to spend some hard earned cash on a quick fix wrap or tea, reconsider. Use your money wisely. Invest in yourself and make some real changes that will benefit you long term – not just for the quick fix.
You’re worth it.