AllDaySlim Diet Scam

There is a new internet diet craze, this one is called AllDaySlim.

Assam fruit found in AllDaySlim diet pills

After careful review of the diet product and research I will now present my results.

Website: Their website is professional looking, they have lots of pretty graphics, logos and colors. They have neat charts and lead one to believe they have a great deal of scientific information. They show lots of pictures of extremely skinny women.

Their testimonial videos are from active, health-conscious people; people that obviously understand exercise and weight loss.They use lots of strong, hype-filled wording on their site. Their sales writing is very well done and it is designed to influence you.

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The Water Diet

Here is an easy weight loss tip. Start drinking more water. Drinking more water will replace sugary drinks and reduce your daily calorie consumption.

Water and sugar-free beverages don’t lead to weight gain and can play an important part in healthy weight loss.

Try bringing a water bottle with you where ever you go. Keep one at work, take one in the car, or carry one around with you in your backpack. This is a small change that can make a big difference.

Decaslim scam

There is a new weight loss pill on the market and it is called Decaslim. Here are my first impressions.

Decaslim website

The website looks okay; there are gold stars, pictures of magazines and slender women. The page has the feeling of being flashy and trying hard to sell something. Here are 3 things to consider:

  1. Magazines. Don’t associate the credibility of the big magazines shown on the website with their product. They are NOT associated, it is a simple technique to try and promote sales through credibility.
  2. Testimonials. Do NOT consider these as decision making factors. I generally shrug testimonials off and consider the science, unless they are expert testimonials (doctors, dentists, etc…), but even then, one must take expert testimonials with caution.
  3. Powerful claims. I noticed lots of big claims like, “some have reported losing 8 pounds in 48 hours”, or “burn 400% more fat”. Be careful of these types of claims, losing 8 pounds in 48 hours is unrealistic and unhealthy. It was likely all water weight, if the claim is even real.

Decaslim Product/Research

The idea behind their product is to mix all 10 of the “SuperFoods” from TIME Magazine in a single pill. They claim that mixing them will increase weight loss. Here is what you are getting,

  • Green Tea this is the only product on their site which has research to back it. At the bottom of the page they reference a green tea study. However, green tea can be purchased at any grocery store for very cheap.
  • Safflower Oil – This is a common cooking oil, get a full jar of organic, top quality Safflower oil at Drugstore.com for $7.69
  • Dietary Fiber – Eat any food with fiber to get this, try whole wheat grains, fruits, or other enjoyable products.
  • Blueberries – You can get better, fresher benefits from real blueberries at the store for about $1.50
  • Broccoli – You can get better, fresher benefits from real broccoli at the store for about $.75
  • SpinachYou can get better, fresher benefits from real broccoli at the store for about $1.50
  • FlaxSeed – You can buy flaxseeds, or flaxseed oil for around $10 online, or at any health food store. This will give you a large, organic supply which will last for months.
  • Tomato – You can get better, fresher benefits from real tomatoes at the store for about $.50. Or you can just use more ketchup.
  • Garlic- You can get better, fresher benefits from real garlic at the store for about $.50, or you can buy powdered garlic capsules with no smell for cheap.
  • Grapes (Resveratrol) – You can get better, fresher benefits from real grapes at the store for about $.99. Reveratrol is a phytochemical found in the grapeskins.

So for about $20 at the grocery store you can get a huge supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, including top quality oils. All of these fresh products will easily provide more health and nutrients then the pills, which have very small quantities. Two bottles of Decaslim will cost you $80. Compare that to the pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains which you will get for around $20-30.

Also, there is almost no science behind their pills. There are no scientific studies listed, they are just trying to makes sales by giving out itty-bitty portions of good foods. In such small, pill sized quantities; I cannot imagine any benefit at all.

They even state on their own website, “You would get better results eating these 10 Super Foods everyday than you will from taking my product.” (http://www.decaslim.com/faq.html)

They then try to argue that these 10 super foods are expensive and inconvenient to eat, that is wrong. Just trying eating a few more fruits and vegetables, and include a new oil in your salads. You don’t have to eat them all everyday, just a few at a time over a week will give you everything your body needs.

Is Decaslim long-term?

The answer is NO. These tiny pills probably won’t change anything. You can get a much better change from eating healthy foods and starting some light exercise. Plus a pill is not a long term solution, you do NOT want to pay them every month for the rest of your life. It’s time to stop dieting and live.

Lipofuze Scam

I’ve been asked about the Lipofuze weight loss pills and so I decided to go and investigate.

Lipofuze claims to be an ‘extreme weight loss formula’. On their sales page they list 10 ingredients as their secret to weight loss success. I want to review each of these.

Let’s start by ignoring the patent statement, just because someone patents something doesn’t means it works. Now about their claims to science, they include scientific papers for some of their ingredients. After careful review, here is what I conclude with their science.

Thermodiamine™ – Their clinical study was done on mice. Animal studies don’t compare well to humans, we are much more complex. Also, the studies abstract concludes that evodiamine mimics the characteristic anti-obese effects induced by capsaicin. Capsaicin is the hot taste from chili pepper. So really you could probably just buy a cheap bag of chili pepper.

Razberi K™ – This is another animal study on mice. The study showed that having an antioxidant like raspberries can prevent free radical damage in heroine addicts. Honestly, this study doesn’t even address weight loss. It just says that antioxidants can prevent oxidation damage. You could just get some raspberries or blueberries.

FucoPure™ – Again we have a study on rats and mice. The animals were put on specific diets of sea weed for four weeks. At the end of this study, some of animal organs showed less fat mass. Honestly, are you going to be eating a sea weed rich diet, no, you are taking a small pill with a tiny bit of sea weed. Plus our bodies are much more different and complex.

Forslean® – This was a human study, finally. It consisted of oral ingestion of forskolin (250 mg of 10% forskolin extract twice a day) for a 12-week period. The study was only done on overweight and obese men. It raised serum free testosterone levels. This may be a red flag for any women considering the product. Do you want an increase in the male sex hormone in your body?

In men the study did alter body composition while concurrently increasing bone mass and serum free testosterone
levels in overweight and obese men. However, it was only done on 30 people. I would be careful before I alter my hormones with a supplement that is still poorly understood.

BioPerine® – This is the extract of black pepper. In this study the black pepper was shown to increase plasma levels of supplemental coenzyme Q10. The paper never spoke of weight loss. They are considering using coenzyme Q10 for diabetes, heart disease or other treatments. This study has nothing to due with weight loss.

Green Tea – This is green tea, you can get it from any grocery store.

Capsaicin – This is powder from a chili pepper, again you can get it from any grocery store..

Synephrine HCl – They gave no scientific research on this item. Be careful, there is no science to support this item. Also, HCl is hydrochloric acid.

They also listed a few other more common items like cinnamon, but I think this is enough for a quick scientific overview of their research. As you can see, most of it has no real weight loss potential.

Now let’s review cost – This is a really expensive product. We are talking about $57 dollars a bottle with shipping. Any you pay for shipping even if you send it back.

Will Lipofuze work? – I personally don’t think Lipofuze will work at all. This is another internet pill product with a very high price. And, even if it does work, do you want to pay $57 a month for the rest of your life, trapped to these pills? No, no one does. If you want to lose real weight, make permanent life changes. Invest the money in healthy foods, a gym membership, or a trainer.