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Why Not Eating To Lose Weight Is A Scam
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Nobody likes to think they have been fooled. We all like to think we are a little bit smart right? Well unfortunately we have all been fooled. The diet industry has managed to create a mass illusion that not eating to lose weight is a good thing.

In the early seventies scientific studies cast doubts on dieting. Throughout the eighties more scientific studies confirmed the ineffectiveness of dieting. These studied also showed that dieting makes people into food addicts, people who binge, and emotional eaters.There are many more studies supporting these findings. On top of this, the success rate of dieters is less than five percent after six months and only one percent after a year.

Not eating to lose weight does not work!

Millions of people starve themselves every week thinking that by not eating they will lose weight. Millions of people start a diet on a Monday and have given up by the same evening. This clever illusion has been perpetuated by the diet industry in order to sell billions of dollars of products.

Believers all over the world reach out as the next fantastical cure to weight loss is released. They snap it up in a frenzy thinking that everything will be alright. People think that not eating to lose weight is the only way because of the information the media has given us.

This helps the diet industry in three ways. Firstly, they can offer products that involve the flawed starvation technique. Meal replacements, massively restricted calorie regimes, soups, and many more. Secondly, for the people who can't bear the thought of starving themselves there is another range of products. Magical pills, coffees, teas, supplements etc. Neither route works. Thirdly, the ninety nine percent who fail keep buying more product in the hope that the next diet industry solution will work. (and you thought drug dealers were evil!)

You may ask why has this scandal not been unearthed? Why does everyone still think not eating to lose weight is a good idea? Well the diet industry provides massive advertising revenue for the media. So they don't want to lose a big client. And if the diet industry offered products that solved your problems they would lose a fortune.

There you have it. It's a multi trillion dollar scam that has been going on for forty years. If you would like more information on the scientific studies please see my blog post Multi trillion Dollar Diet Industry Scam.

I really hope that people can wake up to this mass of misinformation that has been fed to us by marketing gurus and media hype. When people do wake up they can free themselves from the notion of dieting, and win back their health.


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