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January 17, 2011


New Year, New You: Debunking “Get Slim Quick” Schemes

Chances are that if you’ve turned on your television in the past two weeks, you’ve seen some sort of ad for a product that claims to help you to lose weight quickly. Likely playing on your desire to shed holiday pounds and/or meet a New Year’s resolution goal, your ears may have perked up a little when you heard or saw the ad.
Let’s face it, #1 for most as a New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Perhaps you’ve tried diets and methods that failed in the past, still seeking for a magic wand to make that weight disappear with the flick of a wrist. Well, it’s simply not going to happen and keep in mind, it took time to put on the weight, it will take time to take the weight off. Most important of all is to realize that all the diet quick fixes and trends that you’ve been hearing about, reading about and seeing as ads on television are not the solution for good health in the long run. Everyone is getting on the bandwagon to choose them to lose weight. You need to make a wise choice on how to lose the weight so that you can succeed. Diets don’t fail; folks just fail to maintain the determination and desire to lose the weight because the diets chosen weren’t the right fit for them.

The Rice Diet is a sensible, whole food regimen that will enable you to lose the weight, get healthy, and maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Some of the utterly amazing weight loss techniques that I’ve heard or read about lately are included below:

• Hypnotherapy: In this weight loss method, hypnotists help their clients get to a relaxed state of mind and then suggest behavior alterations. In some cases, hypnotists are even able to convince patients that they have actually had lap band surgery (when they haven’t) so that they are inclined to eat much less once waking from their hypnotized state.
• Weight Loss Pills: Many companies use mass advertising to attract people to purchase pills to help with their weight loss goals. However, many of these are not FDA-approved and are often pulled off the market when it becomes known that they have adverse effects (sometimes death)! Three drugs were removed from the US market last year by the FDA.
• Hydrotherapy: In this process, bowels are cleansed of all residue fecal matter. It is claimed that people can lose 10 – 20 pounds in one session.
• Herbal Body Wraps: Using this method, bandages or plastic wrap are tightly wrapped around the body to cause rapid weight loss through vasodilatation. The results of these wraps can be a quick weight loss, most often caused by water loss.

Anyone who is looking to shed pounds while learning to live a healthier lifestyle should steer clear of such fad diets or extreme techniques. A steady, controlled and medically-supervised weight loss program like The Rice Diet of Central Florida has proven to have much better results over the long-term. And people who stick to a balanced diet and learn to manage their weight through careful observation of caloric intake in addition to moderate exercise have a much better chance for keeping the weight off long term.

So be leery of those “get slim quick” schemes. While you may want to cross that particular resolution off your list as soon as possible, your best bet is the slow and steady approach. Contact us for more information at or visit our website at