Community-Sourced Weight Loss Reviews from the Health Hound

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Don’t Buy a Weight Loss or Diet Product Until You Read This…

It just really bristles my fur to see the bad guys messing with people who just want to lose weight and feel better! They know that people like us (who have weight issues) are vulnerable, and they use that against us.

Because I have simply had enough, the “Pack” and I do some investigating so you don’t get ripped off.

Now some products do make it through the Hound filter, but most of them attain the dubious distinction of landing in the Health Hound’s Dog House!

Health Hound Weight Loss Product Reviews


Diet
Pills / Related

Realdose Formula 1

When one of my pack members recommended I take a look at this new weight loss supplement called Formula No. 1 from RealDose Nutrition… I wasn’t very enthusiastic about it…Click Here To Read The Investigation on Realdose Formula 1

 

 

Athletic Greens

If you want to lose weight, one thing you should eat a lot of is green vegetables. BUT getting enough greens is a hard thing to do. Not to mention the fact that green vegetables aren’t the tastiest food on the planet.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Athletic Greens

 

 

Healthe Trim

Healthe Trim is an herbal supplement for weight loss that despite making many (often outrageous) claims, no data or research has been released to support these claims. Healthe Trim also contains potentially dangerous ingredients including HCA.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Healthe Trim

 

 

LeanSpa

Boy oh Boy! LeanSpa has it all: acai berry, chromium, green tea, garcinia cambogia! All the latest and greatest in weight loss supplements. Finally, the miracle you’ve been seeking…or is it?Click Here To Read The Investigation on the LeanSpa

 

 

Lipozene

Lipozene is a diet pill that claims it’s “clinically proven to reduce body fat” and claims to have done numerous clinical studies to back this up. To date, no clinical studies have been published  by Lipozene’s maker, Obesity Research Institute LLC (who was also fined 1.5 million dollars by the FTC for making misleading claims about weight loss.)Click Here To Read The Investigation on Lipozene

 

 

Zylotrim

Zylotrim is manufactured & sold by Obesity Research Institute LLC, the same company who makes Lipozene and the story behind Zylotrim plays out much like Lipozene does. They make many claims about this product but they don’t publish any data to back it all up.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Zylotrim

 

 

The Slim Form Patch

Slim Form Patch is a weight loss aid used as you would use a nicotine patch to deliver the weight loss ingredients throughout the day.Click Here To Read The Investigation on The Slim Form Patch

 

 

Qnexa

Some dogs like to chase the Mailman, but the government representative that raises this hound dog’s hackles is the FDA! Being a major advocate of healthy and natural weight loss, hearing about the recent endorsement by the FDA of the prescription obesity drug Qnexa, was enough to warrant a closer investigation.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Qnexa

 

 

Sensa

Sensa are packets of “tastant crystals” that you supposedly sprinkle on your food to help you eat less. Sensa marketing relies heavily on their “studies” however ABC’s 20/20 debunked these. Sensa is fraudulent in nature and also has a bad customer service reputation.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Sensa

 

 

Hydroxycut

If you have been anywhere near a TV during the last decade, you have seen commercials for Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut is one of the most famous fat burners advertised. They claim that if you take two caplets twice a day you will burn fat, have increased energy, and lose weight.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Hydroxycut

 

Exercise Videos & Programs

Fat Burning Furnace

When I heard that a former part-time musician was selling a fat loss course that was actually GOOD… I was skeptical. A lot of courses I’ve reviewed are written by doctors or certified trainers. But this guy was a former part-time musician… and HE has the information to help people lose weight?Click Here To Read The Investigation on Fat Burning Furnace

 

 

Fat Loss Time

I was recently sniffing through a weight loss forum when I came across a post by someone giving praise to a course by the name of Fat Loss Time.

So as usual, I had to check it out. Here’s what I found…

Click Here To Read The Investigation on Fat Loss Time

 

 

 

Truth About Abs

Most of the courses I review are somehow related to weight loss. And this one is no different. But the way it IS different is that it’s presented as a six pack abs course (or flat abs if you’re a woman).Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Truth About Abs

 

 

Ab Strength Guide

I was recently sniffing through a certain weight-loss forum when I came across a post by someone giving praise to a certain course by the name of “Ab Strength Guide.”Click Here To Read The Investigation on Ab Strength Guide

 

 

P90X

By now, you have all seen the infomercials for the P90x. They are famous for making the claim that you can attain a complete body transformation in just 90 workouts.Click Here To Read The Investigation on P90X

 

 

Insanity Workout by Beach Body

You’ve probably seen the infomercials… maybe late at night after you’ve just eaten a bag of chips and had a few beers.Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Insanity Workout

 

 

Zumba

Zumba is a Latin-based dance exercise program… Think Hip Hop Abs, south of the border. It’s a lot of fun and people seem to be loving it (to the point of DVD shortages and slow shipping), but does it work?Click Here To Read The Investigation on Zumba

 

 

Hip Hop Abs

Shaun T has all the moves to present a great looking ab program. I mean, who doesn’t want a fun way to work off the bulge and end up with a ripped sexy core. BUT, will you be able to bust a move and find the same results as the sexy peeps on the infomercial?Click Here To Read The Investigation on Hip Hop Abs

 

 

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels claims she is America’s toughest trainer and can help you lose weight. She says she will provide you with nutrition guidelines, exercises to do at home-no gym required, and motivation to keep you moving.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Jillian Michaels

 

 


Meal Replacement

Medifast

Medifast has been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since its inception nearly 25 years ago. This meal replacement program has helped thousands lose weight and even maintain weight loss.Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Medifast

 

 

Right Size Smoothies

Who doesn’t want an easy way to start your day with a healthy breakfast?Click Here To Read The Investigation on Right Size Smoothies

 

 

Nutrisystem

Nutrisystem is a weight loss program that delivers food right to your door. Eat the low-glycemic index meals and snacks six times a day and weight loss is sure to ensue.Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Nutrisystem

 

 

Jenny Craig

Valerie lost it and kept it off. Kirstie lost it and gained it back. Jenny Craig’s weight loss program has helped many folks lose weight, while others had a hard time with long-term results.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Jenny Craig

 

 

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers has certainly stood the test of time. Founded back in the late 1960’s, thousands of people have lost weight using this popular weight loss plan.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Weight Watchers

 

 

Hollywood Cookie Diet

Nothing complicated here folks. The Hollywood Cookie Diet is simply a meal replacement plan in which you eat 4 cookies for breakfast and lunch and then a sensible meal at dinner. The diet suggests you exercise as well.Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Hollywood Cookie Diet

 

 

Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet

Well, these aren’t exactly a scrumptious box of Girl Scout Cookies, they are special diet cookies created by Dr. Sanford Siegal during the 1970′s. Eat 6 cookies per day and a sensible meal in the evening and presto… weight loss to the tune of 15 pounds per month.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet

 

 

HCG Diet

Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) is the “pregnancy” hormone that home pregnancy tests detect in early pregnancy. It rises during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and then goes back to normal levels.Click Here To Read The Investigation on HCG Diet

 

 

Skinny Switch

The infomercials for the Skinny Switch Diet look convincing. The ‘guru’ behind the diet is Rob Nevins. He says you can eat a planned diet for two days, and on the third day have a treat, then repeat this cycle…and lose weight. His infomercial says no exercise is necessary.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Skinny Switch

 

 

The Zone Diet

Seems The Zone is a little bit like cilantro… you either love it or hate it! So, what’s the deal with this extremely popular low carb, high protein plan? Does it work? Can you lose weight, keep it off and find better health?Click Here To Read The Investigation on The Zone Diet

 

 

6 Week Body Makeover

Michael Thurmond’s 6 Week Body Makeover claims you will lose up to 30 pounds and makeover your entire body in six weeks…Click Here To Read The Investigation on 6 Week Body Makeover

 

 

Nopalea

It was just a matter of time before Nopalea (pronounced “NO-pay-lee-uh” fancy name for prickly pear cactus), would be unveiled as the world’s next super ingredient in the world of Multi-Level-Marketing…Click Here To Read The Investigation on Nopalea

 

 

Food Lovers
Diet

Being a bit of a “Chow Hound,” I had to admit that a diet that said you could lose weight without giving up the foods you loved, really got my tail wagging! But that is exactly the claim made by the Food Lovers Diet. Of course I was a bit skeptical… turns out, my animal instincts were right on the nose!Click Here To Read The Investigation on Nopalea

 

 


Weight Loss Books

Eat Right For Your Type

What does blood type have to do with your ability to lose weight? Well, Dr. D’Adamo (naturopathic doctor) seems to think it has everything to do with it.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Eat Right For Your Type

 

 

Kevin Trudeau

Kevin Trudeau is the creator of Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About as well as a weight loss book and other information products.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Kevin Trudeau

 

 

Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet is a high protein diet system (much like the first Atkins diet) created by Pierre Dukan in France that’s starting to make it’s waves across the world. Let’s see how it stacks up…Click Here To Read The Investigation on the Dukan Diet

 

 

Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About

As your trusted Health Hound, I had to sink my teeth into Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About. There’s a reason this guy has sold over 6 million copies of his book… and it isn’t because it’s good!Click Here To Read The Investigation on Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About

 

 

Eat Right For Your Type

What does blood type have to do with your ability to lose weight? Well, Dr. D’Adamo (naturopathic doctor) seems to think it has everything to do with it. His diet plan, Eat Right for Your Blood Type, tells you what foods you should or shouldn’t be eating based on your blood type.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Eat Right For Your Type

 

 

The Weight Loss Cure

Well, I must admit. I did lose a little weight when I read about “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About”…. From laughing my tail off! And not because Kevin Trudeau is a comical writer…Click Here To Read The Investigation on The Weight Loss Cure

 

 

South Beach Diet

Over 22 million have purchased the South Beach Diet. It would be impossible to tell you how many of those who bought the book have lost weight.Click Here To Read The Investigation on South Beach Diet

 


Misc

Acai Berry

What’s the deal? Does it work? Is this purple fruit THE weight loss miracle of this century? With all the scams associated with this miracle in a bottle, I had to sniff it out…Click Here To Read The Investigation on Acai Berry

 

 

Aspartame

We have reason to believe Aspartame, another artificial, chemical sweetener is potentially harmful. Not only that, but does this zero calorie sweetener used in diet products make you GAIN weight?Click Here To Read The Investigation on Aspartame

 

 

Slim Shots

Have you seen the Slim Shots commercials? The cartoon woman discusses how easy it is for her husband to lose weight while she struggles with weight no matter what she does. Enter Slim Shots. This little liquid drink (looks like a coffee creamer) will supposedly solve all your weight loss problems as a woman. But does it? I had to sniff this out… sounds too good to be true!Click Here To Read The Investigation on Slim Shots

 

 

Acai Max Cleanse

Well, here we are with yet another acai product. This time, in the form of a cleanse. Naturally, my hair bristled and my ears perked when I heard about Acai Max Cleanse.Click Here To Read The Investigation on Acai Max Cleanse

 

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