Weight loss products are big business, because so many people want a magic formula that will allow them to lose weight without exercising or changing their diets. These emails or websites all promise to deliver that magic formula, be it in the form of a pill, cream, patch or other product. They usually claim that you’ll lose weight rapidly and permanently while sitting idle and eating whatever you want.

Products such as these are generally nothing but gimmicks. None of the products that are available through email will cause weight loss simply by wearing them or applying them to your skin.

Health professionals agree that exercise and a low calorie diet is the best way to induce permanent weight loss. When it comes to weight loss, there are no short cuts. Before trying any weight loss products, it is wise to consult a doctor.