It's that time of year again when we find our inboxes flooded with Spam encouraging us to part with our well earned cash for a guaranteed quick fix solution to being overweight.
I'm seeing things sent to me like this several times a day at the moment "One Spray A Day Keeps The Fat Away" - Keep that New Year's resolution to lose weight NOW Just spray this into your mouth once a day and enjoy the same benefits as a 60-minute workout. Obviously the majority of us can see this for what it is, complete rubbish but there are other advertisements than can often sound more convincing, some even peddled by reputable and trusted household names. It really winds me up because these individuals and organisations prey on the misery and desperation of people who are often in a quite bad place both emotionally and physically.
The truth of the matter is, as most of us know, there is no silver bullet when it come to weight loss, if you purchase said supplements, if you're lucky you'll escape with just lightening your wallet, if you're unlucky you could end up damaging your health, perhaps even permanently, as a lot of these products via the internet are distributed in this and other countries unlicenced from dubious sources, meaning you could be ingesting absolutely anything.
If you ever feel slightly tempted or convinced by one of these advertisements the please keep one thing in mind folks, if there is ever a real practical working medicinal solution found and made available for obesity, then we would all be the first to know about it, because it would be headline news around the Globe everywhere for weeks if not months to come!