The “Lose 40 lbs in 40 days” Scam Diet

Is your chiropractor suddenly a nutrition expert? Do you see signs for new diets that advertise “no hormones, no hunger, no cravings, lose 40 lbs in 40 days, no exercise”? I bet you don’t see a price associated anywhere. I’ll tell you exactly how this works because I did a brief stint at a “Wellness Office” and left when I saw what was going on. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t reflect all of these types of diets as some may have actual nutrition experts (RDs, licensed nutritionist, etc.) on board, but most don’t.

1. Losing 40 lbs in 40 days IS NOT HEALTHY.

1-2 lbs per week is a healthy standard for weight loss. That’s roughly 8 lbs in 30 days. Chances are if you’re very overweight and have a very poor diet you’ll lose much more than the 8 lbs you planned for by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

2. 500 calories or less.

You’ll most likely be put on an extremely low calorie diet of 500 calories or less, made up mostly of vegetables and maybe 6 oz. of meat.

3. “Doctor Supervised Program”

Your doctor is most likely going to be a chiropractor with maybe a certification in nutrition (if you’re lucky). A nutrition expert has at least a 4 year degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and an RD is even better.

4. This program can cost you $1000+

I watched desperate people dish out THOUSANDS of dollars to do a program like this. A gym membership would cost you a fraction of that price ANNUALLY, coupled with the help of a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, you could still spend less money and have a lifetime of results instead of 40 days.

5. “Have an apple day; have a steak day; detox water”.

I can’t make this up. There was a “metabolism reset” day, in case you plateau, called an “apple day” where you literally eat nothing but 8 apples all day. This is your nutrition expert. Once I read this part of the Diet Guide I was totally out. I tried to stay open minded as long as I could but I knew this was complete B.S.

I could make 100 more points about how much I hate these diets. How chiropractors have taken to this practice because it’s extremely profitable. In my opinion, feeding off of people’s desperation is the most pathetic way to make a living. If you’re considering a diet like this please consider getting a Personal Trainer, following a healthy diet plan made by an actual Nutrition Expert, and put the work in. I know it’s hard but you’ll be healthier and much happier.

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6 thoughts on “The “Lose 40 lbs in 40 days” Scam Diet”

  1. Reblogged this on JB Group Fitness Blog and commented:
    I agree with Alex on this subject. Unfortunately there are many people out there willing to do whatever it takes to make money, and they are turning to the health and fitness industry. Please be sure to do your research before trying out a new diet that promises huge results. As Alex says in his post, losing 1-2 pounds per week is a healthy goal. This has been shown through years of research. Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for additional information oh healthy eating and healthy living.

  2. Reblogged this on JB Group Fitness Blog and commented:
    I agree with Alex on this subject. Unfortunately there are many people out there willing to do whatever it takes to make money, and they are turning to the health and fitness industry. Please be sure to do your research before trying out a new diet that promises huge results. As Alex says in his post, losing 1-2 pounds per week is a healthy goal. This has been shown through years of research. Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for additional information oh healthy eating and healthy living.

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