As 2023 is less than a few hours away, I’m sure you have already started hearing and seeing the barrage of fitness ads for every weight loss program imaginable.
Many promise to be the secret to your weight loss goals. However, there have been a few that I know from our clients personal experience that did them more harm than good… some of these programs messed up their metabolism and actually caused them to gain weight!!
So with that and to ensure you do not fall victim to one of these New Year fitness scam’s, I’m putting this together for you as a guide to avoid anything like the below.
First, if we haven’t met my name is Benjamin Jones and I am the owner of Fit Body Boot Camp Arizona. More importantly, my education is in nutrition and dietetics receiving my bachelors degree from ASU (Go Sundevils!!).
I also hold multiple personal training certifications and have worked with 1,000’s of people in the past 17 years in the fitness industry helping our clients lose over 150,000+ pounds since FBBC started.
I tell you this because many of our clients who have come to Fit Body Boot Camp had previously fallen victim to one of these fitness scams.
They spent A LOT of money and the results they did achieve were quickly lost as they regressed to a state of health WORSE than when they started once they finished the program…
To make sure this doesn’t happen to you in 2023, make sure to watch out for any companies that advertise anything close to the following:
#1 Scam: “Follow our weight loss meal plan and fat burning shots WITHOUT exercise where you can lose 20-30 pounds in 30 days!!!”
Since this is one of the programs that has caused the most harm, I want to address this one first.
Most of these nutritional weight loss programs that promise these kinds of results is because it is a super low calorie diet such as HCG where you consume 500 calories per day.
Some of the newer claims I hear is combining HCG with a “patented” fat burning shot that helps metabolize fat faster.
While this is true that both HCG and the shots help metabolize fat, what they are not telling you is that a lot of the “20-30 pounds” is muscle…
What happens when you go on extreme starvation diets like this is that your body will slow down its metabolism to conserve energy. It does this by breaking down your muscle which requires much more energy to maintain than fat.
Think of your muscle as an engine and your fat as a fuel reserve.
Your body is constantly trying to conserve energy and the quickest way to do this is consume muscle. The HCG and fat loss shots DO help you burn more fat but your body is still going into starvation mode.
So while you can lose 20-30 pounds quickly, you will have lost a significant amount of muscle in the process which results in your metabolic rate being lower than when you started in the first place.
Think about it like this. It takes 550 calories to maintain 11pounds of muscle. If you lost 19 pounds of fat and 11 pounds of muscle in 30 days (total of 30 pounds), you will have lowered your metabolic rate by approximately 550 calories/ day.
So when you go back to your original meal plan or lifestyle, you now have less room for error and you will pack on the unwanted pounds even faster.
Within a few months, you will have gained all the weight you lost and then some unless you stay on a super low calorie diet because you have lowered your metabolic rate to less than what it was before.
The company that sold you this miracle program just made a bunch of money off you and left you in worse shape than before you started… This is the point when many of our clients have found us… frustrated and hopeless.
So this year in 2023, avoid this cycle and as a gift to help you lose weight the healthy way where you can still have pizza, beer, wine, and cookies (not kidding), make sure to enter our New Year Challenge Give Away for a chance to win a FREE Admission (worth $700) and FREE Cryo liposuction package (worth $2,500).
Enter on Facebook here OR Enter on Instagram here. You also get an extra entry for EVERY friend you tag in the post.
What’s awesome about our upcoming challenge starting Jan 23rd is the overall winner from our 8x locations will receive $5,000 (along with $1,000’s in other prizes).
You also get access to our Metabolic Reset Nutrition program which the nutrition program I designed that teaches you how to eat 300+ carbs a day and lose weight ;-).
Plus, we 100% GUARANTEE you will lose 8-44lbs in our challenge or give you a full refund.
So enter to win as we will be announcing winners AND opening registration on January 9th.
Enter on Facebook here OR Enter on Instagram here and tag a friend after you enter for additional chances to win!
Benjamin Jones- BS, FAS, CPT | Owner | Fit Body Boot Camp Arizona | www.FitBodyArizona.com