Have you guys seen that “Crazy Wrap Thing?!” Unless you actually live under a rock, I know you have. I can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing at least five posts from different “independent distributors”. It Works is best known for their “skinny wraps”, but they offer supplements, too… Energy, cleanses, shakes, etc…
So maybe you’re wondering…Does it really work?
The wrap itself is supposed to contour, tighten and tone your body, giving you “lasting results with continued use”. So if you try a wrap on your waist (for example), you’ll probably lose an inch or so. Don’t be fooled! You’re only losing a little water weight…the second you eat or drink, it will be back. As far as tightening and toning? Uh, no. The only way you’re going to tighten and tone ANY part of your body is to lift weights (or do body-weight exercises).
Also? “Lasting results with continued use” is a contradiction. If it really gives lasting results, you shouldn’t have to keep using it. This product does NOTHING to make any long-term change to your body…it will only give you extremely temporary results, which makes continued use necessary.
What about the supplements?
One that I keep seeing is the Fat Fighter… Usually, someone posts a photo of a giant, greasy pizza slice or a huge bowl of ice cream next to a bottle of Fat Fighters with a caption like, “I can’t give up my pizza, so thank God for my Fat Fighters!”
No. No, no, no, no, NO.
You can NOT constantly put junk in your body and offset it by taking a pill. Food is fuel. If you’re putting premium fuel in (fruits, veggies, lean protein, healthy fats, carbs), your body will function well and (with regular exercise) look good. When you put junk in, you’ll look and feel sluggish, bloated, tired.
Do you know what this pill does? Most people just trust that it’s safe and take it…after all, it was recommended by a friend! But does that friend have a medical degree? Have they studied nutrition or how the body works? Nope. They just want to make money.
Take a look at this awesome video that goes into more detail about why you should stay away from It Works.
Be sure to check out Kevin Armentrout’s channel!
The worst part? I know people that will say a gym membership is too expensive…but will gladly spend their money on these ‘quick fix’ scams that do nothing to improve their overall health.
I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll keep saying it: There is no pill, no wrap, no shake that will give you the results you want. You have to put in the work and eat well, end of story.
What are some ‘quick fix’ products that drive you crazy? Let me know in the comments!