Last updated on October 16th, 2018
FitnessSoup.com is part of the AGJMedia Group that offers advice about fitness and weight loss including the best foods to support the process of losing weight, supplement reviews, and guidance on the best ways to determine if your present weight is healthy or not.
FitnessSoup.com has no prejudices for or against any particular brand or product.
Our reviews are based on the information provided by manufacturers, the customers who have used their products, and honest evaluations of the benefits and/or negative issues associated with the ingredients involved.
All our articles are based on the most up-to-date information and statistics and are updated as and when fresh data becomes available.
However, if you don’t agree with something you’ve read on our site, feel there is something we have missed, or have a personal tale to share about your experiences (good or bad) with a particular product, you can reach us via our contact page.
Meet The Team
Tony Jay – CEO of AGJ Media, CPD certified in Diet and Nutrition
Tony has been producing websites since 2007 and focuses on the health sector.
A real passion for fitness and diet has led Tony to assemble a fantastic team of writers, researchers, journalists and fitness experts to help spread the word.
Tony is CPD certified in Diet and Nutrition and does Power Yoga twice a week.
“real health is 80% what you eat, how you fuel your body. Virtually everybody concentrates on exercise and neglects the nutrition element. When you eat well that gruelling exercise regime that you put yourself through needn’t be so gruelling”
Eloise Bel – Certified holistic nutritionist, B.A. in communications (journalism) and specialist in weight loss
Eloise has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2008. She is a certified nutritionist and written many articles on the subject in English, French and Italian.
She specializes in the weight loss sector embracing a holistic approach to nutrition, not only through the preparation of menus, but also through lifestyle changes and emotional support for achieving goals.
She has strong background in supplementation and has critically reviewed and rated many products paying close attention to the ingredients and formula.
Why Independent Weight Loss Advice Is Important
Obesity has become a huge problem, on a worldwide scale and it’s not just a problem that concerns adults, there are many obese children in the world too.
Sooner or later, most overweight people decide enough is enough and try to turn things around only to discover they need extra help because they have allowed things to get too out of hand.
The articles and information provided on our site can help by providing weight loss tips and advice, but we live in a society that has become conditioned to think the best answer is always a pill. This has created an overwhelming demand for diet pills and other forms of weight loss supplement, like diet drops, shakes, and patches.
This demand has also allowed the weight loss industry to become extremely lucrative, but many of the supplement manufacturing companies are more interested in increasing their bottom line figures than they are in helping their overweight customers to get slimmer figures. This has caused the market to become flooded with weight management products that do not work and, in some cases, also have the potential to make people ill.
The websites diet pill manufacturers create to sell their products can be extremely impressive, the marketing material is often very convincing, and some of the industry bottom feeders are willing to go to elaborate lengths to mislead people into buying their products.
It’s not unheard of for manufacturers to create fake news sites that are clever clones of trusted online news agencies, such as CNN and the BBC, and use these sites to provide fake success stories and news headlines about the diet pills and other products they are trying to sell.
Thankfully this practice is now on the wane thanks to a crackdown by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), but the industry rogues have plenty of other tricks at their disposal. Building fake review sites is one of them. Using fake testimonials is another and this kind of fabricated feedback is often made to appear more convincing by using bogus before and after pictures.
It’s bad enough when people are convinced to buy products that do not work, but the nightmare does not always end there. People who have bought diet pills via autoship often have to go on paying for fresh shipments for a number of months before they are allowed to call it day and, thanks to the use of small print, many of them may not have realized their discount came at a price until it was far too late. The free trial scam is built around the autoship system but takes the deception to a much higher level because customers are tricked into accepting the offer of a free trial and never discover they have signed up for an autoship agreement until they see money has been taken from their cards. It’s a jungle out there and there’s never been a time when there was a greater need for trustworthy, independent diet pill advice.
Our View on Weight Loss
Here at FitnessSoup.com, we strongly believe in the power of diet and exercise. It’s a winning combination and even people who have health limitations that place limits on the amount of exercise they can do can still lose weight simply by switching to a calorie-controlled diet and watching what they eat. However, that’s not to say diet pills and other weight loss products don’t have a role to play.
One of the worst things about calorie-controlled dieting is having to constantly battle hunger. Diet pills that contain appetite suppressants can make things much easier by reducing hunger cravings or even taking them away.
There are other ways such products can help as well. A lot of weight loss supplements can speed up the metabolism, causing the body to burn calories faster, or they may spare the body a few extra calories by blocking the absorption of sugar and carbs. Many diet pills are also designed to boost energy levels or have a positive influence on the mood. So, although diet pills are not vital for the weight loss process, it’s still true to say the good ones can provide benefits that help.
Our View on Supplements
In order to attain our stamp of approval, diet pills need to be able to provide a lot more than fancy words and hype. One of the first things we look for is a money back guarantee, and the longer it is the better. A guarantee allows unhappy customers to pull their money back if they think the pills they buy don’t work in the way they are intended to.
We also like to see plenty of good customer reviews, published somewhere other than the manufacturer’s website. The quality of the formulation is also a huge deciding factor. We look for proven ingredients, provided in viable doses. If an inclusion rate is a little low we can make allowances if the ingredient in question is backed up by other quality ingredients with similar abilities. However, if an ingredient is included in doses that unusually high and may be damaging to the health, that’s an instant fail.
Losing weight should be about improving health and well-being, not endangering it. Many people who buy diet pills may not know what a particular ingredient does or how much is needed, but our researchers do. They are not fooled by the hype and, by providing clear, easy-to-understand information and links to relevant information, they can help make sure you’re not fooled by the hype either.
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