top
Welcome to How To Be Fit.com
Rise Above Your Limits
SITE INDEX USE OUR SEARCH
ABOUT CONTACT
On
Facebook
On
Twitter
TBB
Blog
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Blog
   Share With
Workout of the Day
MMA Power
from Core de Force
with Joel and Jericho
Stream it for FREE today

Click Here and choose the
14 day free trial
Special Offer
Unlimited Streaming of Over 40 Beachbody Workouts for 1 Year
Plus Shakeology Superfood Nutrition to Fuel Your Body for 30 Days
The Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack

ON SALE TODAY for Just $160.00!
Click here for Great Deals on
Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories
Accountability Recipes Healthy Eating Weight Loss Motivation Success Stories Fitness Tips Workouts Abs/Core Yoga/Pilates
Shakeology Recipes
Shakeology Beachbody Performance System 3 Day Kickstart 21 Day Ultimate Reset Daily Sunshine
Beachbody Challenge Packs Beachbody Workout DVD's Stream Beachbody Workouts Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Connect With a Team Beachbody Coach Today to Finish the Year Strong!
Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter
Rich Dafter
Coach, business owner, father, runner
Team Beachbody Coach George Penn
George Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, business owner, father
Team Beachbody Coach Jessica Watters
Jessica Watters
Coach, Pilates instructor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Ayanna Penn
Ayanna Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Alexandria Garza Escobedo
Alexandria Garza
Coach, family doctor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Edmalia Constanza
Coach, yoga and CIZE instructor and mother
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Ric Terrell
Coach, business owner, father
» Stream 100's of Workouts
» Shakeology
» 3 Day Refresh
» Ultimate Reset
» This Weeks's Best Deals
» Free Personal Coaching
» Enter the Challenge
» Team Beachbody Blog
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Watch Product Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
HOTTEST SELLING DVDS
» YOUv2
» Core de Force
» Country Heat
» 3 Week Yoga Retreat
» 22 Minute Hard Corps
» Hammer and Chisel
» CIZE
» 21 Day Fix
» 21 Day Fix Extreme
» PiYo
» Insanity Max:30
» Body Beast
» Focus T25
» P90
» P90X3
» Insanity
» TurboFire
» 10 Minute Trainer
» P90X2
» P90X
» Asylum
» Brazil Butt Lift
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us

FTC Warning: Beware The 8 Biggest
Weight Loss Scams

From eDiets - The online diet, fitness, and healthy living resource

Tis the season for deceptive weight-loss advertising. Unfortunately, the season Im referring to lasts much longer than the holidays. In fact, it is one of the few things in life that lasts even longer than the "final closeout sale" at the local furniture store. Weight-loss scams are out there every day of the year, so it is important to keep your guard up.

The amount of weight-loss advertising has skyrocketed during the past 10 years. One of the reasons for the rapid increase in weight-loss advertising is an explosion in the number of dietary supplements on the market. Everywhere you turn, somebody is trying to sell you a miracle product to help you lose weight. Yet, much of this advertising does not have your best interest at stake.

In a recent study, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigated 300 advertisements for 218 different weight-loss products. The results were more than a little disturbing.

"Weight loss advertising is completely out of control," according to Richard Cleland, assistant director for the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices. "Over 55 percent of the advertisements we examined are deceptive and over 40 percent contain false claims."

While fighting the battle of the bulge -- or more specifically, the battle to remove the bulge from around your waist -- it is difficult to know who you can trust. An important rule of thumb to keep in mind is that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The following were the eight most common deceptive weight-loss claims identified by the FTC:

Works For All Users: Be wary of weight-loss products that promise to produce the same results for all users. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for slimming down. You arent buying a pair of socks or a ball cap here -- youre trying to lose weight. Heres an example of one of these promises from an actual advertisement: No willpower required. Works for everyone, no matter how many times you have tried and failed before.

Will Cause Permanent Weight Loss: A staggering 41 percent of the advertisements examined by the FTC promised to produce permanent or long-term weight loss. Again, heres a quote from one of the advertisements: Get it off and keep it off you wont gain the weight back afterwards. The truth of the matter is that the only way to achieve permanent weight loss is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis.

Eat All You Want: Be wary of any diet products or plans that claim you can lose weight no matter what you chow down on or what kind of portions you dish out. Heres another sample from an actual advertisement examined by the FTC: Consumers who use [the advertised product] can lose substantial weight while still enjoying unlimited amounts of high-calorie foods. This ones even better: Eat as much as you want -- the more you eat, the more you lose As the calories and pounds add up, youll have no problem in finding the error in this claim.

Specific Body Part Claims: Another common deception in advertisements is a claim that you can pick and choose where you want your weight loss to occur. Weight loss doesnt work that way. Heres a quote from one such advertisement: Consumers who use [the advertised products] can lose weight only from those parts of the body where they want to lose weight. There is no such thing as spot reduction.

Fat Blocker Claims: So-called fat blockers are products that allegedly cause substantial weight-loss by the blockage or absorption of fat or calories. As a sample ad for one of these products reads: Lose up to two pounds daily. [Named ingredient] can ingest up to 900 times its own weight in fat. Thats why its a fantastic fat blocker.

Transdermals: Transdermals are products that claim to promote weight loss if you wear them or rub them into your skin.

Without Diet Or Exercise: Dont trust advertisements that claim substantial weight loss can be achieved without diet or exercise. Unbelievably, 42 percent of the ads examined by the FTC claimed diet or exercise was not necessary for weight loss. Despite what anyone may tell you, there is no evidence that substantial weight loss can be achieved without diet or exercise.

Rapid Weight Loss (More Than 3 Pounds Per Week): Of the ads examined by the FTC, 57 percent promised rapid weight loss results. Some of the ads even made claims such as the following: lose 10 pounds in 8 days, knock off unwanted weight and fat deposits at warp speeds, safely lose at least 16 pounds in the first two weeks, and most preposterous of all you can lose 18 pounds in one week. When dieting, the most important ingredient is to learn how to eat right and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Losing more than three pounds a week is not healthy and youre more likely to put back on the weight.

The good news to eDiets members is that our program doesnt employ any of these deceptive advertising techniques. In other words, what you see is what you get.

We’re not offering any miracle cures, just a smart and healthy way to lose weight. We have a team of professionals on staff to help you with an effective diet, fitness and motivation regimen.

“Our diet plan is based on a set of standards recommended by both the American Dietetic Association and the American Heart Association,” says eDiets Marketing Director Jay Berkowitz. “Following our plan, our members can safely lose 1.5 to 2 pounds per week.”

back to top

Become a Team Beachbody Coach and Help Change People's Lives
RECOMMENDATION
OF THE DAY
SHAKEOLOGY
SUPERFOOD SHAKE
Superfood Packed Shakeology - Try It Risk Free
Save up to $15.00
Try Shakeology
Risk Free On Home Direct
BEACHBODY ON DEMAND
Beachbody On Demand Streaming Workouts
Stream every Beachbody workout for one year for just $99.00
BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE
Beachbody Performance
Beachbody Performance
Sports Performance
Supplements
POLAR HEART RATE MONITORS
Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories
Best Deals on Polar
Heart Rate Monitors and
Accessories
3 DAY REFRESH
3 Day Refresh Kickstart
Quick Weight Loss
to Jump Start a New
Healthy Eating Lifestyle

How To Be Fit Site Index

RESOURCES
» Beachbody On Demand
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Get Fit Faster
» Free Personal Coaching
» Read Our Blog
» Join the SuperGym for Free
» Join the Club
» Get Paid to Be Fit
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Success Stories
» Watch Product Videos
» Watch Workout Tips Videos
» Watch Healthy Eating Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Get Nutrition Tips
» Get Fitness Tips
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
» SuperGym Tutorial
INDEX OF ARTICLES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility, Yoga & Massage
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator


GET TO KNOW US
» Head Coach Rich Dafter
» About Howtobefit.com
» Howtobefit on Facebook
» Howtobefit on Twitter
» Contact Us
JOIN OUR TEAM
Team Beachbody Coach
and Business Membership
If you want to help people as they join you in getting healthier and fitter and a 25% discount on all Team Beachbody products, then the business membership is for you. Get healthier and fitter and earn extra or full time income.
Just $39.95 to sign up
and then $15.95 a month

that's less than $ .53 a day.
Click Here to Learn More
SAVE 10% ON GETTING FIT
Click here to SAVE 10%
on every Beachbody product you purchase!
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click Here to Enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
Win $500.00!
back to top

Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories at Howtobefit.com

My name is Rich Dafter and I created and launched Howtobefit.com on January 1st, 1995. I have used Polar heart rate monitors exclusively for over 30 years and it is my privilege to now be part of Team Polar. Polar Ambassador 2017 Beginning with the Polar Vantage XL in 1986 to my Polar V800 today, I have monitored and recorded virtually every run, every workout and now every step, calorie burned and hour of restful sleep. Having also been a Polar authorized heart rate monitor dealer for many years, I can offer you excellent support and customer service. Click here to contact me if you have questions or need recommendations.

Best Deals on Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories

New From Polar
Polar OH1
Heart Rate Sensor

· Convenient - Embrace the freedom of Polar OH1's unmatched diversity for use in countless different sports. This optical heart rate sensor offers an easy-to-use alternative to heart rate chest straps
· Versatile - pair it with your favorite app, your Polar training device or broadcast your heart rate data in a group environment
· Built-in memory - store up to 200 hours of training data
· Updatable - firmware updates that enhances its functionality
· Rechargeable - enjoy 12 hours of operating time on its rechargeable Battery

    Polar for Fitness, Running and Weight Loss
Polar M200
Polar M200 Running and Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
Integrated GPS
Activity Monitoring
Mobile Connectivity
Running Program
In Black, White and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar M400
Polar M400 Running and Fitness Watch
GPS Pace, Distance, Altitude
Fitness & Activity Tracker
Waterproof
Advanced Technology
Social Smart Watch
In Black, Blue, Pink,
Red and White

Click for Best Price
Polar M430
Polar M430 Running and Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
GPS Speed, Distance, Pace
24/7 Activity Tracker
Vibration Alerts
8 - 30 Hours Training Time
In Black, Grey,
Orange and White

Click for Best Price
Polar M600
Polar M600 Smart Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
GPS Pace, Distance, Altitude
Waterproof Fitness Tracker
Full Android Wear
Smart Coaching
In Black and White
Click for Best Price
Polar V800
Polar V800 Multisport Watch
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Black, Blue and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar A360
Polar A360 Fitness Monitor
Wrist Heart Rate
Activity Tracker
Color Touch Screen
Water Resistant
Calorie Counter
In Black, Pink,
White and Blue

Click for Best Price
Polar A370
Polar A370 Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
Assisted GPS
Improved Sleep Analysis
Broadcast Heart Rate
Water Resistant
In Black and White
Click for Best Price
Polar FT4
Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
Continuous Heart Rate
Smart Calorie
Water Resistant
Replaceable Battery
Chest Strap Included
In Purple/Pink andSilver/Black

Click for Best Price
Polar FT7
Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor
Continuous Heart Rate
Energy Pointer
Smart Calorie
Water Resistant
Chest Strap Included
In 5 color variations
Click for Best Price
Polar FT60
Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor
STAR Training Program
Calories and Fat Burn
Smart Coaching
Coded Transmitter
Water Resistant
In Black, White and Red
Click for Best Price

    Top of the Line Polar for Running, Cycling and Triathlons
Polar V800
Polar V800 Multisport Watch
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Black, Blue and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar V800 Package
Polar V800 Multisport Watch with Stride Sensor
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Red
Click for Best Price
















    Polar for Cycling and Multisport
Polar M450
Polar M450 Cycling Computer
Cycling Speed, Distance, Route
GPS and Barometer
Smart Visibility
Personalized Feedback

Click for Best Price
Polar V650
Polar V650 Cycling Computer
GPS and Smart Coaching
Color Touch Screen
Altitude Data
Training Analysis
Instant Data Sync
Click for Best Price
Polar V650 Set
Polar V650 Cycling Computer Set
H6 Heart Rate Sensor
GPS and Smart Coaching
Color Touch Screen
Altitude Data
Training Analysis
Click for Best Price
Polar Cadence Sensor
Improves Cycling Technique
Identifies Optimal Cadence
Evaluate and Analyze Training
Compatible with V800 and V650

Polar Speed & Cadence Set
Improves Cycling Technique
Identifies Optimal Cadence
Measures Speed and Distance
Measures Pedaling Rate

    Polar Accessories
Polar Balance Scale
Polar H7
Polar H10
Polar Stride Sensor
Polar Bike Mount
Polar Soft Strap
Polar WearLink
Polar H1
Polar T31 Coded
Polar T31
back to top
© 2017 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Join The Club  -  Business Opportunity  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home