Continuing today with another fad diet slogan. These are tips to help you in analyzing a diet or product.
8. “Scientifically Proven! Doctor Endorsed!”
They put these words on products and diet plans to promote more authenticity. After all, if a doctor said it, it must be so. A doctor of what profession? Or is the “professional” as purely fictitious as your weight loss will be? Be sure to check the details.
Have you read reviews of products, and wondered how could there be such diverse and opposing remarks? My personal belief is that people that work for the company will write glowing reviews about the product. And competitors will write reviews that really knock the product. This is a little like saying this is doctor endorsed. Nine out of 10 doctors recommend this product. The 10th doctor didn’t understand the question.
I have done some diet plans written by doctors who I do endorse. These are men and women who truly want to help people and they think their plan will do that. They aren’t in it just for the money. They have practices where they apply their principles every day.
Some diet plans do have scientific studies behind them. They point out the science behind the function of various body systems. They show how their plan complements the body’s functions.
When you see “research shows”, or “studies show”, where is the proof and how was the research conducted? Were people studied, or rodents? Were there 3 subjects in the study or 3,000? Has the research been published in a medical journal and reviewed by peers?
My take on ‘Scientifically Proven! Doctor Endorsed’ is to look at the product or plan and see if it is right for you. There may or may not have been any doctors and there may or may not have been any science behind it.