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Miracle Tea or The New Scam?

Monday, February 04, 2013

Hello, I went to Sam's Club this afternoon and a gentleman had a booth setup giving away samples of tea called "De-Carb CGX" . He claimed the tea would block carb absorption, burn fat, and increase metabolism. Hmmmmm sounds to good to be true, but I decided to taste the sample anyway. The tea tasted ok; however I wasn't willing to shell out $54 for tea!!! Their was another lady beside me calling her husband to see if they wanted to purchase the tea. She said that it was featured on Dr. Oz. Is this the latest weight loss scam or does it really work?

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SLIM-SUCCESS 2/5/2013 11:00AM

    As a person that has lost over 100 pounds and reached her goal before, I can tell you that the best way to lose weight and increase your metabolism is good old fashion, eat less than you burn. Exercise is the best way to increase your metabolism.

If you want to use tea--green tea is best and it is cheap. When I lost the weight before, I never thought I was skinny enough and was using every scam out there. The only thing they lightened was my pocketbook. In addition, the greatest revealation of the scam is that all of them come with a nutrition plan----duh. It is the nutrition plan that is working not the product.

For $54 you can buy vegetables, meat, tea, and an exercise tape. Keep your money.

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GOODWITCH333 2/5/2013 10:51AM

    I'm 50. Over the past thirty years, I have tried it all. At a guess, I would say that I have spent on average $500-$750 per year on weight loss pills and promises. That works out to $15,000-22,500 ! Frightening, isn't it? And here I am, having gained more and more weight.

Here is my opinion,based on 30 years of experience:

The diet industry is a complete and total scam.

Do not buy ANY miracle of the day. It is ALL fraudulent. The industry is not adequately monitored or penalized.

The only thing that works is tracking and limiting caloretic intake and monitoring output. In other words: Let less, exercise more.

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UNICORN212 2/4/2013 10:39PM

    I vote "scam" too. Otherwise it would be all over the news!

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BRAVELUTE 2/4/2013 9:04PM

    I vote for scam. $54 for tea in Sam's Club? Maybe if it came directly from the hills of China as fresh-to-you tea leaves. I could sell you passion vine petals for half the price. They would be guaranteed to improve your passion for regular tea in flow thru bags!!

Next year we'll be able to buy the plants for our garden at Walmart, like you can right now with stevia plants.

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NANCYPAT1 2/4/2013 7:09PM

    I am always the skeptic - I still think if they REALLY found a product that WORKED for REAL, we would see it in the HEADLINES of every newspaper and on every TV show we turned to. It might work - but as I said I think your $54 was wisely saved for healthy foodss.

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CKSCARBERRY1 2/4/2013 7:07PM

  That's a lot of hard earned money for a tea!

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