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Abstract This diet debunk will identify one popular fad diet and one popular over-the-counter weight loss product. It will explain how the diet and weight loss product work. The diet and weight loss product marketing techniques will be examined as well as providing examples of these techniques. Pros and cons will be given for the diet and weight loss program. This diet debunk will determine if the diet and weight loss program come from a reputable source. Last but not least, psychological, cultural, and social media influences that may play a role in an individual’s choice of diet and weight loss product will be examined. Diet Debunk: Weight Loss Program vs. Weight Loss Product The Atkins Diet has been a popular weight loss program…show more content…
These are available to purchase as a convenience for the individual, but they are not a required part of the program. A nutritional alternative to The Atkins Diet is a healthful diet or one that provides the proper comination of energy and nutirents and is adequate, moderate, balanced, and varied. (Thompson & Manore, 2013) The individual would also participate in an exercise program that consists of at least 30 minutes a day, five times per week which is the minimum amount of physical activity needed for many people to lose weight and sustain a body weight in the healthy range over the long term. (Thompson & Manore, Nutrition for Life, 2013) Xenadrine. Xenadrine is an over-the-counter weight loss pill that has changed multiple times over the years to provide a product that is safe and effective. Xenadrine contains green coffee, garcinia cambogia, yohimbe, spearmint leaf, and caffeine. Xenadrine works by increasing metabolism and energy to aid in burning calories in order for an individual to lose weight. Xenadrine is designed to be taken for 60 days and combined with diet and exercise. On days one through three, the individual will take one capsule twice daily, 30 to 60 minutes before their two main meals. Days 4 to 60, two capsules are taken twice per day, 30 to 60 minutes before the individual’s two main meals. It is recommended to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, no snacking between meals, and not to take Xenadrine within 5 hours of bedtime.
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