The diet industry has no interest in making people thin. Their entire model is based on people staying fat and coming back for more. Thin people don't take diet pills or buy expensive diet plans, and so there is no incentive to cause fat loss in their customers. When their pseudoscience diets fail, the diet industry blames the individual for being lazy and unmotivated and tells them to try again. And they come back for more like a battered wife, money in hand.
The Con of Weight Loss
However, the diet industry must maintain a veneer of respectability. It understands that it must produce some weight loss in people to make them think their diets work. Its main tool for this purpose is the use of calorie counting. People cut calories and lose weight for a few weeks. However studies show that most of this weight is muscle. This is detrimental to weight loss, but is enough to convince the customer that the diet works.
The Con of Diuretics
The diet industry also has another trick up its sleeve, diuretics. Diuretics are substances that increase the excretion of water from the body. In layman's terms they make you urinate more than you drink. The result is weight loss that consists totally of water. The diet industry markets a number of weight loss supplements that contains nothing but diuretic herbs. These cause initial weight loss, which convinces the individual they are beneficial.
Dandelion Is A Diuretic
Dandelion is a herb that has diuretic properties in humans. Many ‘weight loss’ supplements contain dandelion. And yes they cause weight loss. The trouble is that that weight is water, and therefore such supplements are useless. Dandelion has no fat burning effects and taking dandelion will not improve body composition in any way. All it does is flushes water from the body, giving the illusion of a beneficial effect.
If you want to get serious and lose body fat, you need to ditch the gimmicky ‘weight loss’ supplements. Fat loss is not the same as weight loss. By deliberately confusing the two, the diet industry maintains its scam by keeping people fat. You don't need the weight loss industry to lose fat. You don’t need their gimmicky ‘weight loss’ supplements. And you don’t need to count calories. All you need is a high quality diet devoid of sugar and refined carbohydrates.