Watchdog Diet Investigations
Here at Diet Pills Watchdog we don’t just review diet pills, we spend hundreds of hours researching topics that we feel you need to know about such as the latest diet scams, banned ingredients and tips to help you with your weight loss journey.
There’s a lot of danger surrounding the diet pill world, with the industry earning $32 billion per year. And with diet pills coming out of the wood works at a furious pace, there’s bound to be a few that are less than perfect.
We’ve investigated a range of topics from tips for when you’re in the gym to the dangers of certain diet pills to the best superfoods at the moment. Our job is to inform you about what is going on and what is important. We feel that you should be informed about every aspect of losing weight, not just the diet pill side. After all, a diet pill won’t miraculously help if you aren’t changing your lifestyle as well.
Our investigations are always in-depth pieces of work that cover every corner of whatever subject we are discussing, with links to further reading, quotes from professionals and fascinating facts to peak your interest.
In the past we’ve investigated certain ingredients that have been proven to not provide any health benefits, and can in fact cause you damage such as the dangerous DNP that caused a few people their lives.
As well as this we have taken a topic such as the popular Teatox fad and investigated the product as a whole and then went into more detail doing mini reviews of three or four products to give you an overview of that part of the market. Our aim is to do more of these so that you feel confident when it comes to what makes a diet pill good and what makes it bad. Not only that but it will help you to figure out the difference between certain types of diet pills.
Below is a long list of all the topics we have covered. If you want us to look at anything in particular then get in touch we us. The same goes for if you’ve been the victim of a scam or have had a bad reaction to something. We want to help save the world from the bad apples of the diet industry.
List of Diet Investigations
Herbex is a South African supplement brand with many product lines – mainly for weight loss, but also for detoxing and appetite control. They also supply diuretics, laxatives, body care […]
Jul 20, 2017 Diet Investigations
Dieting can be difficult, especially once hunger sets in and you still have to plan what you are going to prepare and cook for each meal, all whilst ensuring that […]
Jul 14, 2017 Diet Investigations
The Sirtfood diet is popular right now. This high profile method of weight loss has been attracting attention in the media and has been taken up by celebrities as well. […]
Jun 9, 2017 Diet Investigations
22 Days Nutrition
22 Days Nutrition is a vegan and gluten free diet plan that is currently popular. Part of the reason (perhaps the main reason), is that it was devised by Beyonce’s […]
Jun 8, 2017 Diet Investigations
Ultimate Flora Probiotics Product Line Review
Ultimate Flora Probiotics are a range of probiotic supplements produced by RenewLife, a US-based manufacturer. RenewLife’s speciality appears to be digestive health, with the company producing a number of shakes […]
May 28, 2017 Diet Investigations
Nature’s Pearl Investigation
Every so often, diet and health-conscious consumers will stumble across a product or ingredient that comes with some truly stunning promises. Instead of the usual claims attached to natural herbs […]
Mar 3, 2017 Diet Investigations
Weight loss can be a notoriously tricky undertaking, requiring a perfect combination of hard work, dedication, habit-changing, and a willingness to learn more about the complex world of health and […]
Feb 18, 2017 Diet Investigations
Aqualyx Injections: The Controversial Fat Fighting Jab
Aqualyx injections are a new product that the manufacturers claim will dissolve fat cells, which are then expelled from the body via urine over the few weeks following the treatment. […]
Jan 17, 2017 Diet Investigations
Whilst there are some multi-level marketing companies (MLM) that operate in a way that will benefit the customers, the distributors and the business itself, several multi-level marketing companies selling diet […]
Jan 8, 2017 Diet Investigations
Alizonne Therapy and Diet Plan Review
There is an exciting new therapy and diet plan called Alizonne Therapy sweeping the UK. This weight loss programme promises to make you reach your target weight in around 20 […]
Jan 5, 2017 Diet Investigations
Raspberry Ketone UK Free Trials Scam – Watchdog Reports
When you are looking to lose weight, it can be a hard struggle. Not surprising then that a so-called miracle product that makes this easier can seem like a tempting […]
Jan 3, 2017 Diet Investigations
We all need a dream! For some people it is to get thin and healthy, for others it is to become rich. Advocare is a direct marketing company that could […]
Dec 31, 2016 Diet Investigations
Isotonix is a range of supplements in powdered form that will work with ‘how your body is built to take vitamins’. Isotonix supplements are manufactured Market America – a US-based […]
Dec 29, 2016 Diet Investigations
Shopping for health or diet supplements is often an uphill task for consumers. The market is flooded with dangerous or ineffective products, sold by disreputable or dishonest companies that tend […]
Dec 16, 2016 Diet Investigations
Multi-level marketing is a subject that comes up often when looking into the health food, supplement, and diet pill markets. MLM companies work by encouraging ordinary members of the public […]
Dec 15, 2016 Diet Investigations
It Works Investigation
Have you tried that crazy wrap thing? We are talking about It Works! – a US company that markets the novel idea of wrapping yourself in what is described as […]
Dec 5, 2016 Diet Investigations
Omnitrition International Inc. is a US supplements company that specialises in weight loss supplements. The flagship product is Omni Drops – a homeopathic liquid diet drop that you take in […]
Dec 4, 2016 Diet Investigations
XLS Medical on the high street – Boots, Superdrug and Tesco
XLS Medical is a group of diet pills that are available in numerous high street shops in the UK, including Tesco, Superdrug and Boots. XLS Medical products primarily focus upon […]
Dec 1, 2016 Diet Investigations
XLS Medical versus Phentaslim
We compare two of the leading diet pills on the market, XLS Medical and Phentaslim, side by side to see which supplement comes out on top. Will the UK’s leading […]
Dec 1, 2016 Diet Investigations
“Life is better when you are thriving!” US company Le Vel market a brand of health products called Thrive that according to the advertising is designed to help you achieve […]
Dec 1, 2016 Diet Investigations
Garcinia Cambogia Investigation
There are thousands of supplements on the market containing Garcinia Cambogia. This bitter fruit has been touted across the world as an effective weight loss treatment. There are no real […]
Nov 19, 2016 Diet Investigations
Hydroxycut is a well known supplement brand available across Canada and the USA and considered a household name. In the UK buyers can even get Hydroxycut products from Asda. Many […]
Nov 18, 2016 Diet Investigations
Herbalife is arguably one of the best known supplement brands in the world. This MLM (multi level marketing) company sells products in 95 countries and has millions people working as […]
Nov 16, 2016 Diet Investigations
Body By Vi Investigation
The Body by Vi Challenge is a 90-day weight loss program that, according to the advertising, provides you with a way to lose serious amounts of weight in three months. […]
Nov 14, 2016 Diet Investigations
Biotrust is a supplement company that claims to deliver honest nutrition for your ultimate body. And with a full years guarantee on offer for all supplements and the fact that […]
Nov 12, 2016 Diet Investigations
Diet Chef Investigation
Diet Chef is a UK based meal system that is marketed as a sure fire way to lose weight and as a result, achieve lasting happiness. This last point has […]
Oct 29, 2016 Diet Investigations
Plexus Worldwide Diet Investigation
Plexus Worldwide is best known for the Pink Drink weight loss drink called Plexus Slim but there are numerous other weight loss supplements in the Plexus range such as ProBio5, […]
Sep 14, 2016 Diet Investigations
Is A Sugar Tax The Right Way Forward?
It’s no secret that obesity is on the rise in not only adults, but children as well. We’ve been trying to come up with a solution to combat this and […]
Mar 22, 2016 Diet Investigations
Are Dietary Supplements Causing Damage To Our Organs?
Sometimes we’ll go to any lengths to get a toned physique, but how far would you go to reach it? Lots of people turn to dieting supplements to help them […]
Feb 22, 2016 Diet Investigations
XLS-Medical In The Line Of Fire
Recently there has been uproar all over social media regarding a certain advert about a slimming product, and this time it’s not Protein World in the spotlight. Instead it is […]
Jan 28, 2016 Diet Investigations
Fitness in 2016
Creating a lasting impression can be hard in life; after all, we spend much of our time trying to impress and improve constantly. This is what makes us human; we […]
Jan 16, 2016 Diet Investigations
2015 Year In Review And What’s To Come
This year seems to have flown by for a lot of people and there was a countless number of products that we reviewed, some good and some bad. It’s been […]
Jan 8, 2016 Diet Investigations
Are Racetams As Scary As They Sound?
Not too long ago we did an investigation into nootropics, to find out exactly what they are and how they work. Recently they have been making waves in the dietary […]
Dec 15, 2015 Diet Investigations
Fitness and Diet: What to Expect Over the Years
Ageing is something that everybody goes through. From our early 20s and 30s, we tend to enjoy the best part of our lives and have ample energy. However, at 40 […]
Dec 9, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Lowdown on Nootropics
Nootropics are quickly becoming the hottest new supplement for people to take, but not a lot of people know what they are. Previously seen, in an exaggerated way, in the […]
Nov 25, 2015 Diet Investigations
Diet Supplement Dangers
The Diet pill industry is one of the largest in the world, earning $32 billion a year. And while it aims to help people lose weight, sometimes it doesn’t always […]
Oct 20, 2015 Diet Investigations
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workouts
The science of exercise is all about timing. There are crucial things to do before a workout to prepare and fuel your body for the workout ahead. There are crucial […]
Oct 8, 2015 Diet Investigations
Are Fat Binders the best type of diet pills around?
Recently fat binders have become increasingly popular, and are touted as being better than fat burners. But do Fat Binders work better than Fat burners? What are the differences? It […]
Oct 5, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Lowdown on the Green Coffee Bean
It’s one of the most common ingredients used in modern day diet pills and by now most people in the health and fitness industry have heard of it. But what […]
Sep 23, 2015 Diet Investigations
Apps to help you stick to a diet
We know that it can be really difficult to stick to a healthy and balanced diet, as well as fitting in your exercise regime somewhere in the week. Now that […]
Sep 17, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Importance of Staying Hydrated
I’m sure you have heard, “Make sure you drink your water!” at some point in your life, and for very important reasons! Staying hydrated is important for overall health and […]
Sep 15, 2015 Diet Investigations
Should you trust the BMI measurement?
We’ve all used BMI at some point in our lives just to check that everything was okay but what if you knew that it didn’t work for everyone and that […]
Sep 10, 2015 Diet Investigations
All you need to know about Protein Supplements
It used to be that the only people who would use protein supplements were bodybuilders and they would take it as a huge glass of chalky milky liquid that didn’t […]
Sep 8, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Speculation Regarding Salt
Salt is apart of everyone’s diet is some shape or form, but there is a lot of controversy. Over the years there have been studies that say salt is bad […]
Sep 4, 2015 Diet Investigations
Superfoods…Here to save the world!
Not all foods are equal. Some foods are so full of healthy goodness that it seems they have a super power of healing the body. We call these foods superfoods, […]
Sep 2, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Battle of the Diets: Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat
There are so many diets out there that it’s hard to keep up with which one is the latest. But there are some that seem to stick around and are […]
Aug 26, 2015 Diet Investigations
The Kind of Sugar You Need
Sugar wasn’t even available in the Western World until the 8th century, but now it’s too available and over used in our diet. There are three different sources of sugars; […]
Aug 19, 2015 Diet Investigations
Is Shakeology all it’s cracked up to be?
People will do just about anything to lose weight nowadays. With a rising percentage of people who are overweight, it is important for some to shed those pounds as quickly […]
Aug 5, 2015 Diet Investigations
Multi Level Marketing: Are you clued in?
If a company ever has to tell you in their pitch why they aren’t a multi level marketing company, then they are a multi level marketing company. We found this […]
Jul 31, 2015 Diet Investigations
2,4-Dinitrophenol: Deadly Dieting Aid Kills Again
On the 12th of April, 2015 21 year old Eloise Parry died due to taking slimming tablets that contained the substance known as Dinitrophenol (DNP). But what exactly is this […]
Jul 29, 2015 Diet Investigations
Garcinia Cambogia: What’s the Big Deal?
People have been going on about Garcinia Cambogia and the amazing effects it has had on their weight loss. There are so many products out there being created by companies, […]
Jul 17, 2015 Diet Investigations
Chinese Diet Pills: Deadly to Health?
A lot of people think that anything that says you can lose weight with their product is the truth, especially with Chinese Diet Pills as they are so cheap. The […]
Jul 14, 2015 Diet Investigations
HIIT, do you know what it is?
HIIT is all the rage at the moment with fitness DVD’s such as Insanity coming out, which incorporate high intensity moves with cool down periods. They burn an insane amount […]
Jul 9, 2015 Diet Investigations
TeaTox: Too good to be true?
TeaTox. It’s the latest craze that everyone seems to be going mad for. There are now so many variations of the product that it makes it difficult to choose whom […]
Jul 6, 2015 Diet Investigations
Beach Body Ready? The Jury’s In
The campaign that has caused so much controversy over the last few months has been deemed not offensive by the ASA. Back in April, Protein World launched a new protein […]
Jul 1, 2015 Diet Investigations
Health Benefits of Cyanidin
Cyanidin belongs to the group of dark pigments called Anthocyanins. It can be found in various fruits and vegetables—specifically those with red, blue, or purple pigmentation. These include (but are […]
Apr 10, 2015 Diet Investigations
XLS Medical Supplements: Which One is Best for You?
XLS Medical is a trusted weight loss brand across the UK and Europe. You can find a variety of XLS products on the shelves of many retail outlets including Boots […]
Jan 23, 2015 Diet Investigations
Dieting Hacks that Work
Losing weight can be incredibly hard. We have put together 15 easy dieting hacks that work and will help you along your weight loss journey. Following just a few of […]
Dec 31, 2014 Diet Investigations
How Many Calories Are In The Average Christmas Dinner?
According to a recent article, over 7000! The average person will consume around 7000 calories in food and drink on Christmas Day, and then spend the whole of January trying […]
Dec 24, 2014 Diet Investigations
Do you Make These Nine Dieting Mistakes?
We are bombarded with advice about weight loss these days and it can be very confusing. Especially as new theories and so called miracle diet plans come in and out […]
Dec 23, 2014 Diet Investigations
Shocking Truth About the Research Behind Green Coffee Bean!
Green coffee bean! It is just an ordinary unripe coffee bean that has not been roasted yet a walk round any health food shop or a browse online will reveal […]
Dec 21, 2014 Diet Investigations
The Secret that Low Calorie Diets Don’t Tell You
The biggest secret about low calorie diets is that they don’t work. Putting yourself through a crash diet with severely restricted calories does nothing for your long term health or […]
Dec 18, 2014 Diet Investigations
Health Benefits to Stevia Over Sugar?
One of the major issues when it comes to weight gain is sugar! Added sugars in processed foods, sugar in recipes and just the sugar in your usual cup of […]
Dec 10, 2014 Diet Investigations
Guide to Safely Buying Diet Supplements Online
Buying diet supplements online can be a risk. There are thousands of supplement companies out there and it is important to remember that this is an unregulated industry, which attracts […]
Dec 5, 2014 Diet Investigations
Should Fat Burning Proprietary Blends be Avoided?
If you are paying good money for a supplement to help your weight loss or bodybuilding, it is important to make the right choice both for your health and for […]
Nov 27, 2014 Diet Investigations
Secret Behind Teatox Teas
Teatox Teas are becoming increasingly popular. They seem to offer health benefits, weight loss and a detox programme all rolled into one and the impression they give is that detoxing […]
Nov 24, 2014 Diet Investigations
Dr Oz Accused of Promoting Miracle Diet Aids
When Dr Oz speaks, America listens! That’s what they say about Dr Oz. If you have never heard of him he is a Turkish born celebrity doctor with his own […]
Jun 18, 2014 Diet Investigations
Zaggora Hot-Wear Help Burn Calories?
The main aim of successful weight loss is to decrease calories consumed each day, and to increase the number of calories burnt by the body through activity and exercise. A […]
Jun 17, 2014 Diet Investigations
Slimming Noodles to Cut the Calories?
Dieting can be difficult, especially for carb-lovers who do not want to miss out on eating pasta, noodles and other high-carb, high-calorie food options. In the past, dieting, especially when […]
Jun 12, 2014 Diet Investigations
Magic Knickers for Visible Weight Loss?
Magic knickers, control-wear and shape-wear have existed for years, but thanks to new companies, new materials and even new shapes, they are more popular than ever. Recently numerous celebrities have […]
Jun 10, 2014 Diet Investigations
Nutrisystem: The Weight Loss System Review
Nutrisystem is a somewhat customizable weight loss program complete with a transition program for maintaining target weight after the main weight loss stage. They have in place a meal delivery […]
Jun 5, 2014 Diet Investigations
Smart Drugs Help Cognitive Power?
In the movie Limitless, an unfocused and unsuccessful writer takes a pill that is able to unlock the full potential of his mind, allowing him to become wildly intelligent and […]
Jun 3, 2014 Diet Investigations
Standing Desks: The Healthier Way to Work?
Sitting at desks for long hours has been associated with back problems for years, with doctors having sets of exercises to prescribe to office workers, and universities routinely handing out […]
May 29, 2014 Diet Investigations
Do We Really Need to Take Multivitamins?
In the past few years, the use of multivitamins has been a controversial topic amongst doctors and nutritionists, with many studies aiming to find the link between vitamins and numerous […]
May 21, 2014 Diet Investigations
Loyalty Program Diet pills – Are They Worth It?
For people who take diet pills, the offer of financial discount in return for customer loyalty may be an enticing offer? But, do these programs actually lead to savings for […]
May 15, 2014 Diet Investigations
Power 90 Boot Camp Program by Tony Horton
There are literally hundreds of exercise DVDs available, both online and in the bargain basket at your local supermarket. Whilst many of these DVDs offer a single disc with a […]
May 7, 2014 Diet Investigations
FitBit The Answer to Tracking Your Activity and Diet?
Studies have shown that people frequently under-estimate the number of calories they consume each day, as well as typically over estimating the number of calories burnt through exercise. For people […]
Apr 23, 2014 Diet Investigations
How Much Fruit and Vegetables Should You Eat Each Day?
It is a well-known fact that eating fruit and vegetables is a key way of improving your nutritional health, getting more vitamins and minerals from natural sources, and improving your […]
Apr 16, 2014 Diet Investigations
What is the “truth about cellulite” aka Naked Beauty by Joey Atlas?
Women who are looking to reduce their cellulite may turn to any number of methods to reduce it, such as increased exercise, expensive lotions and body wrap treatments. However, a […]
Apr 10, 2014 Diet Investigations
Obalon Gastric Balloon Pill: Option for Weight Loss?
In January 2014 a new weight loss option was launched in the UK and Europe, called the Obalon weight loss balloon. This temporary alternative to a gastric bypass could be […]
Apr 3, 2014 Diet Investigations
Low Testosterone Cause Weight Gain in Guys?
There are numerous factors that affect weight, and can cause either weight gain or loss. Diet and exercise are mainly responsible for causing changes in the body, in terms of […]
Mar 19, 2014 Diet Investigations
Do Protein Shakes Promote Weight Loss?
There are many different “ways” that weight can be lost, as laid out in various diet plans and weight loss groups. Popular these days is the high protein diet and […]
Mar 13, 2014 Diet Investigations
Why Sugar Addiction is Making Us Fat
Glucose is a vital part of our body’s running system. Every cell in the body is able to use glucose as an energy source. However, addiction to glucose, and other […]
Mar 6, 2014 Diet Investigations
FTC Fines Sensa For False Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission in the US has come down hard on Sensa and three other companies for deceptive and false advertising. With a collective fine of $34 million this […]
Jan 9, 2014 Diet Investigations
Tips on How to Look Slimmer Instantly
Back in a bygone age, if you wanted to look slimmer and have a fashionable tiny waist you would don a corset and get someone to lace it up very […]
Jan 1, 2014 Diet Investigations
Tactics to kick Start Your 2014 Weight Loss Journey
Everyone talks about putting on weight over Christmas. Or rather, nobody talks about it but everyone thinks about it, once the festive season is over. After all, many of us […]
Dec 26, 2013 Diet Investigations
Does Chewing Gum Help Weight Loss?
Old wives’ tales tell two different stories about the benefits of chewing gum. One tale states that chewing gum actually causes people to become hungrier, as the prolonged chewing causes […]
Dec 12, 2013 Diet Investigations
Yacon Syrup Weight Loss
The dieting community is always looking for new foods that serve as a weight loss aid, and many different ingredients have been promoted in recent years as the easy solution […]
Dec 5, 2013 Diet Investigations
500 Calories a Day: The Answer to Diet Drops Success?
Ever wondered how to lose lots of weight quickly? You could try starving yourself on a very low calorie diet of 500 calories a day. Unsurprisingly most people won’t fancy […]
Nov 28, 2013 Diet Investigations
Does Tongue Patch Weight Loss Surgery Really Work?
It seems that some people will do anything for a quick fit way to lose weight and Tongue Patch Weight Loss surgery seems to tick all the wrong boxes! It […]
Nov 20, 2013 Diet Investigations
The Perfume Diet – Smell Nice and Lose Weight?
Some smells can make us hungry and we all have our personal favourites! The aroma of fresh baked bread in the supermarket bakery, the scent of a neighbour’s barbeque wafting […]
Nov 13, 2013 Diet Investigations
Food Cravings: Does Food Addiction Exist?
We’ve all done it! You open a packet of biscuits and next minute they’re gone. You go to the fridge and suddenly are compelled to eat all the cheese or […]
Nov 6, 2013 Diet Investigations
Dieting Is Not Easy: The Truth About Weight Loss
Why is it when we know so much about food and nutrition that we cannot seem to strike a happy balance between diet and weight? Why are so many of […]
Oct 30, 2013 Diet Investigations
Can Acupuncture Help Weight Loss?
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy, which has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine, and for many years, the medical establishment dismissed it as a crank practice along with crystal healing […]
Oct 23, 2013 Diet Investigations
Probiotics and Weight Loss Benefits
There has been a lot in the news just recently about probiotics being the latest wonder method for losing weight. We all know that eating certain types of yoghurt is […]
Oct 16, 2013 Diet Investigations
What Are The Best Fat Burning Foods?
Increasing the speed of the metabolism to burn off fat is one of the features of many diet pill supplements and some natural food stuffs do create the fat burning […]
Oct 9, 2013 Diet Investigations
Gluten Free Diet Help with Weight Loss
Gluten intolerance is on the rise with an increasing number of people attributing this commonplace foodstuff to a range of health problems. Now many of us are taking to a […]
Oct 3, 2013 Diet Investigations
Is BMI an Effective Measure of Obesity?
The Body Mass Index or BMI sets the official line between healthy weight and overweight and is an internationally recognised index for defining obesity. One side of the line and […]
Sep 12, 2013 Diet Investigations
Slim in 6 – Answer to Exercise Weight Loss?
One of the major causes of obesity is that people do not get enough exercise! To stay at a consistent weight you need to burn off as many calories as […]
Sep 5, 2013 Diet Investigations
Is Calorie Counting the Answer?
Calorie counting seems like a simple way to lose weight, but it can be hard work. We take a look at the pros and cons in our investigation.
Aug 29, 2013 Diet Investigations