41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid
The Diet Industry
Speaking of fat-free candy, Americans spend approximately an astonishing 60 billion dollars per year on diet and weight loss products. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more predatory industry, to be honest. The diet industry exploits people’s vulnerabilities and securities and wind up selling nothing but snake oil and empty promises. We get it, when you struggle with your weight, you’ll try anything to feel more confident. But the pills and drinks and supplements and frozen meals full of preservatives and junk are not going to make it happen. In fact, you may just wind up with some nasty side effects. People want the easy way out and are willing to pay a premium for it.