What You Should Know
The Peel Away the Pounds Diet is a discontinued diet system that involved an instructional nutrition guide, exercise plan, meal replacement shakes and, most importantly, skin patches. The skin patches were advertised as the focus of the diet system with two natural ingredients to boost the body’s fat burning capabilities and suppress hunger. When applied, the ‘Pound a Day Patch’ delivered doses of Fucus Vesiculosus and Garcinia Campogia, which are common in diet pills. Fucus Vesiculosus is derived from seaweed or kelp, and Garcinia Campogia is a tropical fruit tree native to India that holds a chemical called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). While both these natural chemicals showed signs of establishing weight loss in animals, no test ever proved that humans also experienced hunger suppression or significant weight loss from increased metabolic rate. Peel Away the Pounds can still be found on the Internet, but it is no longer advertised. The Federal Trade Commission charged the marketers of Peel Away the Pounds with false advertising and the complaint was settled for over $1 million in fines and reimbursement to consumers. In addition to being dubbed as ineffective, the Peel Away the Pounds Diet was/is expensive. A 30-day supply of the patch was $120. Also, the “drink and shrink” snack/meal replacement program (a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) cost $50 for 14 installments. The combination of the patch and shakes could cost users over $220 per month.
List of Ingredients
Fucus Vesiculosus, Garcinia Campogia.
The Peel Away the Pounds diet system featured skin patches like the ones people use for nicotine or birth control. The patches would release doses of Fucus Vesiculosus and Garcinia Campogia that the marketers of the product claimed would boost metabolism, suppress hunger, and block carbohydrate absorption. In addition, the plan consisted of “drink and shrink” snack/meal replacement units that delivered a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
- For people still interested in partaking in Peel Away the Pounds, some units can still be found online.
- If the system truly works, then this is (was) an easy, effortless way to lose weight.
- The Peel Away the Pounds system has not been proven effective in humans.
- The company has been sued for false advertising.
- This is likely a scam.
- The product has technically been discontinued.
The Peel Away the Pounds diet system was a heavily marketed weight loss solution that involved skin patches. Never proven effective in humans, these patches would deliver doses of two substances commonly found in diet pills, Fucus Vesiculosus and Garcinia Campogia. Along with diet shakes, the patches were purported to speed up metabolism, curb hunger, and restrict carbohydrate absorption. Expensive and no longer available on the open market, Peel Away the Pounds products have been called out as a falsely advertised gimmick. Apparently, some people still purchase the patches online.