Floating amid the sea of obsession with fitness, nutrition, and weight loss are pesky diet patch scams. The diet patch refers to a wide variety of patches that supposedly are designed so you can put the patches on and they are supposed to help with weight loss. The problem with this idea is that it is false. As many critics have put it, the idea of a diet patch is great for snake oil salesmen looking for comission on one more complete b.s. product but bad news for people looking for a serious solution.

Diet patches often claim to melt away the pounds without making dieters do anything to change their diet habits or start an exercise regiment. Now how realistic does that sound to you? There are some claims of clinical studies proving diet patches work, but these all appear very dubious at best.

Some questions to ask while researching a company claiming to have an effective diet patch:

  • Do they have a customer service number? How is the customer service response?
  • Do they accept multiple forms of payment or just cash or money order?
  • Do they sell other products proven to be legitimate?
  • Is the address a PO Box? Sometimes this is legitimate, but it can be a huge red flag.
  • Is the address from a common mail scam country?

So what do consumer reviews say? The problem is if you look for online reviews you will find multiple positive reviews (but many of these could be made up by employees of the company), others will claim them a complete scam, and plenty of other people will simply bash you for not wanting to do things the old fashioned way. The last word on this issue is simply that when all the potential positives are weighed against the science behind weight loss, the obvious conclusion is that by far and away most (if not all) of diet patches are scams and should be avoided.