When you see something on TV it can appear very attractive. TV programs and advertisers have spent millions and millions of dollars on ads for a certain product and the goal is always to make it seem like it is something you cannot live without. So how can you distinguish between a good product on TV and a bad product? What is right for you to buy and what will only end up being a big mistake? These questions are not simple but there are a few guidelines you can follow when looking at a product on TV.
The first thing you should do is read the fine print. If you have a device that can pause or record live TV, take advantage of it and reading the fine print. Usually this will tell you everything you need to know. It will tell you that something has not been approved by the FDA, which should raise a red flag. This means that the company didn’t want to put it through the rigorous FDA standards and testing. This should mean that you should consider staying away from this product.
The other thing you see a lot is “Results Not Typical”; this is very true for many products advertised on TV, especially weight loss or fitness products. Those before and after pictures are of extreme cases and those people who put in the most work. This is something you should keep in mind. You might be able to look as good and healthy as those people but only if you are willing to commit yourself to the work that it will take to get there. If not then it might be better off staying on the shelf and allowing you to save your money. Be wary of the things that they advertise on TV.