These days, there are numerous weight-loss aids in the market. These are the products that make up the billion dollar loss of weight industry. It is an industry whose products' demand is fueled by among other things, the growing appreciation of the health risks that being overweight comes with, as well as the desire to lose weight in order to 'look good' on the part of some people.
In the first category of weight-loss aids, we would be looking at the likes of the increasingly popular weight loss supplements. These come in the form of pills, but they could also be presented in the form of injectibles, syrups or even skin contact patches. In the second category, we would be looking at the various diets (where either the dietary advice or the foods that go into the making of the diets) are sold as loss of weight aids.
Another category we would be looking at here is that of the so-called integrated weight-loss programs, where people looking to lose weight sign up for a program that provides them with the weight loss advice they need, perhaps some exercising facilities, and more often than not, a good support system for the goal. Yet another category we would be looking is that of loss of weight literature, which is very widely bought. This would range from the books that provide weight loss advice, to the other sub-set of books that provide advice on how to live with the weight problem, in case it becomes completely impossible for you to lose weight.
We could also be looking at the various gym programs that are aimed at helping people lose weight here. Now the problem arises when we are told that some of these loss of weight aids don't work. Subsequently, people want some guidance on which weight loss aids actually work, so that they don't sink their money into stuff that doesn't work - seeing that most of this stuff costs quite a bit of money.
So, which are the loss of weight aids that really work? Well, there is no easy answer to the question as to which loss of weight aids really work and which weight loss aids don't work. It is hard to lift one category of weight loss aids (say that of the supplements) and declare that this always works, or lift another category of loss of weight aids (say that of the literature) and declare that this doesn't work.
What we tend to see is a situation where, depending on how they decide to utilize the different weight loss aids, people get different levels of utility out of them. The loss of weight literature, for instance, won't be of any help for you, if you decide not to put into practice the pieces of advice given therein. If you chance upon one of the counterfeit weight loss supplements, you may not get any weight-loss help from there: but that wouldn't mean that supplements don't work. The same case applies to all the other products, so that whether particular aids work or not depends largely on the individual product you get (rather than that whole class) as well as how well you make use of the said aid for weight loss.