Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Enviga: The Calorie Burner that Doesn't Burn Calories

Ever heard of Enviga? It's a sparkling green tea drink that is supposed to burn calories for you just by drinking it! The makers of Enviga claim that if you drink three cans of it per day, you can burn an extra 60-100 calories.

While it's true that pure, natural green tea is a thermogenic (has the ability to boost your metabolism) and assist in more rapid weight loss, the consumers purchasing this product who were looking for a quick-fix didn't quite get what they were looking for. I'm not even sure how much actual green tea is in this stuff! And guess what - now Coke and Nestle are being sued for false claims!

Those of us who know a thing or two about weight loss should realize that there is no magic pill, drink, powder or food that burns calories for you. The only thing that these products can potentially do is speed up your metabolism, but you still have to do the work yourself if you want to drop the pounds! Translation: healthy diet and exercise. And now there's a disclaimer on Enviga products that states exactly that.

I personally wish that companies would stop pulling on the heartstrings of those looking for a quick fix by suggesting that any given product can burn calories and fat for you. Do yourself a favour - eat right, get your muscles moving - it's the only thing guaranteed to work.