7-DFB (7-Day Fat Burner) claims to be “only fat burner in the world that can help you lose 7, 10, 14, even up to 21 pounds just 7 days.”
7-DFB is brought to us by Garret Devore Labs, a company that holds a coveted spot on our wall of shame for its dubious ethics, credibility and integrity.
And the claims like the aforementioned are certainly exactly what the FTC warned us against in this press release, which details the extent of the deceptive and misleading advertising that is rampant in the weight loss supplement industry.
All that aside, let’s get the question of the day…
Does 7-DFB work? Will you lose weight taking the 7-Day Fat Burner?
For the answer, let’s discuss “weight.” For most people, “weight” simply means what the scale reports. If the scale shows a larger number, you’ve gained weight; a smaller number — you’ve lost weight.
But here’s the thing. As a dieter, the only thing you are concerned with (whether you know it or not) is the loss of fat — the ugly, bulging stuff on your hips, thighs, stomach or buttocks.
And here’s the unfortunate truth the retailers of 7-DFB and any other weight loss product that promises near-instant, dramatic results are not telling you…
Fat is a stored energy source.
That’s it, plain and simple. A pound of fat consists of about 3,500 calories of stored energy. To put things in perspective, an hour of intense activity on a treadmill can burn between 500-700 calories, depending on your size, muscle mass, metabolism and so on. So you can imagine just how much work is required to burn off a single pound of excess flab, never mind 10 or 20.
OK, back to 7-DFB. What can you expect from it?
What that means is that 7-DFB should be useful for the elimination of excess water via an increase in urine. And yes, an effective diuretic will cause you to ‘weigh” less, since all that water has been removed from the system.
Unfortunately, you will be no less fat.
In other words, if you were to track your body fat percentage (the only reliable way to track results with any diet or supplement) before and after supplementation with the 7 Day Fat Burner, you may find that even though the scale reports you as weighing less, your body fat percentage is no lower.
So you won’t be leaner, trimmer, or more muscular — all of the things you usually look to attain when dieting. Your rolls of flab will not disappear. No one will be bouncing quarters off your butt. Your belly will still look the same. But yes, you will weigh a little less.
Diuretics — whether they be natural or prescription — really have no purpose for the average person (unless prescribed for medical solutions like high blood pressure or edema). Bodybuilders use them to eliminate excess water to increase vascularity and definition before a contest.
But diuretics need to be used with caution and only for short periods of time, as they may disturb the sodium/potassium balance in the body which can lead health issues.
So what benefit will 7-DFB provide you with?
None, really. Your bathroom scale will probably report you weighing up to 10 lbs. less while you use this product, but that weight will immediately return once you cease using 7-DFB (and cease using it you must, since long term use of diuretics without proper medical supervision may be dangerous).
If you really want to lose 10 lbs. of water weight for a limited time, you can do it for free… just go on the induction phase (no more than 20 grams/day of carbs are allowed) of the Atkins diet for a week or so (carbohydrate consumption has a water-retaining effect.
Eliminate them from your diet and the water will go too — usually the equivalent of between 7-10 lbs. within the first 10 days.