Welcome to my review of Lean Body Hacks. If you are looking for an unbiased review that isn't just promoting it trying to make money then you are in the right place.
Is Lean Body Hacks a scam like it very well seems it could be?
Or will this help you shed the pounds right off??--just like the mother who supposedly lost 79 pounds in 8 weeks without any exercise and without going on any crazy diet.
Unfortunately you are probably going to be disappointed. This is NOT the miracle product that it is promoted as being and in this review I'll be going over why--along with a bunch of lies they tell us.
Lean Body Hacks Review
- Product Name: Lean Body Hacks
- Creator: "Randy Smith" (fake name)
- Cost: $37
- Recommended?: No
Lean Body Hacks, in a nutshell, is an ebook that provides different hacks to losing weight--the main one being a "golden ratio" or spices and herbs that you can buy at your local grocery store.
Overall the marketing material behind this product is grossly misleading and this is definitely not something I am going to be promoting. Most people likely won't notice any real difference after doing these "hacks".
The Ridiculous Backstory
The story starts out with an overweight mother named Lisa overdosing on Tylenol and her daughter crying as she witnesses it all.
Apparently Lisa became very obese after having 2 kids and hurting herself after doing a high intensity workout, which left her crippled and led to more weight gain.
What put her over the edge and made her try to kill herself was when she came home and found her husband cheating on here with their neighbor.
But This Story Sounds a Bit Fishy...
I don't believe much of this story and for good reason.
First off, the spokesperson is supposedly a guy named Randy Smith, who is Lisa's son--and he's talking about how his dad cheated on her and broadcasting this story all over the internet.
Not exactly something you would expect from someone who is supposed to be a respectable ex-marine.
The "Big Bad" Pharmaceutical Industry Sales Pitch
What we are told is that there is a multi-billion dollar scam going on that has been keeping people from meeting their weight loss goals.
He calls it "the biggest conspiracy in the 21st century" and says that they purposely lie to keep you obese.
Now while I definitely don't fully trust the big pharma companies, I trust what this guy is saying even less. I have exposed many scammy health products on this website and many of them say the same things, such as Tinnitec, Gluco Type 2 and others.
As expected, we are told that the big pharmaceutical companies are trying to shut him up and he will have to take the video down shortly.
This is nothing more than a form of 'false scarcity'. He is just trying to get people to buy in as fast as possible without sitting back and really thinking about the decision.
Believe me, no pharmaceutical company cares about this product because it definitely does NOT threaten their business.
'Randy Smith' Doesn't Exist...? Huh
The spokesperson tells us his name is Randy Smith and claims to have been a marine sniper who proudly served the USA.
However, this is all likely one big made-up story.
The photo shown above is actually a stock photo from Deposit Photos... meaning that it is NOT some guy named Randy Smith. It's a photo that anyone can buy online and use as they wish.
Typical Fear Mongering
As expected, the spokesperson takes the typical fear mongering sales approach that I would expect from a scammy promotion like this.
What they try to do is scare viewers into buying what they are selling. He talks about how if you have "any excess body fat" you too could be at serious risk of life threatening diseases.
While it's definitely true that obesity leads to many problems, he goes a bit too far with what he's saying.
And of Course This Is Some Ancient Remedy That Is Super Easy
As the fake marine sniper 'Randy Smith' tells us, a scientist was brought out to help him and other marines stay fit and this scientist had a golden ratio of spices and herbs.
His name was Michael Zhang and he has a masters degree and is supposedly world famous Thai boxing champion.
Now I did find some "Mike Zhang"s who are Thai boxers, but this story could easily be made up--and I'm going to assume it probably is based on all the other lies and misleading info we are told.
But anyways, enough about the backstory. Let's get into what exactly this 'hack' really is and why it WILL NOT WORK.
What Exactly Is This Hack?
It's nothing more than a concoction of spices and herbs--but it's all about the "golden ratio"--as I'm sure you remember 'Randy Smith' repeating over and over again about 100 times.
The spices and herbs include...
- Capsicum - This is another name for the chilli pepper, which is pretty well known to aid in weight loss. One study showed that even a low dose of extract can help burn an extra 116 calories per day (source: express.co.uk).
- Turmeric - There is more than one way turmeric can help with weight loss, but at the top of the list is though reduction of inflammation (inflammation can lead to weight gain). A 2015 study found that curcumin, which is a key compound in turmeric, can help with weight management.
- Fenugreek - This herb has long been used as an alternative medicine for all sorts of things. One interesting 2014 study from BioMed Research International found that it can help inhibit fat accumulation (in rats).
- Ginseng - This has some powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and has a number of benefits, such as helping increase energy levels, help with weight loss and more.
What fake-Randy tells us is that you don't have to change your diet or lifestyle at all and if you take this golden-ratio of these ingredients the fat will basically just melt right off.
While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that these can help, don't expect miracles.
The funny thing is that I was actually taking all these ingredients before, for probably a period of over 6 months and didn't notice any fat-loss difference.
I was taking turmeric for a foot injury, fenugreek I was mixing in with my daily smoothies, capsicum I was getting plenty of from my spicy eating habit and ginseng I was getting from tea and such.
BUT--I guess I wasn't getting the "golden ratio".
Another problem is that when you buy these ingredients at the grocery store you won't necessarily be getting enough of whatever it is you are trying to get.
For example, when you buy turmeric for cooking it is not even close to being the kind of ultra-concentrated turmeric that you find being sold as supplements.
It's Mostly a Bunch of BS
While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that the above mentioned ingredients can aid in weight loss, there is no way in heck you are going to lose a bunch of weight taking these ingredients and doing nothing besides this. I think many people will experience unnoticeable results.
And if there really is this "golden ratio" then why is he not publishing this information? He should have this published in a scientific journal and have studies conducted on it's amazing benefits--Oh... that's right... the pharmaceutical companies are probably trying to stop him from this! (how could I forget)
This is a great example of a marketing pitch that takes some small evidence and blows it way out of proportion.
Fake-Randy says that this is how the marines get people in shape, but this is complete BS. They get people in shape by making them do intense workouts--the type of workouts that he claims you shouldn't be doing.
Conclusion - Scam?
Lots of lies, misleading claims, fake pictures, etc.--do you think this should be considered a scam?
I suppose that buying Lean Body Hacks could potentially help you lose weight, but it's nothing like it's promoted as being.
One of the only good things about this product is that it is being sold through Clickbank, which means you can get a refund within 30 days.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. If you did, please give it a share to help spread the truth!
Also, leave your comments and/or questions below. I like hearing back from my readers 🙂