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The No-Gimmick Secret to Losing Weight for Free

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Losing weight through popular weight loss programs can be costly. Programs that involve meal plans, nutrition drinks, personal trainers and equipment can lighten your wallet more than your bulk.

However, losing weight doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Find out about this no-gimmick secret to losing weight for free and you will be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I think of this before?”

The no-gimmick secret to losing weight for free is simple: enroll in a weight loss study where qualified health scientists are in need of test subjects to volunteer for their studies.

The advancement of scientific research in obesity and weight loss is dependent upon volunteers as test participants to gain a thorough understanding of human physiology and diet. The benefit of this fact to you is that it can provide you with not just one, but multiple opportunities to lose weight and improve your health at no cost. And, in some cases, turn a little profit in compensation for your time and energy.

As it turns out, finding a weight loss study is not difficult. The urgent need and funding set aside for weight loss studies increases the chances that there are a few to several weight loss studies currently going on in your neighborhood.

One way to find a weight loss study in your area is to contact your local college or university and ask to be directed to the department that oversees all research projects. You can also go online to the university’s website and conduct a search query with terms such as “weight loss study/research,” “obesity study/research," “study volunteers,” etc.

Another way to find a weight loss study is to go online and browse through sites that provide a current listing and directory of clinical trials and studies throughout the U.S. Three example sites include:

• PaidClinicalTrials.org

• ClinicalTrials.gov

• CenterWatch.com

A nice feature of sites like these is that they typically offer state and city searches so that you can easily narrow your search results to your hometown.

That said, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, all studies have a set of parameters that you will have to qualify for in order to be considered to be part of the study. It is very important that you answer the questionnaires truthfully. Otherwise, you may be found out later on resulting in an invalidating of a study’s results, and possibly find yourself blacklisted from future studies and facing legal action.

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Another thing to remember is that you are a volunteer—not a human guinea pig. If you are uncomfortable with a task or test, let the research staff know and see if there are other options.

And lastly, just like scientists running a study—do your research. Find out all you can about previous studies they have done to ensure that you are working with a reputable and safe organization.

Here are a few current weight loss studies as advertised seeking volunteers that resulted from a few minutes of online searching:

• Adolescent Weight Control Registry: Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital are conducting a research study to learn more about successful strategies for weight loss among teens and young adults. Compensation is provided. If you are between the ages of 14-20 years old, have lost a minimum of 10 pounds, and maintained this weight loss at least one year, you may be eligible for this study. For more information, call 1-800-606-6927.

• SNAP (Study of Novel Approaches to Prevention): Picture yourself 10 years from now…20 pounds heavier! On average, we know this is what happens to young adults. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and either normal weight or overweight, you may be eligible to take part in a new treatment program that is designed to prevent weight gain through healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change. If you’re interested in participating, please call us at 401-793-8940 to see if you qualify.

• ORBIT Weight Loss Study: The ORBIT weight loss study is looking at whether there is an association between a person’s sleep habits and their success in a weight loss program. Adults between the ages of 25 and 55 who are overweight or obese may be eligible to participate in this new weight loss research study. We will help make healthy changes to your eating and physical activity patterns to help you lose weight and keep it off. Adults between the ages of 25 and 55 who are overweight or obese may be eligible to participate in this new weight loss research study. If you’re interested in participating, please call us at 401-793- 8962 to see if you qualify.

For more information on other low to no-cost, no-gimmick, secret weight loss programs for losing weight free, you can monitor popular health programs such as The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently featuring a “Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You” program that offers a $1 million prize for losing weight.

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1. ClinicalTrials.gov

2. PaidClinicalTrials.org

3. CenterWatch.com

4. The Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center



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