My segment on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, May 15th, was: Foods That Tame Your Appetite. We didn’t get to the last question which was “How about tea, coffee, or caffeine? Do these ingredients help curb our appetite and aid with weight loss?”

The answer is NO!  Don’t waste your money on bottled weight-loss drinks, supplements, teas, or other gimmicks. There is no credible, scientific evidence that any of their ingredients, from carnitine, chromium, and caffeine to citramax, B vitamins, and berry extracts, result in significant or permanent weight loss. Some of the props included bottled green teas, bottled beverages touted to aid with satiety, etc. Here is the clip. http://www.today.com/video/today/51889986#51889986