If you watch enough TV, you're bound to run across a commercial for some new piece of exercise equipment that you just can't live without. Most of these odd contraptions make pretty bold claims about how much weight you can lose, typically with as little effort as possible.
Losing weight and exercise is tough work, so any machine that claims to do that hard work for you isn't telling you the whole truth. Be wary of any gear that asserts it will help you burn more calories than you would with regular exercise like running or swimming. Also, you should stay away from products that vow to "spot reduce" a particular area of your body. The only way to really lose those love handles is through a healthy diet and regular, whole-body exercise.