Thursday, January 5, 2012
Can you say 'ANGRY'???
There is an entire group of business people I wish would just throw themselves into the nearest erupting volcano. They are the weight loss vultures.
Don't you love the commercials that say "don't try our product unless you have more than 30 lbs to lose" as if it will be too strong for someone with a measly 10 lbs to shed? So you know it has to be great stuff! What about the ones where they say "all you women with muffin tops.." oh my gosh, why don't they just pick the thing we're really self conscious about and play on it!?
My favorite? Don't try our product unless you actually need to lose 'body fat'. Um .. okay. What else would I want to lose? Couch fat? Sidewalk fat? Another example of some jerk-a-saurus company implying that their product might be so strong that if you don't really NEEEEEEEED it, you shouldn't use it. Like - it might make you TOOOOO thin! As if any person who has struggled with weight thinks there IS such a thing.
When I hear someone say "if you have __ lbs to lose you may qualify for our free trial .." as if they care how much you have to lose and will evaluate your eligibility, I want to vomit on my shoes. On THEIR shoes. Puh-lease!
And what about the images? Women go from morbidly obese to slim and sexy (God forbid we forget the 'sexy' implication) with a 6 pack just by taking the pills, drinking the potion, whatever it happens to be. Cause you know, all those people who have 6 packs now - haven't worked really hard to get them at all!
Oh and don't forget the speed all these products work with. Overnight you will see the weight just falling off!
Unfortunately the weight loss industry is so huge simply because there are so many of us out here that are vulnerable to finding that key that's going to work for us. But if any of those pills and powders worked it would be the breakthrough of the century and would be touted by every health care professional in the world so it would be really nice if the people pushing all the crap out there would just stop.
Too bad they aren't nice.