Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Celebrity Weight Loss Claims May Not Carry Much Weight After All

Why is it that so many in our society are so totally enamored with celebrities that they will blindly follow them right over the edge of a cliff.  Can't people think for themselves anymore? 

I get so frustrated when I see "So And So Celebrity Has Incredible Weight Loss" in the headlines, like that means something. 

Lets face it, most of them live a life that is all about being in the headlines and getting paid endorsements to sell a product.  But when it comes to weight loss, how many of them really lost the weight they claimed using the product they swore was the be all to end all?? 
Who's to say they weren't doing something totally different on the side, while promoting a product (for a handsome fee) in front of the cameras.  That seems to be the case with Kirstie Alley according to Reality TV Magazine.  As per their reports, she is being sued for promoting Organic Liaison while on Dancing With The Stars by claiming " “I am proof of its success; I lost one hundred pounds on Organic Liaison.”
The lawsuit alleges that her weight loss was a result of her extreme exercise regimen while on the show rather than the weight loss product, thus making her product claims fraudulent.
So I wonder how many other people bought into this product solely based on the celebrity claims?

There is another celebrity spokesperson who pops up almost daily in TV ads who is rumored to have secretly had bariatric surgery during the time she was supposedly dropping pounds using a product line that was paying big bucks for an endorsement.  No names here, because its only an allegation that hasn't been proven, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Sorry, but this kind of stuff makes my blood boil.  My brain gets fried from an endless bombardment of incredible product claims and marketing messages when I know full well that you can lose weight without any of these miracle programs.  For the life of me, I can't understand why people are so oblivious!!!!!!!
And beyond the hype, even if some product really does live up to its claims, what are you going to do to make sure the weight doesn't come back?  Why don't you go back and ask some of those celebrities who USED to be in the spotlight, but who have mysteriously disappeared from the public stage, at least in the weight loss arena. 
Personally, I don't care what means you employ to drop pounds.  But in the real world of weight management its not how much you lose or how quick you do it, rather its how long you are able to keep it off. What good is losing 50 pounds if you gain it all back? Nothing - big waste of time.
I never used any celebrity-endorsed product and not only lost 70 pounds, but have kept it off for 5 years.  
If you really want to lose weight, do yourself a favor and run as fast as you can away from celebrity endorsements - that alone might burn off a couple of pounds.  Instead do some research into what ordinary people are doing everyday to lose weight successfully.  You can start with some of the national statistics on my Long Term Weight Loss Tips page.

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