"...The person called a charlatan is being accused of resorting to quackery, pseudoscience, or some knowingly employed bogus means of impressing people in order to swindle his victims by selling them worthless nostrums and similar goods or services that will not deliver on the promises made for them. The word calls forth the image of an old-time medicine show operator, who has long since left town by the time the people who bought his "snake oil" or similarly named tonic realize that it does not perform as advertised..."
That pretty much sums up my feelings on all the weight-loss, cure-all, fix-what-ails-ya, detox, six-pack-abs, bigger boobs, smaller waist, bullshit I see every day. Everybody wants a quick fix, and there always just happens to be someone who has it. Don't you think that maybe if that was the case, we would all be perfect, beautiful supermodels by now? And... if signing yourself up to sell your latest miracle product to your friends and your friends friends, and THEIR friends friends friends really WAS the quickest road to untold wealth... not only would we all be perfect, beautiful supermodels... but we would all be driving around in our Bentley's and saying hi to each other at Prada?!?
The outrageous claims that some of these products make, and the people that are selling them support, just infuriate me. They are unsubstantiated claims backed up with little more than anecdotal evidence and a shitty "before and after" picture of someone who stuck their white, pasty gut out in one picture, got a tan and sucked it in for the other one.
Case in point...
The pictures on the right were taken just one hour apart from each other. You can READ HERE how he did it!
The cold, hard truth of the matter is there is just no quick fix. I know that hurts and that is not what anyone wants to hear. But someone has to say it. Can you lose weight by taking a pill, or a shake or a drink? SURE... if that is all you're taking! It's called starvation... or a caloric deficit. What you have to ask yourself though is... is this realistic? Is it sustainable? Is this REALLY that much easier than just cutting out some of the shit you eat on a daily basis and replacing it with something whole and natural?!? Do you have any idea what is actually IN the quick-fix product you're taking... or even better, the ones you're SELLING?!?
At the end of the day, it is up to each of us to take care of ourselves... how much physical activity we get, what we fuel our bodies with... I just ask that you give a little more thought to how to care for the ONE AND ONLY body you have. And at the risk of sounding like Dr. Phil, I will go ahead and ask this of everyone who has tried the "quick-fix" approach... "How's that workin' for ya?!?"