Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snake Oil Diet Pills

Recently, I had the opportunity to challenge a woman on Facebook who was selling her 'new, Dr. approved, all-natural' diet pill called Visi Trimma.  Having had a teacher in middle school who died of phenphen, another all natural, doctor approved diet pill, I feel very strongly about these snake oil salesmen (or in this case, women).  I have given up on answering her posts and I believe she is an uneducated dolt and I'm not a mean person on Facebook (and my mother is the moderator on the group, Grand Manan Buy and Sell).  That being said, there are a few points that I would like to point out on a more descriptive post.

1) This woman is fat.  She has no chin - now, I am a chubby chick but that being said, I have a neck and a defined waist.  She does not...so if I take these pills, am I going to look like her?  Crap.  If she hasn't had results from the pills yet (and therefore has no 'after' picture), why is she pawning them off to her friends?  I am not a fat-hater but I also call it like I see it.  If I'm going to be the face of a product, shouldn't I have been using the product and...I dunno...been getting results first?

2) There is NO pill that is safe for every single person.  You may have an allergy to one of the ingredients, you may be on medication that causes complications, your body may not respond well to them so instead of dieting and exercise, take a pill that is not FDA regulated (yet she states this is not a 'drug') without knowing the long term effects, any clinical studies (real ones, not the ones Visi Trimma made up to sound good).  Apparently, this pill is a miracle drug though and gets people off insulin, is safe for people who are on blood pressure medicines, have problems with their liver etc etc etc...does it sound too good to be true? That's a good sign that you're being scammed.

3) I stated she was an uneducated dolt.  Let me offer some of her wonderful comments that screams "I'm here to give you health advice:"
After three days you feel the difference all natural gluten free safe for kids my friend 14 yr old is 190lbs and its safe for him you are what you eat my friend also taking it she lost 10 lbs and 5 inches in 18 days just one a day she hasn't changed eating habits or exercised depends on you how much and how fast you loose weight they also have two other products they offer not just for weight loss one is for wellness and I'd have to check on third all natural vitamins stuff your body needs to see the video on my web site if explains a lot also I have nutrition sheet of what's in it if you like to see give me your email address and I will send it to
Let me tear this apart (the English major in me is rather bored) - the entire thing is wrong! You do not "loose" weight.  This is all one sentence. "If explains a lot" is never right on any level in the circles of grammatical hell.  Okay, I just put in bold all the mistakes.  For the record, if this woman has a high school education, please warn me where so that I can avoid it.  Stupidity may not be contagious but I do feel rather nauseous after reading that (and this is who is selling you diet pills).  If she cannot speak like a doctor (or even someone who passed grade six), find someone who, at very least, sounds intelligent.
4) Diet and exercise do not work for everyone but they do work for most people.  Also, there are skinny people who are unhealthy (ever heard of skinny fat?).  She is promoting something as 'healthy' but saying you can continue to eat whatever you want (eyes roll here), live the life of a couch potato and still be 'healthy'.  I say she's a liar.  Go talk to your doctor, look up healthy weight loss tips and save your money.
5) Apparently, Dr. Oz promoted this.  No, he did not (from the research I have done so far).  He promoted one of the ingredients in it.  There is a blog that has Dr. Oz's name in the title and supports Visi Trimma.  This is a popular way to get hits on Google and some people will consider this 'good enough' evidence.  It is not.  So not only does she not show the results in her portly figure, she does not know enough about the product to know who does (or does not) promote it.  Something is rotten in the province of New Brunswick.

So with these five points, I conclude with my insightful yet witty finale...she be crazy (and still obese).  The only lighter thing on her (and you if you bother buying her shyster scam) is your wallet.

Eat healthy, drink water, poop often :) 

Love, 
Sam.

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