Yesterday I posted this commercial that I saw over the weekend. If you had a chance to view the video I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Here’s my take.
First off, the product it self is obviously aimed towards overweight and obese individuals who probably are looking for that shortcut to becoming healthy.
Unfortunately this product is one of those “take this pill and watch your fat melt away” things – which for any person who cares about their health should not try nor use as a solution to decrease fat in their body.
The second thing that made my jaw hit the floor was this line:
“What’s even more amazing is that people were not asked to change their daily lives”
uhhh..hello! They’re probably overweight and obese because of their lifestyles! The solution is not to have these people keep doing what they’re doing but rather educating them and guiding them through healthier lifestyle changes!
For these people who supposedly need this product, they’re overweight and obese for a reason, if they educate themselves and make an effort to take control of their lifestyle and learn how to make better health choices then not only will they understand how to decrease their fat but also integrate healthy habits into their lifestyle for long term benefits.
I already know that some people will argue that they have no time, don’t have a gym membership and other excuses and I understand that taking a pill to decrease fat is 1000 times more appealing than working out for 30 minutes or an hour. But there are so much more benefits that you’ll get from exercise that you won’t get from taking a pill.
What kind of benefits you ask? There’s so much I think I’ll save it for another post.
As for this commercial, I watch it in disgust and feel sorry for those folks who buy into these “quick fixes”.
As a reader of my blog I want you to promise me you’ll always be on top of your game when it comes to these types of products and if there is a product out there that you would like me to take a look at or your interested in taking then don’t be afraid to drop me an email, I’m here to help you…as always.
I’ll leave you today with a great comment that Debbie C left on my facebook wall, which sums this whole situation up pretty nicely.
“Risk free – Gimme a break – no side effects – no life style change sounds pretty risky if you ask me. Exercise right, eat right and live right if you want real results.”
Well said Debbie….Well said.