One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Hey Weight Loss Companies:

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I’ve been in a punchy mood and this email set me off…

Please check out our 100% All-natural “1 capsule a day weight loss”… No dieting or exercise, recommended by a Pharmacist and Dr. of Natural Medicine, 100% all-natural and safe with 100% money back guarantee!!!! We are experiencing dramatic effects on MANY people who have struggled with weight in the past.  This truly works & we want to help as many others as we can to achieve their goals & dreams! We love the people, the product & the company! It is truly a WIN WIN for everyone!  Would you be willing to try a free sample & see for yourself?

Lets dissect shall we?

100% All-natural
So are poisoned berries. Doesn’t mean I should eat them.

“1 capsule a day weight loss”
Weight loss form a capsule? Doesn’t sound so natural.

No dieting or exercise
SO you don’t recommend I eat healthy and move more?

Recommended by a Pharmacist and Dr. of Natural Medicine
Really? Then it MUST be safe! <--sarcasm. Of course. 100% money back guarantee
Is it just me or the only products that give this guarantee are shady?

This truly works & we want to help as many others as we can to achieve their goals & dreams


Seriously, there is no magic pill. We know this right? We know it comes down to eating less and moving more. And don’t tell me it’s not that simple. It IS THAT SIMPLE. I didn’t want to hear it 70lbs ago either, but when I finally stopped looking for an excuse and putting it into practice, it worked.

I’m not arguing we’ll all be Victoria Secret models because we cut a few calories and go for a walk, but we will be healthier, leaner and more active. Clean the crap out of your diet. Get off the couch. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Live the life you want to live. No excuses.

It’s hard but damn, it’s worth it. <-- I wrote that post 4 years ago and it's still hard, but every day I see, feel and experience the result of that hard work. I'm never going back to a time when an email like that will seduce me. Never. Rant over.

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There are 14 comments so far.


    November 5, 2012

    Roni, wow! You got that all right. natural and mechanically generated pill are not at all in the same league. Natural is the plant that grows from the ground… as close to the God created source as possible. No exercise? Who wants the best for people if they say a sedentary lifestyle is okay? I lived that for far too many years and I know how many pounds it added. A pill to remove the the fat – but what does it do for the muscles, joints, cardiovascular system, emotional well being … All those are helped by eating right and exercise. That email should have a few words at the top… “We’re scammers, but…”


    November 5, 2012

    Love it!

    Jody R. Goldenfield

    November 5, 2012

    Absolutely LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is hard work & it always will be! I have been at this over 30 years & it has been hard BUT worth it the whole time!


    November 5, 2012

    I hope you emailed them this post!


      November 6, 2012

      ohh what a good idea!!

    Chelsea Cormier

    November 5, 2012

    this book has its issues BUT your post made me think of it and i thought you might want to give it a read (The Healthy Skeptic by Robert Davis):


    November 5, 2012

    “So are poisoned berries. Doesn’t mean I should eat them.”

    That made me laugh out loud! You’re absolutely right!


    November 6, 2012

    It really helps? I think diet and training is most important? Anyone tried this? Whats the results?


    November 6, 2012

    Want natural, healthy, motivation, weight loss, great results…just keep reading Roni’s blog!! This blog has helped keep me motivated, I’ve been losing weight; sure I have hiccups once in a while, I get healthy recipes, I am staying focused and I am seeing real results from hard dedicated work!!! Now that’s natural!! So Roni…I guess you are Dr. Natural!! :)


    November 6, 2012

    Amen sister! Simple but not easy and you’ve done it with grace.


    November 6, 2012

    I have fallen for gimics in the past too. you are right. i have started to exercise at my local boxing gym. i am really quite over weight so i probably look a little out of place but i dont care. i just want to lose weight and will do anything to achieve it. i think this is why it is so easy to fall for things that dont really help. the instructor even has me training in a sweat suit. lol i feel like Rocky Balboa!! whatever works! i will lose the weight!!


    November 6, 2012

    I have seen Sweat Suits for sale on the internet but they always look cheap. Any advice on getting a decent one?


    November 7, 2012

    When I was a kid maybe 11 yrs old my mother took me to yet another Diet Doctor. This one gave me pills to take all day long (before, after and between meals) it was like 38 pills a day. One day on the way home from school I walked into a telephone pole and fell over. My friend said I had been acting strange for days. Well I stopped talking the pills and later I heard on the news the doctor had lost his license to practice medicine because he was giving his patients uppers and downers for diet pills. I never bought into a diet program again–well except for WW which I love.

    CleanEating--It's a Lifestyle

    November 25, 2012

    Just re-posted! Love it.