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It’s Not Only Weight Loss Supplements That Steal Before and After Photos!

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The stolen before and after photo saga continues. This time fellow blogger Renee found her before and after photos next to a testimonial on a colon cleanse site.

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Yup, that’s Renee and when you click on her photo you get zoomed in.

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The testimonial they claim she gave calls her Rene L.

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Her photos are still being used as of today along side others I can only assume are stolen as well.

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This is Renee’s real story…

Hey Roni! My before and after is on the Cleansing Waters Colonic website with an actual testimonial! It took me 8 months to lose 52 pounds and I did it by using Jenny Craig the first three months coupled with exercise. After that I started food journaling and continued to exercise to lose the additional 25 or so pounds. I’ve NEVER had a colonic and am appalled that my hard work is being diminished by being exploited by this site. I lost the weight in 2011 and continue to work hard and live a healthy life to maintain my weight loss. It isn’t always easy but I keep active and have run 15 half marathons, a full marathon and am running a 200-mile Ragnar relay next month. I’m also a Zumba instructor. All to stay fit and healthy. I’m appalled that this company is trying to pimp my success by saying they had a hand in it!

PLEASE read Renee’s REAL story on her site Cutie Booty Cakes.

I will continue to share stories like this in hopes that it prevents at least one person from buying the next “weight loss miracle pill” or scam. Enough is enough.

Click here to see 3 more stolen photo stories and here for my own.

Note: If your photos have been stolen and used to promote a weight loss product or supplement, send me a message on my Facebook page with the following information and I will share your story as well. 

  1. Screen shot of stolen before and after photo (not your originals)
  2. Link to your site and/or Facebook page (where your original story or photos can be found)
  3. A paragraph or two of how you REALLY lost the weight, how long it took and why this makes you so angry.

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I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on mine.

However, to prevent the massive amounts of spam I was receiving I have turned off comments on any post older than 5 days old. If you'd like to leave me a note regarding this post or anything really try me on twitter (@RoniNoone,) my Facebook page, or even IG (@RoniNoone) I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I never thought I'd have to do this but it's gotten way out of hand and comment management has become simply too time consuming to manage.


There are 10 comments so far.


    October 3, 2013

    The girl on the right is from a tv show called Chelsea Settles on MTV.


      October 3, 2013


    Sammy @ Peace Love & Ice Cream

    October 3, 2013

    This is disgusting! Further proof that you can’t believe everything (well, anything really!) you read on the internet! Renee your REAL story is great!!!
    -Sammy @

    Tamra Augostino

    October 4, 2013

    When I read testimonials on websites that are trying to sell something, I never believe them because of things like this and photoshop. I recommend anyone that is taking a before and after photo to put a watermark on their photo. At least that will make it harder for people to steal the photos.
    Thanks for bringing light to this.

    Mindy Lee

    October 4, 2013

    Is there anything that can be done to the photos so they don’t get stolen? I assume they can photoshop anything off. It’s a shame that this is happening!

      Brooks J. Young

      October 6, 2013

      I just asked my TL on Twitter to flood the site. If more people stick up and call them out I’m sure somebody will take the photos down unless they just don’t give a darn.

    Jody R. Goldenfield

    October 9, 2013

    This disgusts me!! I doubt anyone is using my pics but I have no idea how to even find out!

    4 cycle fat loss

    October 16, 2013

    Thanks for bringing light to this.

    Read this great post on Key Facts You Should Know Now About Fat Loss By 4 cycle fat loss


    William Wilson

    October 26, 2013

    Is this punishable by Law? Stalking using the internet then grabbing pictures and using them as promotion for their products? WTH is with this company. I’m also a site manager but we promote our website ( in the legal way. Not stealing other’s picture and using them.


    April 1, 2014

    Checkout this absurd trick to drop upto 3 Dress Sizes in less than a week