Being Skeptical about Nutrition

I don’t know about you, but I’m very skeptical about the newest and latest nutrition program.  They always have some testimonials saying how much weight they’ve lost, before and after photos that you’re supposed to believe are really them, and of course, the obligatory physician endorsement.

Having tried almost every program out there including the big ones like Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and more, I know that at least for me, I can lose weight with most of them but then I get bored. Yes, I admit it, I just get bored.  What’s absolutely worst is I even had gastric bypass surgery ten years ago, but after an amazing weight loss, I’ve regained 30 lbs that I can’t seem to take off.  What to do, what to do.  Do I go back on one of these programs that have helped me before?  Do I try the supplements Dr. Oz promotes on his show?  Or do I hash my dilemma over with my friends, hoping for some miracle to drop out of the sky?

About 2 weeks ago, I ran into a friend of mine at a professional event and I was astonished on how much weight she’d lost.  She confessed that she’d lost some but was proud of the number of inches she’d actually taken off more.  Not one to be the rah-rah type, we talked and talked until she finally told me about this amazing product she’s using.  She and her husband had tried everything, eating only free range meat, organic vegetables and fruits, but still had little to no success.  Her idea of a good time was to sit on the couch, watch TV and crochet kids hats.

Now my friend, like me has tried tons of other programs, gained and lost a million pounds, always put it back on and then some.  Even when she first was trying this program who someone told her about, she was skeptical. “I bought all this stuff and looked at it sitting on a chair in the dining room thinking, I’m never gonna do this. I’m going to send it back.”  That was one thing that convinced her to try it at all, that if for any reason within 30 days, if she didn’t like it she could return it and get all her money back.  Even if she used everything up to the 29th day.  So something inside her made her decide to give it a try.  In six weeks, she’s lost about 15 pounds and over 60 inches.  She’s walking her dogs for an hour each morning (before they were lucky if she threw a ball for them in the back yard), and has more energy than she’s had in years.

She’s become such an advocate for the program, she’s decided to also sell it.  Of course, she asked me if I was interested and I told her I’d look into it but I just wasn’t sure it was for me.  Like I said, I’ve been there done that before, many times with many different products.  But I do need some help, so I’m going to give it a try.  If you’d like to follow me on my journey, please like my page on Facebook and I hope you’ll cheer me on.


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