Recently I received an email asking me to look over some short videos related to a “new” fat burning program and see if it's something my readers might like to hear about. The “p.s.” at the bottom of the email said that the program costs $197 and I would get an $80 referral fee out of that.
Here was my response to their email:
I finally had time to look over the videos. I have to be honest, if there is a cost, I won't recommend it to my readers. I don't believe there should be a fee to learn to eat right. Thanks, anyway! Kelly
After thinking about it more, I came up with two reasons why someone might consider paying for dieting information…
1. Money Talks
Maybe if you're paying for a dieting program, you might be more apt to stick with it, if you know that quitting means losing all that money…?
I know the main reason Weight Watchers has been popular in the past has to do with the accountability of weighing in, but what if you just got a group of friends together to meet weekly and do your own weigh-ins?
What about you?
Have you ever paid for a dieting program? Was it worth it?
Be Careful You Don't Fall For the Fat-free/Sugar-free mentality
By the way, Weight Watchers recommends a lot of crap in their diets. Yes, it can be adapted to make it healthier (eat low-carb, don't skimp on healthy fats and proteins, etc.), and I know a couple people who have lost weight that way. But I think most who have tried Weight Watchers are pulled into the whole “fat-free, sugar-free” mentality: “Wow, I made this with fat-free this and sugar-free that and it was only (fill in the blank) points! Then I could still eat (fill in the blank) and not even use all my points for the day!”
When I hear that a food is fat free or sugar free, this is what goes through my head…
- The ingredient list on that food must be a mile long.
- It must be chock full of FAKE ingredients and weird chemicals to make something so unnatural still taste good.
- I'd rather just eat the real thing since healthy fats don't cause weight gain, but CARBS do!
Your turn! How do you feel about this topic? I hope you'll share in the comments below!