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The Fake Acai Berry Diet Girl
Following up on Accipiter's post in the forum about the Acai berry weight-loss scam -- one of the interesting (and sleazy) things about the scam is the proliferation of fake diet blogs promoting these Acai berries. The sites go by names such as kirstensweightloss.com, rachelsweightloss.com, patdietblog.com, etc. etc.

The sites have before and after pictures of the Acai berry dieters, but pictures of the same women appear on different sites... under different names. For instance, the woman below, depending on which site you visit, is named Kirsten Hunt, Ann Conrad, Daniella Conrad, Jenna Patterson, and a bunch of other names.



But according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, her real name is Julia. She's a german model who once posed for a stock photo and has never eaten Acai berries. According to the photographer who took the photos, the "after" photos have been digitally manipulated to make her look skinnier.

The wafflesatnoon blog has a collection of all the fake diet girls who are promoting Acai berries.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 25, 2009


This pisses me off because the women doesn't need to lose weight. She is a normalsize in the actual photo. The digital manipulation shows a person who is skinnier then most people could ever be which accordin to the sleazy compan thats nomal and the first one is fat. It's no wonder that cases of anorexia are being seen in girls as younge as six.
Posted by Annoyed  on  Wed Mar 25, 2009  at  10:31 AM
The Acai Berry weightloss scam seems different than most scams. Acai berries are expensive and have beneficial properties (just not weight loss). It seems that they were trying to intentionally use the positive cache of acai but then tweak it. Part of scam is just the usual credit card scam (get free samples but send me your card number) but some really seemed to provide.

Oh wait Oprah was involved. Now I understand. It seems that companies selling acai products (legitimately) are going to take a big hit as people miss the message about the scams.

Personally, I had acai juice once. I did not like and it is way too expensive. Black currant juice is as crazy as I get.
Posted by floormaster squeeze  on  Wed Mar 25, 2009  at  11:55 AM
Of course this diet makes you lose weight- from your wallet! Or purse, whatever, I'm no snob
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 25, 2009  at  03:16 PM
I have a hard time feeling sorry for ANYONE who falls for these kinds of Internet advertising things. It's so obviously fake....
Posted by Charles  in  Michigan  on  Wed Mar 25, 2009  at  07:15 PM
The "before" girl is clearly the hottest.
Posted by Tommy  on  Wed Mar 25, 2009  at  10:26 PM
Don't do Acai berries. The description "plant that expels water" says it all.
After 3 months of Acai I found I could not produce saliva. This sounds OK but the actuality is horrible, swollen bleeding tongue, gum shrinkage etc. I had to sip water every 10min or so even during the night. It was a nightmare...

Some 6 months later, I'm starting to recover. I still have "bad" nights but thankfully it's getting better.
I've learnt a lesson. Don't believe the hype. If only I'ld listened to Flavor Flav...
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Thu Mar 26, 2009  at  03:05 AM
I say we use the photos to promote the new PhotoShop diet.

Eat anything you want in any amount and don't bother exercising: Use digital photo manipulation to melt the pounds away.
Posted by gcason  in  Orlando, FL  on  Thu Mar 26, 2009  at  07:41 AM
That's a relief; the after picture has always been a bit creepy in an anorexic sort of way.
Posted by Joe  on  Thu Mar 26, 2009  at  05:58 PM
In the UK, these could probably be taken down because they are advertising, are fraudulent and fail the advertising standards regulations which require such things to be "legal, decent, honest and truthful".
Posted by Sarah (Messybeast)  on  Fri Mar 27, 2009  at  03:59 AM
I keep getting spam e-mail about Acai berries. They're really obnoxious.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Fri Mar 27, 2009  at  11:49 AM
I am confused now. Did these berries make her shirt red? That is too bad because she looks like a nice girl. In The Land of My Birth, girls who wear red shirts do so because of their passion for men whose names begin with "R", so if she did not get the berries on her shirt, Raoul could be aroused. So step back from the cliff, Cliff. Ha ha, don't get mad. Raoul is just getting down, okay? Rrrraoul
Posted by Raoul  on  Fri Mar 27, 2009  at  09:18 PM
Hehe, I think "cowmen" is a better and more original insult. raspberry
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Thu Apr 02, 2009  at  11:26 AM
I think is not true.
Posted by wesley exon  in  USA  on  Wed May 13, 2009  at  10:54 AM
That girl is everywhere online. I think the second you see the 2nd one you know it's all a lie.
Posted by Free Acai  in  Ohio  on  Fri Jun 19, 2009  at  03:31 PM
So I was on AOL when I see the Acai Berry hoax. Believe it or not, the after picture is my friends old Facebook picture! Can you believe them? It's ridiculous and I'm so sick of seeing it everywhere.
Posted by Nicole  on  Tue Jul 28, 2009  at  12:35 PM
The Acai Berry has been given a bad name by these people. It makes it difficult to recognise a real product from a fake one
Posted by DanB  in  Essex  on  Wed Dec 09, 2009  at  02:47 AM
I love the way , when i access the Acai berry weightloss website, from different locations ,, the girls hometown miraculously becomes the same as the location of the internet server im using at that time. LOL
Posted by Loserdave  on  Fri Dec 11, 2009  at  08:52 PM
Anyone else notice that her hair on the lower left has EXACTLY the same curls in both the before and after pics. What are the ods of that!.. the front has be retouched .

I mean HOW DUMB DOES A PERSON HAVE TO BE TO NOT NOTICE THIS???
Posted by loserdave  on  Fri Dec 11, 2009  at  08:59 PM
Notice the curls on the top right side.... What are the odds they would remain exactly the same after a couple months and that they would be photographed from exactly the same angle?... what a SCAM!
Posted by loserdave  on  Fri Dec 11, 2009  at  09:02 PM
I live in Brazil and I was sad to see both sites trying to apply
sell this fraud.
You can search on any site that sells supplements in Brazil you will not
find anything stating that acai lose weight.
Rather a
Posted by Darlan  in  Brasil - PR - Curitiba  on  Sun Dec 13, 2009  at  09:53 PM
It's fake.
Tell Me a site that sells the supplement unless falco blog that sells the product.
Acai is a fruit typical of Brazil and here in the heard of it.
I weight 10 years know what I'm talking about!
Posted by Darlan  on  Thu Dec 17, 2009  at  09:02 PM
Everybody makes mistakes. I think this should be a lesson for all of us now. before purchasing any products, do a little research.
Posted by Quinroxanne  on  Fri Dec 18, 2009  at  03:01 AM
Acai is calorie, fattening logo

"This is actually food rich in fat," confirms the nutritionist Let
Posted by Darlan  on  Fri Dec 18, 2009  at  07:24 AM
Good to know what you're buying!
I hate to see people being cheated by not knowing a typical fruit of my country.
Americans do not know very well as Brazil and many have never heard.
But this is no reason to lie like this.
Posted by Darlan  on  Fri Dec 18, 2009  at  07:30 AM
http://www.oprah.com/article/health/nutrition/life_acai
Posted by Darlan  on  Fri Dec 18, 2009  at  07:40 AM
The digital manipulation is not showing a person who is skinnier then most people could ever be.
The third photo imo is still fat. This is called skinny fat. Fat but no muscle. Her arms are not toned at all. And you can see the fat in the armpit. The neck is not toned. The sternocleidomastoid muscle (neck muscle)is all covered up by fat, and the clavicle as well. When you get down to 4 % BF% without tons of muscle (exaggerating), you will see all those parts very appearing. And it's possible because I've seen a grown woman like that.
Posted by howard  in  Australia  on  Tue Mar 16, 2010  at  11:02 AM
Darlan
nutritionists dun know anything about microbiology so they dun know how our bodies treat those calories consumed. In fact, fat is not bad and being high in calories does not imply that it's fattening. Our bodies have all the hormones to regulate our appetite and metabolism. If we dun eat enough food ( or calories you say , which is just energy but still it's better to treat them food instead of energy) not only we won't lose weight, we 'll even mess up our bodies' hormone response, like slowing down your bowel movements, etc.
Posted by howard  in  Australia  on  Tue Mar 16, 2010  at  11:15 AM
oops i meant biochemical
Posted by howard  in  Australia  on  Tue Mar 16, 2010  at  11:16 AM
Stoppa inte i dig mer
Posted by John 3:16  in  Sweden  on  Sun Aug 08, 2010  at  02:42 PM
Even without the picture, I can't believe people fall for this... but the picture makes it obvious... if you look at the last photo, she has exactly the same amount of dimples / cheek bone fat; they made her face look slimmer from side to side without making it look slimmer from front to back. Plus how would her hair have stayed EXACTLY the same throughout all that time? Besides, she looked fine to begin with.
Posted by Raw Food Weight Loss  in  California  on  Sun Oct 03, 2010  at  10:26 PM
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