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.
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.
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...
Eat anything you want in any amount and don't bother exercising: Use digital photo manipulation to melt the pounds away.
I mean HOW DUMB DOES A PERSON HAVE TO BE TO NOT NOTICE THIS???
sell this fraud.
You can search on any site that sells supplements in Brazil you will not
find anything stating that acai lose weight.
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!
"This is actually food rich in fat," confirms the nutritionist Let
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.
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.
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.