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June 5, 2011 11:41 AM
Just was curious - does anyone know the secret behind this ad that keeps popping up on mfp: "5 Foods you must not eat: Cut down a bit of stomach fat every day by never eating these 5 foods." ??
June 5, 2011 11:45 AM
Honestly? I nvere click on any of the ads, lol!
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June 5, 2011 11:46 AM
I clicked on one that showed up on facebook a while back. After 5 minutes of clicking this and that all i ended up was seeing an advert for some diet. I never ever fond out the 5 foods you shouldn't eat.
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June 5, 2011 11:47 AM
I clicked on one like it a while back. After watching about a half an hour of a video I was no closer to finding out than before I clicked. I lost interest.
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June 5, 2011 11:48 AM
For a start, how is it possible to reduce 'belly fat' or whatever they claim? You can't spot reduce. I don't believe any of those ads – don't give them the satisfaction of clicking through!
June 5, 2011 11:49 AM
Whatever you "Click On," or Google (if there's an ad for it,) it will be with you for a good while, everywhere you go!
June 5, 2011 11:54 AM
its a sponsor that pays the site it changes based on ur searches just like fb. oh, never clicked on that one either.
June 5, 2011 11:54 AM
I've clicked on it...it's totally safe. Additionally...the little half hour video they give you doesn't list '5 foods you shouldn't eat'...BUT, it goes into great detail on why you shouldn't eat certain foods. It's up to you to deduce which are which (within general guidelines they set out). At the end of the video they do try to sell you on the ladies diet...BUT, as I said, there's plenty of information in the video where you don't really need to. The diet is mostly a full on daily meal plan for those people too lazy to make one for themselves. It's all based on insulin response and such. Carbs and sugar spikes and how they relate to gaining fat. Since most of us tend to store our fat in our midsection, their description isn't even inaccurate. In order to reduce your waistline, you must eat healthy foods...and they recommend ones that don't spike sugars into your bloodstream (some of which you might be surprised by). If you do this, your overall bodyfat will reduce, including your waist.

Pretty simple, and worth listening to just for the information they present.

Cris
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June 5, 2011 11:55 AM
I have. They're touting acai I think. So what.

They say you shouldn't eat bananas, presumably because they cause you to retain water (never mind that potassium is good for you) and that they are a binding agent (if constipation is your undoing, so are bananas). It isn't anything noteworthy, and some of it is wrong and/or misleading.

We all know that the secret to success is to limit your calories, to eat healthy food and to exercise. That's age old, isn't it.

Also, there is an old fashioned legal term, being "trade puffery", meaning that benefits are inflated to get people to buy. That's what's going on here. Don't buy what you already know. It's not worth it smile

Mirii
June 5, 2011 11:57 AM
I found the video interesting and tried to find more info about it before I pay for anything but really didnt find anything helpful enough to make me sign up. I think it is alot like the "whole foods diet". I saw some recipes on there that I might try though.
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June 5, 2011 11:57 AM
Oh, by the way...she recommends whole, healthy foods like whole eggs, real butter, real meat (including beef), healthy oils/fats...etc. Things many diets tell you to stay away from. I've lost over 20lbs in a just over a month implementing the things she said (not completely, but using them to help guide my choices) into my own diet.

Thought I'd add that lol.
Edited by crisanderson27 On June 5, 2011 11:57 AM
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June 5, 2011 11:57 AM
I haven't clicked on it but I did enter "5 foods you must not eat" into my yahoo browser and it came up with a real site to read some stuff...just common sense stuff though so no big deal, lol! wink
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June 5, 2011 11:58 AM
QUOTE:

I have. They're touting acai I think. So what.

They say you shouldn't eat bananas, presumably because they cause you to retain water (never mind that potassium is good for you) and that they are a binding agent (if constipation is your undoing, so are bananas). It isn't anything noteworthy, and some of it is wrong and/or misleading.

We all know that the secret to success is to limit your calories, to eat healthy food and to exercise. That's age old, isn't it.

Also, there is an old fashioned legal term, being "trade puffery", meaning that benefits are inflated to get people to buy. That's what's going on here. Don't buy what you already know. It's not worth it smile

Mirii


I think that's a different one Mirii?
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