I’m cynical when it comes to the diet industry, because I honestly don’t think they don’t want you to succeed. I know people who did Weight Watchers 5, 10, and 15 or more years ago, and they are just as fat or fatter than they were before they started. I think they want to keep you on the teat, so to speak, so that they can make more money off of you. What evidence leads me to believe this? Look no further than today’s news where Oprah tweets, “Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt?” and then she posts hash tag, “
Guess what. She’s making money off this, and so is weight watchers. On top of that, the advice she’s giving is literally setting people up for failure. If I were to eat bread, I would sabotage all the progress I’ve made so far. Could I lose weight with Weight Watchers? Probably. How about Weight Watchers and bread? I firmly believe that I would not be achieving the great weight loss rate I’m experiencing right now if I were on Weight Watchers and eating bread. There’s no way.
Now, I’m not willing to try the Weight Watchers and bread diet as an experiment. I don’t trust the science there, and I think that Oprah is doing all people struggling with weight and healthy living a huge disservice to pad her already over-stuffed wallet with shitty advice. She’s preying on those who are the most vulnerable: people who are overweight and looking for any way to lose weight. Oprah presents it as an easy way, hence the “Eat Bread. Lose Weight” quote.
Do you really want to help your fans, Oprah? Stop shilling and be honest with them. Carbs are the enemy, and avoiding the subject for personal gain is doing more harm than good and is morally reprehensible. Shame on you!