Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stealing people's hope....and their money.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the weight-loss industry in this country.

You know who I'm talking about: the diets, the infomercials, the books, the pills, the machines, etc.

Do people really think there is such a thing as a "fat-burning" pill? It is amazing that something with such a high failure rate continues to make its inventors so rich.

What sucks so much about this whole thing is not only are people's money being stolen by these thieves, their hope is being taken away. People who are suffering in obesity prison and feel so desperate for something....anything...to help them lose weight buy this trash.

Then, when it doesn't work (it never was going to work in the first place,) they give up.

That is a tragedy.  If any other industry released a product with a 90%+ failure rate, the product would be taken off the market, the company sued out of existence and their owners arrested and put in jail.

But no, not the weight-loss industry. They get a pass.  There's millions to be made because there's a sucker born every minute, desperately looking for the easy way out.

Why does society tolerate it?  Feel free to comment below.

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