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Can you spot all of the faulty promises in this commercial?

November 20, 2015

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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I was enjoying some downtime at home with my precious little one and saw this commercial repeatedly AND IT DROVE ME NUTS.  Every time I saw it something else bugged me. 

Here are just some of the things that got under my skin:

  • The main reason they want you to buy it is to burn 2.5x the calories co,pared to other machines – as if calorie burning is the only reason to exercise?
  • The users lost 12, 22, and 42 lbs. in 10 weeks – allegedly.  Notice anything strange about these numbers?
  • "14 minutes will change your life."
  • Long periods of rest and short bursts of effort – Ahh, the old get-fit-quick-with-minimal-effort scam.
  • Why does everybody in these commercials work out without a shirt and always have 6-pack abs? 

Please, be a wise consumer.  Don't fall for this crap.

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