So on Wednesday of last week, I did a lunch and learn talk at a local business with another trainer from Innovative Results.

We talked mostly about mindset, but we did touch on some basics of dieting. We talked about eating whole, natural foods. We talked about cutting calories, but making sure that we don’t cut out too many. We talked about making small changes over time so they actually take root.

And at the end a woman raises her hand with a question…a question about supplements that she saw on Dr. Oz.

UGH! (I wanted to throw up my hands and roll my eyes. I don’t have a problem with Dr. Oz just the fact that everyone DOES exactly what he says like mindless drones.)

She wanted to know what we thought about some green coffee bean thing and raspberry ketones. She said, “Dr. Oz says that these two things will help you lose weight.”

The only thing I could say back was, “KISS…Keep it simple stupid.”

hahaha! YES!

She looked at me in confusion.

I just simply explained that I didn’t even want to get into discussing those supplements. That the MOST IMPORTANT thing if you want to lose weight is to eat whole, natural foods.

First you have to get the macronutrients in order before you start thinking about the micronutrients.

Green coffee beans or whatever the heck they are, aren’t a magic pill!!!! There may be some new study saying they can help AID with weight loss, but trust me, if you want real results, you have to do real work and eat REAL food.

Let’s face it….Dr. Oz has a TV show. He wants to talk about new trends, new fads…It is what keeps people tuning in!

I can’t blame him! I love researching and experimenting (I mean shoot I tried the potato diet just to see what would happen!)

The problem with it is…He has power. He has credentials and a TV show that reaches millions. He is a well-respected medical figure, and rightly so!, so people believe whatever he says. If he says raspberry ketones have health benefits, people run out to buy them.

Stop being drones!!! Use your brain!!!!!

Really you think some green coffee bean  is going to solve all your problems!?! I mean if you look at most of the boxes with the supplements or extracts the boxes even tell you, “take along with a HEALTHY diet and exercise program.”

What do you really think makes you lose weight!?! The green stupid bean or the healthy diet and exercise program!?!



Stop making people think dieting is so complicated!

Keep it simple stupid!

If you have the healthy diet on lock…If your macronutrient breakdown is in order THEN maybe think about experimenting with green coffee beans and all that jazz!

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Conventional Wisdom - How I hate you, Diet and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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