Got a very HEATED response to yesterday’s email.
It was from a fella who wanted to know why I had
“beef” with supplement companies.
So before responding,
I popped his email address into Facebook search
and wouldn’t you know it
he was a salesman for one of the well know
magic pill companies.
He was also worked in a bank according to his page.
And that’s my first point to be honest.
These complains use what’s called a pyramid selling scheme
which involves people from any background
selling these products.
Regardless of their background, work history or education
they just attend a 1 day or 2 day seminar
and now all of a sudden they’re an “expert” in nutrition.
Dishing out the advice, which usually goes along the lines of
“buy my products”.
It’s a great little money maker.
But to be honest the real “beef” I have with these companies is
the reason these magic pill diets “work” is
because the supplements are supported with a particular diet.
And the diet is a low calorie diet.
Which means the person who follows it is in what’s called
a calorie deficit.
Meaning they’re burning off more energy then their consuming
so as a result they lose weight.
And for this reason, people who follow it lose weight.
But here’s the kicker,
rather than blow all your hard earned money on
fancy pills & shakes
you could swap them for something like a can of coke zero.
Not exactly healthy but it has zero calories.
So you follow the same low calorie diet but sub in the coke zero
instead of the expensive shakes and pills.
And low and behold you lose the same amount of weight
without the unnecessary expense of all the magic supplements.
Get my point?
It’s the calorie deficit that’s what matters
and not the fancy supplements.
So rather than blow all your bacon on these things,
download the my fitness pal app (for free)
and start keeping a food diary on it.
It will teach you what calories are in what foods
and you can then make better decisions with your food.
It’s something I encourage the lads in the Bulletproof Dad Program
to use and it work’s a f#cking treat.
Andrew “what counts” Lahart
PS gonna keep the strategy calls open until tomorrow
so if you want me to get in touch and go through the details of
the BPD program, just reply to this email.