Before too long, people who specialize in jumping in and marketing a product, getting as much money out of it as possible, and moving on to the next were quick to find a product they could market as garcinia cambogia…
even if there wasn’t a trace of the “miracle weight loss cure” to be found in the pills people were taking.
But that showed me how easy it was to create a product and have it thrust into the limelight…
and I’d only had about 40,000 “likes” on Facebook at that time. The same can be said for those açai berry and garcinia cambogia pills that everyone hawks—Dr.
Imagine what the game is like for some of these Instagram accounts pushing 350,000 followers? Oz mentioned these on his show randomly one day, and manufacturers mobilized.
During this self-imposed relaxation period from Instagram – who’s interested in seeing a workout selfie every day with my same lazy top-knot with little pieces of ‘fro sticking out? It’s 15 seconds of you watching your screen in part awe, part bewilderment, part expectation….expectation that the entire 15-second clip won’t be of her, virtually spread eagle, with the camera looking right up her crotch as she squats in flimsy, see-through “workout tights.” And, as expected, virtually all of it is women—there is no #eggplantfitness for women to gawk at. I went through with the dialogue for long enough to find out how the process worked, then I ultimately stopped responding.
I’m not even interested in them – I’ve realized that Fitness Instagram is quickly morphing into a digital cesspool. A woman from Instagram actually acquired a spread in Vanity Fair because of her exceptionally fit figure….complete with her exceptionally large rear end. Companies that manufacture diet pills and other forms of supplements are constantly searching for people who could brand their own product and sell it to a vast enough audience that they could turn a profit.
Where there is the community of people who are striving together to achieve their weight loss and/or fitness goals, there are also the people who’ve successfully achieved the physique they’re after – or are at least making very visible progress – who then eventually are called to use the massive followings they’ve amassed to… Fitness Instagram has become this place rife with voyeur porn – it’s not 15 second clips of a lady squatting to show form and function. And here, I’ll make the case for why, why they look like they work, and what you should do instead. As I’ve said before, I’ve been offered my own branded fat burner pill.
And support people setting out on their own and finding ways to make money… Unfortunately, not everyone can say they’re doing that. That’s not to say there’s some death toxin chemical insert scary buzz word in them, but that what they’re supposed to be picking and, instead of pills that are purely what’s expected, they’ve got fillers like wheat powder and other potential allergens inside.
So, the “supplement industry” is something I’ve already covered extensively – these are pills that are manufactured in foreign countries (like everything else at this point, I’m afraid to say) and often the standards for manufacturing are so low, that no one actually knows what’s in them.
It doesn’t require one major brand to get the job done — all it takes are enough small brands to remain consistent.