Why watch what you eat when you have Slim Away!?!

Last night while watching TV I saw the infomercial for the Slim Away.  It starts out “You can’t look slim and trim when your waist keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Diets stink and exercise takes forever!”   Yea, no shit!  As we know, being a fat lazy piece of garbage takes almost no time at all since most people fall into the “convenience food trap”.  If you are fat and you buy this “adjustable slimming garment” and you “appear to have lost 20 lbs” by wearing it, at the end of the day, you’ll still be fat. Does diet and exercise take time and effort, absolutely, but people who care about their bodies and their lives will get themselves off the couch for 30 minutes a day to take care of themselves!

Being an active person, this product really, really gets to me.  I get that this is a great time of year to market the product because everyone on a little holiday weight between christmas parties and declious meals, but that’s absolutely no excuse to wear a girdle in everyday life.  Here’s an idea:  how about instead of stopping at Dunkin Donuts for a Coolata and Big N’ Toasty for breakfast, driving to the nearest McDonalds for Big Mac and Large Soda for lunch, snacking on every baked good your coworkers bring for the holiday season in the afternoon AND ordering pizza for dinner you could go to the grocery store and eat at least ONE THING thats not 100% processed.  And if you’re really feeling ambitious, take a 20 minute walk on your lunch break! Just a thought.

The other thing(s) that get me on this product is the fact that they are offering a 2 for 1 deal…which is basically assuming that your partner is also overweight and would also need a “slimming garment”.  Now, while this is not a bad assumption, its still disgusting.  Finally, When you see this picture, you can see that this person OBVIOUSLY does not need the slim away, yet people probably believe in their convoluted brains that by using this slimming product they too will become a size 0 and look great in a bikini this summer…what false hope.  And, to top it off, the “slim away” logo more than resembles the Biggest Loser logo, which again, is misleading to the consumer.  I mean it’s not a direct image of the BL logo, but when I initially saw it, I immediately thought Biggest Loser, and I don’t even watch the show.  So, at first glance you are lead to believe that this product is endorsed by fitness professionals.  I’m just going to go out on a limb here and say that Jillian Michaels would NOT be a fan of this fat buster.


About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on December 23, 2011, in Exercise, Food, Hilarious, Random Thoughts, Ridiculous People, T.V.. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i laughed out loud at this.


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