Want to Buy a Little Snake Oil?

Image result for snake oil salespeople       I’ve often criticized False Diet Guru’s (FDG) because they proclaim  “truth” while desperate dieters trustingly follow searching for that elusive magical pill. These FDG’s  are false prophets, leading good intentioned people down a destructive pathway. I pray you are not one of them. Seek Truth!

What is Truth? For one thing Truth is Absolute: Gravity, the Laws of Physics, Thermodynamics and Physiology equal Truth. It amazes me how those who believe in evolution don’t acknowledge the Second Law of Thermodynamics; meaning all life is  deteriorating/breaking down.

I realize some will argue, “You’re only going on faith!” But so what? I have nothing to lose by believing. I’m living a happy, healthy life by eating a godly diet. Everything in moderation. Don’t agree? Okay, fine. I’ll leave that up to God and He can explain later.

But what are you losing if I’m right? Are you still seeking a snake oil formula which can possibly harm you? Truth is, on any diet plan of course you’ll lose weight . . . and will you be able to keep it off? The only good diet is one that you can stay on forever while feeling physically fit and vibrant!

FDG’s place every dieter in a box with a one-size-fits-all bow and profess everyone will lose if they practice their made-up diet plan!  Actually there’s a little truth in every diet and desperate people will cling to that half-truth. Truth is, we are uniquely created by God and lose at different rates, in different body areas.

After DNA was discovered, science had to acknowledge truth.  Sonograms recognized the fact that babies weren’t simply a blob of cells within their mother’s womb as thought in the 1970’s. Fetus’s actually formed a beating heart within a few weeks.

 Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

FDG’s ignore proper physiological science. They have told us to avoid all carbs (never distinguishing between simple and complex carbohydrates) cut out all fat, but consume high protein which harms kidneys. And I never knew “Paleo” man consumed cold cuts and bacon with nitrates and chemicals but not sweet potatoes and legumes. We need balance! (1 Corinthians 10:23)

FDG’s speak in half-truths. So did the serpent when he spoke half-truths to Eve. “You won’t die . . .” Well, of course, not at that moment . . . but eventually. When Eve noticed she didn’t die on the spot, she questioned if God really did know all.

FDG’s focus on sensuality. They will hire celebrity endorsers who get paid to tell others that they lost all this weight and if you also want to look as great as they do, simply buy the recommended product. The commercial fails to say that these celebrities have personal trainers, a private chef, spa treatments and massages weekly. How nice, do you?

(There are some excellent spokespeople out there for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig and both of these companies teach physiology and how to strategize as well.)

These are questions one should ask before attempting any new diet plan: Are you consuming healthy, whole foods or chemically motivated Speed? Will you lose vital nutrients and become anemic? Will your hair fall out and your skin become dry without proper omega 3’s? Will your kidneys or liver fail from artificial or dangerous stimulants?

Of course anyone on a low-calorie diet will lose. But health is more important than weight loss. Eat a balanced diet plan and forget snake oil salespeople!

 

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7 thoughts on “Want to Buy a Little Snake Oil?

  1. So true. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the “Trim Healthy Mama” diet. That one is rampant in Mennonite circles, and I dont think it’s healthy. I even have some moral issues with it. Only the rich can afford to eat such specialized, specific diets of foods that aren’t available to most of the world!

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    • Hi Susanna, thanks so much for your question. Yes, I believe you are on the right track here and appreciate your discernment.

      So I quickly researched this “diet” and tend to do more but wanted to let you know I received your comment. What I found amazed me but not in a good way. It certainly has a cute name and should hook some more fish but I’m afraid the only thing thinner will be the dieters wallet.

      I found no science behind this diet plan! (Nor nutrient or calorie count, did you?) In fact I wonder if the dieter realizes the “Low Carb Butterfinger Shake” is about 60% (plus) fat with very few nutrients! 2% milk products are 40% fat. AND there’s no way I’d ever place extra sugar (even Stevia) in a smoothie because the sweetness of the fruit or the candy would be enough!!! Any extra trains the palette to desire unnecessary sweetness. So far the only post I did like was one warning of the side affects/dangers of Splenda which I also profess.

      Stay tuned and I’ll continue to research this plan and write a post about it and I will advise you now that there is little if any physiological truth behind their suggestions and hope you won’t waste your money on it. Thanks again Susanna and I hope to hear from you again. Blessings back, ❤

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