A tough question that made my protein powder peddler take me out of her group, with no answers.
I was just thinking about those people who peddle to us protein powder or similar supplements, usually in a network marketing fashion. The concept of network marketing is for another day.
Let’s look at the effect of protein powder for today.
What do they propose to us?
We ate unhealthy-crap for breakfast.
We ate more unhealthy-crap for lunch.
We ate similarly unhealthy-crap for dinner.
Their proposal of the after-lifestyle:
Breakfast: Take one glass of supplement. Do not eat anything else.
Lunch: Take one glass of supplement. Eat some cabbage or similar greenly stuff, and beans stuff and nuts stuff, or similar which any kid (or adults) will instinctively run away from.
Dinner: Something similar to lunch.
And of course, you must also exercise, They might even give you their exclusive DVD with “special” exercises.
And of course, do not snack. If you must snack, then eat one of those nuts instead. Don’t ask me for names of the nuts, there’s a dictionary of them! It’s nuts, I tell you.
There was a time, like many others, I was too fat. It was bugging me a lot. So, I too felt tempted and went to one of those talks. Eventually, it all boils down to: doing their proposal of the after-lifestyle, as above.
I even started following their regime for some weeks.
Then, suddenly a light sparked in me, and I asked my “coach” a question, in the whatsapp group. Usually, a question I asked her is answered quite fast and nice and polite, with all the right answers.
But this question just went unanswered. In fact, she even took me out of the group.
What did I ask? This is what I asked:
“If I have to make such a drastic changes to my lifestyle to see a change in my body, then where exactly does the supplement come in? Why can’t I just do those drastic changes without the supplement. Surely, I will see changes too as well, right?”
She must have sensed that this guy has seen light and is no more useful for her recurring protein powder sales business. Till now, she has not replied or contacted me.
Must have been a tough question.