As a mum of a daughter who is at a very influential age, I am becoming increasingly conscious of the amount of quick fix slimming tricks that are out there in the world, slimming teas, slimming coffees, slimming chocolates and sweets. And by tricks, I mean tricks with the normal ingredient in these products being something that will irritate your stomach, giving you diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Hardly a healthy way to lose weight and maintain it.
But, what irks me more than these products, which believe me, annoy me enough to irritate my own bowels, is the low grade, yet highly influential, Z list celebrities they use to promote them. They are a disgrace and I personally do not believe they have ever used them. They are just so greedy and in need of attention they will promote a nuclear walnut if they thought they might get an OK deal. Honestly, its disgusting that they have no respect for the young audiences that they are influencing. They infuriate me. I wish the press wouldn’t give these idiots attention, then we might have some decent role models in society for our young to aspire to. But for the love of whomever you believe in, somebody stop these, largely women, from promoting a product they wouldn’t even give to one of their pampered pooches.
Put health warnings out there and state on the adverts that the women are being paid to endorse these products. Surely there is some kind of health law that allows this false advertising? This is affecting a whole generation of girls, aspiring to attain a ‘perfect’ body through dangerous and unhealthy means. Please. Ban. Them. A very worried mum.