A Rant Against Weight Loss Spam
But none of those emails bother me as much as the typical weight loss spam.
|Three of the many offers...|
Why assume that someone who blogs about healthy eating automatically wants to lose weight?
Heck, why assume everyone - especially those with XX chromosomes - has pounds they need, or even want, to lose?
|Every girl wants to lose weight? I don't think so!|
Will your product - which promises to give me the legs of an Amazonian princess, abs of a Victoria Secret Model and metabolism of a supercharged hummingbird - make me happy too?
And most importantly: Why have I received one or two weight-loss emails a day for the last two years and not one about gaining strength, confidence or weight?
|My kind of email caption ;)|
I wish loving my body - at my pre and my post celiac size - was as easy as clicking an email link or paying a low price of $29.99. In fact, I wish that the ultimate goals of weight loss that these ads often (implicitly or explicitly) promise like confidence or finding love (with self and others) were that easy.
|Computers can help...but rarely cure!|
You're beautiful the way you are - even if you have some pounds you still want to lose, gain or sculpt. And maybe the first step toward change, besides some gym time and new recipes, is exercising your right to click those weight loss emails into the trash without a second thought.
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What's your least favorite version of spam? Weirdest or funniest email you've ever received? Comment below!