This is #12 of 40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years. To see a list of these short daily writings, click here.
Most of my work online is focused on helping people lose weight. And the weight loss industry certainly has its share of false claims and fakes. With the weight loss industry having such a “colorful” reputation for so long, I regularly receive less than pleasant emails that attack my character.
I get called a scammer (hello if you’ve arrived to this site from Googling “vic magary scam”).
I get called a rip off artist.
I get called a fake.
I get called a disgrace to the military.
I receive these unpleasant emails despite several success stories from people using the program, including a few people who have lost over 100 pounds. My character is attacked despite having and honoring a no questions asked 100% refund policy. And people somehow feel cheated when I tell them that they have to eat real food in appropriate quantities and exercise in a manner that is challenging in order to lose weight.
Very few worthwhile endeavors will pass without criticism or outright attack. You can’t please everyone.
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