Dr Oz: Social Media Diets
If you’re on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve seen all kinds of diets filling your Facebook feed. Before and after photos certainly make products seem enticing. But are those diets really worth your time and money? Jenna Wolfe was sent to find out. Jenna explained that because of the rise of social media, we’re being flooded with ads on social media and not just from companies. Even your own friends are sharing ads and informations about these reportedly successful diets. It’s no wonder these diet companies are making billions.
Dr Oz: Isagenix, 21 Day Fix & It Works System
The first thing Jenna did was going on Facebook. She noticed a lot of positive feedback but hardly any actual information about what the diet consists of or how much it costs. The three companies Jenna saw the most on Facebook were Isagenix, 21 Day Fix, and the It Works system. She quickly learned that purchasing the diets were even harder than she expected. Every time she would attempt to order a diet, she would be asked to upgrade to another package or to enter information when she hardly knew what she was ordering in the first place. But after a bit of work, all three diet packages arrived.
Jenna then joined Dr Oz and shared that she was immediately hooked by all the positive and inspirational slogans, pictures, and comments, even though she knew very little about the actual products. Dr Oz pointed out that before, in order to follow a diet program like this, you’d have to call a 1-800 number or visit an actual store. But now, social media makes it easy.
To explain how it works, Dr Oz created a fake social media account. In most cases, it all starts with an innocent post from a friend. You want to be social, so you like that post as a way to show support. What you may not realize is that the social media site knows you liked that post, so then suddenly you’re bombarded with ads for similar products. As for those three most popular diets, how well do they actually work? Let’s find out!
Dr Oz: Isagenix Diet System Review
Isagenix costs $373 for a 30-day cleansing and and fat-burning system and claims to help you “reach your ideal weight and reclaim youthful vitality.”
For $373 you get a lot of products, which could easily become overwhelming. Jenna explained that there are essentially cleanse days and shake days. On the shake days, you’re drinking two meal replacement shakes and eating one meal of 400-600 calories. Then on the cleanse days you’re just using their specific products. Dr Oz tried the “snack” which is actually a pill, not a real snack, and one of the shakes, and said they tasted like they were full of chemicals, but weren’t too bad. However, their ingredient list was shockingly long.