FTC Announces Initiative Against Deceptive Claims Made by National Marketers of Fad Weight Loss Products
- FTC Announces Initiative Against Deceptive Claims Made by National Marketers of Fad Weight Loss Products
Finally, maybe?! I can't wait to see some rules slapped down on these irresponsible companies.
- Does that Really Work? Deciphering Popular Weight-loss Trends
- A worthwhile listen!
- 50% of Americans are on a diet at any time, and why?
- Why do they use them?
- BUT... "It's TRUE! I read it on the internet!"
Presented without commentary for your perusal.
PS. Susan, you might want to take back control of your social media.
I am getting all tingly excited over the upcoming release of Susan Maria Leach's newly revised and updated book: Before + After!
"Susan Maria Leach maintains her new weight and devotes her time to motivating others to keep on track and sustain healthy patterns of diet and exercise not just for a short period after surgery but for life. She owns and operates BariatricEating.com and has opened her first nutrition store in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her company is a member of the corporate council of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery."
Check out BariatricEating.com - its chock-full of helpful... malware?
Check out the social media -
Thanks BE! You rock!
Hold the Press Releases, Suz!
Three months and two months ago, I ordered two separate times from Susan Maria Leach's Bariatric Eating.com aka BEHealthyDrinks aka SML Network.
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By now I've received my order -- nice assumption!
After this debacle, you expect a product review to be left in my name under your web store?
Susan Maria Leach of BariatricEating.com repeatedly suggests on her business Facebook page that she's missing customer information and customer orders because of a "fingerquotes" technical failure. "/fingerquotes"
However, she offers no apology, and has blamed some customers.
BariatricEating.com - "...we have already posted info regarding the status of the website that we have maintained for over nine years and the tech problems that caused a lot of problems for the company and our customers. We are happy to answer questions about bariatric surgery and bariatric eating on Facebook as it is social media but we will no longer entertain the drive by bashing by people who have malice as chief intent."
This might suggest that customers should re-send their information to the business, to re-submit orders that should have been shipped months ago. Or perhaps she might be open to communication?
Or if the phone worked. Call this number and tell me what happens to YOUR call.
- You can't send an email.
- You can't leave a message.
You try. Let me know if ANY of these work for you!
- Phone: 888-777-4202 (Doesn't work.) Phone: 954 968 0051
3569 SW 10th Street Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (It's gone.)
- SMLstore@me.com (Bounces.)
- email@example.com (Boink.)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Right.)
- email@example.com (Old.)
- Heck, I even tried this: firstname.lastname@example.org (Laughable.)
- And, another, and she quit her job! So?
Methinks she doesn't WANT communication.
Day 91 and day 51.
Bariatric Eating Susan Maria Leach Network in Foreclosure - Sorry, kids, you're never getting your money back.
Day EIGHTY NINE since I ordered from Bariatric Eating, and it became clear yesterday at 8:30am that I may never see my orders since Susan Maria Leach's business is now in various stages of foreclosure.
"If a property owner defaults on the payments of a loan a foreclosure of a claim of lien indicates a creditor may take legal action to acquire the collateral applied for the aforementioned loan. A number of states permit lenders to take possession of a property put up as collateral through strict foreclosure.
This means the lender may reclaim said property by declaring that the owner has missed payment/s on a loan. Other states need the lending entity to litigate and file a suit for foreclosure, and gain judgment prior to confiscating and selling off the property.
The amount attained from a foreclosure sale is primarily used to pay the associated debt, plus any related foreclosure expense. In case the proceeds are greater than the debt, the difference goes to the borrower. If the amount cannot cover the debt, a deficiency balance occurs. The lender may choose to go after other assets of the property owner.
They'll be taking the shelves, and I guarantee there is no product on those shelves to sell off. BUT - If there's an auction sale, anyone want to field trip?
- Gateway Lakes Commerce Center Association Inc v. Susan Maria Leach Inc
- Case No: COCE12013472
- Filed in The 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County Florida
- On July 05, 2012, Gateway Lakes Commerce Center Association Inc filed a lawsuit in the 17th Circuit in and for Broward County Florida, County Civil East against Susan Maria Leach Inc.
SML will keep posting because her life is a bowl of cherries. "There's nothing to see here, just move along, keep buying stuff!"
All orders from the old site are either shipping or being credited as per customer requests. We need info from some customers in order to proceed as tech meltdown affected database and have been privately dealing with our customers- all orders will be satisfied. We thank those who are actual customers for patience and kindness during our difficulties. We have been a real company for nine years and continue to be a real company.
Susan Maria Leach,
I have been asking for EIGHTY SEVEN DAYS, and even BEFORE THAT, for nothing more than communication and my two cases of Believe and box of protein bars.
EIGHTY SEVEN DAYS.
Could it be? After eighty-two days of waiting for my order(s) from Susan Maria Leach's Bariatric Eating - BEHealthy Drinks - whatever she's renaming it?
*opens the box* Be right back.
To the countless individuals who have searched this term and variations thereof over the last few weeks, I will say this:
Susan Maria Leach of the SML Network, and BEHealthyDrinks formerly of Bariatric Eating, you say you have a New Store and everything is in stock (Hello, bullshit!) and ready to ship? So what about your customers who have waited sixty, ninety or one hundred and twenty days or more for their "old" product that is obviously not in stock?
"Behealthydrinks focuses on top quality protein drinks and easy blending powders. Pure quality, whey protein isolate, with natural ingredients. All our products are are regularly tested for purity and manufactured in GMP certified and organic facilities."
Sure it does. That is, if you were manufacturing it and not screwing your customers. Hate me all you want.
72 days since my first order. God knows how long since my second.
21% of patients in a study had recurrence of their diabetes a few years after roux en y gastric bypass. This suggests that those with diabetes might benefit from having weight loss surgery EARLIER in the course of their obesity and disease?
It could be -
A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, however, suggests that more than a fifth of those who are cured suffer a recurrence of their diabetes within five years, even without a weight gain. The results indicate that patients who had suffered from diabetes the longest were most likely to have a recurrence, suggesting that surgical intervention should be undertaken early in the course of the disease.
Dr. Yessica Ramos and her colleagues at Mayo studied the records of 72 obese patients who underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation between 2000 and 2007 and who had at least three years of follow-up. They reported at a Houston meeting of the Endocrine Society that 66 of the patients (92%) had a reversal of their diabetes at some point. Within three to five years after their surgery, however, 14 of those patients (21%) had a recurrence of their diabetes. The patients who did not have a recurrence lost more weight initially and maintained a lower average weight during the study period, but they did not regain less weight than those who had a recurrence.
But the longer the patients had suffered from diabetes before the surgery, the more likely they were to have a recurrence. Patients who had had diabetes for more than five years were 3.8 times more likely to have a recurrence than those with less than a five-year history.
Aside from the editing fails in this press release I got in my email this morning, I can't even begin to explain it. It's like we are all falling into Susan Maria's fictional life.
Seriously, there is no way to start explaining what follows. The only translation I have is -- that Susan Maria Leach hired a Very Bad PR company, and it's purely keyword spam. Because, she suddenly has 35,000 followers on Twitter, with less than 200 tweets, and has lost nearly all of her Facebook following, however the spam keeps pumping from her account without her involvement.
This shit is crazy.
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Co-branded products from China and visits to a temple? What?
Oh hayell no, Mrs. Leach. Please ship my products, or you know what, don't. I don't want anything imported from China, particulary nutrition goods. You can't even buy DOG TREATS from China. It's been 60 days, and you are clearly going off the deep end.
Stranger than fiction - Bariatric Eating - SML - BEHealthyDrinks - She's off the hook, and you just jealous!
I can't even translate the following, it is almost as if Susan Maria Leach of Bariatric Eating which is now BEHealthy Drinks of the Susan Maria Network has fictionalized her life. I would even suggest she's added bizarre detail just so people will run with it. *runs with it*
Or, she's really living in Oz, and hired a staff of Oopmah Loompahs. Because, this shit is "off the hook," her words, not mine. You. can't. make. this. shiz. up.
We are just haterz.
I would like to suggest that those customers waiting six months for their orders, might have a reason to be a wee bit angry with you, Sus! Goodness knows the Better Business Bureau is currently holding a big fat "F" for you!
Add your complaint here - but note that she's changed her business name - we're all probably going to have to file AGAIN under the new business.
Maybe you could talk with -
She says she's hanging with the Biebster crowd because of her new business partners, she got connectionz or the Kardashians, or the President -- getting $300 hair extensions and swag, swag, swag! Because YOLO!
Or I am just confused. You have to read it to "Believe," it. Be "Inspire" -d. It's a work of fiction, alright.
PS. She's gonna call us all for our credit card numbers. You know. To "make good" on our "lost orders." There's no way.