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Julia Havey Blows The Lid Off The Cruise Ruse
Jimmy Moore
August 22, 2005

The following is a reprint from my new blog called "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb":

Master Motivator Julia Havey Takes On '3-Hour Diet' Man Jorge Cruise

After reading this blog post about the latest popular diet plans on the market today, eDiets.com Master Motivator and 130-pound weight loss success story Julia Havey could not pass up the opportunity to share her thoughts about what is currently one of the bestselling health books at Amazon.com.

I originally blogged about Jorge Cruise and his books, "8 Minutes In The Morning" and "The 3-Hour Diet," back in late April during my first week that I started writing in this forum. I was simply amazed at the time that someone would have the guts to actually put a book like this for people to plop down nearly $30 on and honestly believe they were going to lose weight better than low-carb (Cruise claims in his subtitle that "low-carb diets make you fat") or even a sensible diet and exercise routine. It's not gonna happen!

The following is Julia Havey's response to the nonsense Cruise and other "fad" diet authors are trying to pass off as genuine weight loss methods on the American people:

Jorge [Cruise] claims "if he had kept going at that rate, he would have become obese", that is really not a real claim. He was a chubby kid, but most kids go through an awkward phase. He has ONE picture of himself on a couch as an adult to show that he was "overweight" and therefore 'feels the pain' along with the rest of us and our weight issues.

I think his titles are misleading and in the long run do more harm than good to the obese person.

If you are 100 pounds overweight, sorry, but 8 minutes of exercise in the morning is not going to do a damn thing for you. If you really look at Jorge's "diet", it is nothing more than a sound (and good) nutritional eating plan, but that isn't sexy and isn't one that is likely to be a blockbuster best seller, so he had to market it and build a brand and how better than to tell people that they could lose weight just by exercising for 8 minutes in the morning! Who wouldn't buy that?! I know that I would have when I was 290 pounds and grabbed at any promise of easy weight loss.

It is only when reading the fine print of Jorge's plan, like with any fad diet or pill, that you find "for optimal results follow a healthy diet and exercise!" If one ONLY did the 8 minutes as promised in the title they would not realize significant weight loss.

As for the 3-hour diet?! The title reeks of fad and quick fix promises. I promise you that some poor unsuspecting folks bought this book hoping to be thin in 3 hours. Why not be upfront and say "The eat every 3 hour diet" AND don't give the additional fake promise of "it's not WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat it".

Jorge, it is what you eat! The biggest problem for the American overweight population is WHAT they eat and to tell them if they just alter the time of day that they eat it, and then they will lose weight --"2 pounds EVERY week" -- is nothing more than another fad that will only lead to disappointment rather than weight loss.

The truth isn't sexy and it doesn't sell as well as fads, but it works.

Carpe Diet!
Julia Havey

You get 'em, Julia! If we are ever going to get serious about the obesity problem in the United States of America and around the world, then we need to challenge the idiocy that comes out from the likes of Jorge Cruise at every opportunity to help show the world there are better ways to lose weight and keep it off forever. For me it has been livin' la vida low-carb and I will keep on telling everyone I know of the change it has made in me.

Check out Julia Havey's Lifechanger Weight-Loss Program and tell her "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man" said hello. :-)


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I just signed up at jorgecruise.com and was immediately disappointed by the crazy excercise that was suggested that I do. I'm pushing 50, 100 pounds overweight and get little to no excercise. I input this information into the form when signing up. . . .

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