Given that Shark Tank is a reality show that brings real-life investors to a stage that is fabricated in order to take pitches for one idea after another from various inventors, one can certainly see why anyone pushing a keto pill on this show would be looked at askance by a lot of people. Reality TV has seriously been shown as a less than viable way to look at the world since so much is scripted these days that trying to trust anyone or anything that’s shown on TV is kind of tough since the cameras can be shut off, the stage can be reset, and the wool can be pulled over the public’s eyes in a very big way.
Let’s put it this way, the investors on the show are real, they do know what they’re doing, but for some reason or another, they thought this should be a good way to get in front of the people and show that they’re willing to take a look at various investment ideas that might make a buck or two. It’s fair to say that a lot of inventions range from silly to downright stupid, but there have been some that have been so godawful that one has to wonder how they even managed to get on the show in the first place. It’s not hard to figure that the showrunner wanted a bit of shock and awe at various points, since reality TV if full of such moments that come naturally or are enticed by those that are operating behind the camera. In other words, reality TV needs a bit of help spicing up reality now and then.
Was Shark Tank that great for keto pills?
Whether people know this or not, the keto diet has been around since the 1920s, even it took a more rudimentary form back in the day. It was used for a different purpose back in those times since it was seen to help with epilepsy, among other things. So to say that keto is a new thing isn’t accurate at all. It might not have been that well known throughout the years, but Shark Tank did manage to put another spotlight on it. As far as being good for the diet when it came to pushing it to the public, there are upsides to reality TV and downsides since not everything that’s seen on TV is total bs, as there are things that people can pay attention to while determining whether or not they’re really that great for them.
As far as Shark Tank being good or bad for keto, well, it’s not quite that simple. It’s great for the actual diet and the supplements that are bound to actually do something. But considering how many different supplements there are out on the market today it’s fair to say that Shark Tank only fanned the flames that kept people running toward the keto diet and the various supplements that have been coming out for a while now. The funny thing is that no one is ready and willing to give the history of keto, as many have opted for clinging to the fad that has been created that surrounds the idea. There are reasons for this, such as:
- People want to believe it works, so they only dig into the facts as far as they need to in order to feel better about taking this route. Those that claim that they’ve done ‘all’ the research are usually content with what they’ve found and are ready to go forward with it. Unfortunately, finding out all about keto isn’t entirely possible since one doesn’t know for certain if the diet is good for them until they try it.
- A fad is only as goo as word of mouth can make it, and Shark Tank has made good on pushing the keto diet since there skilled and seasoned investors on the show that know how to make a buck off of just about anything. They’re bound to say no to anything that can’t turn a profit, but when it comes to diets and new fads that can be replicated and sold in a dozen different ways or more, they’re bound to dive in and do what they can to make something work. There’s no doubt that they know how to invest and how to make something popular, but even the folks on the show don’t know everything.
- As it was just mentioned, diets are a big money-maker so long as a person can prove that it can work. The downside is that they can’t guarantee that it will work for everyone, so they word things very carefully and end up putting most of their disclaimers in fine print that a lot of people don’t read since it’s so small. On one hand it kind of has to be small, otherwise ever bottle of pills would come with a booklet to read, and it would still get ignored.. But on the other hand, manufacturers know they can get away with this since technically it is on the label, even if no one wants to grab a microscope or a magnifying lens to read it.
- Like it or not, Shark Tank is reality TV and it’s for entertainment. Even if the content is real enough people are only getting snippets of it compared to the actual length of time a pitch might take. The problem here is that by featuring the keto diet and the keto diet pills on Shark Tank, a lot of people are going to doubt its efficiency right away since again, it’s a reality TV show, and at this point a lot of people don’t take this kind of thing seriously.
So, is Shark Tank good for keto pill sales? Well, given that so many people have found themselves on the keto diet and many more have decided to try, it was obviously a sound investment, but pushing it on reality TV just gives off a kind of slimy, grasping feel that isn’t entirely pleasant or trustworthy. But then again, people are going to make up their own minds over what they can trust and who they can’t.
It feels as though keto should have been left off of Shark Tank.
True, diet plans and supplements are best served when they’re made available and when they’re given a great endorsement, but when coming on TV to a show like Shark Tank there’s one failing that a lot of different products are going to experience: faulty advertising. Note that I didn’t say ‘false’ since keto does work for some folks, but faulty advertising is a big no-no, even if it’s not always illegal and bound to hurt people. What this does however is set huge expectations that, like it or not, no diet will ever accomplish since the idea of getting people into a diet isn’t tough. Like I said before, all one has to do is convince people by showing that something like this can work, and then folks will flock to the diet plan based on its marketing plan and on the basis of wanting to see it work in their own life.
That’s where things can break down, and it has a lot to do with the fact that once a diet plan is on the market, at least five or more plans that are just like it but carry a different name are going to pop up and try to take a piece of the diet pie with an idea that’s similar to the competitor but has a different label, a different marketing campaign, and like a completely different look. The thing is, the pills will all look the same, apart from the coloring of course. So in a sense, what people are really paying for is the label and the marketing when in truth the pill probably doesn’t cost that much to make. In fact, if people really knew what mass-marketed items cost to make they’d likely shit themselves, or not believe it because it would destroy the fantasy they’ve bought into. The fact that people want this diet to work and will be extra careful about what they eat, how much they exercise and will measure everything from calories to steps taken per day shows that people can be disciplined, but diet fads have made it possible for folks to forget that at one point and time we didn’t really need pills to be healthy.
Were the keto pills on Shark Tank a scam?
A lot of people would say no, some would even say that they know the investors personally so hell no, nothing on there is fake. But doubt is easy to come by since it’s been the constant state of being that people have existed in since reality TV was proved to be scripted. No one wants to admit that yes, the show is just that, a show. It’s definitely possible that the investments are on the up and up, and it’s easy enough to check since such information should be easily available on the internet. But again, disbelief is a lot stronger at times since no one wants to be taken for a fool, and it’s likely that they’re going to believe their own eyes over someone on TV.
As far as the keto pills on Shark Tank being a scam, that’s kind of hard to say, since there are so many keto pills out there at this time, and they don’t all work quite the same. Those that hopped on the keto express trying to make a quick buck have made this market less than certain at this time since they tend to make a much cheaper, inferior product thanks to their desire to see more profit and less money put toward actually making the supplements work. If you’re still in disbelief about this, then you might actually think that other diets work too, so long you do everything they say. And if that’s the way it is, then I’ve got some leftover Jenny Craig diet food to sell you.
The point is that too many people believe in the keto diet so easily and with such fervor that it becomes dangerous after a while since using words like ‘miracle’ and ‘instant’ along with weight loss is irresponsible at best. There’s a reason why rapid weight loss is such a bad idea, such as:
- Your body might lack the proper nutrients it needs: The fact that the keto diet cuts out so many carbs isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but depending on the dietary needs of the individual, it could strip too much of a certain nutrient from the diet of a person that actually needs what they’re being asked to cut back on.
- Your metabolism might slow down: Your body usually knows better than you do when it comes to storing fat or burning it up. If you cut out too many calories it’s possible that your body will think that something is wrong and will go into starvation mode, meaning it will be a lot harder to lose fat since the body happens to think that it needs to keep it to survive on.
- Dehydration is a very real issue: Cutting water weight can be seen as rapid weight loss, but it can also be a huge problem if a person doesn’t realize what’s going on. Like it or not, you need water, and the keto diet, along with other carb-cutting diets, can seriously dehydrate a body.
Let’s be honest here, there are a lot of diets out there, some that piggyback on the coattails of other diets that are seen as beneficial, and some that start from the ground up and copy ideas and pass them off as their own in new, inventive ways with a new label and a promise to help those that need to lose weight. The point of all of it is to make money, and if they can, help people out.
Should you take keto supplements based on what you watched on Shark Tank?
For your sake, don’t take something or try something simply because someone on TV said to, otherwise you might find yourself in all kinds of mess when it comes to the types of things you’ll try. Keto might actually work for some folks, but make sure that it’s going to work for you before taking the leap and making the attempt. The people on the show might be real investors and they might actually be intelligent, but they don’t know you, they don’t know the people that have gone on this diet, and as a result, their word means next to nothing when it comes down to whether keto supplements are a good idea or not.
If you have done your due diligence and have found out everything you need to know for your own sake, then the next step is up to you. Keto has been working for a lot of people, but let’s take a closer look into that as well and try to shift the illusion to stage left for a moment. One has to realize that those that are modeling for these products might not all be on the keto diet, or they might very well be depending on what their contract says. I’d be willing to bet that not all of those promoting the supplements however are that dedicated to the keto diet since that would be a little too perfect. Not only that but if one is being honest, which is a rarity in marketing, unfortunately, a lot of the models that have pushed the products are likely getting paid a good deal or are at the very least getting the kind of exposure they want in order to further their career.
My point is that a person can look like they’re on the keto diet, they can act like they’re on the keto diet, and they can promote the keto supplements on Shark Tank or anywhere they damned well please, but there’s a good chance that not all of them are as devoted to it as you might think. I know, that’s small, petty stuff. But at the same time, it’s a sign that marketing teams responsible for getting people interested in trying the keto diet know very well what they’re doing since they understand what images are going to get the best reactions and why people are going to pay whatever they ask. It’s the perception of what the product can and will do, as they promote that keto supplements will grant people a healthier, slimmer life if they fork over $60 or more per bottle to get the body they want.
It’s not the job of the marketing team or those on Shark Tank to remind people that keto supplements aren’t enough, that they’ll have to eat right and exercise as well, and like it or not, that’s the build-up to failure since the omission of those important mentions make a lot of people feel that taking a pill can help them shed weight. If it were that easy then the problem of obesity would have been solved by now.
Keto might work, but diets are not that simple.
This is what burns some folks up about the keto diet, that the ads and those on TV, including the Shark Tank, often give the impression, even if they don’t say the words, that the diet won’t take that long, and that the weight will begin coming off relatively quickly when compared to other diets. What’s really frustrating is that if people would wake up and realize that if they watched what they ate, stayed active, and did this on a regular basis, they might not be as miserably obese as they are, and wouldn’t need a supplement. Some folks might actually need supplements due to a real inability to lose weight, and some might need them for other reasons, but the fact is that a lot of folks look to diet fads because they’re too lazy to do the work on their own.
I said, and I meant it. People have somehow forgotten what it’s like to eat less, exercise more, and stay active. Keto is a workable diet, but it’s not for everyone, and it’s simply too easy to be scammed out of your money for no better reason than because someone else is trying to make a buck. Those on Shark Tank aren’t to blame for this, since it’s likely that they saw this as a sound investment that would make money and wouldn’t be turned into something that might become a huge opportunity for a working scam.
Will the keto diet work for you?
That’s kind of up to you, since a lot of people have reportedly seen success when using the keto diet, but they’ve also experienced hardships with switching over as well. To this point, I’ve learned more about keto than I ever wanted to, and after thinking about it probably won’t be using the keto diet. That’s my decision though, and while Shark Tank is easy enough to look at and dismiss as a usable source of information simply because it’s a reality TV show. If you want to know more about how keto works and whether it’s right for you or not, there are plenty of reliable sources out there that will actually tell the whole truth and not just snippets as one might tend to get on TV or in short articles that are all about pumping up the keto diet.
Does it work? Yes, there’s no doubt. Does it work for everyone? Nope, not even close. Does any diet work for everyone? You might as well ask if there’s a one-size-fits-all suit for everyone in the world, and even then that would be a big negative since like anything in this world, the keto diet is best suited to those that have the self-discipline for it, whose bodies won’t flat out reject the process, and who can accomplish their weight loss goals in a healthy and measured manner. If you’re looking for quick weight loss and think that Shark Tank was given the answer to promote and push to the public, then you’ve been watching too much reality TV and need to unplug. But if you’re willing to do the research and speak to a doctor about whether or not this is the right move for you, then you’re doing it right.
Don’t think that I’m getting down on keto, far from it. But like many of those out there that are actively writing articles to keep people informed of what the keto diet can do and what it can’t, I’m hoping to open a few eyes. Don’t be taken in by the marketing ploys, the promise of looking like a supermodel or losing a massive amount of weight in a manner of weeks. If that does happen, see a doctor, since losing that kind of weight in that short amount of time isn’t healthy and it’s not something that should be happening. If you want to diet, then by all means, diet. But do it in a healthy manner, and listen to medical experts, not investment experts.
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