Does Anyone Know Who The Creator Is of "The 2 Week Diet" "The 3 Week Diet" "The 4 Week Diet" ?

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Hello All,
Have not been around here in a while, but I was thinking of promoting one of these diets (ClickBank) but I noticed that the supposed author is actually a pen name since his photo is actually a stock photo http://www.shutterstock.com/image-ph...-man-300865982 and http://www.shutterstock.com/image-ph...mile-124787773, plus a couple of the testimonials on the 2weekdiet page are actually other identities online.

Pen names are no problem, as many do it, but what I am wondering is if the real author actually has knowledge in nutrition/dieting, or if it's just a made up diet(s). All 3 diets are the exact same thing, just under different names, but the diet looks not bad. I just don't want to promote something that may not be nutritionally sound. If the true author actually has knowledge in this area, then it would be ok. I am sure that all the big Clickbank authors know this person's real identity, since they are all likely promoting the products, but it would be nice to know for the rest of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I only need to lose 3 pounds so i'm waiting on the 2 hr diet from this same seller - I'm sure it will be forthcoming soon.

    If I know a non-fiction book is a pen name - stock photo used - 3 books are about the same except for title....I'd have no interest in selling those books.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsimms
    That is a good question, however, I bet 95% or more of affiliate/sellers actually have little/no knowledge of the product(s) they promote.

    maybe you should contact him and see if you get a satisfactory response.

    you do not need a diet plan to lose 3lbs. Consider what you are eating! Do you eat lots of hamburgers, fries, and drink coke/pepsi products, if that is this case, maybe change your eating habits, drop all that fast food/processed foods, and start eating salads with fat free dressing. Drop all the snack/junk food you have been eating, maybe try oatmeal, and 2 eggs in the morning, have a salad for lunch, maybe chicken for dinner...

    start exercising more, go for walks, do some running, jumping jacks, have you ever tried the maxi climber? It will give you a good workout.

    You do not need to buy any diet plan, go to youtube and find
    all the free diet plans that pop up...

    by changing my eating habits, and exercising more.
    I have lost 10 pounds in my first month....
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Diet books are pretty much the definition of fad.

    The problem is that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist - pen name or not. Unless you have enough specialist knowledge yourself to be able to fairly evaluate the advice, you're playing with the health (emotional and physical) of your customers.

    That's careless at best, and cynical, if not negligent, at worst.
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    • Profile picture of the author dsimms
      Then your same thought would be applied to any affiliate/seller that does not have knowledge on the products they promote.

      If it was law that you must have in-dept knowlege about your product(s), then there would not really be that many affiliate sites out there as I feel most affiliates know nothing about what they are promoting, it is about money...
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by dsimms View Post

        Then your same thought would be applied to any affiliate/seller that does not have knowledge on the products they promote.
        Yes. Particularly so when health topics are being promoted.

        If it was law that you must have in-dept knowlege about your product(s), then there would not really be that many affiliate sites out there as I feel most affiliates know nothing about what they are promoting, it is about money...
        You're confusing the law with sound business practice. Successful affiliates tend to have knowledge of, or experience with, the products and services they promote. By the way, most affiliate sites don't make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    you do not need a diet plan to lose 3lbs.
    That was humor - I'm not overweight so no need to change my diet.

    Two things:

    If a diet (or diet book) really 'worked' - you wouldn't need more than one.

    On a serious note:

    [QUOTE]I bet 95% or more of affiliate/sellers actually have little/no knowledge of the product(s) they promote./QUOTE]

    Could it be 95% of affiliate products are sold by 5% of affiliates???
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    SheraLee,

    If a product looks questionable I would not promote it. Personally if someone is not willing to put their real face / name on a product, then what are they hiding from??

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author rhealy29
    I can't help but think of this scene. (Warning: A lil' cursing at the end.)

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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Yep - guy named Brian Flatt...can't be sure that isn't a psuedonym as he doesn't seem to appear on any major platforms, could be another David DeAngelo/Eben Pagen :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author SheraLee
    Well, actually we can be sure that Brian Flatt is for sure a psuedonym b/c his photograph is a stock photo on Shutterstock. Lots of writers use pen names, but they normally don't use stock photos b/c they are so traceable online. I was just wondering if this was actually someone reputable in the health/diet/nutrition space and why they would want to hide their identity. It could actually be a partnership of two or more people, who all decided to use a pen name on the project, but still makes me wonder why. Yes, could be another Eben Pagen scenario, trying to keep 2 different niches separate .....
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  • Profile picture of the author the drog
    I was asking myself the same question because it was very clear that "Brian Flatt" is a pen name and that he is using stock images.

    The 3-week diet creator is using the nickname "JamesLee" on several IM forums. However, I can't tell for sure if it's his real name or not...
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  • Profile picture of the author SARubin
    Originally Posted by SheraLee View Post

    Does Anyone Know Who The Creator Is of "The 2 Week Diet" "The 3 Week Diet" "The 4 Week Diet" ?
    It's probably all from the same guy.

    When he didn't lose the weight after 2 weeks, he changed it to the "3 week" diet.

    When he was still fat after 3 weeks, he changed it to the "4 week" diet.

    When it still didn't work after 4 weeks... he gave up, and went back to eating chocolate cake for dinner.
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    • Profile picture of the author superowid
      Originally Posted by SARubin View Post

      It's probably all from the same guy.

      When he didn't lose the weight after 2 weeks, he changed it to the "3 week" diet.

      When he was still fat after 3 weeks, he changed it to the "4 week" diet.

      When it still didn't work after 4 weeks... he gave up, and went back to eating chocolate cake for dinner.
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      Hahahahahaaa....aaahhh....!! I love this! LOL & ROFL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    Does the crack (diet program) dealer on the corner tell you their real name? Doubtful.

    Do addicts (diet program buyers) keep coming back for more? Oh yeah.

    The only difference is what's in the bag.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I was just wondering if this was actually someone reputable in the health/diet/nutrition space and why they would want to hide their identity
    I wouldn't wonder at all - it's obvious someone well known in nutrition/diet field would NOT be hiding identity.

    Common sense should give you an answer about 'quality' when a 3 week diet talks about 'losing 30 lbs'....that's nuts. I think people get so focused on 'selling this stuff' they forget to use common sense.
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