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Is it legal to sell diet plans if I am not a personal trainer?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ueki94, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. ueki94

    ueki94 Regular Member

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    I have been researching health, nutrition and exercise for the last 2 years. I dont have the knowledge of a personal trainer in terms of how stuff works, but I can design a complete accurate diet based on one's goals. I can percisely calculate the caloric expendure, the amount of calories one needs to eat in order to lose x amount of weight per week and the amount of each macro nutrient. Will I get in trouble for this?
     
  2. kryah

    kryah Newbie

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    just put a disclaimer i think
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    You have to make a STRONG disclaimer stating that you are
    not a medical professional and that the information you are
    providing is for entertainment only. You will also need to
    state that results may vary and also suggest that they
    consult with their physicians before trying any new diet.

    In other words, be sure to cover your ass. :)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
  4. ueki94

    ueki94 Regular Member

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    Will the disclaimer need to be in the same page as the page which is advertising the service/sales page? I think that would lower the conversion so much that it wouldn't be such a great idea.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Well, just like many pharmaceutical ads you see, it is probably best to
    put the disclaimer at the bottom of the page in small print. One thing
    you can do is to look around and see what others who offer similar
    products are doing in their ads.

    Best of Luck! - "Wiz"
     
  6. guicoe11

    guicoe11 Newbie

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    I would assuume so
     
  7. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Trust me, no one reads the damn thing. That's why people always cry over their credit card bill when they find out they've signed up for a trial CPA offer without reading the fine print.
     
  8. Empower Network

    Empower Network Registered Member

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    Just like the other users suggested, put a strong disclaimer in it.
    I'm a certified personal trainer, too. I've been training people for the past 6 years in martial arts and conditioning.

    Most of my so-called colleagues don't have a clue in what they are doing to their clients bodies - although they got a certification a long time ago.

    I'd rather be trained by a not-certified, but knowledgeable person.

    And in regards of nutrition: Everybody is wrong anyway ;)