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Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by rmcdermott » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:05 pm


I saw the diet cookie thread and wish Vitamark the best -- great company and the reps seem to have a great time.

Reminds me that what's old is new ...

Anyone else remember the diet cookie mlms back in the early 90s? Earl Shaw was big into one of those after NSA and the water filters starting tanking. Earl was making 3 million a year in NSA at the time. Then he started in a diet cookie mlm and even made his own TV commercial that ran in Dallas and other places.

That tanked under federal scrutiny. But that's no reflection on Vitamark. Different company, and as I recall that was all they sold.

I saw a commercial the other day with that Oxy Clean guy and he was selling -- guess what? -- laundry balls!

Maybe its time for laundry balls to come back as an mlm product!

Cheers,
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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by Kim_Ward » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:11 pm


Was the company called Lifestyles Russ? I remember they
also had a juice product.

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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by rmcdermott » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:13 pm


Hi Kim,

I've been racking my brain trying to recall the name, but I can't.

I could call Earl -- he lives about 2 hours from me -- but I don't know that he wants to bring that up!

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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by Kim_Ward » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:18 pm


Trying to google info now. I was with them back then, but
it was some time ago.

I did a search a few months back and did find their
info, they were still selling cookies, but cannot find now.

But you said they went under, which I thought they
did too, so I am confused. They had some drink, it had
the name Royal in it I think.

Maybe it had bee pollen, aloe and whatever else.

Ring a bell?

I loved the cookies, but it seemed hard back then
for people to believe you could lose weight
eatting a cookie. :)

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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by David_Cutter » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:14 pm


Hey Russ - if you do call Earl - tell him to give me a buzz:)
Maybe he'll like this new Diet Cookie better, and I'll be sure to give you a "referral bonus"!

You don't have to be the first to market to be the best in the market[;)]

I hope all is well with Isagenix - another great one!

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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by chefbrian » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:15 pm


You're right, Russ. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The "diet" cookie concept has been around for a long time. Recall several companies selling them, but can't remember the names either. Would be nice if somebody had a better memory than us!

And if I recall correctly, the first "detox" diet was mentioned back in the Book of Daniel 1 (3-20). Daniel asked to be given "pulse to eat, and water to drink for ten days". Something about him being worried about having a fatty liver from eating all the king's rich food. Pulse, of course, was just an assortment of seeds, nuts, grains, legumes and fruit available at the time. [;)]
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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by cthompson » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:44 pm


Russ, you want some cookies? I will get you some.
They are good cookies. You can have them at lunch time.

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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by Deb_ » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:09 am


Yes it was Lifestyles.

They are pretty big now and they do business in many countries.
They have many flavours of cookies now and they have shakes and other nutritionals.

I remember when Lifestyles first came out.
I signed up and sold a few cases.
They only had chocolate and oatmeal.
My upline really kicked *** with it,made a fortune.
They are still alive and well and there are meetings every week down here in Toronto.

Then Southern Heritage sold diet cookies a few years back.
My good friend Diane Walker was in Southern Heritage.
They got greedy,made all kinds of changes and eventually changed their name.



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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by rmcdermott » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:49 pm


Hi David,

You're absolutely right. You don't have to be first to be the best!

Nothing wrong with the concept and I was not trying to cast any aspersions on Vitamark's new product. I'm sure Vitamark will do great things and do them ethically and honestly. I have a lot of respect for the company and it's leaders.

Just seeing the diet cookie thread and the laundry ball guy on TV brought back some memories.

Next it will be water filters and then we'll all go back to selling soap!

Cheers,
Russ
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Re: Diet cookies --- what's old is new

by Gery_D » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:40 pm



Next it will be water filters and then we'll all go back to selling soap!

Cheers,
Russ


It may be sooner than you think!

Anyway, I'll take a cookie over that tongue burning concoction Beyonce Knowles has all the kids rushing to try. I'm sure glad we carry Capsicum because Cayenne pepper seems to be in short supply in health food stores from what I hear.

What was it? Maple Sugar, water, fresh lemmons cayenne for each meal over several days and she dropped 20 pounds. A British dietician said the mixture was void of fats, vitamins, minerals and proteins and the only carbohydrates came from sugar. She added that people who try it for more than 10 days will probably end up in hospital.

At least Beyonce said she didn't recommend it but you think that's going to stop a bunch of teens who want to drop 20 pounds in a hurry?
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