Like many folks around the world, this pop culture writer loves to learn about weight loss tips from people who’ve actually dropped pounds – and have kept them off for a significant amount of time. Popular websites like Muuve offer intriguing ways to speed up your weight loss, too, including tactics like adding strength training and high intensity actions to your workout regimen – along with adding spicy foods and caffeine to your diet.
Reality TV stars are no different from being smack dab in the middle of the diet industry gold mine, and plenty of women and men found on these shows can be seen hawking their latest wares for weight loss. This has become especially true ever since Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City fame launched her ‘SkinnyGirl’ cocktails company, which was later sold for approximately $100 million to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global.
As such, plenty of TV stars are using their 15 minutes of fame to launch brands that include everything from clothing companies – Puppy Couture, anyone? – to liquor labels and beyond. Some stars, like Tami Roman of Basketball Wives, lend their names to weight loss products, like Roman did with NV Clinical’s pills and sprinkles – along with undertaking a seriously reduced-calorie diet. Others create their own products with a team of help.
The women of Bravo TV’s Married to Medicine have gotten in on the product-pitching fray as well. But there’s something different about the Cinnamon Girl Diet & Nutrition organization being launched by Dr. Aydin and Mariah Huq. Although the standard whey protein shake fare can be found in the shop on the website, along with protein bars that contain a whopping 46 grams of protein each – (another great weight loss tip is the consumption of plenty of protein) – it seems that Mariah has an ace in the hole by having the medical reputation of her husband by her side.
A double licensed ER doctor who’s also a family physician, Dr. Huq brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the venture that other product launches may have lacked. Also, the very ethnic-focused ‘Cinnamon Girl’ line bespeaks of Mariah’s concern to bring a wider range of healthier eating and living options to minority communities, including African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and American-Indians, as their website states.
All in all, the Huq couple represents a fascinating combination of an interracial marriage not often seen on TV, a fact that lends to their popularity. Mariah jokingly calls her and her husband a “Blackadeshi” couple, which is a mixture of her African-American heritage with his Indian background. The dramatic happenings that swirl around the couple have proved to be fascinating fodder for many of the main plot points of the show.
Now, with this new diet product launch running neck and neck with other ventures by the cast of the Married to Medicine crew, it’ll be quite interesting to see which of the star’s products takes off into the stratosphere, and which ones never get off the ground.