Everyone knows how old [ni]koley likes to deflect criticism of his foul manners by whining constantly that he helps people for crying out loud, and that’s what really counts and what makes all the parasites so jealous of him yada yada and on and on.
Still, I was surprised to read him claim blatantly, here, that he’s “helped thousands to lose significant fat because I know how to inspire and motivate them.”
Thousands? Really? He can substantiate that claim?
Well, just down the comment queue, here, he brandishes the evidence right in Krieger’s face. Throws it smack down on the table, as it were, and allows there‘s plenty more where that came from:
“Here, 7 pages of success stories, photos, video interviews—many with losses over 100 pounds, getting off meds, etc.
And I have ton of them in an email folder still unpublished.”
Oh. Right. I’ve seen him mention those success stories a time or ten here lately. But with that new(?) claim of “thousands” helped, I decided to take a look.
Oh boy. First, of course, we’re talking dozens, not thousands. I counted 63 posts of which, get this, six are all about [ni]koley himself. Yep, and six more star his immediate family - wife and parents. That’s nearly 1 in 5 of his “success story” posts all about himself and his wife and his folks.
Another 9 posts are just links to weight-loss stories published on other assorted diet and fitness blogs, about people who, so far as we’re told, never contacted old [ni]koley at all.
In the remaining 2/3s of the success-story posts, [ni]koley does manage to serve up at least a scrap or two of information about nearly 60 adult, non-family readers who contacted him regarding their paleo adventures - many in response to his frequent solicitations for stories during this past year. And, yes, some of these people do credit him at least partially with their various weight-loss successes and perceived health improvements. A couple, however, are merely (in one instance) offering professional service and (in the other) seeking assistance with a web project. Several others are anxiously inquiring about stubborn stalls in weight loss and/or troubling changes in lipid panels and the like. One individual acknowledges, as does [ni]koley, that the bulk of his success was achieved through a non-paleo “conventional diet.”
But what about those “many with losses over 100 pounds” that [ni]koley crowed about to Krieger? Well, discounting the posts that merely feature links (some now broken) to other sites, I could only find 3 from people who approached [ni]koley with their stories. (Okay, maybe 4 - I couldn’t tell if there was one “Chris” or two popping up across several posts.) Hmm. I guess touting 3 or 4 reported hundred-plus pound losses as “many” is nothing compared to willfully misrepresenting a mixed bag of a few dozen contacts - some real success stories, some not so much - as evidence of “thousands” helped.
Or, wait. He did say there’s a “ton” more stuff in an email folder somewhere. A ton! That could be “thousands,” right? Of course in one of his latest success-story posts he reveals there are only “dozens“ such unpublished letters… But! If it’s, like, 160-odd dozens, that would still be thousands! Somehow or another, he’s bound to know he’s “helped thousands lose significant fat.” Otherwise, why on earth would he say it?
You don’t suppose on top of all his other fetching attributes, he’s a liar, plain and simple, do you?
Editor’s note: removed pejorative