Kelly Ripa: I Didn't Get Rippad That Way!

5/28/2009 5:55 AM PDT

Kelly Ripa: I Didn't Get Rippad That Way!

We now know how Kelly Ripa maintains her tight, ripped physique -- by fighting companies she claims lie about how she maintains her tight, ripped physique.

Ripa's lawyers just fired off cease and desist letters to a slew of Internet based purveyors of Guarana weight loss products, saying she never agreed to have her name and image splashed all over their ads.

Kelly also claims the Guarana gang screwed customers by allegedly accepting payment -- then refusing to ship the products.

The letters want the companies to remove anything Kelly-related from their ads, websites and blogs.

The documents warn --"failure to do so will serve only to exponentially increase the substantial liability you already face..." That's fancy lawyer speak for, "we'll sue the crap out of you."