Wow things have been busy lately. And by lately I mean yesterday and today. I guess Labour Day is the signal for everyone to snap out of summer slowness mode and get back to work. So, I’ve had tons of computer work to do in the last couple of days. Not that I’m complaining. I don’t mind the work.
What’s been bugging me recently is the huge boom of the low carb diet craze. It seems to be touching every aspect of advertising these days. Companies are jumping on the low carb bandwagon with amazing rapidity. Every fast food company seems to have a low carb menu. Usually it just means serving the hamburger patty with no bun and no toppings. 7-11 has little stickers on their hot dog roaster bragging about the low carb content of their hot dogs. I even saw an ad today for a fibre supplement that asked, “If you’re on a low carb diet, where are you getting your fibre?” It’s scary to me that people actually think that they’re being healthy by eating these things. The hot dogs are low in carbs because they’re made entirely of fat. And if you need your fibre from a pill, your diet is deficient. People (especially men) love the low carb diet because it lets them eat lots of fatty foods and meat guilt free. But seriously. It is proven fact that this is a great way to develop heart problems and increase your risk of having a stroke. I hope common sense takes hold and kills this ridiculous fad before people start dying.
I know! I could never ever get the whole low carb thing. I mean, I researched… just for fun, of course, and I don’t understand how anybody could think it’s good for them. “stop eating veggies and eat more bacon” i mean does that not strike as WEIRD?
I heard just today about the new wave of diet-oholics. There are tests that ask you questions like “do you feel guilty after your meals” and stuff like that to determin whether you’ve gone too far. heh
and i’m not ready to go back into the busy schedule. gimmi another couple of weeks of summer slowness. pleeeease?
i’ll see if i can pull some strings and get the summer extended. 😛
argh.. low carb..atkins..crap is the bane of my existence. When you’re consuming a product that 99.9% chemical and .1% food because the writing on the package states it’s low-carb.. there’s a problem with your brain. It’s like survival of the lazy. There’s no freaking food in their food but they need to cut the carbs because carbs make fat.
Carbs make energy! Get off your lazy, soap opera watching, bon bon eating ass and mooooove.
I’m ok.. really.
Unfortunately the logic behind eating in moderation and getting exercise is too sound and requires work. Whereas low-carb diets can get you results while still allowing you to eat crap. Any diet that includes McDonalds in it’s allowable list of things.. not only that SUGGESTS it (so long as you don’t eat the bun) has a serious flaw. This is not ‘reality’, there’s no logical reason you should need to eat at McDonalds aside from some savage personal craving of your own, therefore no reason it needs to be in a ‘diet’.
I’ve fought it, I’ve pulled people off it and I’ve seen the lovely results of those that ‘lost weight’. One woman I know lost 40lbs .. the last assessment I did of her (after attempting to explain to her what she was doing to herself) showed that she was 130lbs which was great on her 5’7 frame.. it was the 32% bodyfat that was the kicker.
Perhaps this is the new wave of survival of the fittest. Centuries again it was the plague.. now it’s Atkins.