November 15, 2013 • Comments (0)
It’s true, the information in this video will totally creep you out. That is, if you’re still eating the foods featured in this video.
November 11, 2013 • Comments (1)
November 08, 2013 • Comments (1)
There’s not a chef crafting the processed foods we’re being sold. There’s a scientist—well many scientists—creating foods that are highly addictive.
November 06, 2013 • Comments (2)
Advertising perpetuates and manipulates public opinion. In this case Crest takes a self serving stance by putting kids in charge. Kids demand sugary candy, damn it! Who wants that healthy crap? Ugh, it’s disgusting!
For every ad there’s an implied message. In this case, Crest is saying:
There’s also a political aspect to this commercial, which says don’t be like the misguided, do-gooder food police [square] adult.
November 04, 2013 • Comments (2)
I abstain from sweets all but from Halloween ‘til November 3rd annually. This is my personal sustainable sugar abstinence plan. It works for me.
This year I ate sugar as I always do. After the past four days, my body is screaming at me. Actually, it’s more like my body is exhausted. I don’t want sweets anymore and have been feeling the effects of the sugar since last Friday. It’s 9 am on Monday morning and I feel tired and heavy.
3 home-made chocolate chip cookies (a gift), 3 sleeves of McViddies Digestives (2 chocolate covered), chocolate mousse, 1 pumpkin shaped Reece’s peanut butter cup, 2 chocolate Voodoo doughnuts, chocolate ice cream at Salt and Straw and at Ruby Jewel (Ruby Jewel was better), Trader Joe’s chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered peanuts (not good ones), Trader Joe’s chocolate peanut butter cups, and chocolate chip cookies (home-made by Gwenn). On Saturday we went to some open art studios here in Portland. There were tons of snacks. I ate chocolate covered potato chips, Reece’s peanut butter cups, a Rolo, several varieties of Hershey’s kisses, KitKat, Mr. Goodbar, really good chocolate brownies, a slice of chocolate doughnut, and a variety of chocolate cookies.
I’m glad I ate sweets but I’m even more excited to stop eating them. Rather than considering skipping next year (as I often do at the end of my four days) I am thinking about not purchasing any sweets and instead only eating what is offered to me. Who knows, though. By next year I’ll probably want to eat something sugary again. Until then, no thanks.