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LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,126)
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4/5/13 3:28 P

I totally support the mission of GSUSA (and am a lifer ;)) but between the fact that troops only get $0.50/box or so, their use of palm oil (google it), and this whole 'nutrifusion' crap, I just give $10-20 to the girls as a donation when I see a cookie stand. If the girls are old enough, I explain my reasons.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
4/5/13 3:19 P

I would say the marketers of these items "get it" very well - they know it will sell, even if it is a big fat lie... with only enough "truth" to the claims to keep them out of the law courts.

It makes me mad.

For example I saw an ad on tv the other day for some fast-food-restaurant's attempt at a "healthy" smoothie type product - "Loaded with THE TASTE of real fruit" was the marketing pitch. What the.... I don't even... ~scratching head~ do you suppose the beverage requires actual fruit to be included, or does it just have to TASTE like it did?

It pays off to be a cynical consumer.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,331
4/5/13 3:10 P

I feel the same about WW products...and most "diet" foods. They just don't get it do they.


"It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Years that matters, it's what you eat between New Years and Christmas that counts. "

Sharon from Florida

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4/5/13 3:05 P

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