I have been meaning to write about this for a while now but in my mind it seemed too lengthy and mentally taxing to write. I could go on and on about this subject ad nauseam… Seriously, it makes my head hurt to even think about condensing this. This discussion could be days long. Who has time for that. Here goes my oversimplification.
The diet industry.
The wellness claims.
How much do you fall prey to the claims?
We all do, including myself. I found and bought myself Dark Chocolate Multi Grain Cheerios the other day because, “hey dark chocolate is better than regular chocolate, so it must have more nutritional benefits, right?”
It’s an easy trap to fall into and usually I can do pretty okay. I am a firm believer in flipping the package. ALWAYS. Never believe the front. Although at home, upon further inspection, my Cheerios had zero dark chocolate. Yes, things could be worse. I could be buying Cocoa Pebbles or something, but you get the point.
Let’s start our mini lesson shall we?
I am pretty certain any educated adult can recognize when they are being sold to and enticed by a Kohl’s 2 day power sale, but how often do you recognize “diet” and “wellness” propaganda?
(P.S. There is a mini assignment at the end so be sure to pay attention, okay?)
Lovely Chef Boyardee. Oh be still my heart.
“Healthy butter”. How many of you have bought into this?
Oh and this one is the best. Total identity crisis on this label.
So my homework assignment????
The next time you shop, find 5 diet and wellness products that are being marketed towards an unsuspecting consumer (you). Don’t worry, you can still buy your Omega 3 peanut butter, JUST BE AWARE.
Report back to me. Let’s be accountable.
I would love to hear what’s out there. It really is everywhere.
Except the produce aisle…