3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Weight Loss News and Current Events

Weight Loss News and Current Events Discuss the latest weight loss news headlines and major events.

Crazy HFCS Commercial

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
tamIam
 
greeneggsandtam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 443

S/C/G: size16/size14/size10

Height: 5'7"

Default Crazy HFCS Commercial

I can't believe what I just saw yesterday. I am maybe behind the times here because I don't watch that much TV, but it was about HFCS. It had two teenagers discussing how it wasn't that bad for you and could be enjoyed in moderation.
I dont think that's very ethical.
Have these commercials been on a long time?
__________________
Shin: A device for finding furniture in the dark.
greeneggsandtam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
raw23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 920

S/C/G: 204/187/140

Height: 5'8

Default

Yeah... there have been a few threads discussing it, too.
It's craziness!! One poster noted that she was encouraged by the commercials - meaning the general public is getting smarter about ingredients and HFCS manufacturs are getting scared. I think thats a good take on the issue!
__________________
December Goal:


Last edited by raw23 : 10-24-2008 at 12:29 PM.
raw23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
frustrated foodie
 
owlmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Land of Enchantment
Posts: 198

S/C/G: 237/223/size 10/12

Height: 5'5.5"

Default

And there's new research out about how HFCS suppresses leptin and leads to obesity in rats (leptin signals satiety, so you'll stop eating HFCS blocks this so you eat more.) We try to avoid it in my family, but it's in so many things!
__________________






"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" --Theodore Geisel

~Anjera~
owlmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #4
=D
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Posts: 2,071

Default

Jees they were promoting it? That's crazy. Unethical, like you said, Greeneggsandtam.
__________________


mazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
150 by my 50th!!!
 
Arlene Dallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas,TX
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 341/261.4/150

Height: 5'7"

Default

If you watch the commercial closely you will see it is produced by the Corn Growers Association...they just countered the original anti HFCS commercials in fear of losing a GIGANTIC revenue maker for them...
Arlene Dallas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
Believe it, be it
 
RangerChic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 841

S/C/G: 198/ticker/125

Height: 5'0"

Default

Ugh, these commericals sicken me. I avoid HFCS like the plague now.
__________________
~Shannon


"Unless you faint, puke, or die keep walking!" --Jillian Michaels

RangerChic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 08:36 AM   #7
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 15,189

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arlene Dallas View Post
If you watch the commercial closely you will see it is produced by the Corn Growers Association...they just countered the original anti HFCS commercials in fear of losing a GIGANTIC revenue maker for them...
Jennifer wrote a press release for a company that only sells natural foods that don't contain HFCS (etc) and she was swamped with email and snail mail letters from the Corn Growers Assoc in DC, accusing her of misguiding the public. They are really campaigning hard!
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 07:52 AM   #8
weight watchers
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 315

S/C/G: 211/211/150

Default

I saw that commerical the other day and almost could not believe my eyes, I mean they compared the "stuff" to real sugar, which is just as bad IMO! It is the same as comparing street drugs, like, "what is better, crack or pot?" Plain craziness!!
__________________
ckatgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,276

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

I think the scary part, is that it's one of the most factually accurate commercials we see. HFCS probably is safe in moderation (sugar too) - but how many folks in the USA are using moderation with either? (besides which, what is moderation anyhow? Most people figure it's what they are using and anyone using less is paranoid and anyone using more is going overboard).

Commercials are all lies. Axe will not make beautiful women attack nerds. Beer will not make you sexier. Hallmark cards do not draw families closer together....
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
willow650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 1,088

S/C/G: 200/168/165

Height: 5'8"

Default

I have been seeing this commercials for awhile now and i was in complete shock. I cant stand how they act like the person that thinks its bad, cant come up with a reason why its bad so it must be ok. ICK. It just sickens me.
__________________
Mandy




Progress Pics http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/show...17#post2636417
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4197041-post1.html

The journey from your mind to your hands is shorter than you think
For Every 5lbs lost
I am more than I know myself to be R I P PANDORA
willow650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2