Not So Gullible

March 16, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Posted in Nutrition Info | 3 Comments

The other day I was more keenly aware of my gullibility…quite funny!

However, in my search for an image to use for that post I came across this gullibility factor test from NewsTarget. So, I took it and it appears I am not as gullible in this area of life (health and nutrition)! In fact, it said and I quote, “Welcome to the top 5%. You’re a true free thinker and a person who is well informed about the reality in which you live. Although you may have been easily manipulated earlier in life, you eventually gained lucidity and developed a healthy sense of skepticism that you now automatically apply to your observations and experiences. You have cast off reality distortions taught to you by your parents, schooling, corporate advertising and government propaganda. You create your own beliefs based on what serves you best, without much regard for what the rest of the crowd is doing.”

To which, I would agree. However, it also said that, “If you were in The Matrix, you would have taken the red pill, completed the combat training, and started fighting (and beating) agents from day one.” To which, I disagree. I think that is my desire and my heart, but the fact that I am timid and insecure in my personality holds me back from truly fighting for what I know is true. In fact, I get so offended and hurt when people challenge my desire to be healthier or make fun of me. uugghh!

But that is aside from the point…check out the quiz...it really is quite informative. And let me know how your results turn out or if something really surprised you after taking it! Just click the gullible photo here:
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Little Debbie Zebra Cakes are Nutritious

March 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Nutrition Info | 1 Comment

My friend, Mike, blogged about a news web-site the other day called The Onion: America’s Finest News Source. It is a very clever site. I found this article about Little Debbie.

Apparently, Little Debbie has caught on to our Nation’s health concerns and has decided to market their products in such a way as to try and appeal to that need. The article quotes them as saying, “When people think about getting five percent of their niacin intake, we want them to think of Zebra Cakes,” said spokeswoman Celeste Freid, who showed an early prototype of the new design’s bright bold claims that Zebra Cakes offer “some vitamin C” and contain “almost one percent of your recommended thiamin mononitrate.” “People will know just by looking at the box that every 200 Zebra Cakes fulfills their daily fiber requirements.”

PLEASE!!! Like who is going to eat 200 zebra cakes a day to get their daily fiber requirements and who will really look to a Little Debbie for their vitamins!

HILARIOUS!!!

By the way, in case you are naive like me…this news site is a spoof. All the stories are made up. But, there is some truth to the fact that majorly processed foods try to market their products in such a way as to appear healthy. It really is such a shame.

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