I’m sure by now, everybody has seen or heard about the new Weight Watchers advertisement with the cute “hungry” monster. It talks about how this diet lifestyle change can help you to ‘avoid the hungry’. Of course, the “hungry” is always tempting you with yummy foods few people would eat all the time bad for you foods you should never, ever, ever eat on pain of death (you know, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer… yeah, death).
Thing is, the Hungry is cute.
- Isn’t he cute?
Wouldn’t you like a “hungry” too?
Well, there’s a rumor that Weight Watchers is going to manufacture stuffed Hungries. If so, I want! Oh boy do I want! When I first saw the commercial on youtube
about the Hungry, I told my husband I wanted one.
Unfortunately, I’m not good at sewing dolls (or stuffed animals), so I was thinking about seeing if a good friend of mine could do it for me. But if Weight Watchers is really going to market a Hungry? I’ll buy it from them. After all, if I don’t get it from them, it’ll be licensing infringement. And who needs that hassle? (And it’ll be the only money WW would ever get from me.)
The thing is, the commercials are all about “stopping the hungry”. Their diet Momentum Program is touted at “teaching strategies to help, like eating filling meals so you don’t eat when stressed”, but what does being hungry have to do with being stressed? If you listen to what the commercial is actually saying, it’s to ignore what your body is saying to you.
Don’t they know that ignoring the natural cues your body gives you (like, say, HUNGER) is a great way to start a toxic relationship with your body and with food? Or don’t they care? Oh, yeah, that’s right, I forgot. It’s all about how thin healthy we are, and obviously, hunger and listening to your body’s natural cues have nothing to do with thinness health.
If WW actually makes and markets a Hungry, it will serve to remind me that listening to my body is healthy. That eating when my body says “hey, I’m hungry, lets get an apple/carrot/piece of bread/piece of pie/pizza” I should do what it says. Oh, not necessarily always get the pizza/pie/bread and butter, but then, who always eats junk food every single meal anyways?
Oh! And by the way? What is wrong with the TURKEY the Hungry is offering to tempt a person off their diet
program at second 22 in this
clip? Sandwiched in between the sugary cereal, dagwood sandwich, and big toy dump truck of candy, is a whole turkey. Is it that they are assuming one person is going to eat a WHOLE turkey in one sitting? Or what? Because, last I knew, turkey was actually on the list of “healthy, good for you foods”.
Sorry for the weird formatting, WordPress has the stupids today and won’t let me paragraph.
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