Big fat lie

Big fat lie
: KFC is dropping its horrid ad claims that — in the Atkinds era — fat fried chicken is suddenly health food, the Guardian reports. That was the single most disgusting ad trick I’ve seen since the invention of spam. Clearly, in a nation besieged by obesity and heart disease, fat is not suddenly good for us. I don’t endorse nannyish efforts to regulate or legislate or sue food companies into responsibility for our eating habits. But KFC, it seems to me, opens up the entire industry for such action with such clearly fraudulent behavior.

  • Paul A’Barge

    Howdy,
    Successful Atkins diet person here.
    Fat does not make you fat. Carbs make you fat.
    If you want to put someone over a pile in the woodshed, start with the bakeries.

  • http://youngcurmudgeon.typepad.com Eric Deamer

    What, you mean there are things portrayed in televsion commercials that aren’t 100% true?
    Rob Walker’s take:
    http://slate.msn.com/id/2090861/
    quote from the piece “You may not know this, but in real life, there is no brand of chewing gum or hair gel that will instantly transform you into a pulsing object of sexual desire.”
    And, for all you Atkins fans, potatoes and/or rice have been the cornerstone of most everyone’s diets for 1,000′s of years. Now, all of a sudden, they’re the root of all evil. Please.

  • Robert Schwartz

    Lighten Up

  • http://exoteric.blogspot.com Doug

    There’s a lot of new thinking, not connected to Atkins, that the glycation, oxidation, and insulin resistance connected to high-glycemic carbohydrates are matters of great concern for longterm health. If you don’t understand what you just read, then get off your high horse and go get your HBA1C checked. You embarrass yourself especially by thinking aloud about new restrictions on freedom of speech about a matter in which others have completely surpassed you.