I was driving today and I heard a commercial for some kind of carb blocker pill. Nothing wrong with that, but the girl on the commercial was spouting some nonsense about how, with this pill, you can still eat all the foods you love such as pizza, pasta, sugars, and lose weight. Then, at the end of this list she said, “including everyone’s favorite carb…beer!” After I almost wrecked my car, I called the 800 number to inform them that beer is not high in carbs, but that alcohol has over 7 calories per gram and that’s where the majority of the calories come from. A freaking Miller Lite has around 3.3 g carbs per can. Sounds low carb to me. Michelob Ultra is selling like hotcakes because it’s “low carb.” Whatever.
Anyway, the guy asked me how much weight I wanted to lose today, and when I told him I just wanted to make a comment, he hung up on me. Maybe I’m overreacting because of final exam sleep deprivation, but the ad was misleading. If you want to drink like Barney from the Simpsons without getting fat, get yourself some NA beer. If you want to harrass these people for propagating nutritional lies and trying to turn a profit by deceiving people, give em a call: