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Taco Bell Drive Thru Diet

Yes this is a real commercial.

yes this is a repost

[quote]Fergy wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ89JaxqVgI

Yes this is a real commercial.[/quote]

No shit, it’s been on VH1 all day. I knew someone would make a thread!! (:

1250 calories per day, eh? Shit, on that deficit I could lose 54 lbs in a hearty masturbation session…

It’s geared towards women, who maybe due to math issues can’t seem to count calories. Now gals, I’m being facetious, but you do not know how many women talk to me about weight loss, don’t eat much as they say and can’t lose, but seem to gain weight.

This diet works even better with Smartbite:

http://smartbite.ca/home

I thought this thread title was a joke until I heard an ad for it on the radio today. Sweet Jeebus…

Anyone remember KFC’s failed attempt to be considered health food? http://www.slate.com/id/2090861/

I think the commercials ran for a week before being pulled due to the fact that it was completely retarded.

One of my favorite “diet” foods are those little 100 calorie snack bags. Suddenly the fact that it is only 100 calories makes Oreos good for you. People make my head hurt.

Well, it may not be optimal, but it worked - she lost 50+ pounds.

For some peole, it’s just about reducing bodyweight and improving their overall health.

We all view this sort of thing through the myopic gaze of the bodybuilding world. The average person does not - and who’s to say she’s an idiot? She lost 50 unhealthy pounds - I bet her blood sugar and cholesterol readings have greatly improved.

Just because she’s not a fitness competitor doesn’t mean she should be mocked - I mean, improving your health is a step in the right direction, even if the method used wouldn’t be considered optimal…

[quote]SkyNett wrote:
Well, it may not be optimal, but it worked - she lost 50+ pounds.

For some peole, it’s just about reducing bodyweight and improving their overall health.

We all view this sort of thing through the myopic gaze of the bodybuilding world. The average person does not - and who’s to say she’s an idiot? She lost 50 unhealthy pounds - I bet her blood sugar and cholesterol readings have greatly improved.

Just because she’s not a fitness competitor doesn’t mean she should be mocked - I mean, improving your health is a step in the right direction, even if the method used wouldn’t be considered optimal… [/quote]

You make a fair point. However, I think my friend put it best “I want to quit drugs, but still smoke my crack”.

[quote]SkyNett wrote:
Well, it may not be optimal, but it worked - she lost 50+ pounds.

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right but you’re missing the point…read into it some more and you’ll realize she did a lot more than just switch taco bell. ‘other healthy decisions’ and blah blah blah.

the point is, taco bell is trying to take the credit for it, when really it played a small, if insignificant role.

it’d be like me going on a diet and new workout plan and getting shredded and then nike trying to claim it’s the new pair of shoes i bought prior to the new routine that helped me lose all the weight.

[quote]SkyNett wrote:
Well, it may not be optimal, but it worked - she lost 50+ pounds.

For some peole, it’s just about reducing bodyweight and improving their overall health.

We all view this sort of thing through the myopic gaze of the bodybuilding world. The average person does not - and who’s to say she’s an idiot? She lost 50 unhealthy pounds - I bet her blood sugar and cholesterol readings have greatly improved.

Just because she’s not a fitness competitor doesn’t mean she should be mocked - I mean, improving your health is a step in the right direction, even if the method used wouldn’t be considered optimal… [/quote]

You better be trolling here.

The ad basically says it already: 1250 calories a day is fucking unhealthy and damn near anorexic, while a sensible approach would be to reduce your daily calories by about 500 while monitoring weight and making further adjustments, which is bodybuilding textbook cutting right there (excluding of course new and radical strategies such as the V-diet).

it’s just funny to see how the woman is blabbering on and on about her awesome experience while the letters on the screen say EXACTLY the opposite of what she’s saying. Who are they trying to fuck over with this campaign? Illiterates?

[quote]Dre the Hatchet wrote:
You better be trolling here.

The ad basically says it already: 1250 calories a day is fucking unhealthy and damn near anorexic, while a sensible approach would be to reduce your daily calories by about 500 while monitoring weight and making further adjustments, which is bodybuilding textbook cutting right there (excluding of course new and radical strategies such as the V-diet).

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Yea? And if I’m not trolling (which I’m not) - what then - you going to come and straighten me out? Lol…

Meanwhile, you’ve missed the point entirely - I’m not saying it’s an optimal approach, but she did drop a lot of unhealthy weight, and like I said before - the average person doesn’t give a fuck about bodybuilding - so, your suggestion that she follow a bodybuilding type cut is exactly what someone like that is NOT going to do. So, point is that HOWEVER she lost it, she’s better off than carrying that 50 pounds.

And 1250 K-cals a day is anorexic? For who? Maybe it is for you, but depending on height and normal weight, age and activity level 1250 might be just fine, particularly when trying to lose weight. Obviously it’s an individual thing.

[quote]HolyMacaroni wrote:

[quote]SkyNett wrote:
Well, it may not be optimal, but it worked - she lost 50+ pounds.

[/quote]

right but you’re missing the point…read into it some more and you’ll realize she did a lot more than just switch taco bell. ‘other healthy decisions’ and blah blah blah.

the point is, taco bell is trying to take the credit for it, when really it played a small, if insignificant role.

it’d be like me going on a diet and new workout plan and getting shredded and then nike trying to claim it’s the new pair of shoes i bought prior to the new routine that helped me lose all the weight.[/quote]

Fair enough, but it’s up to the consumer not to be a fucking moron and look into this a bit more than surface deep to get the whole story…

I’d let her nosh on my burrito.

Looks like she’s trying to be Taco Bells “Jared”.

Has anybody had any of the taco bell fresco stuff? I tried it and I thought it tasted like crap. If i’m going to have shitty fast food, I want it to be freaking delicious and have bacon on it!

I like the “before” bikini picture with her gunt hanging out of her jorts. Bonable.

[quote]SkyNett wrote:

[quote]Dre the Hatchet wrote:
You better be trolling here.

The ad basically says it already: 1250 calories a day is fucking unhealthy and damn near anorexic, while a sensible approach would be to reduce your daily calories by about 500 while monitoring weight and making further adjustments, which is bodybuilding textbook cutting right there (excluding of course new and radical strategies such as the V-diet).

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Yea? And if I’m not trolling (which I’m not) - what then - you going to come and straighten me out? Lol…

Meanwhile, you’ve missed the point entirely - I’m not saying it’s an optimal approach, but she did drop a lot of unhealthy weight, and like I said before - the average person doesn’t give a fuck about bodybuilding - so, your suggestion that she follow a bodybuilding type cut is exactly what someone like that is NOT going to do. So, point is that HOWEVER she lost it, she’s better off than carrying that 50 pounds.

And 1250 K-cals a day is anorexic? For who? Maybe it is for you, but depending on height and normal weight, age and activity level 1250 might be just fine, particularly when trying to lose weight. Obviously it’s an individual thing. [/quote]

That wasn’t actually meant as a threat, more along the lines of “You can’t be serious”, so no straightening out here :slight_smile:

While I agree with you that in her case it worked for her, keeping in mind that the Taco Bell crap was probabaly the smallest factor for her sponsor-financed weight loss, even suggesting such an extremely low calorie plan for the average Joe and Jane is madness.
Fact is, that the average fatty consumes a shit-ton of calories already, so switching to a 3000-2000 calorie plan with less calorie dense foods (so that they will still be able to constantly chew on sth so that they’ll stick to it) will yield good results already, without dumping too many toxins in the bloodstream from extremely rapid fat loss.

However, if you put a regular undisciplined tubby who doesn’t like to work out, which we say is okay here, on a plan that says 1250 calories, meaning 2 or 3 of these taco bell burritos, they will never stick to that, since it’s very little food. Accordingly, they will constantly cheat on such a diet and lose absolutely no weight.

Do you see my point now?

I do - but keep in mind I was simply talking about her success in dropping 50 unhealthy pounds.

Now, is 1200 cals a day sustainable in the long term? Of course not, but the idea here would be to transition into a healthier lifestyle that included exercise and a more balanced diet. And I agree that there are a lot more factors here than eating taco bell 3 times a day, and the fact that the ad campaign attributes all of her success to just eating TB - well, we know that’s bullshit.

But my initial point was that no matter how it was done, 50 pounds of fat loss is probably good for her health, right? : )

That fresco menu tastes like shit anyway - the best thing at TB is a regular crunchy taco, or maybe a crunchwrap supreme…lol…