posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 10:35 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem
"...Or, am I just a typical paranoid conspiracy theorist who sees sinister patterns everywhere?"
could be, rabbit, could be. with the USA sporting high numbers of overweight people and the huge amount of press this receives, it almost makes sense
to be in the weight loss business these days.
there are certain times of year the weight loss / exercise gadget & DVD folks really plaster the airwaves. December and January is their boom time.
lots of people with lots of high hopes making New years resolutions. advertisers don't care if folks follow through they just want to sell the
also...there is the matter of perception. like you buy a used Red Volkswagon. next thing you know, you're seeing used Red Volkswagons all over the
roads! holy moly! in reality they've been there the whole time. its just that now your attention is focused on something new in your life and your
perception regarding it sharpens.
when i used to 'diet' the TV showed non-stop fast foods, candy bars, snacky cakes, yummy sugary beverages, holy crap, it was enough to make me
scream. i finally realized your diet is whatever your putting in your pie hole.
most folks do not take good care of themselves. most folks in the USA are out of shape and overweight. at least from what TV & the 'net tells us. and
from what i see when i look in the mirror or go food shopping or to Wal-Mart.
really important: it's the warm time of year. people who should not wear shorts and sleeveless shirts are letting it all hang out. it's a great time
to push diet & work-out stuff. believe you me, it ain't selling where i live!