Watch out Jared..

On December 27, 2009, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

TacoBell has decided to join the revolution.

Which revolution?  The one that spouts that by eating their food, YOU TOO!!! could lose weight!

In a great, wonderful, umm.. I’m out of sarcastic words for my thoughts on this marketing ploy.  So let’s just roll with it.  TacoBell now has a website and marketing campaign dedicated to their “Drive Thru Diet” menu — basically their Fresco menu — all touting low calories and low fat.

And they even have a skinny spokeswoman for it:

Um. TacoBell makes you look like that...?

Christine’s Story:

As you know, the Drive-Thru Diet® menu is not a weight-loss program. It’s about making different choices. For me, I didn’t want to cut out my fast food so I started choosing Fresco items from the Drive-Thru Diet® menu and making other sensible choices. I reduced my daily calorie and fat intake by 500 calories to 1250 calories a day, and, after two years, I ended up losing 54 pounds! These results aren’t typical, but for me they were fantastic!

For a healthier lifestyle, pay attention to total calorie and fat intake and regular exercise. Fresco can help with calorie reductions of 20 to 100 per item compared to corresponding products on our regular menu. Not a low calorie food.

What gets me is that some might actually buy it.

So let’s see.  There’s no mention of added chemicals or sodium to this “healthy” menu.. both of which are in abundance in fast food — especially at TacoBell.  And I can tell you that if I ate at TacoBell — even off this lower fat menu every day, my too low BP would go up, my cholesterol would go up all because I don’t have DS guts to help me get rid of the junk that I’m sure is in this crap.

Actually, I take it back.  If I had to eat this every day, I might look like Christine — TacoBell and I don’t get along so it might just be beneficial.  Maybe I should give it a whirl for my last 15-20 lbs?

If you want to read up on this, um.. healthy diet plan — feel free!  More info can be found at

And if you decide to try it?  Lemme know how it works for you, k?

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1 Response » to “Watch out Jared..”

  1. Deb Evert says:

    Sorry – I’d be standin in the line at the loo too – Love taco bell – hates my guts!! Glad to see you back and in action!!

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