I keep seeing this around. This really is the sort of reductive thing that irritates me. Sure, I understand that a lot of “junk” (your definition of “junk” may vary) advertised on TV, but any food?
Yes yes, I know, I’m picky; but I put messages like this into the same category as harmful, reductive Fitspo and “motivational” quotes (you know, the quotes that tell you how you shouldn’t stop running until your knees explode etc etc).
Here are a few things I eat regularly, which have TV commercials. OK, I’m not a “clean” eater, not am I Paleo, but I think I have a fairly decent diet (I’m loath to use the term “healthy” as it means different things to different people).
Free-range eggs. Oh no, junk food.
OK, milk isn’t Paleo, but I can tolerate it and besides, I’m not Paleo. I usually buy Cravendale because seriously, this stuff lasts forever. Oh noes, it’s not raw! Oh well. It’s still milk, people. Sheesh.
OK, the advert is terrible, but you can tear my Maggi So Juicy from my cold, dead hands. I make this shit at least once a week, mostly to eat as leftovers for lunch. It’s a SPICE MIX, people, it adds minimal calories (oh noes! calories!) to the chicken, and makes it taste flippin amazing.
Talking of spice mixes, I’ve not tried it but Schwarz are advertising at the moment. Or are spice mixes really verboten? I dunno, I see a lot of healthy eating bloggers using them.
Yeah, it has sugar in, but shut up, this stuff is gorgeous.
I thought Greek yogurt was a favourite among healthy eating types (who eat dairy)?
I like their butter best. It’s grass-fed & organic. Junk food, innit.
Maybe UK TV advertising is better than elsewhere? Or maybe, just maybe, this is yet another way of demonising people who don’t live that crunchy, organic, fitblr-approved outdoor lifestyle. Because only slobs watch TV (especially TV with advertising), right?
What do you eat that’s TV-advertised? (Pizza excepted – we ALL eat pizza right?)