I haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie as of today, but I think the firestorm of heated criticism of the new Weight Watchers Program Beyond the Scale (SmartPoints) could compare with StormTroopers trying to defeat rebel forces (that is the theme of all the past movies). In my version of Star Wars I see the Weight Watcher Program as the “good” guys (rebels) and the Weight Watchers members are Stormtroopers who are moving at the command of “Lord Dark Fatty Sugar Vader.” A bit harsh? Maybe but bottom line it is true.
All of us good little sugar and fat stormtroopers (myself included) are so yes I will use the word “addicted” to “dark side” of eating that we are reduced to helpless screaming two-year olds when we are told “no” that isn’t good for us! While we have known it for a long time, Weight Watchers has in the past played the role of the endearing/enabling Grandparent who loves to spoil the grandkids with those sugary fatty treats. Even Weight Watchers are reconfiguring their products (to some degree) to make them more compatible with the new program.
We all know junk foods are formulated to make us addicted to them. Manufacturers spend billions of dollars on junk food science to manipulate us into eating their products. But yet we willing to continue to eat these chemically altered foods designed to enslave us to sugars and saturated fats. We have to break the cycle of depending on these types of foods not only for our health but for the sake of the generation to follow. Be an example to your children, grandchildren, students, friends and anyone, break the sugar/fat cycle!
What can you do to lessen your eating on the dark side?
I found this great article called “Sugar Addiction Escape Plan” that give ten steps (yes, that might sound like something else) to help free yourself from sugar addiction.