Yesterday I flew on Jet Blue and saw tow notable commercials while enjoying my 36 channels of satellite television. One was for a product called FullBar. In this commercial a man who is most certainly a doctor because he is wearing scrubs, explains that the FullBar imitates the effect of gastric bypass surgery. Apparently the key to feeling full and not eating anymore is that the upper part of your stomach stretches out. When you have bypass surgery, all you have is the top part, so you feel full faster. So…why not find away to get that full feeling without surgery? Could it be possible?
Yes! Simply eat a FullBar, drink a glass of water, and wait 30 minutes before eating a meal. Your lower stomach will be substantially filled by the FullBar (and water), so your meal will make you feel fuller, faster!
That’s right, just consume a 170-calorie bar, drink 8oz of water, and wait 30 minutes!
But, specifically THIS 170-calorie bar.
I looked at the nutritional info and it is a healthy bar, but I bet that there are dozens of 170-calorie snacks you could eat with a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal, and they would fill you up too. I mean, really? With a glass of water? And waiting 30 minutes? This is basically a modern version of the tip that’s been in holiday issues of women’s magazines since the 1950’s: “Eat a snack at home before going to a Christmas party so that you can publicly look like a dainty flower who merely grazes on celery.”
The other commercial I saw was one of my new Sonic spots, which made me very self-conscious because I was afraid that the woman sitting next to me on the plane would catch me watching myself.