Friday, May 19, 2006

Another thought

From the past. Prompted by the Cargill advertisement on MSNBC for sugar-free chocolate.
It must have been 1992 or 1993. I was at a support group meeting and a dietician had been invited to answer questions. A study had just been released that suggested diabetics could consume up to 25g of sugar a day with no ill effects so a lot of the questions naturally concerned this matter and whether this represented one or two Belgian chocolates. At some point the dietician got a little cross we weren't heeding her mantra of lean meat, brown bread, green apples and she totally lost it.
She screamed that the study should never have been released, that we would never be able to eat just one chocolate (diabetics apparently have no self-control) and we would all end up getting horrible complications.
We've come a long way from those days. Genuine Belgian praline anyone?


Shannon said...

That dietician apparently had some issues.

Thank god Belgian chocolates are OK to eat now, LOL.

Megan said...

Don't apples have sugar?

julia said...

Sugar free chocolate is like caffeine-free coffee. Worthless. In O's words "God, mum, why bother? Give me the real stuff, I'll just bolus for it."