19 August 2011 @ 08:17 pm
O RLY? I wonder if butter works like this too.  
Sugar.  Life magazine and elsewhere, 1969-1971    Noted in this comm two years ago: HERE.

from the shadowy "Sugar Information" at a General Post Office Box. ??? 

Whether it's a Diet tip, hint, device, or dodge, I'm not buying it.

Fuller coverage and examples HERE at Go Retro!.
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crabofdoom: wat?crabofdoom on August 20th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
"Sugar just might cure baldness. Sugar just might be what Attila the Hun ate for breakfast before every battle. Sugar just might be the natural predator of indecisiveness. Sugar just might know tonight's winning lottery numbers. Sugar just might be a edible rocket fuel. Sugar just might be crystallized fairy dreams.

It doesn't, it isn't, and it won't, but wouldn't that be something? SUGAR. EAT MORE OF IT."
Kat: Tits or Teacupszhukora1 on August 20th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
Weirdly, they may not be that wrong. (Skip to page 5 of the article for the sugar connection)
Man Writing Slash: dean elegancewrite_light on August 20th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
Not wrong, but misleading. If you are dieting, you have to remember to eat, not fast and torture yourself. But what you eat still matters and a soda or candy bar before a full meal isn't helping you diet, it's just shifting your (empty sugar) calorie intake and glycemic index up and the nutritional value down.
franklanguage: Jerrytugfranklanguage on August 21st, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Also, eating sugar on an empty stomach increases your hunger; it's like pouring gasoline on a fire.
Christinesovereignann on August 21st, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
I thought of that when I saw this ad too!
thehappycatthehappycat on August 20th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Dieting, ur doing it wrong. :P
Rosy Red and Electric Bluemary_shelley77 on August 20th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
It's still better than high fructose corn syrup!
franklanguage: irrationalfranklanguage on August 21st, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
Not by much, and if this ad ran nowadays, they wouldn't make a distinction between cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.
tink_queentink_queen on August 20th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
"Hi! We keep changing facts about dietary needs every 5 years or so, to sell whatever it is we need to sell at the time. Right now it's candy and soda pop. Sugar is good for you!!!!"
Ejia Arath: ur flavr iz deelishusejia_arath03 on August 20th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, mysterious Sugar Information people, no need to sell me on how delightful sugar is.
Emmuzkaemmuzka on August 20th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
You would have to time it just right. In a little more than an hour your temporal blood sugar spike should have lowered under the starting level, making you ravenously hungry. Also, even a small piece of candy or a small bottle of soda will probably hold more calories than what you refrain from eating during the real meal.

So did people lack basic knowledge about human physiology, or were they dumb? *goes to develop diet candy, should be a bestseller even today*
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