Thursday, October 19, 2006

New drink lets thin people lose weight

Enviga slimming drink - letting thin people lose weight
The nice people at Nestlé and Coca-Cola are about to launch a new drink that helps you lose weight. Could this be too good to be true? Probably. A close insepection of the Enviga slimming drink press release not only shows some the worst HTML I've ever seen, but also some cleverly worded blurb:

Studies have shown that when EGCG and caffeine are present at the levels comparable to that in three cans of Enviga, healthy subjects in the lean to normal weight range can experience an average increase in calorie burning by 60 - 100 calories.


In other words, if you drink a can of this stuff and you're less than normally thin, you may burn 20-30 calories more than you would normally would have because the caffine and other chemicals make you more active. That's enough to balance out four polo mints! They don't say what it'll do if you're fat in the first place or if you just drink a cup of black coffee instead. Perhaps if you want to lose weight, you could eat less and do more exercise?

Or you could eat celery which takes more calories to digest than it provides in nutrition. You could make a nice celery smoothie. Mmmmmm.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Eugene Schlumberger said...

The fact that celery requires more calories to digest than it provides is in my book a problem, but not as much as the fact that it tastes like perfume and smeels vaguely of old people's homes.

9:51 am  
Blogger Polarbear said...

and its a little bit stringy

1:32 pm  

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