Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Sugar" and 'Guilt" free


The conversations on watching weight and reducing calorie intake will last as long as this world lasts. It forms part of everyday conversations everywhere, and also the source of many new year resolutions.

I remember an obese woman asking her doctor about the easiest way to shed excess weight. The doctor replied ' Turn your face from left to right, and right to left ......... .' The woman interrupted the doctor saying she never knew it was so easy. The doctor added ' Turn your face from left to right, and right to left when some one offers you french fries, pizzas and sweets.'

Recently, I was amazed to see some exhibits put up in a sweets shop. Vendors have a way of understanding people and appealing to their senses. They entice us with the array of sweets nicely dressed up and placed in the show case, and also ensure that we relish it without any guilt. I liked these exhibits since they ensure that the mind is guilt free and provide enough justification for the sweet toothed to feast themselves.



Calorie free, sugar free and guilt free - what else could one ask for. Looking at these exhibits, my wife promptly ordered one kilo of sweets and gave a contented look.

In the ultimate analysis, life is all about building strong internal convictions to continue to do what we like.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How true, how true and no one says it better! Hope you've had a sugar and guilt free weekend!! And, have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

nsiyer said...

So prompt Sylvia. Thanks a million. For me all fat is taboo after my illness.

Ugich Konitari said...

We humans are so well attuned to interpreting things to suit us. Yes, the sweets are free of sugar, possibly free of calories, but when it comes to guilt, we say it is for us to feel guiltfree, whereas they are actually saying that the sweets are guiltfree. Actually, they have taken on our guilt.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Ugich Konitari. A very different perspective which I appreciate.

Hopeless Romantic said...

Interesting...i have a family history of Diabetes and have seen members always on the outlook of such offers!

RGB said...

I liked the left-to-right right-to-left Doctor's advice...just too good! And guilt-free sweets? Wonder what they are guilty of, sweetening our sweet teeth?

Samyukta Ganesh said...

The consumer insight is bang on...we have a tendency of feeling or made to feel guilty more often than not. Another fact is that we love to justify every single so called guilty action in our head. This is a perfect solution! Great post Sir. Enjoyed it immensely.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Hopeless Romantic. Enough justification to feast.

RGB overcoming guilt is not easy.

Sam, life is all about justification to the self. Thanks.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Hopeless Romantic. Enough justification to feast.

RGB overcoming guilt is not easy.

Sam, life is all about justification to the self. Thanks.

Kavi said...

Sugar free and guilt free ! There is also 'Fat Free' while the big salivating item...is the word 'FREE' !!

Wonderful post sir !look forward to more

me ra said...

That is indeed a great news....Yummy kaju sweets....sugar free....

Where is it available? Need to grab them.....

nsiyer said...

Thanks Kavi for your generous comments. While writing, you were in my mind.

Thanks Mera. Chedda Stores at Matunga, Mumbai.

me ra said...

Thanks for the info...where exactly at Matunga? Near the temple?

Varsha said...

hmnn...Don't we all love to be fooled!

Sugar free will be free of calories from sugar...that still leaves a lot of place for ghee, mava and the works

worse are the sugarfree sweets that use dates to sweeten them....

Nice post, and I like what UK and Sam said....