The Death of Hostess

Unless you have been busy, you might have heard that Hostess is going out of business.  Looks like the 85-year-old company doesn’t want to deal with union demands after much financial mismanagement, and they are just shutting the whole thing down.  There have been runs on what is left of the products in the stores and now some are for sale on Ebay.  The Twinkies seem to have a shelf life of 25 years, so people are buying them up!  Probably nostalgia or sugar-junkees.

I blogged about my experience with Hostess as a kid.

I am pretty sure that the major carbs in those things made me a heavy kid, but also, there are so many toxic things in there too.

Trans fats?  Corn Syrup?  And things you find in soap and curl activator gel.  Yuck.

There are plenty of other disgusting (but tasty) things out there to eat, but keep in mind….you are what you eat.  If you eat a Ding Dong, well, there you go.  But, even things that sound healthy can have hidden dangerous ingredients like trans fats or corn syrup.  And some of them have tons of carbs.  Someone ite said that they love the Peets Coffee Oatmeal Apricot Scone.  A Twinkie is about 27g of carbs, but the scone is 58g of carbs.  Yes, there is oatmeal in it, but also there is a ton of unneeded sugar.  If you want to lose weight, you have to eat about 50 to 100 carbs a day.  If the scone has that many, your diet day is dead.  You might even gain if you eat more food with carbs.

Some people would even deep fry a Twinkie.  More artery clogging!

Twinkies can’t be good for you or they would not have been made famous in the murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. (also shown in the movie, “Milk”)  in what is known as the “Twinkie Defense.”  You binge on Twinkies and before you know it, you kill someone.

So, watch the sweets.  They are NOT so sweet to the body!  It is kind of like a deadly but beautiful black widow.

Goodbye Hostess.  You might be responsible for murder and generations of carb and sugar freaks, but I am glad you are gone now.  I only worry that people are so addicted now, that they will just continue to find junkee replacements.

It is your birthday and you want a piece of cake, okay.  But, for daily and weekly weight maintenance or diet, go have some low-carb ice cream or cookies, make some low-carb cake, eat some low-carb Greek Yogurt or berries, where you are fitting in your carb content into your days total.  Stay away from the sugary concoctions as a daily treat.  It is not a treat to deal with weight and health issues.  It sucks.  “Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels!”

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