Free the Avocado!
4/17/2012 2:07 PM
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Dear Weight Watchers,
Why are you discouraging people from eating avocados? Eight points for an entire avocado? That's almost a full meal. You are perpetuating the myth that avocados are bad for us when, in reality, avocados are one of the best things we can put in our body.
Sure they have fat, but it's healthy fat. And they're chock-full of great nutrients and fiber (check it out at avocado.org). Yet, you discourage such nutritious eating by assigning punitive points to this yummy fruit. What's the problem?
I'll tell you right now, there is no problem. Ask yourself this: how many people are overweight because they ate too many avocados? Maybe they ate too many tortilla chips while shoveling guacamole into their mouths, but tortillas are appropriately pointed. The price of an avocado alone will keep over-consumption in check.
So stop discriminating against the lovely, delicious and nutritious avocado and remove the points. Not for my sake, because I'm already not counting them. I refuse. But make them free for the sake of promoting healthy eating. All you out there that agree with me, join me in my avocado points protest and start counting them as a free vegetable!
But watch out for those tortilla chips.
Former California Native