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Antisoda Ad: On Target or Over the Line?

The New York City Health Department is not messing around. They want you to stop drinking soda to combat obesity, and they'll gross you out to do it. Check out the video below that's part of the Don't Drink Yourself Fat campaign. Tell me if you think it's effective or too disgusting to have an impact.

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tuliprush tuliprush 7 years
I think this is a great commercial. Soda is bad for you on so many levels, not just "it's 100 calories" or however many calories are in it. Not only is it pure sugar, but its pure processed sugar (high fructose corn syrup). The diet soda with its processed sweeteners are not any better for you.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
eww. I don't get grossed out easily, but that was NASTY. :( I haven't exactly sworn off soda, but I rarely drink it anymore, and I think that "rarely" just got a bit closer to "never".
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
that is the most disgusting thing ever! but, maybe it will make people think about what they are consuming? hopefully.
vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
Yes, it is gross, but I do not think it is effective because people do not associate drinks with fat. Now, if they were to show what it does to your teeth, the visual amount of sugar it equates to, and how it can clean dirty toilets, cut through grease, etc., that would be more powerful.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
The images in that commerical are so over-the-top disgusting that I think the point of the commerical gets lost.
threadhunter threadhunter 7 years
that was gross. i never liked soda - and i think it's b/c my mom told me - when i was 2 years old - that my uncle died from drinking Dr Pepper.
cotedazur cotedazur 7 years
tarabara and kclulu are right - 100 calories from soda and 100 calories from milk aren't metabolized the same way. The difference is that in soda, the calories come entirely from sugar - they'll cause your blood sugar to spike and your metabolism to slow down, and they'll eventually be stored as fat. In milk, though, the calories come from a range of (NATURAL) nutrients - lactose, calcium, protein, etc. It's like the difference between eating 100 calories of lowfat yogurt, or 100 calories of jelly beans. Obviously, they're not going to have the same impact on your body. And of course, this ad leaves out all the negative impact of soda on teeth, bone density, or that it could cause diabetes... all of which is also true about diet soda. It's a good idea, but I think the US should take the emphasis off weight and just talk about general health.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I literally just covered my eyes with my hands. That's disgusting. I had to turn it off.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
whoops! *kclulu* sorry got your name wrong!
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
I'm with kculu. Your body cannot store excess protein, whereas carbs are stored and eventually turn into fat. I haven't done any experiments, so I'm obviously no expert, but I'd imagine that you would probably gain more weight drinking 100 calories of soda vs. 100 calories of milk.
katieb82981 katieb82981 7 years
That actually made me gag -- and I've been riding the subway with the print ads for a while now. Ew. It's still an important message, though -- I think lots of people forget about the calories they drink.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Kclulu, I agree that milk at least has some nutrients, but the point is that if you consume 100 calories more than you burn on a given day, you're going to gain weight regardless.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
The calories in soda and the calories in non fat milk are not the same nutritionally. You are better off drinking milk that has protein and is lower in sugar than soda, which has no nutritional value whatsover. I don't think the commercial is saying those are are free beverages, just beverages that are better for you than soda. Diet sodas, although calorie free, are not good for you either. If you are looking exclusively at calories to make decisions you aren't looking at the big picture of what makes a food or beverage healthy or good for you.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I was going to say the same thing, Spectra! The difference in calories between one cup of soda and one cup of nonfat milk is negligible. So you would be gaining that extra fat either way.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Dumb commercial, I agree. It doesn't really make me want to avoid soda because I don't drink regular soda anyways. Besides, drinking fat free milk isn't calorie-free, so you should really count it as a food and not a "free" beverage.
Beaner Beaner 7 years
Um, so nasty. Watching that definitely made me feel a little sick.
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