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Drive Thru Diet From Taco Bell? What Do You Think?

Posted Jan 13 2010 7:39am

Taco Bell Drive Thru DietTaco Bell’s Drive-Thru Diet

This may be old news to you reading this, but I’m not much of a TV watcher as I was in my teens. I just saw Taco Bell’s latest TV commercial marketing campaign: the Drive-Thru Diet.

Hey, I’m all for fast food restaurants to IMPROVE the quality of food they sell. Subway rocked the “healthy meal” lifestyle with Jared and McDonald’s has had a healthier food choices for some time as well. So I’m cool with that since far too many people eat at fast food joints all over the country and would be my guess as one of several contributing factors to the obesity epidemic in America.

Here’s the 30 second Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet Commercial:

A Drive Thru “Diet”?

What I don’t like this is they label it a “diet”. Really? A diet? I understand that Taco Bell wants to capture a portion of the market share of people trying to eat healthier, but in no way is the drive-thru diet actually a diet! I think that’s a bit misleading. There is no weight loss plan other than the common sense of exercise and watch your calorie intake. I don’t know of many people who eat 3 meals a day at Taco Bell either 7 days a week, to make it truly a drive thru diet…but maybe I’m overreacting! ;) What do you think?

I’m a BIG advocate for preparing meals in advance as well as meal replacement drinks and bars. I often recommend that you prepare very large meals and store the leftovers in containers so you can have them throughout the week. The quickest way for me to prepare a meal is to warm up leftovers from the night before. Many of my meals are leftovers, which makes my life a whole lot easier. I often include protein bars and Shakeology into my eating habits on a daily basis, especially when I’m not at home.

In a pinch, when you didn’t plan your meals ahead of time for the day and for the sake of convenience, the Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet Menu is another option on the fast food market of healthier food that is under 9 grams of fat and between 150-340 calories!

The Drive Thru Diet Infomercial

Yep, you read that right. Taco Bell even produced a Drive Thru Diet TV “infomercial” to promote their healthy menu.

So what do you think?

Here’s the Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet Menu if you want to look at it a little closer.


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