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Jan 20

Some thoughts on that Larabar commercial I saw and freaked out over.

Hi guys!

So Tuesday night I was watching This Is Us and I saw a commercial that made me feel sick to my stomach.  It’s littered with fear mongering! Watch away…

If I would’ve seen that commercial in my eating disorder it would’ve definitely messed with my head.  So I wanted to discuss it on the blog in case this commercial messed with your head. We need to stay vigilant and recognize when we see crazy things like this and label them as such.  

What I got from this commercial was…”Let’s only eat fruits, nuts and spices and nothing will ever happen to us.  We won’t get cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.  I will drive my brightly colored yellow mini cooper and wear brightly colored purple pants that I bought for full price at Anthropologie.  I’ll live in my gorgeous modern mansion home with floor-to-ceiling windows and a bright orange door (and whose kids are in the backyard?). And I’ll be happy and healthy and never get sick because my food choices (not genetics or my socioeconomic status) determine my health outcomes.”

And then the man at the end has to stuff his pocket with 10 Larabars because everything else has ticky tacky! 3 for breakfast, 3 for lunch, and 4 for dinner. Yay.

The most ridiculous part of all this is I LOVE larabars.  I think the chocolate chip cookie dough one is fabulous, but I don’t think they are healthier than chocolate chip cookie dough.  The healthier option is the thing I am craving at that moment.  Sometimes I crave a Larabar and sometimes I crave store bought chocolate chip cookie dough…both are fine.

We’re taught in our society that if we eat “clean” we can avoid disease. 

On a Christy Harrison podcast recently, she and Rebecca Scritchfield mentioned that the research they’ve seen states that the behaviors and choices you make determine ~18% of your health outcomes.  So manipulating your behaviors and choices doesn’t impact your health more than 18%.  So 82% of our health is determined by genetics, socioeconomic factors, and other predetermined factors we can’t change easily.  Yet “clean” food companies go around talking about how YOU are 100% responsible for your health outcomes.  YOU are to blame if you get cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.  HOW CRAZY?!  YOU actually don’t have control over a lot of this.  

I mean, I don’t recommend you eat a snickers bars for every meal because you probably won’t feel so great if you do that, but I also don’t recommend you feel insane around food because you are scared there is “ticky tacky” in them.  The message that some food is potentially poisonous is so dangerous and so dramatic.  It’s like The Bachelor…but with food.

This commercial implies that you should feel guilt and be terrified if you purchase something with preservatives.  Yay vegetables, fruit, whole grains, organic foods…I’m all for those things! But you going to the grocery store and fearing buying foods is not healthy.  That is the kind of mindset that leads into eating disorders.

UGH.  Hated the commercial.

Love to you!<3

47 comments on “Some thoughts on that Larabar commercial I saw and freaked out over.”

  1. I agree with everything you have said. Thank you for pointing these things out. We are in an environment of media/advertisement where we have been brainwashed and do not even notice dangerous messages that effect our disordered eating. You are brilliant. Thank you.

  2. Geez. I rolled my eyes when this came on. I was only half watching thankfully. Like wtf is a ticky tacky? Another term like “toxins” perhaps to scare people away? The thing is, this probably won’t make people change what they are eating, but only make them feel guilty for what they are eating. Not cool. 

  3. Hmm really interesting points. Honestly seeing this it didn’t strike me as being a “negative” (I can’t think of a better word) message. Probably because 1) its normal in a health food commercial 2) i LOVE larabar as well – I have Celiac disease and they are an awesome gluten free dedicated company I can trust. But seeing it from your point of view I definitely agree. There are so many awesome messages they could have chosen to put out into the world, but they chose this. Silly. Thanks for the post <3

  4. That’s terrible! I hate the morality food companies and restaurants (lookin’ at you, Panera) place on their food. Also I had to laugh thinking about people going into a studio to sing about preservatives for this commercial. That made me feel a little better.

  5. You made me smile this Friday morning :) You are too cute!  I like ticky tacky & you have made me see (and believe) that it is OK !!! Amazing and good to remember that our health is 82% predetermined by various factors…P.S. The Oprah/WW commercial bothers me waaaay more!!! Cheers & hugs to you Kylie! Y’all have a great getaway!!!

  6. I hate larabars because I think they taste gross, but I used to eat them anyway. I stopped and now started buying bars that may have some “ticky tackies” but taste better to me and are healthful enough for me.

    Thank you for this post. I think that people should try to improve that 18% of the their health that they have control over, but that should be out of a mindset of taking care of one’s self as a whole, not out of fear based on what the media says is the next big health crisis that you will surely get if you don’t eat according to a rigid template. I use run on sentences when I get excited hahaha. 

  7. Either because of how we were taught or how I perceived my nutrition courses, I came to believe that so much of our health is determined by our eating behaviors and lifestyle choices. I do admit that it’s a hard pill to swallow, so to speak, that a great deal of this is out of our control. Not to say doing what feels best to our bodies is pointless, but I’ve had to accept that I don’t have as much control as I once thought. I do love LaraBars, so I’m saddened that they would advertise these wrong messages.

    • We think we are God. It’s a false sense of control…which I feel is scary to let go of at first, but then it’s nice to realize we don’t have to micromanage our bodies. We just need to do things that make us feel healthy (whichever definition of healthy that is inline with your values.).

  8. First time commenting… thanks for listening to podcast and mentioning our convo! I watch THIS IS US… sometimes scratching the walls. I have so many blog drafts about it, unfinished thoughts, and essentially the show is “like my bad high school boyfriend” — that asiiiiiide….

    I saw this commercial this a.m. when watching the recorded show and was like “WHAT THE ACTUAL F**** IS THIS?” I didn’t see it as closely as you… just picked up on “ticky tacky” and “real food”…. also, it REALLY bugged me that all the people look perfect in their perfect modern homes. They clearly know their target $$$$$$.

    I like LARA bars and others too… but this “real food” is like nails on a chalkboard. It screams real vs fake and good vs bad… and yes, for ME, it’s triggering back to diet days.

    WE ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE IF WE EAT A CUPCAKE WITH FROSTING.

    This stuff would not have bothered me 15 years ago, but the more you are a flexible, confident, intuitive eater… the more you see this crap everywhere.

    Alas, it’s $ale$ and they don’t owe people anything for rational, reasonable education. I’ve been wanting to podcast on Body Kindness on the “real food” thing. Doing food topics for all of March. I’ll be bringing this up.

    Keep using your voice and stay critical. You are NOT alone in that icky feeling — speaking of ticky tacky.

    • We spend a lot of time in the ED support group I run pulling apart This Is Us. I’m on eggshells seeing where they’ll take Kate’s character. Boo, gastric bypass.

      I’m happy we both have platforms to point out the things that we consider to be crappy diet mentality.

      Thanks for commenting, Rebecca! I’ve got my copy of Body Kindness and can’t wait to start reading asap:)

      • I also really like the show This Is Us. I would love to hear more about your thoughts on it (obviously talking mostly about Kate). Maybe another blog post?? :)

        Also, I’m so glad I saw this commercial here on your blog first and not on tv. It definitely could’ve been triggering for me if I hadn’t seen it in this context. Thank you!

        Love your blog, by the way!

  9. WOW!  See, I think this is why I either only watch Netflix or stuff I’ve  PVR’d.  I hate commercials and this really confirms why.  How awful, yes I love larabar too, but that was cringe worthy.  Thank you for your take on it because that commercial is particularly misleading.  Kind of up there with the low fat crap yogurt ads.  Dear Larabar, No..just no.

  10. What a vile commercial. It’s ticky tacky – manipulative and condescending.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  11. Okay, I have never ever commented on a blog post before but I feel very passionate about this topic. After reading the comments and seeing how other people interpreted this commercial in a completely different way than me is so interesting that I thought I had to comment! So, first off, I thought this was a good commercial! Putting the thoughts of criticism for eating other processed foods (because I will be the first to raise my hand and say that I love cookie dough, boxed frosting, and Jif peanut butter!). My main reason for liking this commercial is that even with all of the info and commercials and resources about healthy eating there are still so many people who are uninformed about what is healthy and what is not. In college, 4 years ago, I had a roommate who drank hot chocolate instead of coffee because she thought coffee had too many calories and ate marshmallows as a snack because “they are basically air” (this is for real people!) If this commercial can help someone look at their food label and make more informed decisions about what they are eating, than I am all for it! And eating ‘clean’ may not have an effect on an illness someone may get, but it will have an effect on their weight. Obesity is a huge issue (which we all already know) and along with being overweight comes its own set of issues. So if someone sees this commercial and picks up a Lara Bar instead of Snickers or sleeve of donuts to make one healthy decision that may lead to more, than good for them! And I don’t think there is anything wrong with the occasional cookie or ‘ticky tacky’ treat but if that is all someone eats than that is a problem. And, coming for a marketing standpoint, Lara is trying to sell themselves over other granola bar brands because in the end its about who has the larger profits. I don’t think they are trying to tell us that Lara is the only thing we should be eating but maybe that it the healthier ‘cleaner’ choice over a Nutrigrain or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal bar!

    • Thanks for commenting, Sarah! I love a healthy discussion and glad you decided to comment for the first time on a blog!

      I too thought it was a creative commercial. I just think that any messages that tout some foods as good and others as bad are harmful. I’m really big on eating foods that are satisfying. So I don’t believe larabar is always more healthy than a snickers. The healthier option for me is the food that is more satisfying in that moment.

      I know you said that people are uninformed about what is healthy and what is not. I believe the general public knows that whole foods are more nourishing than processed foods…so why don’t they only eat whole foods? People know fiber is good for them…so why don’t they eat it? I don’t think people need more nutrition education, eating rules and judgement about their food choices to adhere to. People need more info on how to listen to hunger and fullness cues + find a balance between eating what you’re craving and finding foods that makes you feel your best (aka gentle nutrition).

      I think we have a lack of awareness of hunger and fullness cues, rather than an obesity problem. I think, obesity is a symptom of lack of movement AND lack of tuning into hunger and fullness cues. Just like yellow teeth is a symptom of smoking. Yellow teeth isn’t the problem…smoking is. Obesity isn’t the problem…lack of movement and lack of awareness of hunger/fullness is. There are plenty of studies that discuss health parameters (A1C, hypertension, blood pressure, etc.) improving regardless of weight loss. Here’s one: http://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-10-9

      The problem isn’t fat on people’s bodies…it’s the lack of health promoting behaviors they are engaging in. I wouldn’t say choosing a Larabar over a Snickers is always a health promoting behavior. I would say eating according to your hunger + fullness + cravings is a health promoting behavior and sometimes that will mean you choose the Larabar. I think you and me are kinda saying the same thing but in a different way!

      I’m glad you commented! I’m sure others reading have similar thoughts and I hope this convo helps them form an opinion that feels right to them<3

  12. I hadn’t seen this commercial when I watched that show, probably because I’m in Canada. It does seem quite ‘preachy’. I think companies have really gotten themselves on the healthy eating/vegen/clean eating/organic/all of the above bandwagon lately. It’s really just another marketing ploy to get us to buy stuff, but they get away with it because it seems more virtuous to sell ‘clean’ foods than ‘junk’ food. For those of us with tendencies toward disordered eating, it’s another way for us to feel like we are eating ‘wrong’ or not eating ‘clean’ enough. Just eat what you want, just eat real food, and ignore stupid ads. Or all ads, for that matter. They are ADS afterall.

    • So well put, Amy. Eating “clean” is virtuous and sexy and sensational and it sells. Being bombarded with clean eating messages makes it more difficult for those trying to embrace non-disordered ways of eating.

  13. Who I feel badly for are the young males/females that don’t realize they are being targeted with advertising that is less than body-friendly. It took me a long time to come to grips with the idea of photoshop. I honestly can say I see my students, high school kids, falling into the traps of commercialization.

  14. Oh wow, I haven’t seen this commercial on tv yet but I totally agree with everything you said! I also love Larabars but this is a little disappointing to see.

    • I’m totally gonna keep eating Larabars…I just need to stick to Netflix so I don’t get all worked up over their commercials. Boo fear mongering.

  15. Okay, as someone who has battled with an eating disorder for 9 years and still feel it’s “pull” at times, I feel like you are freaking out a bit too much about this commercial. I understand that your professional focus is probably more sensitive to ED cues in society, be it blogs, conversations, or tv commercials. But still, I think that the company was putting out a “catchy” commercial, with a silly song (ala Weeds tv show intro, back in the day) with clean, vibrant colors to show their product is clean and not filled with crap (like the streamlined home and clothing also shown.) 
    Girl, I like your blog and most of the time you make me smile and your pictures are always great, but I’m not agreeing with your post today. But to each their own (& how we perceive our world.)
    PS: I don’t even like Larabars… they are often too sour tasting to me. 😬

    • Hey Heather! Fair enough! After I had two eating disorder clients in my office yesterday crying over the commercial I got a bit annoyed. Glad you weren’t affected by the commercial:)

  16. Thank you for this! I’ve seen this fear mongering especially as a mom, companies telling us if we don’t feed our kids ALL organic foods we are screwing them up! I’ve had to really readjust how I think about food and the messages we hear. It’s such a breath of fresh air to hear from a fellow RD about this :)

  17. Just a quick question from someone who is very interested in how our culture/society relates to & consumes food, but has absolutely no education in health or nutrition… you mentioned that a large part of your health is determined by socioeconomic factors. I have heard this mentioned before. However, I always interpreted that as: if you’re from a low income household, you’re more likely to be overweight/unhealthy. And the connection that I made there was that those from low income households often cannot afford to buy “healthy” foods (i.e. when a parent with children has $5 to spend on food, why spend it on a little bit of produce when you could easily get several McDonald’s meals or cheap frozen entrees?). So, in turn, wouldn’t that mean that what goes into our bodies does play a more sizable role in how healthy we are? And by “healthy,” I don’t mean skinny. And of course, genetic diseases are difficult/impossible to control.

    My least favorite part of this commercial was the end- when the guy is stuffing his shirt with Lara bars. Like, what? You can’t live off of those things. *insert eye roll* However, I’m not sure I agree with “this commercial implies that you should feel guilt and be terrified if you purchase something with preservatives.” Speaking as someone who has spent the past few years recovering from an ED, I didn’t really have any sort of emotional reaction to this commercial (but maybe all that therapy worked!). I saw it as a riff on the opening segment to the show Weeds- they’re trying to say that Lara bars are “different” (which is why they keep showing boring boxes, like they show the cookie cutter houses in Weeds… this will make more sense if you’ve ever seen the show). Everyone’s definition of healthy is different, and for some people, they don’t care about counting calories, losing weight, or anything like that- but they do try to eat more “natural” foods & I don’t see anything wrong with that. But I can completely understand your frustration (especially after reading that your clients were in tears- that’s upsetting!). I just feel like I see sooo many more offensive things having to do with food/nutrition/our bodies than this… Maybe the commercial would have been less upsetting if they would have included various body types (there was a kind of “eat Lara bars and you will lead a perfect life” vibe)?

    Sorry for the novel! This is clearly a great, thought-provoking post- so many comments! Keep fighting the food fight :)

    • Great points, Tatiana! Glad you commented. I’m pumped you didn’t have any emotional reaction to the commercial. A couple of my client who are at the beginning of their ED recovery did have a reaction to it that lead them to engage in behavior, which is why I thought it was worth addressing here.

      FIRST: In my experience, trying to control my eating (i.e. eat more natural) never made me a healthier person…it only made me feel insane.

      I agree 100% with you that everyone’s definition of healthy is different, because everyone values different things. In terms of nutrition, I value eating foods that make me feel good and allow me to accomplish what I want to accomplish in this world (sometimes homemade food and sometimes fast food). It’s not my place to tell someone what they should or shouldn’t value (unless they have an ED that is killing them and they need support until they aren’t malnourished and their brain can think for itself again). If someone values eating more “natural” foods, I don’t see anything wrong with that either (except in instances when that harmless plan to eat more natural foods becomes an obligation and is a path to orthorexia). Maybe that seems like a jump…but dieting/’only eat natural food’ messages are very insidious and people don’t even realize when all of the sudden they have a really jacked up relationship with food…especially when really disordered eating is the norm. For the typical person who doesn’t have any genetic predisposition towards an ED…these dieting and “eat real food” commercials may not affect them at all. Yay for them! I’m not against eating natural foods. YUM! I’m for eating the food that makes you feel physically and mentally the best. Some people don’t have obsessive personalities that makes them take messages of good vs. bad foods to extremes. For the eating disorder population, I do think messages that tout some foods as good and others as bad are harmful.

      I don’t think it’s so much that people from low income households have worse health outcomes because they can’t afford “healthy” foods. I need to take some time to think about my full position on this. But right now I feel stress levels and limited access to healthcare as a result of a person’s economic and social position have a greater impact on health than the types of foods we eat.

      I never watched Weeds before! But another commenters mentioned this commercial seemed like a riff on the opening. I looked up the lyrics to the original “Little Boxes” song and it’s pretty funny! Overall, I think the commercial is creative…I just don’t like any message that says that some foods are better than others.

      Thanks for the great comment! Got me thinking:)

  18. Hello! I love your take on healthy eating but I have to say, as someone with IBS, I have to avoid the “ticky tacky” unless I want constant stomach pains.

  19. I start to climb the walls when I hear “clean eating”. Based upon the definition of “clean eating” I don’t eat “clean” but I’m a healthy weight, eat fruits and vegetables, am active, and am a perfectly healthy person. I also strongly disagree with the implication that food can be unclean or dity. Food is food. I’m fairly confident that we both share a similar view of food and eating (and cookies).

  20. Kylie – once again, I appreciate your openness & honesty about EDs and the subliminal messages that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. I am also a BIG fan of LARA bars. They are portable & delicious, but it is so easy to place them above other snack options due to their “healthier” ingredients list. A big part of breaking away from ED is honoring your body & cravings. Sometimes, I don’t want a LARA bar. Sometimes I want that giant chocolate chip cookie from my favorite local coffee shop which is perfectly fine! Lots of love to you! <3

  21. Kylie, as someone who has heard the dreaded “you have cancer” diagnosis i can tell you that one of the things that will cross your mind is “what did i do wrong?!”. The BEST thing that my oncologist did for me is to say to me YOU.DID.NOTHING.WRONG.
    Many people said those words to me but for some reason hearing him say it made all the difference in the world. He somehow knew what i needed to hear.

    and BTW regarding health and socio-economics – this has been studied all the way back to the Great Depression when someone noticed that the poor people were over-weight (they were focused on weight even then) and determined that it was because of food choices driven by economics… bread, beans, potatoes, pastas were cheapest. volumes have been written about this and you are on the right track.

    Peace.
    Sheri

  22. Hi Kylie! I have to say, I’m always beyond impressed with your sensitivity and empathy towards anything in the media that may/may not have an effect on those struggling with the way they view food. And I completely agree that some days, the cookie dough SHOULD be what your grab over the larabar. While I can totally see where you’re coming from on the points you make, I think overall, I don’t necessarily agree with the absolute bombardment of this ad. You mentioned in one of the replies that you “believe the general public knows that whole foods are more nourishing than processed foods.” That statement in itself speaks of your viewpoint from your demographic. As someone who works in research on the significance of diet/food culture/dieting throughout cultures, I have to say, it’s actually not the case that the “general public knows.” Unfortunately, the sad truth is, Americans (and many people in the Western World) don’t! One has to realize that this ad is reaching every single demographic. Truth be told, if you stood on a busy corner in the city, you’d find a surprising number of individuals who would equate a preservative-filled processed granola bar to a bowl of oatmeal. If Larabar does make a point, it’s that there simply is too much “ticky tacky” in the majority of foods available to the general public. Here’s just one example– I see the same kids run off to school with pop-tarts jammed in their pockets for breakfast every. single. morning. If their parents can swap a few of those out for larabars, that’s just the smallest step in the right direction to adding more wholesome ingredients into their lives.
    I love that this topic has created such great discussion! Thank you for posting :)

  23. 👏 Ticky tacky. That is all.

  24. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I don’t think I would’ve thought too much about this commercial before, but after watching it and reading your comments, you definitely gave me some food for thought. It’s amazing how differently people can see the same piece of media. That’s why open conversation is so important!

  25. I first learned about clean eating a few years ago and I remember standing in the grocery store, for hours, reading labels and stressing out. I ended up in tears several times because I was overwhelmed & worried about everything I put it my body. I had limited income and time & it was all too much. I’m just now slowly trying to stop associating guilt & fear everytime I eat or feed my kids something that isn’t “clean”. As a busy, working mom with limited income, I can’t make everything from scratch or buy everything organic with clean ingredients 100% of the time. It’s important to eat well & be informed but it’s a thin line between that and developing an ED. I appreciate your thoughts on this. Your blog was the first to introduce me to the fact that I don’t have to eat clean 100℅ to be healthy. Thank you! & Since you work with clients suffering and overcoming ED, it makes sense that you’re very aware of these settle messages that don’t impact everyone but can harm others.

  26. This was such an interesting read! Honestly I probably would not have given the commercial a second thought – seemed like a positive message to me! But really understanding it from an ED perspective is so helpful and thought provoking. I especially appreciate your responses to comments and willingness to engage in a dialogue about this (yes I read through all the comments and it definitely helped me understand all sides!) All the reactions just go to show that everyone is so different and each person’s individual mental state and current relationship with food is a crucial part of their health and wellbeing.

  27. Such a strange, strange, strange commercial. Makes me feel very uncomfortable!

    • Thank you for pointing out that the concept of poverty=lack of access to healthy food is an oversimplified view. There are so many other reasons your socioeconomic status impacts your health- lack of access to medical care, violence in and out of the home, the threat of homelessness, and general instability. Not to mention the psychological impacts of chronic stress from these things. These are all very real things- growing up this was life for me and the biggest impact on my health (and later my ED) was primarily psychological. I can tell you I didn’t need a larabar commercial telling me what to eat and even if I could afford 100% organic fruits and nuts all day I wouldn’t have been healthy. Poor people aren’t stupid they know what healthy food is. What I needed as a poor kid growing up was the psychological comfort of knowing that my basic human rights would be met on the daily. That I wouldn’t die from some preventable illness, that someone would protect me from the messed up stuff that happens when you’re poor and treated as less than. Those things were much more impactful to my health than whether or not I ate snickers or a larabar. Food scarcity and food desserts are very real- and are a big issue… I just think the impact of poverty is much broader than a persons diet. Thank you for pointing that out. And thanks for the thoughtful response on this commercial and your no nonsense approach in general to healthy, inclusive eating. Appreciate you ❤

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  29. Wow—thanks for sharing. I often recommend Larabars to my clients as a healthy snack option, but this commercial made me really uncomfortable. While I like to think their intentions are good and they were going for something cute, but, um, yeah. I can see this being very triggering

  30. Isn’t all food made with food? Sure a cookie may be made with butter and refined sugar, but it’s still food.

    Also, if that dude had a cookie maybe he wouldn’t need to eat ten Larabars to fill the void. Anyone who needs that many bars must have be craving something bad!

  31. I completely agree that our society’s moralizing about eating, and labeling foods as good and bad, and encouraging only “clean” eating, etc., has created a host of problems that include disordered eating. I hate the fact that young women think eating broccoli is virtuous but eating cake is bad.

    However! I do think that there are some serious issues with processed food. I heartily endorse eating cake, but I would really rather that cake be made with basic cake ingredients (sugar, butter, etc.) and not contain an ingredient list like Twinkies have.

    So I am just curious how you see this distinction? Not between good and bad foods (because, hey, cake is good and should not be feared) but between less processed versus more processed food. I actually do think it’s a good idea to avoid a lot of foods that come in boxes with a long shelf life because they’re full of chemicals engineered in a lab.

  32. I hadn’t seen this commercial until your post but I agree! I love larabars but also eat ice cream, pizza etc and feel like balance is the key to a healthy and happy life!

  33. UGH that commercial… made me sick too. Thank you for pointing this out because I have never even seen it. Sucks bc larabars are great. Wish they did better advertising for them! You are awesome Kylie <3

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  35. You and i are so similar- i get nuts about tgis stuff! I have had disordered eatimg, tried every diet, eaten cleaner than clean, and still have chronic lyme and other conditions i cant do anything about due to my genetics. I have been sick since i was a child and there is always someone who wants to tell me it must be my fault. Let me tell you friends, you can’t control everything about your health.

    • pfff! These people! Someone at church (who I should add was really well meaning) recommended that I should cut out particular food groups to better manage my emotions. (for some background…I had shared that I feel like I’m on an emotional rollercoaster with highs and lows, but it’s improved with therapy + mindfulness work.) She didn’t know about my history with ED. I feel like I’m just genetically prone to being a more emotional/stressed out person. But I agree…you can’t control everything about your health.

  36. It is a creepy commercial anyways, it reminds me of that movie Soylent Green. I love Larabar too. Also they recently added the guy at the end, at least in my market. So it was just this weird looking white chick in her suburban fantasy. Larabars are yummy tho.

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