Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Michael Phelps and Kellogg - Is a Controversy Brewing?

Did you hear in the news that Michael Phelps is promoting kids to be more active through Kelloggs?

Sounds good doesn't it, but is it really?

Yes and no. Let me explain.

Apart from the surface, what is being promoted?

To consume more highly processed, sugary foods, right?

Of course I'm all for kids becoming more active as childhood obesity is on the rise like never before. Kids are developing Type II diabetes which was originally known as an adult disease. They are also going to their doctors with high cholesterol and heart disease at young ages.

Sad isn't it.

Kids are just not as active as they used to be years ago.

We all know that kids are more and more sitting around watching TV, playing video games, not participating in as many activities as kids used to before and are just all around not physically active.

Now the thing with Michael Phelps being on the Kelloggs' cereal boxes is that this will ultimately lead to kids eating more of these types of foods.

Not good. As really these types of foods further perpetuate the obesity problem. By no means do they cause the problem but they sure don't help.

Kids may also think (either consciously or unconsciously) that if I eat these foods I'll be like Michael Phelps, but we all know that isn't true even though Michael Phelps' 12,000 calorie diet is not what you'd consider healthy (from what I've seen, there's no fruit or vegetables in it except for tomato sauce spread over a POUND of pasta!)

What are your thoughts on this issue? I'd love to hear them. Feel free to comment below.


p.s. I'd like to offer each and every one of you who has never trained with me before to come in for a free exercise session and "test drive" my services.

If you are wanted to change the way you look, feel, and live, lets make it happen.

Call me at 604.626.2342 or email me personally at TyronPiteau@gmail.com.


See links below for more information regarding this issue.

Michael Phelps Endorses Kellogg and Loses Respect of Nutritional … - “Super Hero” becomes
“Super Sell Out” Super Olympian and Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps, who blatantly boasts that he
follows a horrendous junk food diet, has now signed a very lucrative deal with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
and Frosted Flakes …

Has Chlorine Affected Michael Phelps In Choosing McDonalds and … - Has The Pool Chlorine Affected
Michael Phelps In Choosing NON-Nutritional McDonald’s and Kellogg’s? When you bring home eight
gold medals in a single Olympic season, you can pretty much choose who you want to sponsor. …

Quick Hits: Kellogg's, Michael Phelps Go for Green - Some folks are frosted because Olympic gold metal
winner Michael Phelps has agreed to endorse Kellogg’s (K) Frosted Flakes. You know frosted as in
sugar; sugar as in baaaaaad. “I would not consider Frosted Flakes the food of an Olympian …

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