|Re: Things that make me go WTF?
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Author: AndyC the WB Date: Nov 27, 2006 11:55
>>>>> "Dave" == Dave writes:
Dave> However, in the supermarket this afternoon, I noticed that
Dave> Jrvtug Jngpuref are selling a product that has a 'zero'
Dave> rating, and so one can consume as much as you like of it
Dave> without it affecting your diet.
Yes, it's the result of a rouding error. Their point system is nicely
defined in the patent application (the "example" formulae in the
patent are the actual ones they use). Essentially, in the .uk version
of the plan, anything with less than (from memory) about 50 kCal and
0.1g saturated fat will count as zero points. However, since it's
only approximately zero, eating enough of it will still make you fat.
SWMBO has been following said plan with varying levels of success, and
her no-point soup is a) an excellent veggie soup and b) a great way to
ensure an otherwise small diet-y lunch is sufficiently filling to mean
you're not ready for dinner before 2pm.
Andy (who knows more about the system than most people who've actually
signed up and gone to the meetings.)
Andy Cunningham -- www.cunningham.me.uk
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public
relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
--- Richard Feynman