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Sunday, 11 September 2005

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kennysia.com would like to apologise to laineylashes.com for bomb-ing out her webhost's bandwidth limits after featuring her as a Babe of Malaysian Blogs. Any suitors gentlemen kind enough to sponsor this lady a new webhost with generous bandwidth allowance? She's gonna send you a photo of herself in a sexy bikini if you do that. ;)

Actually I haven't discussed that with her. Aiya, if she protests then I'll just send you a photo of myself in a sexy bikini lor...

Sugar Free, Common Sense Free

This is Murray "Sugar Free" Chocolate Cookies. It is imported all the way from USA, the land of milk and honey, and the land that brought us weird things like Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. It looks just like any other sugar free chocolate cookies on the market.

Those cookies caught my eye, not because I was hungry. (Errr... remind me to get back to the gym once my project deadlines are over.) It was this little warning message printed on the front of the packaging that drew my attention.

I checked to ensure I was holding a pack of cookies and not a pack of cigarettes before I put it the item onto the shelf. I've seen warning messages in bold printed on cigarette boxes before but hell, I sure never seen them printed on a pack of COOKIES!

I could see why they do it though. Products like these are made to fool fat people health-conscious individuals like me into parting with our hard-earned cash just so we enjoy eating 'normal' food without the guilt.

Nowadays its just too damn difficult to go on diet even with 'healthy' products like these on the market. There's not a lot of things you can eat. Sugar Free doesn't mean Fat Free; Fat Free doesn't mean Carb Free; Carb Free usually means they taste like a pile of waxy dog crap; and the only thing that's Sugar Free, Fat Free AND Carb Free is like, water.

Weight-loss is such a big money business in a lot of countries and people are buying these products expecting them to work miracles. Trust Big Brother to step in and give these so-called "healthy" food the cigarette box treatment.

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Do more exercises, live naturally and be happy :)

*pat kenny's shoulder*

- Life Feel

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Signs like that is like blaring out "BUY THIS IT'S GONNA TASTE SUPER!" to me......

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ai yo.... kenny, just buy normal biskut kering la... never makes difference this things one.....

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sugar free chocolate? ewwwwwww

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These cookies are from the States, the land where people order One BigMac, One Extra Large Fries, 2 Apple Pies and One Jumbo Size DIET coke. No wonder their sugar-free cookies are NOT for diet control folks. Unless it's just a 'Warning Label' for simple minded folks - like those Aeroplane Peanuts on Air America which says 'Open Packet, Eat Peanuts'.

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sugar free but not for weight controlmust mean it's a not-so-cheap excuse to elude diabetes. interesting...

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weight loss - exercise.
as simple as that. =)

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i'm just glad you blogged! =)

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Atkins work. But precautions need to be taken. Otherwise you might loose muscle mass. Guess this doesn't apply to girls.

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"Sugar Free doesn't mean Fat Free; Fat Free doesn't mean Carb Free; Carb Free usually means they taste like a pile of waxy dog crap; and the only thing that's Sugar Free, Fat Free AND Carb Free is like, water."

I seriously never thought much about that.. hmmm.. now I know why I'm gaining weight faster than I can say cookies.

:)Happy to see you! & your post. :)

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Hey Dude, gym rat like you probably notice it's "Sugar free" but now that sugar is classified as "Sugar Alcohol".

I kinda doubt if this product is really imported from the US, I have not seen these at teh Local GNCs plus the expiration date is not in the American format of MM/DD/YY

Protien Bar is the best to crave your junk food yen.

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Unless it's just a 'Warning Label' for simple minded folks - like those Aeroplane Peanuts on Air America which says 'Open Packet, Eat Peanuts'.


Or maybe in Kenny case, there is a packet of sugar with the words 'FREE' stamped on, right inside of the packet of cookies.

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nothing is sugar free from the US. tipu saja itu...

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nothing is sugar free from the US. tipu saja itu...

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nothing is sugar free from the US. tipu saja itu...

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wah!!! finally u blogged!
been checking on ur site for the like.......5 times a day??
thank goodness.
=D
wad a relief

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There is more to life than weight-control. :D Exercising's probably the best bet, lol.

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I think they write "not for weight control" because sugar-free food, unlike fat-free food, is primarily made with diabetics in mind.

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usually in US, those kind of snack is for diabetes people.It is indeed not for weight control, cause the sugar is normally is substitued with fat to balance the flavor

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Support the fact that atkins does work. Go on the atkins diet and blog about it Kenny! That's the inspiration for your next post and I'll love to read it.

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LOL! Sugar free cookies sounds gross. *puke*

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so true, even though the sugars are '0' the total carb is 18gs! oh well... nice post man :)

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LOL, kenny. Whassup wif cookies now? ahahaa i think the rest are right... its for diabetics... no sugar maybe got aspartame? neways its quite stupid- sugar free choc chip cookies. -.- Den what would it taste like then? Cardboard? And also, sugar does not really make you fat per se, its too much carbohydrates actually... too much sugar gives you cavities...

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if sugar-free is not for weight control, then what is??

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Well if you're trying to control your weight you prolly shouldn't be buying cookies anyway... Hahaha!

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Hahaha...like they say, there's a sucker born every minute. Like most of your die-hard fans already recommended, exercise more and eat sensibly. Oh..sex is a healthy way to lose weights too:)

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*sigh* Nowadays those stupid businessman really fools those folks out there with their dirty marketing tactic...

With a small warning sentence "Not For Weight Control" beside the big words "Sugar Free", what the heck...this will really cheat those aunties and ladies successfully to buy the so-called "Sugar Free" product...I meant if it is in Malaysia..

cheers,
linja didi

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About the comments comparing to the USA, well firstly most Americans are obese. Secondly, their fast food outlets do not know the meaning of the words - small or medium. Their McD menu sizes comes Large, Extra Large or Jumbo/Super Large. :)

Best way to keep fit is to work out. Otherwise, it's just keeping 'thin'...

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Kenny, let Petite give you some advise. Lose weight by having sex.

The site below tells you how much calaries you burn while having sex. Getting caught in the process burns you more calories!

http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/csex.htm

P.S - If you suddenly get skinny, I did know why...."wink""wink"

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I can help you lose weight if you really badly want to =)

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Sugar free chocolate is like working without getting payed. It's a total disaster

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you won't lose weight but you'd prolly have a nicer set of teeth. no sugars yeah, but the moment u digest em carbomofos all u get is sugar anyway...

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Some ppl said sugar-free(replacement) stuff causes cancer.

is it true?

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suger free stuff is just for diabetics i guess... dentists recommend them as well.. its weird cos i went to this dentist a couple of weeks back and he was just yapping on about how you should eat EVERYTHING at one go instead of spreading it out in portions... he was saying how eating 5 blocks of choc at one time is better for your teeth than spreading it out into 2 blocks every 30 mins o smth

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Kimberlycun: Yes, some sugar replacement stuff does cause cancer. Aspartame has also been known to cause brain seizures (50 of the first 10,000 complaints were brain seizures), and acts as a catalyst to cause people to gain more fat.

Left Handed Sugar (which is also a sugar substitute) has been known to increase the chances of people getting diabetes. (So much for those who already have started developing diabetes trying to avoid sugar).

That's probably why you can't use Kenny's cookies for weight loss - it's sugar substitute probably causes weight gain.

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hey, so were the cookies nice? i've always wanted to try some cos i can't stand overly sweet stuff, that's y i stayed away from the normal sandwiched cookies.

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nice reads. finally dropped by after the publicization of your blog in the papers.

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I guess it just mean not like a nutriental product, in case ppl see sugar free all jump to eat this chocolate instead, happily thinking they are safe

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Nice entry, Kenny!

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yan, did you read petite's comment before you wrote your comment offering to help me lose weight? 'Cos if you did then I'm darn interested. :D Kidding.

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Sigh... End of the day, we still need to go gym end of the day...

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My dear Kenny, you wanna hear good news or bad news ? =} Purr. The truth : I read petite's comment before commenting ~ Bad news : The 'way' in my mind is not the 'way' petite suggested.. Aww.. Well, if u're still interested in knowing my 'way', do find me eh.. ;) But do take care of your "rashes" first.. Lolx..

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Hey dude, lots of suggestions from your reader, if western medication faield, you can always download a 健康符 from http://www.sunfate.com/G/, print it, burn it and chuck down the ashes with three shots of Chivas.

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if ya really wanna lose weight, ditch the cookies.. salads and yong tau foos and all those yucky unsatisfying foods are the way to go.

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I guess this is what happens when a company tries to do the right thing by telling customers the truth! Stupid people who don't get it and bring up issues of race and whatever else they can think of. Yes, it's sugar free but that doesn't mean it's fat free. It's NOT for people on a diet to lose weight. It's for people who have diabetes but still want to enjoy cookies every now and then. THERE ARE ACTUALLY DIFFERENT KINDS OF DIETS. Not just the one to lose weight. Besides, do you really want fat free cookies?!!

Obviously, the warning on the label makes a lot of sense now -- after reading some of your comments. It's for morons who don't understand what they're saying but think they know everything; those who will try to blame the company later for their own stupidity. Embarassing!!

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That is right, i think if you really want to enjoy cookies, take the original one(with fat and sugar) in small amount. Enjoy the original flavour to the fullest, so long as you don't eat in excess, cookies do no harm to your body. It actually cheer you up.;)

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Indulgence...Haha, Kenny, I will remind you, don't worry =D

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Dear Management,

We are looking for sugar free products to export to Slovakia/Czech Republic.
We do business in that region for 20 years and I personally took 175 business trips
To that region with the purpose to develop Export, Import, Outsourcing, JV, Cooperation,
Acquisition, etc.
We own a large distribution operation in Bratislava and we own pharmaceutical shops.
Distribution of medical products, pharmaceutical products, etc.
Our annual sales last year were 16 million USD.I am looking forward hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jozef Jaklovsky
President, IMS, LLC
jozef@consultims.com
978-682-4211-ext.204
978-682-4331-fax
www.consultims.com
www.polardesign.com

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this reminds me of that durian smell cigarette smoke!
totally so cool but utterly beats the point !

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Live solely on the Sugar Free, Fat Free and Carb Free products, and I'm sure any over health conscious person would go Life Free. There are multiple ways of dieting, and calculating carbs is one of the tideous ways.

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As many have noted, this product is meant for diabetics. The company probaby had to put the warning on because of dim witted non-diabetics who couldn't grasp the point.

Duh.

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