Dieting not only cannot work, but is made not to work.

Deborah White, of Fake Food Watch, points out that all the major corporations that own diet brands also own junk food brands, making their strategy disingenuous at best…

Take Jenny Craig Inc, owned since 2006 by Nestle, which reported worldwide sales of $92 billion and profits of $10.6 billion in 2012. Besides “weight management” company Jenny Craig, Nestle owns or controls hordes of less-than-healthy foods including:

Dreyer’s, Haagen-Daz (in U.S.), Drumsticks, and six other ice cream makers
Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, KitKat, 100 Grand, and many more candy bars
Hot Pockets, DiGiorno frozen pizzas, Stouffer frozen entrees, Lean Cusine
Trix, Cheerios, Golden Nuggets (in U.K.), Nesquik powdered chocolate drink

Consider SlimFast, maker of “meal option” shakes, snacks, and packaged foods meant to help people better manage their weight. SlimFast was quietly acquired by Unilever in 2000. Other food companies owned or controlled by Unilever include:

Ben & Jerry’s, Breyer’s, Klondike, Popsicles, Fudgsicles, and Heartland lines that dominate European ice cream sales
Hellman’s and Best Foods mayonnaise and other products
Country Crock, Brummel & Brown, Imperial, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and many other margarines
Many European makers of mayonnaise, mustard, catsup, other condiments.

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