As I close in on my target weight and the one year mark since I began limiting calories, I think about my go-to snacks-- Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade, Lo-cal pumpkin spice bread, Slow-churned vanilla ice cream and trail mix. Trail mix, in particular, seems to be natures perfect concoction. Peanuts, cashews, almonds, raisins and M&M's give me both the salt and sweet I crave without adding a single pound to my weight. At least, that's the way it seems.
For the record, I do supplement the trail mix I get from Sam's Club with craisins, more cashews, and dry roasted peanuts.
When I searched the Internet for trail mix articles, I found that some strongly railed against both M&M's and craisins in many trail mixes as unreasonable sources of sugar. My own results seem to contradict these reports. Sometimes a little sugar keeps me from eating a lot of sugar.
Finding go-to low-calorie snacks is vital to a successful weight-loss program. As a non-professional in nutritian and dietary matters, I highly recommend the perfect food.
One of the unfortunate aspects of getting older is no longer being relevant in TV series planning. Comedy has changed, as has drama for that matter, to cater to the new dominant generation, twenty-somethings. Now, my generation (at the tail end of the Baby Boomer era) still makes and spends money. I'm guessing we far outspend younger generations. But money is spent on advertising to the Gen Z'ers and Millennials rather than us or the Gen X'ers. I'm not exactly sure why that is.
I do know that ratings isn't itself the primary stat advertisers use, but rather the ratings of each age group. "Longmire" had huge ratings, but unfortunately viewers were mostly my age, so it was cancelled after three great seasons (it was picked up by Netflix, thankfully) .
I can't unilaterally become relevant. So many of my favorite shows have been cancelled in the recent past that I hesitate to start liking one in the present. Why don't we get the makers of Attends, Ensure and HurryCanes to advertise to us Boomers and sponsor the shows WE like?
No more Bachelor, River Monsters or Duck Dynasty, please!
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