Eating gives me a headache

Eating can be a pain- I know this very well. There's the I'm-writing-and-in-the-groove-and-don't-want-to-stop part that I think most writers know well. Then there's the I-have-an-ED-and-eating-SUCKS part that I think most people with eating disorders know well.

Thankfully, Tylenol has a cure for this.


That's right- who needs food when there's Tylenol? Because eating regular meals is, I dunno, so last year. If white is the new black, then is Tylenol the new food? I just need to ask my dietitian whether Tylenol is a grain or a vegetable...

Thanks (I think) to AS for posting this on Facebook.

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12 comments:

Kim said...

As a writer, I completely understand what you're saying about not wanting to stop to get food. That's one of my "favorite" excuses: "Well, I'm working...I'll eat in 20 minutes...an hour...ok, at dinner." I bitch and moan about the effort it takes to stay on track, but I know it's worth it. I just can't be as blase about it as most writers probably can!

Special K said...

Not right now is a phrase I hear over and over and over...This is SO stupid commericialism. Where's the logic? Don't eat and guess what? You're more likely to get headaches....
http://www.drguide.mohp.gov.eg/newsite/News/HotTopics/Topic12.asp

Carrie Arnold said...

I know! The cure for a headache from skipping a meal should be eating that meal!!

Silly Girl said...

I have use this as an excuse many times as a writer. It is hard some days to stop and take the time to eat but I know in the long run it is worth it.

I Hate to Weight said...

is that a real ad? really???! that should be illegal. next thing you know, kids will be hanging it in their bedrooms to remind them to stay skinny.

now i'm nauseous

Libby said...

Next thing you know, the web is going to be inundated with cries of, "OMG how many calories in a Tylenol!!!!" Yi, yi, yi...

emily sam said...

Wow.

Samantha C said...

I will add-- i've seen several of these kinds of tylenol ads around that don't actually seem to suggest tylenol-- i saw one that was about having a warm drink and lots of rest if you're sick. I wouldn't be surprised if the intention for this ad WAS to suggest stopping for food to help yourself feel better. I think the intent of the campaign is to make the brand seem like it cares about your health and comfort.

Sarah said...

I agree with you, Carrie!

Also, Samantha C, Tylenol is trying a social marketing campaign encouraging holistic health, so you're right there. It just seems like this one is ... not blatant enough to make me reach for the food instead of the tylenol. But I agree with your point!

And besides, I take issue with their notion that "Tylenol" is a cure for headaches. Pish posh! Everyone knows that if you have a headache, you should FIRST reach for an espresso! :) Just kidding there.

Anonymous said...

Great just when I was starting to get to like headaches, now I have to worry about how many calories are in a tylenol. Hmm.. maybe the dietition was right that I'm not eating enough....

Anonymous said...

I have never, ever found Tylenol to work on a headache. Aspirin works so much better but if it's a low blood sugar headache, I find a Snickers works wonders.

Propagatrix said...

Now I feel thoroughly queasy at the thought of taking Tylenol on an empty stomach.

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