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Convenient Is About to Get Healthy

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 4:09 pm | By: Susan Coyle, Senior Editor
7-ElevenWeight Watchers is well known as one of the better weight-loss plans. Using a point system individualized for each person, it offers dieters a way to lose weight without forbidding some foods or requiring others. Pre-made foods are available (but not necessary) at grocery stores to make the union of busy schedules and healthy eating possible.

7-Eleven is renowned for its nationwide convenience and plethora of junk food. Hot dogs, taquitos and soft pretzels are at home beside the cash register. Slurpees and Big Gulps are available for negligible amounts. Candy of every kind lines the shelves, kept company by mountains of cookies, ice cream and sugar, sugar, sugar. 

They are two seemingly separate entities, bound only by the fact that both sell food – one for the weight conscious, the other for the on-the-go. A merger seems unlikely and rather ridiculous, but it’s about to happen.

Over the course of the next few months, Weight Watchers will begin stocking the shelves of the nation’s more than 7,000 7-Elevens with individually wrapped snack cakes and muffins. If successful, more products will follow.  This means that for those of us on the run and starving yet only able to enter a convenience store, we no longer have to worry that our successful diet day will be dashed. We’ll have options beyond the king-size Snickers or mealy apple. We won’t have to wander aimlessly, hoping that a mildly healthy option will appear, for they will be there in flavors ranging from caramel to carrot cake to double chocolate to berries & cream. Convenience has not only become healthy, but tasty, too. What a novel idea.

One Response to “Convenient Is About to Get Healthy”

  1. Eric says:

    Who are they kidding? No one ever goes in search of healthy food, they just want something to fix their craving after drinking all night long.

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