Subway's Low-Fat Sandwiches Can Bite Us

This is the worst time of the year to watch commercials if you're trying to avoid feeling bad about your body. So many companies prey on our insecurities and newly made resolutions to lose weight or live healthier. Take the ad above from Subway; apparently, someone at the company's ad agency decided it was a good idea to tell women that ordering a cheeseburger meal could result in "a loss of self-esteem, loss of boyfriend, shame, and years of therapy." Also, we're not positive, but we're pretty damn sure that the actress in that commercial is Vanessa Marquez, a one time series regular on ER who was on an episode of Intervention for a host of mental health problems, like a shopping addiction, agoraphobia, and OCD.

Subway "What Does Combo Meal Come With?" Funny Commercial [YouTube]


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Yeah, I was all proud of Subway for a while, too: they are one of the few chains to have the nutritional information (calories and fat) printed as largely as the price of any given item. That is cool in my book: it allows people to make informed decisions about what they eat. I was like "Awesome, a company who DOES actually look like they are taking action rather than just say 'We believe in healthy eating options'." Believe it or not, Subway actually DOES have them. It upset me that, all of a sudden, we are told to make healthy decisions for the wrong reasons. Depressing. Boo Subway.