You’ve probably seen me talking about my diet a lot lately. It has become such a huge part of my life – it’s been a change of lifestyle, not just a “diet” – that it’s hard not to! While I’ve been pretty good about following my list of allowed foods, that doesn’t mean that I am able to cook every meal from scratch. And sometimes I cheat a little…hey, you only live once, right? Might as well LIVE MAS!
Yes, I eat fast food. Luckily for me (and the rest of the family), my diet is very friendly to most Mexican food, as I am allowed to eat lettuce, tomatoes, beans and salsa! You know what that means? I can eat Taco Bell.
Which is totally awesome, because I happen to LOVE Taco Bell.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved Taco Bell. I was active in the church youth group as a teenager, and our youth pastor would take us to Taco Bell every Sunday night after church. I was less excited about the church part than I was about going to Taco Bell with my boyfriend, who happened to attend the same church. I wasn’t allowed to date at that age, so our trips to Taco Bell were the only time we got to see each other outside of church.
Let’s just say that I developed an appreciation of Taco Bell at an early age. I can still remember sitting around our Taco Bell, ordering .69 cent soft tacos and trying to sneak a kiss when the youth pastor wasn’t looking!
Through the years, I have continued to love Taco Bell. Especially during my barhopping and clubbing days, when my friends – and later on, my husband – and I would leave the bar or club and head straight to Taco Bell because it was the only place that was open that early in the morning! I have many memories of laughing on the car ride home because as my best friend tried to eat a hard taco, the lettuce would fall out all over her lap!
After I was married, Chris and I realized that Taco Bell was both of our favorite fast food restaurants – and before I left the workforce, we went through the Taco Bell drive through a few times a week. Angeline tried most of the things on the menu through the years before settling on her favorite, the beef soft taco.
So now that I have changed my eating habits and am trying to live a better, healthier life, when I think of fast food, I immediately think of Taco Bell. I can eat most of their tacos or other specialty items without feeling too guilty! Most of the menu items at Taco Bell are 500 calories and under, with plenty of options for things under 400 calories. And their taco salad? YUM.
This is how Taco Bell helps me to LIVE MAS.
What “LIVE MÁS” mean? It means LIVE MORE. I like to interpret it as living more, living better, living happier, living a fuller life. Because you know what I always say…you only live once. No offense to those who believe in reincarnation…
Taco Bell is going to give you a little taste of living MAS by unveiling this 60-second online teaser video in anticipation of its Super Bowl commercial. The LIVE MAS commercial is titled “Viva Young” and is scheduled to debut during the third quarter of the Super Bowl on 2/3/2013 on CBS.
We love watching the Super Bowl commercials so I am really looking forward to seeing the entire thing!
In this teaser, the main character, 87 year-old Bernie Goldblatt and his friends, take us all on an unforgettable night depicting that anyone at any age can LIVE MAS. The commercial will be set to the music of Taco Bell Feed the Beat artist and six-time GRAMMY Award nominee fun.’s “We Are Young,” which will be sung in Spanish. I am so excited to hear this song sang in Spanish!
The Taco Bell executives in charge of song selection obviously have great taste in music, because We Are Young is a fantastic song!
You can all find out more about Goldblatt through the online teaser that is being released on the brand’s YouTube channel entitled “Grandpa Goes Wild.” The teaser shows Goldblatt sneaking his suped-up motorized scooter into a football stadium to let loose, do some tricks like making “donuts” on the field, knocking over water coolers, yardage signs and a tackling dummy, all while escaping from security. The teaser gives consumers a deeper look into the LIVE MAS personality of the Taco Bell’s Super Bowl spot’s main character.
Of course, it’s not all about hilarious Taco Bell YouTube videos, Taco Bell really wants us to all LIVE MAS! Taco Bell encourages customers to LIVE MAS, not just through their extensive menu with new items constantly being added, but in socially conscious ways like Taco Bells’ Feed the Beat music program and their nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens.
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