Skip to comments.Coke Didn't Make America Fat
Posted on 10/08/2009 6:15:17 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
Americans need more exercise, not another tax.
Obesity is a complex issue, and addressing it is important for all Americans. We at the Coca-Cola company are committed to working with government and health organizations to implement effective solutions to address this problem.
But a number of public-health advocates have already come up with what they think is the solution: heavy taxes on some routine foods and beverages that they have decided are high in calories. The taxes, the advocates acknowledge, are intended to limit consumption of targeted foods and help you to accept the diet that they have determined is best.
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Have you been in a McDonalds the last month. Buy a giant drink and a plastic cup (48 oz?) for 79 cents and get free refills at most mickey Ds.
When I was a kid a small or regular was 12 ounces and a large was 16. Most fast food places put the "fountain" out front for free refills.
Free product is a little harder to turn down.
More fries, larger burgers, chili cheeze nachos, free refills. Of course it contributes.
I don’t really disagree with what you’re saying, however, there seems to be something else at work. Maybe my skinny husband really doesn’t eat anything (altho he sure appears to). I know what we were taught, I also know that it doesn’t always jibe with reality.
And, a lot of the things I used to tell people (because it’s what I was taught) REALLY don’t seem to fit as I”ve aged. I have not real answer for why, I just know what is. On the other hand, my neuro thought my 2 miles per day at a pace of 3 miles per hour was really good, so that made me feel better!
I agree; I eat sweets like chocolate and ice cream every day and I’m thin as a rail. I don’t drink Coke but I bet I could drink one a day and I wouldn’t gain weight.
I walk 30 minutes a day and eat smallish meals. That’s all it really takes.
If the government really cared, they would make it so you couldn’t buy beverages except milk with food stamps.
I really like mine, and you can’t argue with the results. 33# down.
LOL I am so sure I would lie! I actually used to think (ok, I knew it wasn’t true but anyway) that if no one saw me eat something there were no calories!
At the moment I am trying mostly to get back into a fitness routine, walking 2 miles per day (at least—sometimes I walk another mile in the evening). I know diets don’t work long term, and I know about portion control etc. On the other hand, it seems that they keep changing the rules on nutrition anyway. Oh well, maybe I’ll die thin!
I thought that stupid Gazell Freestyle looked really fun! My dog likes me to walk tho.
It’s a paid for fact, big dif..
Sometimes I enjoy an iced tea with sugar and a lick of lemon on a hot day. Not much nutrition, but isn’t it nice to have a simple enjoyment?
It is a given that government has taxed live’s pleasures throughout histoy. Many times they ignore science and use pure politics as an excuse to tax. One thing they ignore in this process is the fact that they kill innovation and the economy. They may cause the obesity to go down when they have created conditions for starvation and poverty.
Trust me is based on personal experience of losing 30lb without ANY diet supplements/surgery and includes my wife’s experience as well.
I originally got the morning workout bit in a workout book for men, but hey, try and see for yourself. It seems to work for all my friends who tried it. At 15 people we would have folks to prove statistical significance, given the dramatic (over a year) results.
You must not allow hypothyroidism to go on untreated or it will be HARD to metabolize and burn the calories. Personal experience also.
I find it interesting that you can walk without boredom but not run, maybe the country side passing by is entertaining you?
In any case, I listen to Rush during my workout and other music. So TV, Rush, MP3 books etc are a MUST. My niece is nurse practitioner and she has had luck with exercise video games as well...
Hey, I went to the U of C too!
What does that even mean? I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Wow, you’ve got much to learn about this world my son.
That's interesting, must be research newer than when I was still involved in the field. We were taught that as you age muscle mass diminished and because muscle takes more cals per pound, you could eat less without weight gain. I have not kept up with the newer research as I have been out of the field since the early 1990s and while I do read things I run across I wouldn't call that keeping up.
I don’t run because I have a neurological problem and if I ran it would create more pain issues, and my goal is to be able to continue activity. I walk because I do enjoy the outdoors (and I take my dog so it is a twofer, she gets her outing as well). I would love to take my camera with me (I am a serious amateur photographer) but I think I wouldnt’ get my heart rate up as I would be stopping all the time to take photos (I live in South Florida and there are ALWAYS photo ops at every turn!) I need to find my scansea and start listening to music, altho I’m a little afraid some little old lady will run over me if I can’t hear the traffic!
As for personal experience, I have lost as much as 50 pounds (and lesser amounts) at various times using different diets/methods. I did the very best with Atkins, altho I have also lost significant amounts with simple calorie counting and Weight Watchers which is really just an easier way to count calories. When I exercised a lot (I taught aerobic dance for a number of years, usually at least 5 days per week) I never paid attention to what I ate and kept a steady weight of about 117 with 17% body fat (man, those were the days!). However, I have found that as I have aged (at age 52, and I admit that because of my health issue I became completely sedentary) diets don’t seem to work very well by themselves. I am hoping that my walking regimin, which I started in July) will help. I know that 2 miles per day is not very much, but at this time, it’s what I can do.
So, my point (and yes I have one!) is that, regardless of what I know via my education, my experience has not been exactly what I was taught. I think different things work for different people, and the goal should be to find what works. It doesn’t hurt to toss around information, however.
I’m glad you are having success. When I worked in the fitness field, my only goal was to help people become more fit. I think fit people are happier and feel better.
It's always follow the money.
For instance, the whole fake green movement is based on a "study" done by USC that "proved" greenhouse gases were because of r-12.
The "study" was paid for by Dupont whose patent on r-12 was about to run out.
I eagerly await your explanation that isn't tainted by corporate or government money.