Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Or we could let people decide for themselves, and keep the government out of it.
Now there's a novel idea.
Or not...Free people make poor choices but the worst choice is to
give away freedom.
Peanut and No One:Do you feel the same about tobacco, alcohol, meth,
cocaine, marijuana, and other controlled substances? Are there no limits to
"freedom" in your world? If you're willing to accept government
regulation of those harmful substances, why not something equally dangerous to
human health and arguably much more widely abused?
"We could fight it with law limiting the sugar content of candy, soft drinks
and sweet foods."You got that right. As a pop drinking nation
we are getting more and more obese... especially the kids who such on soda pops
all day.The problem is, we can't have the governmnet tell us
what to eat and drink, lest we have an autocracy. But I can guarantee that,
with Obamacare that's exactly what we will have... We will be told what we
can and cannot eat and drink in order to keep health care costs within
Two more fans for my quest for a casino and neighbourhood pubs in utah:"Free people make poor choices but the worst choice is to give away
freedom.""Or we could let people decide for themselves, and keep
the government out of it. Now there's a novel idea."Yeah, it
would be a novel idea. In utah, that's for sure. And I didn't give my
freedom away. They take it every time I get to this side of the state line. Vive la freedom!!
So just exactly what constitutes obesity? Don't say BMI, that was
discredited by the Mayo Clinic in 2006 where the study they published said BMI
is not an indicator of heart or other diseases. So what exactly constitutes
The solution is right in front of you i.e. the nutritional label. Most websites that calculate also calculate daily caloric need (both base
& one accounting for activity level). Stay around the 60% carb 20% protein
& fat each day. Eat 500 calories less per day and you lose 1
pound a week.Drink 1 less Dr Pepper per day & you'd lose
15.6 pounds in 1 yr.
Obese people cost America $190 billion over healthy people. Time for a head tax
and get the fat man to pay his way. 30% body fat percentage or better and
charge them $1500 a year. That will work.
Eliminate sugar, and corn subsidies, and people will start eating more healthy.
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