In the Big Apple the Big Gulp is out, and I think that’s a bad idea. However, my good friend “My Bariatric Life,” who writes about obesity for HealthCentral.com, says that for her “Big Gulps are Out, and That’s Ok by Me.”
I hope that you will read both my take and hers on this big issue. We remain friends, while the national war on sweeteners has begun.
Throughout America starch is still in. We eat a colossal amount of corn. Potatoes are plentiful. And bagels are bigger than ever.
“Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, “the New York City Board of Health last month approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and concession stands.
Down with Big Gulps!
But is sipping sugar and high-fructose corn syrup why we Americans have so much trouble with our weight? Is this why more than two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight andmore than one-third are obese? Does this explain why 8.3 percent of Americans have diabetes?