For those that missed the big news out of New York last week, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city would be limiting soft drink sales.
Any 16-ounce, or larger, drink that contains more than 25 calories per 8 ounces, will be banned from sale. Diet sodas would not be included.
Now personally, I tend to stick to water. But when I do venture into the world of sodas, if I get a 20-ounce or larger, I wouldn't finish it. It's too much to drink and enjoy, plus by the time you get lower down in the bottle, the fizz is gone, and it tastes horrible.
But banning the bigger drinks isn't a solution at all...wouldn't people then just buy two or three of them?
This is to try and fix obesity.
Obesity isn't caused by drinks.
Obesity isn't caused by sitting around and playing video games.
Obesity is caused by PARENTS.
If a parent has proper control over what their children are doing, the kids will stay in shape.
If you feed them candy 24/7 and don't give them normal food, they will get fat.
If you don't make the kid go outside and play once in a while, and get some sunlight, also good for the kid, he will have issues.
Now, I do understand that some people are naturally bigger, and some naturally smaller, but that won't be solved by this Big Gulp Ban.
That's just genetics.