This is what happens when you drink 10 cans of Coke every day….

c039ab8a39a2431d5c508e76ef6f5b3eIt think it all started with the attempts by former NYC mayor Bloomberg to restrict the size of sugary drinks sold in the big apple.  Like, many, the idea seemed ridiculous.  I mean, what’s the difference between a large coke and a piece of chocolate cake?  Calories are calories, right?  I was inspired set off on a bit of a research project and came across some interesting literature about the difference between drinking your calories and eating them (you can click here to read more about that).  I also became fascinated about the research on the difference between calories obtained from carbs vs. other nutrition sources.  I can already feel your boredom.  Ugh, there he goes again with all that boring science.  I hear you.   Continue reading

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Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines recently with a proposal to ban sugar-laden soft drinks larger than 16 oz in the city of New York. There was, of course, the obligatory verbal diarrhea from the 24-hour cable news networks in response but all the chatter seemed to miss the point.  The media kept focusing on the politics of the issue while missing an opportunity to educate their viewership on a very crucial point.  Continue reading