Soda Pop Kills – and you thought it was crack!

In Diet and Weight, Junk Food on May 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Coke sign in Lahore

familiar symbol in Lahore

Sit in my exam room or read my book and you’ll probably get tired of hearing me rant about the evils of soda pop. This uniquely American invention has swept around the world. Almost every picture of a city seems to have the recognizable red and white logo of Coca-cola, sometimes the only familiar sign in the picture.

While great for shareholders and CEOs, the spread of Coca-cola has shared American-style eating and the obesity it causes all over the world.
Drinking soda puts the emptiest of empty calories into your amazing living machine. Most people don’t even notice these as calories and don’t cut back on their food to make up for it.

That makes these extra calories truly extra and is why I think soda is the biggest diet hurdle my patients face.

The ‘Big Gulp‘ is popular near me, a 44-ounce cup of soda for under a dollar. I know people who drink 2 or 3 of these a day! Each one can have 500 calories so most or all of a person’s daily calories are used up right there. Crazy.

Do the smart thing and quit using!

Eat Healthfully, Live Fully Healthy!

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