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  • Bloomberg's Soda Bill Passes

    New York health board approves ban on large sodas - CNN.com

    A step in the right direction, yes?
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    It makes me want to buy a small cup and go back for refills.
    If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
      It makes me want to buy a small cup and go back for refills.
      It's funny you would mention that, because that was my first thought as well. I know my boyfriend always gets a small drink at fast food places because he knows he can just go up and get more. Maybe they'll get rid of soda fountains next...?
      >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
      >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

      >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
      >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

      Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

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      • #4
        I think banning large sodas is both stupid and evil. Stupid, because as is mentioned, people can always get refills. Evil, because I don't like legislating eating habits. I'm all for labels, warnings, etc, but not for the government legislating what is good or bad to eat or drink.

        I mean, this is the same government that gave us the food pyramid and has soy down as heart healthy. Do we really want to set a precedent (granted, state gov not fed gov, but still) that any government can outlaw food?

        --Me

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        • #5
          Because the next step might be butter!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sabine View Post
            Because the next step might be butter!
            MmmmHmmm. Then bacon, because everyone knows that bacon is bad for you.
            If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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            • #7
              My question is... when will WATER be cheaper than water + crappy ingredients
              And no, I don't mean tap water that tastes like it came from a public swimming pool.
              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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              • #8
                Gotta agree with the rest. You aren't going to get people to eat smarter by forcing them to do it. It comes down to education, something we are more than willing to yank money from at any point in time, rather than from politicians' salaries...
                The Sedition of Sisyphus: Go Find Another Rock

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                • #9
                  Definitely not a step in the right direction. People need to learn to be responsible for themselves, it's really that simple.

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                  • #10
                    This is terrible. I mean, I agree that soda is super bad for you, and people shouldn't be drinking mass quantities of it, but this is absolutely not an issue for legislation. If they start taking stuff like this away, half the stuff we love is next. Butter. Bacon. Heavy Whipping Cream. Fatty cuts of meat (say hello to boneless skinless chicken breast only!). Ugh. Bloomberg thinks the job of the government is to micromanage every aspect of the filthy unwashed masses' lives. Irritating.

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                    • #11
                      As everyone else said this is going to set a terrible precedent. Really what's to stop someone from buying 2 smaller sizes which would equal more than that single large cup? If people what their sugar water they're going to get it. Could be a boon for more tax revenue on more small sodas sold that cost more combined than the 1 big cup.

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                      • #12
                        I'm against the nanny state. I remember a time before it. It started with helmets for motorcyclists and seat belts and where will it stop? Banning bacon and mandatory cardio? Freedom is personal responsibility for your choices. It certainly is not legislated top down by ill-informed and corrupt politicians or technocrats.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MissJecka View Post
                          Actually, no, not in my opinion. I think it's the beginning of a long slippery slope. People are still allowed to have choices, even if those choices are bad ones. I know they are doing this because of the impact those choices have on the rest of the public - increased health care costs, etc., but man, this just gets into scary territory.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MissJecka View Post


                            I say NO.

                            Big brother state encroaching on personal choice. Do they honestly think that a 16oz cap on the size is going to make even the slightest dent in the obesity epidemic? Seriosly full of loopholes too. Only places inspected by the health department are covered, so just keep going to 7-11, you can get a super-big-gulf still. What's next for NYC? Let's tax the crap out of butter since its got the evil "FAT" we "KNOW" is killing us.....

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                            • #15
                              When I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail I took a few days off and visited Seattle. The calorie counts on the menu board at Taco Bell caused me to change my order to something lower in calories. Even though I'd been hiking 30 miles a day for months and still had a few more weeks of hiking 30 miles a day to go to complete the trail. These things can be effective. At least having better clarity of information was effective for me. Doesn't mean I think this latest legislation is appropriate. I do find it amusing it comes from a member of the Republican party. Jeez, keep your laws off my vessel filled with seed (high fructose corn seed, that is.)
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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