What people are talking about today on LoHud.com:
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg knows best what his city should drink and science has his back, we assert in our editorial Wednesday.
“There is a very big difference between banning synthetic trans-fats, a harmful additive, which when replaced with a natural fat would not reduce one’s enjoyment of the food, as opposed to mandatory portion control where telling someone how much they may be served is clearly an infringement on their enjoyment. … Obesity is certainly a problem but the solution is education and making healthier alternatives affordable, not mandating portion size.”
— Ben Kaufman
“Well said, Ben! Weight is a complex issue and very personal. I am 260 pounds but my wife, who is 112, and I eat almost the same calories per day. I consume 0 sugared beverages. I was a sprint cyclist, eating low-fat everything for years. I would eat 2500 calories but my workouts alone could run several hours at a 160-plus beats per minute heart rate and should have required over 5000 calories a day. That altered my metabolic rate, so I need little food. To lose weight, I need to eat almost nothing, which I refuse to do. The loons have suggested that people like me should pay ‘special’ taxes and now they want to limit drink size, which will do nothing for me or those who are fat from eating six cheeseburgers at a time.”
— Tony Francis
“The calorie-count rules don’t even bother me that much (although I think they’re unfair to chain restaurants) because they just provide us with information that we are free to use or disregard. Outright bans are antithetical to liberty.”
— Jonathan Walder
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