Coca-Cola says: there is no proof that junk food and sugary drinks make you fat.
Obesity: Coca-Cola funded Scientists have discovered that it’s not your diet that’s making you fat; it’s lack of exercise. Junk science for junk food? Some might suspect that what Coca-Cola paid for was to get predetermined results. But then, there will always be cynics.
I went from 170 pounds up to 190 pounds at a time when I was doing more exercise than ever before in my life. I went running, bicycling, or rollerblading, usually for two hours, five to seven days a week, spring, summer, and fall; and I pushed it, no lollygagging. Then, in the winter, I went skiing, usually for five hours a day, five to seven days a week. And again, I pushed it: top to bottom nonstop skiing at high speed plus lots of zip-line mogul bashing on competitive mogul courses. And I developed quite an appetite: I ate quite well.
At a hundred and ninety pounds, I’d never been heavier. I was only one hundred and twenty-four when I had graduated from high school, and here I was sixty-six pounds heavier. Sort of like carrying a bag of cement with you wherever you go. One day the button on my pants popped off and ricocheted off the wall — time to lose some weight.
How did I do it? It would have been impossible to exercise any more than I already was without blowing out my back. So I went low carb with decreased consumption and dropped forty pounds, taking me down to 150. So yeah, exercise helps, but what’s key is diet. Remember, there were no fat people in concentration camps. If you stop eating, you will shrink down to your skeleton, then die. So, everything in moderation, eh?
From the New York Times by Anahad O’Connor:
Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.
The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences and through social media. To help the scientists get the word out, Coke has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance Network, which promotes the argument that weight-conscious Americans are overly fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying enough attention to exercise.
“Most of the focus in the popular media and in the scientific press is, ‘Oh they’re eating too much, eating too much, eating too much’ — blaming fast food, blaming sugary drinks and so on,” the group’s vice president, Steven N. Blair, an exercise scientist, says in a recent video announcing the new organization. “And there’s really virtually no compelling evidence that that, in fact, is the cause.” [uh-huh, uh-huh. Yeah, right —Ed.] …
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So there you have it, scientific proof: There’s no proof that eating too much fast food and sugary drinks will make you fat — the science is in.