We’ve all been there before – you don’t have the time to make a meal at home, so you stop at the local fast food restaurant. When you’re absolutely starving after a long day at the office, you might catch yourself ordering a large hamburger, French fries and an enormous drink. You’re so hungry you can’t resist the temptation – you order the cup of soda that’s as big as your head.
Experts have said time and time again that the option to supersize meals at fast food joints is a contributing factor to America’s obesity epidemic. It’s for this reason that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a ban on selling large sodas. However, Science Daily reports that researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are saying the ban of this one product may not have a significant effect on the obesity battle.
“People make their own choices and we can’t force them into those decisions. A public health effort must be made so they can better understand the consequences of their choices,” explained Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., assistant professor at the UAB School of Public Health.
While the most effective public health efforts are debatable, people may be able to fight the battle of the bulge by limiting soda consumption and trying an all-natural supplement from Dr. Newton’s Naturals called Skinny D.