The four characteristics of Big Soda (BS) nutrition propaganda


How do you know whether nutritional advice is the result of Big Soda propaganda? Here are the top four deceitful claims by the sugar-sweetened beverage industry:

  1. It’s all about calories (and it’s your fault you’re obese).
  2. You should focus on physical activity rather than fitness and weight loss.
  3. Obesity is the root of the problem – not the metabolic syndrome.
  4. Obesity and chronic disease are complicated, and won’t respond to a simple strategy like cutting out sugar.

Unfortunately, these statements are misleading and highly ineffective when it comes to treating obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The only ones who benefit from them are the profits of Big Soda.

Learn more in this great article:

The Russells: The Four Hallmarks of Big Soda (BS) Nutritional Propaganda

On calories

  • Are all calories the same?
  • Weight control – calories or insulin
  • What to do instead of counting calories


On exercise

  • Living low carb – Marika Jerome
  • Cereal Killers
  • Run on Fat – Cereal Killers 2

More (for members)

On metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

  • Living low carb with Yvonne Lane
  • Diet Doctor Podcast #33 – Dr. David Unwin
  • My low-carb story with Marc Gossange

More (for member)

On the effects of sugar

  • Sugar Coated
  • Is sugar toxic?
  • The problem with sugar

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