The Four Characteristics of Big Soda (BS) Nutrition Propaganda

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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

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

 

On exercise

  • Cereal Killers
  • Run on Fat – Cereal Killers 2
  • Is low carb bad for exercise?

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On metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

  • My low-carb story with Marc Gossange
  • The essential problem with type 2 diabetes
  • Why low-fat diets don't work — Dr. Jason Fung's diabetes course

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On the effects of sugar

  • Sugar Coated
  • Are all carbohydrates equally bad?
  • The problem with sugar

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