September 8, 2012

Despite Possibly Fewer Clients

1 Diet Companies Support Drink Size Limit

"What about fast food outlets and restaurants that offer customer-refillable beverages, and waiters who fall all over themselves offering refills in order to increase their tips?"
- Andy in the comments

New York City's plan to limit the size of sugary drinks sold in restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and delis to 16 ounces just picked up the endorsement of enterprises that could lose business if everyone slimmed down: major diet companies Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, as well as the founders of Best Life and the South Beach Diet. The highly controversial proposal is backed by health experts and promoted by the mayor as a possible way to cut calories in a city that runs up some $4 billion yearly in weight-related public health costs. Opponents call it government infringement on freedom of choice, and a Times poll showed 60 percent of New Yorkers opposed. The Board of Health votes on the proposal this Thursday. If passed, it could take effect in March.

More at Pressdisplay.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Soda Industry Says Bloomberg Opposes Freedom

Tags: Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Soda Size Limit, New York Size Limit, Limit on Sugary Beverages, Michael Bloomberg

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Needed Surgery to Save His Life

2 Van Halen Says Fad Diet Nearly Killed Him

Rocker Eddie Van Halen blames the Master Cleanse diet for his excruciating pain that resulted in emergency surgery after he consumed a cayenne-based drink that is the mainstay of the fad diet, reports The National Enquirer. The 57-year old performer resorted to the Master Cleanse because it supposedly rids toxins from the body. Instead, “the spicy treatment touched off an explosion in his intestines,” said a friend. According to Dr. James O’Brien, who has not treated Van Halen, "The stress of fad diets increases pressure on the colon, and if the person has diverticulitis there may be leakage from the bowel into the abdomen.” Valen Halen is reported to be doing well and no additional surgeries are needed.

More at Www. RadarOnline.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Naomi Campbell's Stay-Fit Secrets

Tags: Diverticular Disease, Eddie Van Halen, Master Cleanse Diet, Abdominal Surgery, Dr. James O'Brien, The National Enquirer

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