You want to see this country lose weight? Make a twinkie 20 bucks and an apple 25 cents. Make two liters of soda 4.00 and make bottled water and 100% juices 1.20 for the same size. The moment we can't afford Junk food but the cost of veggies and fresh produce goes down you'll automatically see a drop in weight across the entire country. As a mother of 4 with a sedentary 8 hour workday, and a very limited schedule, I live on a budget and have very little free time for working out. I have to make my dollar stretch and so do many other people in this current economy. It's still more expensive to eat healthy. Make the junk expensive and make our healthy foods more affordable and you'll see changes. Everyone is affected by the almighty dollar so hit 'em where it hurts. The pocket book.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.