Why Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Big Soda is Stupid

Last Thursday, I appeared on Jane Velez-Mitchell’s show on HLN to talk about the public policy hullabaloo of the moment. My sleepy little hometown of NYC made the news when our Mayor for life, Michael Bloomberg, had another brilliant idea for the public shaming of fat people public health – outlawing the sale of sodas in excess of 16 oz. Of course, the rhetoric from the mayor’s office is all about how soda leads to obesity, and obesity is the scourge of our age, worse than the bubonic plague and alien robots put together. (Or something like that.) Read More Why Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Big Soda is Stupid

Coke Zero Rehab

I quit Coke Zero last week (and with it, abuse of caffeine and artificial sweeteners), but I’m checking in to let you know how my journey to soda-less living is going. Overall, the detox has been a success and, while I’ve certainly drunk more alcohol in the past week than normal, my body feels like it’s adjusting quite nicely to no longer riding the constant nerves-coaster of caffeine addiction. Below, a brief diary of my day-to-day experiences: Read More Coke Zero Rehab

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, Coke Zero

Did you know that women who drink more than two diet sodas a day may experience kidney decline at twice the rate of women who don’t? Me neither. At least, not until I happened across that information on the internet last week and decided that I was finally going to kick my Coke Zero addiction. I mean it this time. Read More I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, Coke Zero