Monday, September 05, 2005

Diet Drinks Cause Obesity!!!! (?)

How do I know? Did you ever see a skinny person drinking a diet soda?

Actually, this theory is proposed by Stanley Bing, who writes about business matters. He is a regular columnist for Fortune Magazine and currently has an article entitled "Great Questions of Our Age". In this article, he questions where the workers are at highway construction sites, why martinis are smaller, whether cops cause traffic jams, cell phone behavior, etc.

If you regard business writers as dry and unentertaining, then you haven't read anything by Stanley Bing. He also has written several books including:
  • Throwing the Elephant
  • Zen and the Art of Managing Up
  • What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness

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Daedalus said...

I see thin people drinking Diet Coke all the time. Anybody who thinks that cutting 100 calories by drinking a diet soda while eating a thousand calorie burger at McDonalds is just retarded. This kind of logic doesn't make sense.

cube said...

Huh? I see skinny people drinking diet soda all the time too.

thirtysomething said...

That is something I never thought about! Thanks!

Helen said...

I think heavy people drink diet so that they at least feel they are making an effort to reduce calories. Just my thought on the subject!
Peace....................

Mama Mouse said...

I have read for quite some time now that the artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain ... whether in diet soda or other things. My husband is diabetic and in the last few years he has been drinking about 8 cans of diet soda a day ... sometimes more. He has gained a LOT of weight! His diet hasn't changed otherwise ... but the weight keeps adding up. He has finally stopped diet soda, though he is drinking iced tea ... with Sweet and Low in it!

We'll see over the next few months if it helps or not.