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This nanny government

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Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2013 16:56

Spot on Kay,

Even whats considered to be healthy cereals such as Bran flakes, Special K and Weetabix has added sugar in large quantity's



Kay???? Report 18 Feb 2013 16:41

I do laugh,,,,,,

NO Added Sugar,,,,,,,,,to what,,,,,the sweetners thats already in the drinks,

NO Added Salt,,,,,,,no more added than 2 spoons thats aleady in there.

5% less fat,,,,5% less than what?......100% 200%.

If someone knows their intake of Fizzy drinks is high,,,,,common sense should say,,,,,,cut back,,,,,,,children are harder to control,,,,,,MaccyD comes with a fizzy drink-------KFc comes with a fizzy drink....or shakes.......which again has sugars......

Supermarkets have miles of shelving just full of soft drinks in every flavour.colour , full sugar.low suagr no added sugars..... intins ,bottles,12 packs to 48 packs.which dont make it easy for lovers of fizzy drinks........

how about them using honey as a sweetner?instead of chemicals.....

Some adults do eat foods and have drinks that dont agree with their rate of burn off so results in added weight.....but doesnt mean they are unhealthy.

Its a wonder anyone has any teeth after coke cola......drop an old penny in some and see what happens,,,,,, :-D :-D


Vintagefinemaid Report 18 Feb 2013 16:31

I understood they has been attempting to tackle the alcohol issue
Last year the government was proposing a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol in England and Wales in an effort to "turn the tide" against binge drinking.
Not sure if it ever came into being though


Elizabeth2469049 Report 18 Feb 2013 16:17

I buy some fizzy drinks and some sparkling water - but always the ones called "diet" and/or "no sugar added" - and I do read the small print for the carb. etc. statistics (am diabetic) - but I do wonder sometimes about the effect of some of the other chemical names there


JoyBoroAngel Report 18 Feb 2013 16:13

when i go out which isnt often
i pay between £1.60 and £2 50 for a glass of diet coke

isnt that taxing enough :-(

its cheeper to drink alchohol :-(

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 18 Feb 2013 15:59

I take it you have never had to struggle with losing weight IGP? Did anyone suggest she went to her GP & got her thyroid checked?

Perhaps they could help by finding a safe sweetener to put into carbonated drinks.


InspectorGreenPen Report 18 Feb 2013 15:34

It isn't actually the government, it is a group of doctors who are suggesting it.

Surely it is the manufacturers they should be lobbying to reduce the content of sugar and salt. Even so called low fat healthy foods have far too much, sugar in particular.

Oh and looking at the fatties on the news this morning, isn't the fact that they probably eat far too much than they need to a factor too?

We had a very overweight girl at work who claimed she eat healthy food and couldn't understand why she couldn't loose weight. What she conveniently forget to mention that she by the time everyone else was on their first snack break of the day at 11am, she was on her sixth....!


wisechild Report 18 Feb 2013 15:33

Whatever happened to restraint.
There´s nothing wrong with any food in moderation.
I love chocolate, cream cakes & chips, but don´t eat them every day, nor even every week. They are a treat for when I deserve a chill out moment & much more appreciated than if I stuffed my face every day.


Bobtanian Report 18 Feb 2013 15:14

apart from the consumption of too many maccy burgers....


Bobtanian Report 18 Feb 2013 15:12

It is because there is far too much sugars and the like in fizzy/pop drinks that is causing obesity.............Allegedly

and it is DOCTORS advocating this tax........


Merlin Report 18 Feb 2013 14:23

Good Lord Ann. that means that your Parchant for Champers is going to be hit :-D never mind,Change to Vodka :-D Thats not Fizzy. :-D :-D :-D :-D Hic Burp.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 18 Feb 2013 14:22

I heard they were going to introduce a toilet tax and collect it by putting smart meters on everyone's bathroom doors :-D


AnnCardiff Report 18 Feb 2013 14:12

Now it's fizzy drinks that are being targeted - why don't they have a go at alcohol?
Because it brings too much tax in for them, yet it causes more problems that any other consumer product