(Enter Stage Right) -- Americans are obsessed with fat; either with eating it or being it. We've been told that we're too fat and we're told that eating fat is bad for you.
Being fat is your own business. You'll feel better if you lose a few pounds, but you will enjoy your next meal if it has a fat content rather than being a bland cereal…which explains why so many cereals today have some sugary covering or content.
The fact is you can eat almost anything you like and remain a healthy weight if you just don't eat too much of it. It's not rocket science.
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For politicians, however, controlling what we eat has become an obsession. A demented Democratic Representative, Rosa DeLauro, from Connecticut, has proposed a bill—the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act—SWEET for short, that would penalize people one-cent for every teaspoon of sugar used in their drink of choice. It's none of her business, let along the government's, what you want to drink.