Wednesday August 6, 2008
All American adults will be overweight or obese within forty years, according to a new government study. While that may sound alarming, what's more alarming is that this is a government study so the government is probably going to want to do something about it.
This study gives the Nannies a little more ammunition in the quest to exert yet more control over another aspect of American lives. Around the corner are we to expect fast-food taxes, more bans on fattening foods or doctors turning people in to the authorities for high cholesterol?
Just last month at the doctor's office we were told she had to calculate the kids' BMI (body-mass index), saying it's a new requirement. She just shook her head in annoyance as she went to find her Children's BMI Calculator.
Why don't we all make a pact to eat better, exercise and stay in shape! We'll all look hot like Paris Hilton while taking away the Nannies' ammo. They may even leave us alone to enjoy our occasional Hostess snack in peace.