You can imagine how stunned and offput I was when I read a USA Today interview with Coca-Cola's President of Sparkling Beverages, Katie Bayne, in which she claimed to drink Diet Coke for breakfast and before her morning run. Ick. She also added some sweeping statement gems like "a calorie is a calorie" and "sugary drinks can be part of any diet as long as your calories are in balance." Yikes. Of course, I couldn't help but respond and had a few questions of my own for Ms. Byrne...
Diet Coke for Breakfast...
A rather annoying article popped into my feed, coincidentally while I was putting the finishing touches on our UnDiet Meal Prep Course. I posted it on Facebook and got a lot of response, and so I thought I'd share here.
We all have our methods for keeping up with the demands of the day. Some of us have a green smoothie, maybe some coconut water, maybe even plain old-fashioned water. Some of us take the time at the start of the week to get prepped and ready with all our meals.
Then there are those of us who down a half dozen bottles of artificial chemical beverages a day.
To each their own right?
Right... sort of. I am all for people making the decisions that best suit their needs, but what happens when they start imposing their decisions, ones that may not be in the name of health and optimal brain functioning, on their children?
Did you see the interview last week in USA Today with Coca Cola's president of sparkling beverages Katie Bayne? The one where she makes sweeping and inherently wrong nutritional statements like " a calorie is a calorie" and "sugary drinks can be a part of any diet as long as your calories in balance with the calories out"?
A little outraging right?