Pinning the weight on the packaging

It has recently come to light that it is NOT the junk we eat that makes us fat, but rather the PACKAGING it comes in. Whew! Thank god for that. I can finally start eating Oreos all day as long as I buy them at the bulk store rather than in the usual packaging. You can drink all the pop you want, but be sure it’s in a clear glass bottle, and not a BPA-laden aluminum can. The CAN is the real culprit. Let pop fountains return and we shall all be lean once again.

“Clearly, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are the drivers of the epidemic, but increasingly environmental chemicals are being identified as possible contributors.” Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician from New York University has apparently discovered this in a recent study. Let’s be frank here. We all know that Bisphenol-A is a chemical best avoided. It is found inside aluminum cans, in plastic packaging, and it worsens with microwaving. BPA has estrogen-like characteristics and is hard on the liver who bears the brunt of breaking it down.

Linking it to obesity and insulin-resistance is ridiculous. How bizarre, that eating an abundance of “BPA-packaged”, processed, glucose-rich foods would make us fat. Let’s close our eyes and pin the weight on the BPA. Problem solved.

So what do you think?