As informative as this article is, the tone is bothersome. Present throughout the article, this emerges most strongly with the following example.
"Why not spend your calorie budget on something healthier?"
Because it's my calorie budget and I'll spend it as I please.
Taken to extremes, this example sentence can also incite unhealthy dieting practices. ("I can trade my cookies for cucumber slices," can become "I can just cut the cookies out altogether," leading to "I can skip a meal everyday, too..." You get the idea.) Additionally, it can render people feeling as though they ought to drop the "binge" items from a well-functioning budget despite that the item fits within the guidelines.
On a different note, it was kind of the author to include the table of calories per type of drink.
In conclusion, informative but the reading would be more pleasant if the article was not drenched in disgust.
- 2/26/2014 8:36:02 PM