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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:19 PM

The cities that drink the most soda

Link: http://www.menshealth.com/best-life/cities-most-soda

On March 11, a judge blocked the Big Apple's proposed ban on sales of supersized soda. Even if the city's appeal fails, Mayor Bloomberg can take this stat as consolation: Only 13 cities have less of a problem with pop than NYC does, according to data we gathered on soda consumption and its consequences. If any town needs a soda cap, it's last-place Laredo, though that may be a tougher sell. "Texans tend to oppose government limits on what they can buy and consume," says Tracey Ledoux, Ph.D., R.D., an assistant professor at the University of Houston's Texas Obesity Research Center.


FIZZ-FREE TOWNS

1. Washington, DC
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Honolulu, HI
4. Seattle, WA
5. Oakland, CA
6. Atlanta, GA
7. Wilmington, DE
8. Boston, MA
9. Portland, OR
10. Pittsburgh, PA

11. Winston-Salem, NC
12. Albuquerque, NM
13. San Diego, CA
14. New York, NY
15. New Orleans, LA
16. Reno, NV
17. Portland, ME
18. Bridgeport, CT
19. Boise City, ID
20. Denver, CO

21. Little Rock, AR
22. St. Paul, MN
23. Raleigh, NC
24. Chesapeake, VA
25. Durham, NC
26. San Jose, CA
27. Jersey City, NJ
28. Salt Lake City, UT
29. Burlington, VT
30. Virginia Beach, VA

31. Anaheim, CA
32. Manchester, NH
33. Louisville, KY
34. Sacramento, CA
35. Tucson, AZ
36. Norfolk, VA
37. Plano, TX
38. Colorado Springs, CO
39. Cincinnati, OH
40. Madison, WI

41. Chicago, IL
42. St. Petersburg, FL
43. Minneapolis, MN
44. Miami, FL
45. Nashville, TN
46. Charleston, WV
47. Omaha, NE
48. Wichita, KS
49. Billings, MT
50. Las Vegas, NV

51. Lincoln, NE
52. Aurora, CO
53. Columbia, SC
54. Jacksonville, FL
55. Los Angeles, CA
56. Greensboro, NC
57. Charlotte, NC
58. Dallas, TX
59. Des Moines, IA
60. Buffalo, NY

61. Fargo, ND
62. Sioux Falls, SD
63. St. Louis, MO
64. Kansas City, MO
65. Cleveland, OH
66. Oklahoma City, OK
67. Bakersfield, CA
68. Tampa, FL
69. Philadelphia, PA
70. Anchorage, AK

71. Tulsa, OK
72. Detroit, MI
73. Baton Rouge, LA
74. Baltimore, MD
75. Houston, TX
76. Birmingham, AL
77. Milwaukee, WI
78. Lexington, KY
79. Fresno, CA
80. Stockton, CA

81. Cheyenne, WY
82. Columbus, OH
83. Orlando, FL
84. Newark, NJ
85. Austin, TX
86. Jackson, MS
87. San Antonio, TX
88. Phoenix, AZ
89. Lubbock, TX
90. Providence, RI

CAPITALS OF COLA

91. Indianapolis, IN
92. Toledo, OH
93. Riverside, CA
94. Fort Wayne, IN
95. Memphis, TN
96. Corpus Christi, TX
97. San Bernardino, CA
98. Fort Worth, TX
99. El Paso, TX
100. Laredo, TX

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Jamaal510 Jun 2013 OP
AndyA Jun 2013 #1
The Straight Story Jun 2013 #2
postulater Jun 2013 #3
KamaAina Jun 2013 #6
NutmegYankee Jun 2013 #9
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #15
Arcanetrance Jun 2013 #4
Freddie Jun 2013 #7
Arcanetrance Jun 2013 #8
KamaAina Jun 2013 #5
bike man Jun 2013 #10
Link Speed Jun 2013 #11
lpbk2713 Jun 2013 #12
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #13
tabbycat31 Jun 2013 #14

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. Dallas - 58, Fort Worth - 98

Surprised there's such a difference between these two cities. A 40-point spread out of a total of 100 seems like a lot for one metro area.

I'm trying to drink more water. It's really supposed to be the best for you, and the price is certainly better (I have a filter at home).

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:26 PM

2. It's POP not soda

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. And you drink your water from the bubbler!

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Response to postulater (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:43 PM

6. Only in Wisconsin

or, oddly enough, Boston.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:05 PM

9. POP?

Is that the sound your head makes when you hear "soda" or "coke"?

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:24 PM

15. You must be from Ohio, also. I grew up there and that's

what we called it there. When I moved east, no one knew what the fuck I was talking about when I asked for a bottle of pop.

The only thing call soda was something that went in Gin!

I'm actually moving back in the next several weeks.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. I have no problem with soda I drink soda on occasion myself

But people complain about restrictions of soda size but think of this the recommended serving of any soda is 8oz or 1 cup. The proposed restriction cutoff was 16oz or 2 cups so thats a double serving. Now think about this at most fast food places their medium isn't 16oz its usually double that so your sitting down to a meal with 4 cups of soda just for yourself. You can easily ingest close to 1000 calories on soda alone in one meal than add say a whopper or a double or even triple whopper to that plus fries. Basically I'm saying is cutting down to just a 16oz soda that bad of an idea.

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

7. A fast food "small" soda is 16 oz now

Got a "value meal" at Taco Bell recently and I think it came with a *gallon* of soda! 16 oz is more than plenty for most of us.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:01 PM

8. I don't see why one needs to drink more than that when I was a kid the small was 8oz

I don't know why we can't go back to that 8oz small 16oz medium and a 24oz large that way those that feel that they absolutely have to have more than 16oz are happy.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:42 PM

5. New Orleans is only as low as 15th

because folks down there like to mix some Coke with their rum!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

10. One wonders how the top ten soda drinking cities appear on the list of most obese cities. nt

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:04 PM

11. Where is Rome, GA?

 

7,528 oz/yr/capita

That is 627 cans, per year, per person.

And that's just Coca-Cola.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:13 PM

12. I'm surprised Orlando is only at position 83.




The theme parks must go through thousands of gallons of that stuff every week.


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:15 PM

13. In the Northwest we're too busy drinking good coffee, microbrew & water out of the Cascade snowmelt

to bother with that soda stuff.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:20 PM

14. surprised to see Atlanta's position

Considering they're the home of Coke.

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