Health, wellness & sport

Sugary Drinks Cartons Size Reduction

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In today's society many people are obese and unfit because of too many sugary drinks, such as energy drinks and fizzy (soft) drinks. Many drinks come in massive cartons, such as monster energy, and you feel like you have to drink the whole thing so it doesn't go to waste.
The situation could be helped by reducing the size of drink cartons, and therefore reducing the intake of sugar.
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However, we do not know for sure if reducing the size of the drink cartons would necessarily deter those who crave to have such unhealthy food from doing so. No evidence or argument has been presented to support this claim either. What if a given person bought several of these said 'reduced size' cartons instead of buying a larger one? wouldn't it have the same damage and effect?
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Obesity is linked more to a person's habits than anything else because a person who craves for fattening food would, in the end, find excuses, or other means to have what he wants because he is fueled by his inner desires to have it. Probably a permanent ban might be a little more effective but there is no evident reason for one to believe that reduced drink cartons would contribute to reducing or controlling obesity.
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I myself will in most cases only drink soft drinks when out and about or at a party/cafe, and in such a case a refrigerator would most likely be unavailable, so a person may want to drink the entire contents of the drink carton to stop it going to waste, especially if that person had payed for the drink. If soft drinks were sold in smaller cartons, a person would get a taste of the drink they wanted, but not feel forced to consume too much.
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There are several other ways by which a person can become obese. If sugar consumption was the problem the person could have sweets, toffees, cakes or any of the countless other sweet dishes for that matter.
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If individual drink cartons were reduced in size, people would just have to accept it. If somebody wants to buy a drink, they will- no matter what size of carton it comes in. It is not convenient for a person to buy a pile of smaller drink cans and walk around the city with a stack of cans, if somebody wants to drink fizzy juice or an energy drink, they can still do so, but they will have to accept the fact that the drink comes in a smaller carton and drink it, and be satisfied.
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OK, so it IS a person's own choice as to what he or she wants to eat or drink, and that person has to have self control if they want to stay fit. And yes, a person could also have sweets, toffees, or cakes as well as a soft drink, so it is up to the person whether he or she would want to over-eat and become obese, diabetic, etc.
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I think that reducing the size of sugary drink cartons could easily make a change, even if it is only a small change, it all adds up in the end of the day.
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There is every reason for a person to drink the entire contents of a carton, it is polite to do so if it is given to them by a friend (for example). Also if a person only drinks soft drinks when at a party, they could easily get overweight - a person could quite easily go to a party every day!!!
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The fundamental question to be asked here is, would the move to reduce drink carton size be beneficial enough to justify taking the trouble to go for it? I mean I love all sorts of sugary drinks and making the carton size smaller would not make me want to intake it.
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The situation could be helped by reducing the size of drink cartons, and therefore reducing the intake of sugar.
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So in conclusion I would like to state that sugary drinks need not be reduced in size as the move would have little to no impact in getting the desired results.
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Furthermore, my opponent concludes that by reducing the size of the cartons we reduce the intake of a given person's sugar. This claim is pretty far-fetched because there are several other means by which a person can consume sugar. He could have sweets, toffees, cakes or any of the countless other sweet dishes for that matter. The argument that reduced size of drink cartons would reduce the sugar intake of a person which would further help reduce obesity is foolhardy and irrational.
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They should have taken cartoons off the carton altogether. If it is not natural and especially if it has high corn fructose it should not be associated with our kids. They are always sick, they are getting dumber and we must stop this killing of our kids right now.
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