Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Interesting Numbers Worth Sharing

The 1916 Coke bottles held 6.5 ounces.
           which would provide approximately 75 calories based on current caloric information from Coca-Cola for their regular soda

1980 - 7-Eleven introduces the 32-ounce Big Gulp
          373 calories 

1987 - 7-Eleven introduces the 44-ounce Super Big Gulp
          513 calories

1992 - 7-Eleven introduces the 64-ounce Double Big Gulp
          747 calories

2009 - 63.1% of Americans were either obese or overweight


Janet said...

This will help to explain the obese situation here in the states. Lots and lots of empty calories! To bad we get hooked on the caffein so easily. I am finally rid of the soda pop habit. If I have one, it is usually when we go out for burgers or such, and then it is only 1 glassful which I savor. Sometimes don't even finish it. I never get a refill anymore, healthier for me that way.

LoriU said...

I’ve pretty much dropped the pop habit too, with the rare exception of when I have pizza. Pizza and Pepsi (or Dr. Pepper) just seem to go together. And the Dr. Pepper thing is a recent change. For some reason I was craving one, and then the smell reminded me of hot August days at the Washington County Fair and it just stuck. I will confess – it’s still the regular pop version – I’ve never gotten used to the sweeteners that are used in diet stuff.

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