Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Clock Ticks Off America’s Constant Weight Gain

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Is it time for America to start losing weight?

Self-proclaimed “diet detective” Charles Stuart Platkin thinks so and he’s created a clock that reveals the collective amount of weight gained by all Americans every tenth of a second.

The so-called “fat clock” debuts later today (Aug. 15) at www.dietdetective.com and Platkin says it will start running around 39 million pounds and quickly add up from there.

That’s because the average woman consumes about 800,000 calories a year while the average guy chows down up to 1 million every 12 months.

Platkin says that works out to a per-person weight increase of 1.15 pounds per year, but that can add up over time.

The clock will tick off the pounds in numbers and Platkin says that’s because he thought it would be more “visually appealing” than showing billions of pounds of lard.

Still, he hopes the clock give some potential fatties second thoughts about supersizing their order the next time they get fast food.

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