Why You Can’t Get Fat on Water
I’m at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, where we’ve holed up in order to see Huey Lewis and the News at the Flamingo tonight (3rd row, center). Tomorrow we move on to Cape May for a week.
The hotel generously provides bottled water in the room, and I’m glancing at mine right now. It tells me there are 10 fluid ounces, and also 296 ml. I don’t know why we need to know the metric equivalent, but it gets even stranger.
On the rear of the label I actually have “Nutrition Facts.” It tells me there is one serving per container, which provides the following “daily values”:
Total Fat: 0%
Total Carbohydrates: 0%
All of this is based on a 2,000 caloric daily intake.
In other words, it’s just water. That’s all. But it’s important to have people get the labeling straight, and I do have a consumer information number I can call listed on the label. I guess those people are there waiting at the other end of the phone line in case I need someone to describe the color, or whether it’s liquid, or if it’s bio-degradable.
I just turned to my left, and I’m staring at the Atlantic. There are quite a few people out there, and I’m thinking they’re daredevils. That water isn’t labeled.
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