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Inflation helps S’poreans fight obesity as food portions get smaller

Posted on 19 May 2017

Look on the bright side of inflation, Singaporeans urged.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are looking for an efficient weight management programme, are feeling relieved.

This after the effects of inflation kicking in will be a good thing for Singaporeans curbing their enthusiasm for food.

One health authority spokesperson, Qu Jian Fei, said: “You see, alcohol prices go up, people drink less. Cigarette prices go up, people smoke less.”

“So when food prices go up, people eat less also. This will help Singaporeans maintain their weight. Inflation is a good thing health-wise.”

One local, Chi Dong Xi, said he agrees that, therefore, the sight of fat Singaporeans is a sign that things are not going so badly: “When food portions become smaller but the price is still the same, Singaporeans can control their diet better.”

“I like how in Singapore there is always a silver lining for everything.”

At press time, Singaporeans are suggesting lowering the salaries of Members of Parliament so that they do not attract opportunists to run for political office.


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