February 18, 2004

Quote(s) of the Week

"People want to eat from the time they get up till the time they go to sleep. And by the way, no exercise, please," Romano said. "It's all about proportion, it's all about balance."
Source? Pasta fights back. Speaker? Michael Romano, executive chef of New York's Union Square Cafe.

My favorite brow-furrower from the article:
Colette Heimowitz, the Atkins organization's research director, denied that the Atkins Diet is risky or a fad. "It's amazing how Atkins is blamed for everything," she said by phone from New York.

"If people could have moderation in everything that'd be wonderful," Heimowitz said. "We wouldn't have this discussion. But people won't, they don't, they can't. They need other options to reach their weight goals."
They can't. I see. I guess I'll have to reverse my views on personal responsibility. I mean, how can you expect a human to live within his means financially, exercise, eat and drink responsibly, work for a living, and not use tobacco? Can't be done, Colette? Pleh.


Posted by hln at February 18, 2004 10:04 PM | Nutrition | TrackBack

Finally, I am unchained from the Aristotlean ideal!

I can charge as much as I want on my, er, our credit cards, eat bad food, quit my job, nap in the afternoons when eating and drinking have overtaken me until it's time to rise to eat, drink, and charge again! Woo hoo!

Sarcasm? No, she's serious!

Posted by: Brian J. at February 18, 2004 10:32 PM

Atkins diet: Cut out carbs now, eat meat, bacon etc. Lose weight in your 20s/30s, have heart trouble in your 40s & 50s.

Smokers diet: Smoke now, lose your appetite. Lose weight in your 20s/30s, have lung trouble in your 40s and 50s.

What's the difference?

Posted by: Bob W at February 18, 2004 11:31 PM

I'll agree with the won't & don't. I'm wondering if the "can't" was just a verbal flourish thrown in because it sounded nice.

Posted by: Harvey at February 19, 2004 10:34 AM

You're in favor of personal responsibility? CAPITALIST!
At least a partial non sequitur, but it's the best I could do.

Posted by: physics geek at February 19, 2004 04:41 PM