Calories Quotes

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Dave Barry
“It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from someone else's plate.”
Dave Barry

Amit Kalantri
“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Helen Fielding
“I looked at him nonplussed. I realized that I have spent so many years being on a diet that the idea that you might actually need calories to survive has been completely wiped out of my consciousness. Have reached point where believe nutritional ideal is to eat nothing at all, and that the only reason people eat is because they are so greedy they cannot stop themselves from breaking out and ruining their diets.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

Amit Kalantri
“Hunger gives flavour to the food.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Alysha Speer
“Time to go run the calories away, do away with all the numbers stalking you, throw out the bad habits and excess weight.”
Alysha Speer

Michael Pollan
“American farmers produced 600 more calories per person per day in 2000 than they did in 1980. But some calories got cheaper than others: Since 1980, the price of sweeteners and added fats (most of them derived, respectively, from subsidized corn and subsidized soybeans), dropped 20 percent, while the price of fresh fruits and vegetables increased by 40 percent.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Bill Bryson
“One consequential change is that people used to get most of their calories at breakfast and midday, with only the evening top-up at suppertime. Now those intakes are almost exactly reversed. Most of us consume the bulk--a sadly appropriate word here--of our calories in the evening and take them to bed with us, a practice that doesn't do any good at all.”
Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life

John Green
“You're just not a soldier. You're a...you're a nerd. I mean, even the way you work out is nerdy. You don't have like a killer—"
"What do you mean the way I work out is nerdy?"
"How many calories have you burnt in the last five minutes?"
"Um, I dunno. 17 or 18 probably."
"Abe, that's not something normal people know.”
John Green, The War for Banks Island

Dave Barry
“The reason is that you eat too many foods that are high in "calories," which are little units that measure how good a particular food tastes. Fudge, for example, has a great many calories, whereas celery, which is not really a food at all but a member of the plywood family, provided by Mother Nature so that mankind would have a way to get onion dip into his mouth at parties, has none.”
Dave Barry, Dave Barry's Guide to Life

Sue Merrell
“Christmas makes me schmaltzy. I'm proud to be level-headed, even a little tough most of the time. But once a year I like to believe that peace on earth may be possible and calories don't count.”
Sue Merrell, One Shoe Off

Mango Wodzak
“Most raw fooders don't embrace fruit, instead they embarrass it. by stripping the avocado down to fats and proteins, they paint a portrait that is most uncomely, unflattering and entirely dishonest. By reducing a banana to 100 calories, in the most ugliest of fashions, they attempt to quantify the unquantifiable. By converting a fruit salad to a plate of LFHCs, they degrade and insult the innocence and beauty of fruit.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

James Minter
“The optimist sees the doughnut but the pessimist see 452 calories and a shed load of sugar ...”
James Minter, The Hole Opportunity - Bronze Winner for Adult Fiction, Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013

“So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?”
Wess Stafford, Too Small to Ignore: Why Children Are the Next Big Thing

Gary Taubes
“The point to keep in mind is that you don't lose fat because you cut calories; you lose fat because you cut out the foods that make you fat-the carbohydrates.”
Gary Taubes, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Gary Taubes
“Even if these researchers do see the need to address the problem immediately, though they have obligations and legitimate interests elsewhere, including being funded for other research. With luck, the ideas discussed in Good Calories, Bad Calories may be rigorously tested in the next twenty years. If confirmed, it will be another decade or so after that, at least, before our public health authorities actively change their official explanation for why we get fat, how that leads to illness, and what we have to do to avoid or reverse those fates. As I was told by a professor of nutrition at New York University after on of my lectures, the kind of change I'm advocating could take a lifetime to be accepted.”
Gary Taubes, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Paul Russell
“A long-simmering resentment against the world can burn off more calories than you might imagine.”
Paul Russell, The Coming Storm

“The Decision

...I wiped my hands on my pinafore
now sullied and stained
not crisp or pressed
as it had been before...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Martin Berkhan
“If someone tells you calories don’t matter, they have no credibility. But if someone tells you calories are all that matters, they have even less.”
Martin Berkhan, The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected.

Mark Schatzker
“Humans look just like livestock now. We achieve a state of buttery plumpness before we've even reached sexual maturity. We experience powerful cravings for food that is slowly making us sick. We are...programmed to eat the wrong food. We aren't born calorie zombies, but that's what we have become.”
Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

Evangelos Zoumbaneas
“The therapist must believe it more, but the patient must want it more…”
Evangelos Zoumbaneas

Tanya Masse
“How is it that food STILL contains calories that make you gain weight in the 21st CENTURY?! It’s like scientists aren’t even trying!”
Comic Strip Mama

Davee Jones
“There's no sense beating around the bush, it doesn't burn that many calories." from Split the Uprights”
Davee Jones, Split the Uprights

Israelmore Ayivor
“Richest leaders are not those who have calories in their bank accounts; but those who have fats in their positive ideas.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Gary Taubes
“...Why is it that from the moment you enter medical school to the moment you retire, the only disorder that you will ever diagnose with a physics textbook is obesity? This is biology folks, it's endocrinology, it's physiology - physics has nothing to do with it. The laws of thermodynamics are always true, the energy balance equation is irrelevant...”
Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes
“When I was lecturing recently to a group of cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic I said...

Why is it that from the moment you enter medical school to the moment you retire, the only disorder that you will ever diagnose with a physics textbook is obesity? This is biology folks, it's endocrinology, it's physiology - physics has nothing to do with it. The laws of thermodynamics are always true, the energy balance equation is irrelevant.

If someone's getting fatter I guarantee you they're taking more energy than they expend (as long as they're getting heavier). And if they're getting leaner I guarantee they're expending more than they're taking in. [It's] given, let's never discuss it again. And if you say it to your patients you're telling them nothing

(University Of Colorado Medical School, May 9th 2013 - via YouTube)”
Gary Taubes

Martin Berkhan
“The energy balance equation is incomplete. It doesn’t include the most vital variable of all: the human element.”
Martin Berkhan, The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected.

Martin Berkhan
“Tackling plateaus is what clueless people on the internet do instead of tracking, reviewing, and deciding. Wrestling with plateaus is what people do instead of waiting.”
Martin Berkhan, The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected.

“Just as calories differ according to how they affect the body, so too do carbohydrates. All carbohydrates break down into sugar, but the rate at which this occurs in the digestive tract varies tremendously from food to food. This difference forms the basis for the glycemic index (GI).
The GI ranks carbohydrate-containing foods according to how they affect blood glucose, from 0 (no affect at all) to 100 (equal to glucose). Gram for gram, most starchy foods raise blood glucose to very high levels and therefore have high GI values. In fact, highly processed grain products – like white bread, white rice, and prepared breakfast cereals – and the modern white potato digest so quickly that their GI ratings are even greater than table sugar (sucrose). So for breakfast, you could have a bowl of cornflakes with no added sugar, or a bowl of sugar with no added cornflakes. They would taste different but, below the neck, act more or less the same.
A related concept is the glycemic load (GL), which accounts for the different carbohydrate content of foods typically consumed. Watermelon has a high GI, but relatively little carbohydrate in a standard serving, producing a moderate GL. In contrast, white potato has a high GI and lots of carbohydrate in a serving, producing a high GL. If this sounds a bit complicated, think of GI as describing how foods rank in a laboratory setting, whereas GL as applying more directly to a real-life setting. Research has shown that the GL reliably predicts, to within about 90 percent, how blood glucose will change after an actual meal – much better than simply counting carbohydrates as people with diabetes have been taught to do.”
David Ludwig, Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently

Sarvesh Jain
“The only thing I'm not afraid of losing is my calories. But also, the only thing that doesn't leave me is my calories.”
Sarvesh Jain

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