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

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

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

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

“Well, Kessa, I am glad to see that you're taking your body seriously. I shudder when I see the girls leaving class and heading for the nearest hamburger, coke, and French fry station.The thought of them pouring all those dead calories into themselves makes me want to cry. You'd think after a rigorous dance class they'd have more respect for their bodies.”
Steven Levenkron, The Best Little Girl in the World

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

John Green
“You're just not a soldier. You're'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amit Kalantri
“The salt is to the food, what soul is to the body.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“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

“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

“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

Amit Kalantri
“Diet food is not a meal its a medicine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

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

Amit Kalantri
“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

“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

Amit Kalantri
“We love our mother because she cares and also because she cooks.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

“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

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

“...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

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!”
Tanya Masse

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