Dieting, Some Calories Don't Count...

In the history of weight-loss and dieting, people have tried some nutty things, like ingesting tape worms, swallowing expanding gelatin pills or the Atkins Diet. And now, Ali Hale of Diet-Blog, offers up the secret guide to making any food calorie-free. Here’s a bit:

"There are no calories in food belonging to someone else"

This includes anything...

  • Taken from your partner's plate in a restaurant
  • Made for you by your mom
  • Stolen from a communal fridge

The unwritten "rules" say that whoever owns the food should get the calories from it ... regardless of who eats it.

"There are no calories in free food"

This includes anything...

  • Eaten at a buffet or pot-luck
  • Packaged with a magazine
  • Given away as a sample (see also "There are no calories in small pieces of food")

Free food is too good an opportunity to miss. And if it doesn't cost you a dollar, it shouldn't cost you any calories either.

Be sure to read the entire post. It’s pretty funny! Although, in reality, counting calories is a pretty silly strategy: The Problem with Weight Watchers and other Calorie Counting Diets.

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Steve - August 19, 2008 8:56 AM

"There are no calories in small pieces of food"

Isn't this the government logic where oil sprays can be labelled as fat-free, even though 100 percent of the calories are from fat. If the serving is small enough, you round down!

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