Do Not Take Diet Advice From Roger Cohen
Speaking of obesity, Roger Cohen's column today is a bit of a strange bird. Forgetting his grotesque description of a fat young child ("her features had already surrendered to the glutinous march of obesity, disappearing into a pinkish and undifferentiated swelling, punctuated only by two small eyes and a very active mouth at work on the reddish-brown meat"), check out his actual diet plan:
The diet I was on is called the General Motors diet. I have a friend in London who, as he puts it, “does a G.M.” a few times a year to stay in shape. I’ll ask him how he is and he’ll say: “Fine, yeah, doing a G.M., going well.”
He has found it an effective week-long diet, yielding a weight loss of 10 to 15 pounds. My own experience confirms this.
Cohen's friend goes on a diet radical enough to tear through 10-15 pounds in a week a few times a year? And Cohen thinks this is a good person to take diet advice from, and has in fact put that plan in the New York Times? Bizarre.
July 30, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
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