Part 2 – The Calorie Formula


“How many calories are you supposed to eat if you’re on a diet?” Tom said.

“About a thousand. Well I usually aim for a thousand and come in at about fifteen hundred”, I said, realizing as I said it that the last bit wasn’t strictly true.”

“A thousand?” said Tom incredulously. “But I thought you needed two thousand just to survive.”

“How many calories in a boiled egg?” Said Tom.

“Seventy- five.”


“Large or small?”




“Eighty”, I said, confidently.


“Black or green?”





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