Part 2 – The Calorie Formula

Introduction “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.” “Banana?” “Large or small?” “Small.” “Peeled?” “Yes.” “Eighty”, I said, confidently. “Olive?” “Black or green?” “Black.” “Nine.” “Hobnob?”


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