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"How many calories are you supposed to eat if you’re on a diet?" he 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."
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.
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary
This was kind of an A HA! moment for me.

"How many calories are you supposed to eat if you’re on a diet?" he 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."


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.


Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary


This was kind of an A HA! moment for me.

Filed under Bridget Jones Helen Fielding disordered eating Mr. Nice Gaius James Callis

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    This was conveniently left out of the movie, of course, as was the “I thought you looked better before you lost weight”...
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