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(The New York Times)   Get ready for the next big fad diet from Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon and the acupuncturist and neuropharmacologist Dr. Nadia Volf. Farkers should probably skip goji berries as they stimulate libido   (tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 53
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2014-08-16 09:50:05 AM
I know *exactly* which of my friends will be religiously converted to this. At least the food looks edible.
 
2014-08-16 10:15:21 AM
tl;dr summary of this article:

"I've fallen for every stupid fad diet that's come down the pipeline in the last 20 years and none of them have worked. But this one totally will. For reals. Also, ain't us girls stupid?"
 
2014-08-16 12:47:47 PM
Who and who?

Never mind, I don't really give a shiat.
 
2014-08-16 12:48:43 PM
My rule of thumb is that if a diet pins all dietary problems on one "evil" food ("Wheat is what's making you fat!") or claims that a single "superfood" can fix everything ("These acai berries cure cancer!"), it's probably full of shiat.
 
2014-08-16 12:49:34 PM
You want to lose wait....Exercise farkers
 
2014-08-16 12:50:23 PM
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2014-08-16 12:51:14 PM

Warmnight: You want to lose wait....Exercise farkers


Eat less.  Move more.

/thyroid my ass
 
2014-08-16 12:53:00 PM
Stimulate LIbido?  I'm already masturbating non-stop all weekend, what else do you want from me?
 
2014-08-16 12:54:31 PM
Goji berries don't stimulate the libido.
 
2014-08-16 12:55:06 PM
The rule I've heard is eat more colors: Green, Red, Yellow, Orange. And then avoid white things.

Seems to work well enough. Haven't gained any weight from college.

/Green popsicles totally count
 
2014-08-16 12:56:45 PM
Say it with me: PLACEBO!
 
2014-08-16 12:59:30 PM

Warmnight: You want to lose wait....Exercise farkers


This.


MooseBayou:

Eat less.  Move more.

That.
 
2014-08-16 01:01:36 PM
It's like when my brother started the paleo diet and my mother said he was losing weight and feeling better. I said, "That's what happens when you control portion sizes and actually monitor what stuff goes in your pie hole." She was disappointed I wasn't wowed by the awesomeness of the latest fad diet.
 
2014-08-16 01:04:55 PM
I first read that as "Joel Robinson" and I clicked.

Now I'm disappointed.

/where are my glasses?
 
2014-08-16 01:06:56 PM
This is a perfect birthday gift for my mother-in-law.  Now I don't even have to fret the day before when I still haven't thought of anything!
 
2014-08-16 01:11:12 PM
The two staples of a Michelin diet are Marshmallow Fluff and a hard-to-chew black substance with treads which makes you tired just trying to eat..

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2014-08-16 01:14:59 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The rule I've heard is eat more colors: Green, Red, Yellow, Orange. And then avoid white things.

Seems to work well enough. Haven't gained any weight from college.

/Green popsicles totally count


white non-starchy veg are ok. Avoid labels where any sugar-related-thing is added, avoid the words enriched and bleached.

/today is cheat day so poptarts and  a glass of chocolate milk were enjoyed.
 
2014-08-16 01:16:16 PM
I...

That headline is currently beyond my ability to comprehend it.

/wordz are hard
//drank my lunch
 
2014-08-16 01:22:52 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The rule I've heard is eat more colors: Green, Red, Yellow, Orange. And then avoid white things.

Seems to work well enough. Haven't gained any weight from college.

/Green popsicles totally count


This is why I smother my baked potatoes in butter, cheese, bacon and chives.  Sour cream is okay because it makes the other colors stand out.
 
2014-08-16 01:25:15 PM

BitwiseShift: The two staples of a Michelin diet are Marshmallow Fluff and a hard-to-chew black substance with treads which makes you tired just trying to eat..

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E-sackely what I was thinking.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-08-16 01:30:26 PM

TomD9938: Warmnight: You want to lose wait....Exercise farkers

This.


MooseBayou:

Eat less.  Move more.

That.


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And have more secks, lots and lots of rabid, break-the-bed-slats furiously wild, sweat-the-sheets-wet secks.
 
2014-08-16 01:30:46 PM
Bullshiat level: High

From the alleged neuropharmacologist: The most beautiful thing to eat when you have heartbreak is turkey, because turkey has the amino acid tryptophan, which is the basis of our hormone serotonin. But the girls just don't know that.

Even if this notion that tryptophan cures heartbreak weren't BS, this would still be nonsense, since turkey does not, in fact, have particularly high levels of tryptophan.

You know what does? Chocolate. Also cheese.

So maybe "the girls" are smarter than the so-called expert.
 
2014-08-16 01:46:22 PM
And it just so happens that they have a book to sell as well, what a coincidence!
 
2014-08-16 01:48:23 PM
"acupuncturist and neuropharmacologist", eh? Nah thanks.
 
2014-08-16 01:48:35 PM
The problem with article like these (aside from the obviously fact that they're all high on the placebo effect) is that it would be easy to eat healthy if someone would come to my house and make me things like trout fillets with carrot taglietelle and curry on a daily basis with variations to keep my interest.  I bet I'd be damn happy if that happened too.


In reality it's a win today that I have leftover fish tacos in the fridge or I might just eat cereal for lunch after a busy Saturday at work.
 
2014-08-16 01:58:00 PM
Fad diet? Here's one:

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2014-08-16 02:03:28 PM

2chris2: Goji berries don't stimulate the libido.


If you have your partner stick them up your but they do. have you been eating them? Gross!
 
2014-08-16 02:05:15 PM
Err, butt, not but
/ass
 
2014-08-16 02:08:47 PM
From the article recipe:

1 clove garlic, peeled, germ removed, and minced.

Germ removed? WTF?

Ver a Volf?
 
2014-08-16 02:09:41 PM
Sorry, I only take diet advice from the undisputed experts in the field: overweight, overpriveleged 20-something white women with Gender Studies degrees. Healthy lifestyles are a tool of the Patriarchy, doncha know?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-08-16 02:17:32 PM

dryknife: From the article recipe:

1 clove garlic, peeled, germ removed, and minced.

Germ removed? WTF?

Ver a Volf?


Der volf, der castle

/why are we talking like this?
 
2014-08-16 02:28:10 PM
Does the new diet involve chicken?
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gja [TotalFark]
2014-08-16 02:31:16 PM

Boo_Guy: Does the new diet involve chicken?
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De chicky in der basky!
 
2014-08-16 02:34:57 PM

aimtastic: tl;dr summary of this article:

"I've fallen for every stupid fad diet that's come down the pipeline in the last 20 years and none of them have worked. But this one totally will. For reals. Also, ain't us girls stupid?"


I blame being fat on the food instead of my inability to control my portions and the fact that I'm a lazy-ass that refuses to exercise.
 
2014-08-16 02:45:13 PM
Don't eat too much sugar. Eat a fair amount of fruits and veggies. Eat reasonable amounts of salt. Avoid trans fats.

Eat an amount of food that reflects your amount of activity ( more food and more exercise is better than less food and less exercise).

It's not more complicated than that ( could be less complicated ).

Anyone who says otherwise is selling you something.
 
2014-08-16 02:49:51 PM

gja: dryknife:

  
Der volf, der castle

/why are we talking like this?



Because if our names were Nadia Volf or some other vaguely eastern European sounding name that is de rigueur for quackery ve vould haf to.
 
2014-08-16 03:00:35 PM
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2014-08-16 03:05:59 PM
If you want to lose weight, there are several reliable ways. Loss of limb is quite common, and effective. A diet high in fecal matter is also usually fairly effective.
 
2014-08-16 03:34:42 PM

aimtastic: tl;dr summary of this article:

"I've fallen for every stupid fad diet that's come down the pipeline in the last 20 years and none of them have worked. But this one totally will. For reals. Also, ain't us girls stupid?"


It does sound like cutting sugar out worked for a year or so (in the guise of milk; c'mon lady, you know it wasn't the milk in the ice cream and milkshakes that was making you fat). I don't blame anyone giving a diet that shows results a year, that's a pretty long run of willpower. I usually last about two weeks eating like a monk before the craving for crunchy salty junk overwhelms me.

I wish more people would realize that diets have to be tailored for individual metabolisms and lifestyles (not to mention individual cravings), and just experiment for a month at a time on different things until something really clicks. It's a good way to broaden your choices, too, when you get out of your comfort zone. Fad diets exist to sell books and speaking engagements, not make a permanent contribution to society, even if they do help some people.
 
2014-08-16 03:40:21 PM
Diets are just stupid. Unless your doctor puts you on a special diet, all you have to do is eat lean meats and veggies. Cook with olive oil instead of butter and don't use too much other unhealthy fats while cooking. Ta da! I probably have about five or so pounds to go but eating this way has helped me lose weight. I am near my goal and I didn't bother with fad diets.
 
2014-08-16 03:45:57 PM

RandomAxe: Bullshiat level: High

From the alleged neuropharmacologist: The most beautiful thing to eat when you have heartbreak is turkey, because turkey has the amino acid tryptophan, which is the basis of our hormone serotonin. But the girls just don't know that.

Even if this notion that tryptophan cures heartbreak weren't BS, this would still be nonsense, since turkey does not, in fact, have particularly high levels of tryptophan.

You know what does? Chocolate. Also cheese.

So maybe "the girls" are smarter than the so-called expert.


Also, there's nothing wrong with French cuisine, but anyone who's eaten at a fancy French restaurant knows it's no better than fancy American food for you. I mean, here's the menu of one of his two Vegas restaurants; it looks delicious, but I'm not sure where his authority on healthy eating comes from, aside from sticker shock.
 
2014-08-16 03:50:07 PM
If you have a spare grand - I highly recommend Robuchons three Michelin star restaurant at the MGM in Vegas.

/drtfa
//still recovering from my meal there last week
 
2014-08-16 06:01:49 PM

2chris2: Goji berries don't stimulate the libido.


They will if you think they will. Placebo FTW!
 
2014-08-16 06:06:47 PM

ZzeusS: Stimulate LIbido?  I'm already masturbating non-stop all weekend, what else do you want from me?


We'd really appreciate it if you'd do it at home, not at work.

Or at least close the blinds.
 
2014-08-16 06:16:47 PM
This whole thread... this is why I love Fark.
 
2014-08-16 07:42:27 PM
True story. I asked my doctor for a good diet suggestion.

Doctor (deadpan) "Don't eat so much."

Genius!
 
2014-08-16 11:03:46 PM
It read like a Snake Oil Remedy from the 19th century.

But some of the food sounds quite lovely.
 
2014-08-16 11:16:16 PM

2chris2: Goji berries don't stimulate the libido.


You tried it, didn't you?
 
2014-08-17 12:30:13 AM

MooseBayou: [img.fark.net image 850x567]


Great googly moogly.
 
2014-08-17 02:14:11 AM

RandomAxe: Bullshiat level: High

From the alleged neuropharmacologist: The most beautiful thing to eat when you have heartbreak is turkey, because turkey has the amino acid tryptophan, which is the basis of our hormone serotonin. But the girls just don't know that.

Even if this notion that tryptophan cures heartbreak weren't BS, this would still be nonsense, since turkey does not, in fact, have particularly high levels of tryptophan.

You know what does? Chocolate. Also cheese.

So maybe "the girls" are smarter than the so-called expert.


Cheese has calming properties. British housewives figured this out during the Blitz and started having cheese on hand whenever anyone called, instead just after dinner as was traditional.
 
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