Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Zeno's Diet

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The latest miracle fad celebrity-endorsed diet. By eating things in fractions of 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, etc., you will slow down your consumption, eat less, and lose weight.
hippo, Apr 03 2014

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       works - tested it during my breakfast! [+]
ixnaum, Apr 03 2014

       I've been a bit less successful with this. For breakfast I had a whole wild boar, for lunch I had half a boar. At supper I'll have a quarter, because I'm still a little peckish, but I could probably survive on an eighth.   

       Tommorrow I'll try it on the wheelbarrow load of surströming Unhygienix brought from the trip to Gotland, but I don't think even I'm going to make it through the cow that finishes ripening this Saturday.   

       We do make a fresh start with each new day, I hope? Just 1/8 of a boar for breakfast would make me feel a little faint.
skoomphemph, Apr 03 2014

       I had to pack the rest of my breakfast. Still working on it. If you find me dead clutching my molecular scissors ... you know what happened.
ixnaum, Apr 03 2014

       [+] But if I eat the half croissant...
xandram, Apr 03 2014

       And, like most diets, they would lose 1 kg the first week. 1/2 kg the next week. 1/4 kg the next week.
sophocles, Apr 03 2014

       [skoomphemph] ...you did not understand...//start all over again next day?   

       you finish that boar before getting any more food! How dare you waste 1/16384 th of your food?
ixnaum, Apr 03 2014

       You are all wrong. Day 1 - you eat 1 large pizza for dinner.
Day 2, you eat 1/2 a pizza in the morning and 1/2 in the afternoon.
Day 3, you have 1/4 pizza for breakfast, 1/4 for elevenses, 1/4 for afternoonses and 1/4 for dinner.
Day 4, you have 1/8 pizza for pre-breakfast snack, 1/8 for breakfast, 1/8 for elevenses, 1/8 for lunch, 1/8 for afternoonses, 1/8 for tea time, 1/8 for dinner, 1/8 for supper.
Day 5, you have 1/16 of a pizza for pre-breakfast snack, 1/16 for breakfast, 1/16 for second breakfast, 1/16 for ten-oclockses, 1/16 for elevenses, 1/16 for brunch, 1/16 for lunch, 1/16 for after-lunch snack, 1/16 for afternoonses, 1/16 for afternoon tea, 1/16 for tea time, 1/16 for canapés, 1/16 for dinner, 1/16 for an evening snack, 1/16 for supper, and 1/16 for a midnight feast.
On day 6...
pocmloc, Apr 03 2014

       Has anyone here got a spare molecular scissor? I've lost mine behind some atoms. Either that or the louse ate it again.
skoomphemph, Apr 03 2014

       Next, the Fibbonaci diet …
8th of 7, Apr 03 2014

       ...and the Sieve of Eratosthenes diet
hippo, Apr 04 2014


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