Letter: Not the diet for the woman who hates everything

Re: ‘3-day detox’ (Metro, Jan. 8)

Joy… sigh. I’m not going to go buy $15 vanilla protein powder to have three half-scoops’ worth. That’s ridiculous. And what normal person (normal meaning someone who doesn’t spend $100 a month on yoga supplies) has chia seeds in their pantry — not to mention, I’m not sure I want to eat the seeds my best friend’s daughters spread on clay heads to grow sprouts. I don’t like spinach.

I don’t like tomatoes, onions, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, mushrooms or cauliflower either.

I hate all beans, not only because they taste foul but also because I don’t fancy a musical a—hole at work the next day.

I don’t like grapefruit, which many people cannot eat because of the acidic content and because it cannot be mixed with many different medications, etc. Oh, yeah, it’s also bitter and nasty.

I HATE FISH. It’s disgusting. The smell is even worse than the taste, and the taste… ugh. Let’s murder a cold-blooded, scaled animal, rip its scales off and then cook it (or not cook it) and eat it.
What giant moron came up with that idea?

Oh, and of course there’s that little thing about sucking down mercury every serving. And the risk of parasitic infection, which is as prominent among fish as salmonella is among chicken.
And broccoli with pepper for dessert… Yeah, that’s gonna happen.

This diet, or “detox,” is not only some of the worst tasting food… it is a SUREFIRE WAY to help dieting women FAIL.

Jenn Matrone, via email


Gunther from 'Friends' talks Central Perk

We spoke with Gunther (James Michael Tyler) at the preview for new pop-up Central Perk, based on the cafe in "Friends."


Central Perk opens in SoHo

Central Perk, of "Friends" fame, is giving out free coffee in SoHo through Oct. 18.


Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Anheuser-Busch chastised the NFL for its handling of domestic violence cases, making it the first major advertiser to put pressure on the league.


Sen. Krueger dishes on prospect of legal marijuana…

New Yorkers may see the legalization of recreational marijuana use as early as 2015 if State Senator Liz Krueger (D) gets her way. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act will…


FREEMAN makes Freeman a free man from Ween

For nearly 30 years, Aaron Freeman was known endearingly to his listeners as Gene Ween. But with "FREEMAN," he makes it clear that he's gone somewhere else.


'Outlander' recap: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Garrison…

Whipping, punching, kicking and a marriage contract. "Outlander" is not for the faint of heart this week with "The Garrison Commander."

The Word

The Word: Hey girl, it's a girl for…

It's a girl for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a daughter last Friday, according to Us Weekly. The super-private couple managed to…


TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 16: 'New Girl,'…

Check out the season premiere of "New Girl," as Jess competes with Jessica Biel for a guy's attentions.


5 top contenders for NL Rookie of the…

The outing rekindled award talk for deGrom, who appears to hold the top spot for NL Rookie of the Year honors. Metro breaks down a few other contenders.


College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)

College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)


Tom Coughlin says Giants 'beat themselves' against Cardinals

Head coach Tom Coughlin, who had a day to cool off and reflect, still sounded like he had a gnawing feeling in his gut.


Marty Mornhinweg accepts blame for Jets timeout fiasco

Jets fans looking for a scapegoat for Sunday’s timeout fiasco found a willing party on Monday: Marty Mornhinweg.


Rachel Zoe: New York Fashion Week Spring 15

Rachel Zoe goes 'Glam bohemia' for Spring.


Where to find SweeTango apples

Introduced in 2009, SweeTango — a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar — is a sweet apple with plenty of crunch.


London Fashion Week recap

London Fashion week gets in on the action with politics, heritage and summertime living.


Padma Lakshmi's recipe for green mango curry

Padma Lakshmi shares her recipe for green mango curry in UNICEF's new book, "UNICHEF."