When I was in high school, I read an interview in Cosmopolitan magazine with a model who said something to the effect of “I’m very careful about what I eat. You would never ever find brie in my refrigerator.” I still remember it clearly because it completely horrified the 14-year-old me. Was she implying that I shouldn’t eat brie if I wanted to be thin? And were there people in the world who actually believed that malarkey?
It still irks me when celebrities make disparaging comments about cheese being the gateway drug to obesity. Everything in moderation, people. A little brie won’t do you in. Just look at the svelte yet cheese-adoring French. But I digress. The whole point of this post is to say that I really respect a public declaration of cheese love. They are just too few and far between.
That’s why I was so pleased to see New York Mets star pitcher (well, currently-recovering-from-surgery star pitcher) Matt Harvey tell the world — via The New York Times — that he can’t live without cheese.
In last weekend’s edition, he detailed how he eats healthy, exercises and still enjoys mass quantities of dairy.
“Cheese is my favorite food of all time,” the newspaper quoted the pitcher as saying. “I spend more on cheese at Whole Foods than all my other groceries combined. It’s a disgusting habit.”
It’s unclear to me whether he’s calling the amount of cash he blows on cheese disgusting or if he’s referring to the amount he’s eating. Either way, not disgusting, Matt. I don’t see a single thing wrong with either.
Click here for the Times’ full article.