やさしい英語会話 (278) Dieting Is Tough

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本日の話題は「ダイエット」。ダイエットと英語学習はよく似ています。いずれも毎日少しずつ努力を積み重ねることが成功の秘訣。そして、いずれにおいても偏り過ぎは禁物。今回の会話の中ではいくつかのダイエット法が話題になっていますが、果たしてそれらの効果は…?

(初級〜中級)

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

where
=in which

the Atkins diet
アトキンスダイエット(低炭水化物ダイエット)

carbs
carbohydrates(炭水化物)

(to) work
効果がある

be supposed to
...であるはずだ

(to) drop
(体重)を落とす

(to) work out
運動をする

(to) feel up to ...ing
...する気になる

(to) get a bit lightheaded
少しめまいがする

(to) figure
判断する、わかる

as long as
...しているうちは

(to) gobble
...をむさぼり食う

worth it
そうする価値がある

*** Script ***
Dieting is Tough

M: Hi Emily. How are you doing?

W: Oh, all right… a bit hungry, though! I'm doing this new diet where you cut out all fat from your diet!

M: Huh? I thought you were doing the Atkins diet?

W: Oh, that was LAST week. Cutting out carbs seemed like a good idea, but it wasn't really working for me. But this fat-free diet is supposed to be really good! My goal is to drop 4 kilos by the end of next week.

M: That's a lot to lose in just 2 weeks! Are you working out as well? I always think that's the most fun part of trying to lose weight!

W: Hmm, I'd like to, but I don't really feel up to working out. I get a bit light headed when I go anywhere, so I thought I should just focus on what I eat instead.

M: That's a bit worrying! If you don't feel good, maybe you should stop your diet?

W: Nah, it's OK, I've already thought about that; if the fat-free one doesn't work, I'll just switch to a fruit and vegetable only diet. I hear people feel great when they do that!

M: Only eating fruits and vegetables? I don't think I could do any of those diets ? I love chocolate too much! I would miss it.

W: Oh, I still eat chocolate as well ? I couldn't go without that! I just figured as long as I eat what the diet tells me to eat, I can eat some chocolate every day too!

M: Hmmm, I'm not sure that's how those diets are supposed to work. But maybe a little every now and then is alright?

W: Yeah, sometimes I have a little. But there are also those days where I gobble an entire block of chocolate! It's worth it, though. As long as I follow the diet, I figure a little extra chocolate is fine!

(Written by Anna Mace)

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