Would you take dietary advice from this man?

Via NY Post:

Meet Mayor Bloomberg, diet guru.

Only you’re probably not going to like his advice for losing weight — just eat less.

“If you eat less than 2,000 calories you’ll lose weight,” the mayor said on his weekly WOR radio show today. “If you eat more than 2,000 calories, you’ll gain weight. Now some things metabolize more quickly than others. And everyone says I should go on this kind of diet or that kind of diet. Don’t eat and you’ll lose weight.”

Exercise, by Bloomberg’s reckoning, is not a substitute for reducing intake.

“You have to run for half an hour for one muffin. So it’ i not exercise, it’s overeating. Exercise contributes,” he said.

The mayor got to dispensing nutrition advice during of a discussion of the city’s plan to restrict the size of sugary sodas to 16 ounces in restaurants starting March 12.

Bloomberg described the new policy as educational, not punitive.

He even recommended that store owners not hike prices of giant sodas.

New Yorkers who want to consume 32 or 64 ounces at a sitting at their favorite fast food joint “just have to carry two cups back or four cups back rather than one. And that reminds you,” said the mayor.