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Talking Dictionary253. A Name Can Change You


253. The doctor said, "You have high cholesterol. You are pre‐diabetic. We don't want you to become diabetic. Start drinking black coffee. Eat brown rice instead of white rice. Eat less meat and more fish. Knock off all desserts. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Eat less of everything. You need to lose at least 15 pounds. Exercise more. Use the stairs." Emily said, "But, doctor, I'm in real estate here in Manhattan. I already use the stairs in walk‐ups almost every day." He said, "Great! I'll see you again in three months." She went home. She told her husband the bad news. "Pre‐diabetic?" he said. "How can that be? You eat right. You climb stairs daily. You have no family history. It doesn't make sense." She said, "I know why. You call me Sugar all the time, that's why! Stop calling me Sugar. And don't call me Honey or Sweetie either." 2.5


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