recession “diet”

Recession Diet Just One Way to Tighten Belt – New York Times:

Home prices are sliding, wages are stagnant, job losses are growing and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a broad measure of stock performance, is down 6 percent in the last year. So consumers are going on a recession diet.

This just seems so glib.  It’s not time to freak the fuck out, it’s just a “diet”.