Panel 1: Elly announces to her less-than-happy family that it's diet time.
Panel 2: Starting tonight, they'll all count their calories and learn to like cottage cheese. John and Mike are really not happy about this because not only are males stereotypically supposed to hate vegetables, the broccoli looks as if it came from an irradiation experiment.
Panel 3: John and Mike point out that they don't need to diet. She says that she knows that.
Panel 4: She just hates to suffer alone.
Summary: This, friends, is the dawn of the Patterson children thinking that healthy food is a punishment. Happy CHOMP-CHEW-Choke-SLURP-GLUMMMMPPPPHHH to you all.