“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Recently Kate Moss told interviewer Brid Costello that one of her mottoes is “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.kate_moss_gallery_25

My first reaction was to recite that to myself 800 times a day and see if it worked. I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting motivated to lose weight in the last couple of years. I thought maybe this would help.

Instead, it just made me realize how wrong she was. Here is a short list of reasons why Kate Moss is wrong.

  • beer
  • Doritos
  • Pringles sour cream and onion chips
  • bacon
  • bagels
  • a bloody mary
  • macaroni and cheese
  • foie gras
  • french fries
  • Anything from Five Guys
  • brownies
  • fresh strawberries
  • cheese steak
  • fried rice
  • burritos
  • beef stroganoff
  • wine
  • pizza
  • fried chicken

See? Those are just off the top of my head. I didn’t even put any real thought in to that list. Just think if I had more time to expand!

Then I read this.

“Kate Moss’s comments are likely to cause many more. If you read any of the pro-anorexia websites, they go crazy for quotes like this.”

The slogan is adopted on various websites, including one called Starving For Control.

Green, 22, who is a size 12, added: “Millions of girls aspire to be like Kate Moss. These comments are shocking and irresponsible.”

Wait a second. Pro-Anorexia websites? There are multiple websites that support a disease?Kate Moss_BLK

What is this world coming to? Are there pro-polio websites? Are people hoping to successfully become alcoholics? Do we need websites to help us get sick?

Getting back to Kate’s motto, maybe I’m not the best judge of what being skinny feels like. The last time I was truly “skinny” I was recovering from mono, so to me skinny feels like a really bad sore throat and dying. I’m sure it feels different to her. Maybe to her it feels like millions of dollars.

I have no personal reference to how millions of dollars feels, but I bet it is pretty awesome.

It just seems to me like in this day and age (the day and age where I just became my grandmother by using that phrase) where even France has banned runway models that are too skinny and young girls are dying every day from anorexia we could try to promote more healthy concepts than “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.

And in that top picture at least, skinny actually looks sort of painful.

I am trying to raise a daughter over here. I would love it if she can be spared the weight issues and self-esteem bullshit I have been dealing with since I was 12.

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  1. as a side note, it doesn’t surprise me that that there are pro-anorexia web sites, because I know there are pro-suicide sites. I know a woman whose son spent a lot of time talking with others about depression and suicide before he killed himself. It is horrifying.

  2. sherpamama says:

    yummm Bacon! I had a BLT for “brunch” and was just thinking to myself, “Self, why does everything that is truly delicious so damn fattening?” Self didn’t answer – was too busy chewing and drooling over mayo and bacon, together!

  3. I would add to that list to but also I’ve been skinny and I know how my body feels now compared to how it felt then and I love my body!!

    But first let me say I appreciate women of all sizes but being healthy is being healthy – and being underweight is just as unhealthy as being overweight.

    (also I think s3x is better with curves -all women are beautiful but when I was skinny in HS & college I swear I looked like a boy with long hair, no one would think that now!!)

    Oh, now you’ve got me thinking of preggo s3x -talk about curves!

    I better shut up now….

  4. Like someone mentioned, this is like a Weight Watchers slogan. And I agree to a certain extent. I mean, sometimes, you indulge in something and then it tastes like shit and you’re like “my pants being tighter were SO not worth that!”

    But I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older that it is OK to eat pizza and nachos and drink beer every now and then. So what if I’m a little heavier. At least I’m HAPPY!

  5. I suspect Kate Moss’ diet of Diet Coke and cocaine doesn’t taste that good. Perhaps she would rethink her statement if she ate Double Stuf Oreos more often. 😉

    Anyway, I am fascinated by Moss’ ability to polarize people. Some absolutely adore her. Others loathe her. A while back, when it was rumored she might be co-authoring a cookbook, I wrote a post about what a terrible idea that would be. Comments ranged, but several hateful trolls wrote in to say I was probably fat and bitter and that’s why I was bashing on Kate. Apparently the fact that she’s hardly an expert on Jewish cooking had nothing to do with it.

  6. I personally like a little meat on the bones… skinny is so 90’s.

  7. This post rocks. I have no idea what skinny feels like, but I love your list. I was pre-mature, so I was skinny at birth, but then an overcooked job in a incubator plus high cal formula took care of that I no one has seen bones since. The real bitch is that even when I used a hundred bucks of cocaine most days during a period in the 80s, I never got below a size 12. I felt awesome though. Invincible, actually. So, maybe the motto is nothing looks as good as cocaine feels. Don’t tell that to the kiddies, though. Cheese steak is a damn close second. Or birthday cake. Happy birthday baby!

  8. I know one thing that tastes as good as skinny feels. At least as far as Kate Moss is concerned. COCAINE. Didn’t this chick have a drug problem?

    She’s a tool.

    How the hell am I supposed to raise a daughter with good self esteem when there are people like her making statements like that?!

  9. I don’t think idiotic models like Moss should be given a microphone. (Isn’t she the same chick who did cocaine on a sidewalk?)

    Y’know what feels better than having your bones sticking out/neverending plastic surgery? Being healthy and proud of your God-given natural shape!

  10. Sorry… just catching up, but to add to the chorus: this is the awesome.

    (except for the foie gras part. you’re on your own there.)

  11. I’ll take the foie gras. This is an excellent post – thank you.

  12. I am bothered on so many levels.

  13. May I just say *In n’ Out*?

    Kate, that’s terribly irresponsible. Akin to that British whatsherface who dated Hugh Grant saying *If I were ever a size 14 like Marilyn Monroe, I’d kill myself*

    Atta girl, positive role modeling for girls everywhere.

  14. Oh. Em. Gee. She is so wrong. I work with food for a living, and I could spend days adding to your list. In fact, I can’t think of ANYTHING that doesn’t taste as good as skinny feels. Risotto. Spinach salad. Salmon on the grill. Beef carpaccio. Hunnus…..etc. Etc. Etc. Mmmm…food…:)

  15. Lol..I meant hummus..Food is meant to be enjoyed with friends and family, not feared. I hope my next baby is a girl, but damn, I’m not excited about the whole body issue issue.

  16. Yeah, she WOULD say that. But then again, when you’re on a heroin and coke diet, what the fuck do you actually taste? Your own saliva? I mean…didn’t she date Pete Doherty? I don’t particularly trust her taste in food OR men. Ick.

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