"Strange thoughts brew in your heart when you spend too much time with old books." (Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Does skinny really feel better than avocado tastes? Not to me.

My brother sent me an interview with Kate Mosse where she quotes the famous Motto of Anorexics...

WWD: Do you have a motto?
KM: There are loads. There’s “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” That’s one of them. You try and remember, but it never works.

I at least appreciate the fact that she added "it never works." But as a successful business woman you'd think she could come up with a better motto to share with her fans. Ease.

I think the problem with this line is the way it devalues what a beautiful thing food is, how incredibly wonderful it can taste. It's not just fuel, it's an aesthetic pleasure. And there are plenty of people able to maintain a healthy weight and simultaneously treat food as something great. (Europeans, for example.)

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