You’re probably familiar with this term, correct? I know I sure am. Do you know how many girls I’ve heard saying this over the internet, whether it be Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc? Far too many. What kind of message is this teaching younger girls? That food – the essential thing that our body needs to survive – should come secondary to looks? This infuriates me.
Why have we been conditioned to strive for looks? Why have humans become so shallow that we could care less about one’s personality – as long as they are pretty, that’s all that matters. And this quote above just takes it even further by pressuring girls to want to be skinny. First of all, females, and males, have the right to be and feel however they want. Second of all, mental illnesses and eating disorders are on the rise. Telling girls that no food can compare to the feeling of being skinny is ridiculous. Not only is that bad for their well-being, but it’s also giving the wrong message. It’s giving the message that how others view you is more important than how you view yourself. If you don’t care what other people think of you, GOOD FOR YOU! That’s better than how most of us are doing. And I wish girls and boys could have that same mentality.
My second point is this: what if you could still ‘taste’ all that good food, and feel comfortable in your own skin. This quote bugs me because I LOVE FOOD. I’m not going to hide it, I love to eat. Clearly that’s why I have a food blog and am constantly in the kitchen… making food… to eat it. And you know what? I’m skinny. I’m fit. I don’t even work out that often – I just eat healthy. So who’s to say that you can’t eat tons of food and still feel “skinny”. Clearly whoever says this has never had nana ice-cream..
Yeah.. I eat that pretty much everyday. And yes that’s healthy if you can believe it or not. It’s literally just frozen bananas and carob powder. So I have something to say to whoever started that quote:
EVERYTHING I EAT TASTES GOOD, AND I ENJOY EVERY SECOND OF IT. AND BEING SLIM FEELS GOOD TOO. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
If you’re interested in living a lifestyle where you can eat unlimited food and carbs and STILL be lean and healthy, check out my post on the HCLF diet. (high carb low fat) Link here: http://mindfullybliss.com/the-hclf-diet/
I hope this helps people realize not to let society determine what kind of person you are going to be. Always remember that you should never put your dietary needs secondary to “looks.” Screw skinny- do you.