Friday, November 13, 2009
Skinny vs. Healthy
I just read this quote from Kate Moss
“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” on People
And at first, I was pretty disgusted with this kind of thinking. I mean, what is she trying to say? That she would starve herself to be skinny? (I mean, it is Kate Moss). But I think there are many ways to take this statement. I began reading some of the comments left on this article and a few I agreed with and a few I didnt.
I can see how people would be turned off by the comment. Claiming she is setting a bad example for others. I can also see, though, how those who have lost a lot of excess weight may want to use this as a motivation to keep the calories, portions and what not in control.
My issue comes when people make statements like "I would change it to read 'Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels". I get it. It is probably a better way to say this. But it's a problem when it comes from people that area really too skinny but dont want to be viewed that way. They want to say, I'm not too thin, I'm "healthy" BS! What I am trying to say is, there are people out in the world today, mainly 20-something girls, who like to say "I'm healthy". Right. At 5'7" and 105 lbs, that is not "healthy". There is a trend to replace the word skinny with healthy. These are NOT interchangeable!
Ugh. This thought process drives me up a wall. It doesnt even make sense. And plus the fact, that most girls I know, want to be SKINNY! not "healthy". Just state what you mean. Dont try to go around it by claiming something different. Sorry to rant, but geezus. Just say it, "I want to be skinny!" There I did. I feel better.
I dont even know if this post makes sense.. but my models in the photo are "healthy" ;)