Post # 1
‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ is a mantra I repeat to myself on an almost daily basis.
When I’m craving coke or fried foods; deciding between a slice of cake or carrot sticks and hummus as my snack; when I’m considering having seconds because it tastes delicious; I tell myself ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. I use it to remind myself to eat because of hunger; not because of flavour or boredom. I use it to remind myself of my end goal and the results I want to see.
My SO is horrified.
I am fully aware of the controversy over this comment, which has been used on ‘pro-ana’ blogs and by anorexics to aid their disorder. I myself was hospitalised for an eating disorder when I was younger; so I understand how these messages can be detrimental to your mental health, the view you hold of your physical self and your behaviour. I also understand why my SO is applaud that I would use this ‘pro-ana’ quote as motivation to lose weight the healthy way (especially considering my background).
However as I am using this quote as motivation to help me change my lifestyle and to make healthy food decisions – cardio, weights, eating healthy food, not having ‘cheat’ days etc. – I don’t see the issue.
What is your opinion on this quote or mentality?
Post # 3
@Mischka: i also have a history of eating disorders, i am very aware of this quote and my mind pulls it in both directions, good and bad.
i try to change it to : “nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels”
Post # 4
@Mischka: I have said this a few times but I call BULLSHIT!!!
I can name a bunch of things: Nachos, Cake, Slurpees, Tacos, A Five Guys Cheeseburger, Meatball Subs!
Post # 5
Whoever thinks this obviously hasnt had pasta, or chocolate cookies. Or cheese cake, or red meat, or cheese or mmmmmmm. Lots of things. I try to be aware of what I eat, but in the same way I dont allow food to control my life, I dont allow NOT eating food to control my life. I know so many people so obssessed with “skinny” not “healthy” it is unreal.
Post # 6
I’d say the love of my fiance (no matter what my weight… and believe you me, I’ve fluctuated and am not perfect) tastes WAAAY better than skinny feels.
Post # 7
For me, I dont ever think of the word “skinny” because its all about being healthy.
Post # 8
@nikbee: +1000 and brownies!!!
Post # 9
Taco Bell. Caramel apples. Pumpkin cheesecake. Buffalo Wild Wings.
Post # 11
Truth? I repeat it all the time.
When I was thin, it actually meant something, and was actually useful. I would repeat it whenever I was hungry, and then I would go and look in the mirror and say “mmmmm, you are one hot piece of ass, Rachel631. You could light fires with that bod… Don’t you go and mess it up with cupcakes, now!” And then I would go and exercise.
Since then, I got fat. This mantra doesn’t work when you are fat, because you say “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”… but then you think “… but I’m not skinny. I’m fat. And I want a beer.”
And then you drink the beer. Sad but true.
Post # 12
I applaud you for being so disciplined, yet trying to remain healthy and balanced in your thinking.
I remember a former weight-watchers instructor saying this quote, and I really wanted to believe it to be true. However, to be honest, I think a lot of things taste better than being thin feels. If they didn’t, most people wouldn’t keep regaining their lost weight.
Post # 13
@Miss Joker: I love her, I hope how she is in interviews and such isreally her personality and it isnt just a stage persona because I feel like we would be friends. Also she isnt another air headed stick skinny actress. Its great.
Post # 15
I can definitely see how this quote can be controversial, but I try to think of it like this, “no taste is worth feeling fat.”
Post # 16
@Rachel631: So THAT’s why. Seriously, I think you’re right. I’ve never thought about that before.