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"Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels".

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dontpokethebear Fri 21-Apr-17 14:19:33

Urghhhh. This quote seems to have reared its ugly head again (in my life at least, twice on fb and once on IG) .

Clearly Ms. Moss has never eaten a millionaires shortbread from the M&S café...

ProudBadMum Fri 21-Apr-17 14:21:09

It's similar to 'money can't buy happiness'

WeirdAndPissedOff Fri 21-Apr-17 14:24:03

Awful quote.
And completely wrong anyway - otherwise I'd still be skinny. grin

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 21-Apr-17 14:52:02

It's no wonder so many young girls are riddled with eating disorders.

Want2bSupermum Fri 21-Apr-17 14:54:22

I hate that one. For me it's 'Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels'.

PolaDeVeboise Fri 21-Apr-17 14:54:51

Apart from the residue of coke down the back of your throat, apparently. ;)

Crazycatladyloz82 Fri 21-Apr-17 14:55:17

I worked with a stupid cow who used to say this all the time. I would sit eating chocolate and she would tell me how many calories it had and how I couldn't eat for the rest of the day because i had wasted calories on chocolate. She was as miserable as her attitude.

originalbiglymavis Fri 21-Apr-17 14:55:25

Which Moss?

senua Fri 21-Apr-17 14:56:38

"Nothing tastes as good as ... "
I'll bet she has no taste buds left after all the cigarettes.hmm

originalbiglymavis Fri 21-Apr-17 14:58:15

Nothing tastes as good as cheese.

lifesjoys Fri 21-Apr-17 14:59:24

Like a pp said, if that was true then I'd be skinny too!

Laiste Fri 21-Apr-17 15:00:47

Well <dons hard hat> i'm prepared to stick my head above the parapet and say i agree with her! To agree with the sentiment doesn't mean you're always automatically skinny though.

(My weight fluctuates quite a bit over the years, between babies, life's ups and downs ect)

However, for me nothing does taste as good as the feeling of being my ideal weight feels. I love it when i'm slim. The weight just creeps on again so damn easy!

robinia Fri 21-Apr-17 15:01:54

Replace 'skinny' with 'not being overweight' and it is largely true for me. I have lost weight recently and have gone from being a stone overweight to being a stone under the top 'ok' weight. And it feels fantastic. I honestly feel so much better. And that feeling is not (often) going to be matched by a doughnut or a bag of kettle chips or a tray of millionaires' shortbread.
So, whilst I wouldn't post that on my FB or whatever, I do totally get the sentiment.

LuxuryWoman2017 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:03:00

I fist read this quote in a book by India Knight about low carb dieting. There were a load of quotes in Idiot proof Diet book to 'inspire' the reader to keep going.

robinia Fri 21-Apr-17 15:03:12

Can I share your hard hat @laiste grin

Lorralorralaughs Fri 21-Apr-17 15:03:44

She clearly has never eaten a Salted Caramel Fudge cookie then....I've just had three and they tasted fucking fantastic.

dontpokethebear Fri 21-Apr-17 15:06:05

Isn't cocaine supposed to suppress your appetite?

"Nothing tastes as good as a 5 day coke, champagne and fag binge".

I think it hit a nerve as I'd been hiding in the understands cupboard and snarfed a whole lindy bunny.

iloveeverykindofcat Fri 21-Apr-17 15:09:01

'Skinny' is a silly word to use but I actually do think being slim is more enjoyable than any particular food. I'm not much of a foodie though - if someone prefers to carry a bit of weight because food is a big part of their life, that's an equally valid decision.

dontpokethebear Fri 21-Apr-17 15:10:14

I agree about feeling better when I'm at my ideal weight. I'm only a few pounds over at the moment.
I think my main objection is that she is held up as an example, with that quote tagged on.

KatharinaRosalie Fri 21-Apr-17 15:10:22

As some others said, I kind of agree that nothing I could possibly eat gives me quite the same pleasure than being slim and looking great in anything, as opposed to using clothes for damage limitation to hide my fat rolls.

The trouble is though that it's not comparable, is it. It's not like you can not eat one nice thing and therefore enjoy being slim. There are many, many nice things that taste bloody amazing that you should not eat to enjoy the feeling of being slim. And it kind of adds up..

nuttyknitter Fri 21-Apr-17 15:10:29

YABU! I lost over three stone 15 years ago and have kept it off exactly for that reason. No food is worth being overweight for.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Fri 21-Apr-17 15:11:44

"Nothing tastes as good as a 5 day coke, champagne and fag binge

that's actually more accurate grin

badtime Fri 21-Apr-17 15:12:05

'Ideal weight' and 'not overweight' are not the same as 'skinny', though.

I much prefer (I think Liz Hurley's) 'I want a small bottom more than I want that cake'. It is more a motivational thought rather than a smug slogan that isn't even true.

Branleuse Fri 21-Apr-17 15:12:10

ive been underweight and skinny and ive been fat and being skinny was so much bloody effort and joyless. LOADS of things taste better than that feels, even if i wouldnt mind losing a few more kilos if i could be arsed.

user1492528619 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:12:51

This quote was the mantra of my eating disorder as a teenager. People do not realise the damage or impact that words have on children

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