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It Would Do Us All Well to Remember

It Would Do Us All Well to Remember

So I’m kind of thinking that Kate Moss’ recent comment during her interview with Women’s Wear Daily is not a big deal. Actually, I’m taking it one step further and calling it (thin)inspirational. The rail thin, 5’ 6”, 105-pound model has come under fire for citing “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” as her personal motto. Critics and eating disorder counselors are deriding her comment because it’s been seen on several pro-ana (pro-anorexia) sites, encouraging its readers not to eat. Akin to refraining from believing that God is great because Malik Nadal Hassan and countless other terrorists shouted it out as they murdered their victims.

Remember when Weight Watchers’ campaign slogan was “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels”? Where was the anti-zero lobby then? America is a morbidly obese country. According to the CDC, Colorado was the only state with an obesity rate under 20% in 2008. Thirty-two states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; six of these states (Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia ) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%. Sick.

In this hedonistic culture we live in, it would do us well to sometimes think outside of the pleasures of the “now”. So, I’ll second Kate’s (and Weight Watchers’) slogan and add another: a moment on the lips, forever on the hips.

Posted by Elizabeth