After seeing the Victoria Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 1, most of the thoughts that went through our heads were “I am never eating again” or “feed those poor models!” To others it may have sparked some motivation to start going to the gym or make healthier food choices.
Model Kate Moss recently said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” She was criticized heavily because her motto was interpreted as advocating young girls to become anorexic. However, mottos like these can be seen as an inspiration rather than a detriment.
Kate Moss is not encouraging anyone to deprive themselves of food. When I first read this quote I understood it as eating unhealthy may taste good for that moment, but after you may feel disgusting. Therefore, replacing foods that aren’t nutritionally beneficial for foods that are will allow you to feel better in the long run.
“This quote is positive because it doesn’t mean you have to necessarily be anorexic and eat nothing, it’s all about your eating habits,” said Caleigh Tansey ’12. “If you eat a cheeseburger and still feel comfortable in your body, then eat everything you want in moderation. You can still be skinny even if you are not a supermodel … it is mentally a comfort level with yourself.”
A girl tends to lose confidence in herself when she doesn’t have the “perfect” body she constantly sees in magazine, commercials, and fashion shows. As long as we are eating healthy and exercising that is all that matters.
The majorities of these bodies are airbrushed in magazines and may not exactly be attainable unless you have the time and dedication. These Hollywood celebrities have personal trainers and workout up to three hours a day; but most of them do not live the hectic college lives we do.
“I thought the Victoria Secret Fashion Show was really well presented since the girls were so confident about their bodies and girls today usually aren’t,” said Annie LoPiccolo ’12. “Watching this show made me want to start going to the gym.”
Most girls assume that boys prefer bodies like the ones displayed on the runway. They will go to extreme measures such as diet pills and skipping meals. Julio Gomez ’12 added, “I prefer a woman who has a natural shape, and does not have to modify her appearance in artificial ways. I’d rather her just work out and eat healthy.”
Every individual has his or her own style and way of living. As for Kate Moss’ mantra, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” if that works for her that is all that matters.
People need to explore different options and see what suits them best. Maybe running on the treadmill or playing racquetball are not your thing, so opt for pilates and yoga instead. Or maybe you don’t enjoy eating salads, so alternate between wraps and soups.
There are just so many different ways to eat healthy and stay fit, but it is you who has to pick and choose. Being happy with yourself will not only boost your confidence, but allow you to enjoy life more thoroughly.