Topic: skinny

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

With all eyes on Arrested Development on this week’s Internet, Portia de Rossi has garnered a fair amount of chatter, owing mostly to how different her character, Lindsay Bluth-Funke, looks in the new season. And into every discussion of lightened eyebrows, bad wigs and possible plastic surgery, someone inevitably unfavorably mentions her size. More »

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

A minor uproar has arisen over the latest cover of T, The New York Times‘ style magazine. Apparently, it has offended the delicate sensibilities of NYT readers from Westport to Park Slope because it features a thin, young-looking model wearing vaguely bondage-inspired things. That’s right: they are mad at a fashion magazine for printing photos of a fashion model. Who is wearing fashion. More »

Personal Theories On Why People Love The Paleo Diet

Personal Theories On Why People Love The Paleo Diet

Have you been following the Paleo diet’s massive success? It’s charted over on Buzzfeed, and it has apparently crushed diets like “gluten free” or “atkins” or “being vegan which I know is not really a diet, I know that” in popularity. The only thing that remains more popular is cupcakes. The diet dictates that you should eat the food eaten by our cavemen ancestors. Their website states:

These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.

I’ve been speculating on why this is so appealing to people, and this is what I’ve got.
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‘You Look So Skinny’

'You Look So Skinny'

“You look so skinny,” my friends would eagerly say to me. It was the end of summer after I had spent nearly 3 months running 5 miles each morning and obsessively counting calories. I was still throwing up on occasion, but I was also attempting to lose weight “healthily” though there was obviously nothing healthy about my behavior.

After just 10 weeks, I had managed to go from 150 pounds to 120, reducing my size from a 10/12 to a 6 (or 4, depending on the store). At 5’7″, 120 is just on the “normal” side of the medical spectrum, but I did not look like my normal self. More »