A body image lie: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

Needing to be skinny robs us of a loving relationship with food and ourselves.

A body image lie: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

Super model Kate Moss’s answer for staying thin was:

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

Why are we starving ourselves skinny in an attempt to feel good about ourselves?

What shape are we in if we need to follow advice that reduces and locks us into a relationship with food based on needing to use will power, self-loathing, restriction and denial – instead of applying understanding, appreciation, self-worth and confidence?

What if the most beautiful body shape, size and weight for us doesn’t come in the image of someone else’s body (particularly one airbrushed or photo-shopped into form), but from a loving connection with ourselves?

Our bodies are so much more than just a ‘meat suit’ we can shrink or grow. The way our body is – physically, physiologically and psychologically – shows the kind of relationship we have with ourselves deep underneath our skin.

Comparison is the quickest way to lose sight of who we are.

Appreciating another person is natural, but when we go into comparison (making ourselves wrong or ugly in the process of judging ourselves to be less), we erode our self confidence and ‘abandon our own skin’ – rejecting ourselves as we strive for a skinnier version that we think is better and more worthwhile.

Our weight is not about food ...

It is about our relationship with ourselves.

The focus we have on body image misses this point – and "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" encourages us to place a level of importance on how skinny our body looks at the expense of the quality of who we ARE living in that body.

We seek and are bombarded by body images to the detriment and destruction of our own sense of self worth and preciousness.

Crazily, we think that when our body is skinny we will feel great – but ask a skinny person how they feel about their body and they too will be quick to point out the ‘fat’ they carry and are working to eliminate. But they may be not so fast to add that they feel tired, lethargic, weak, limp, agitated and hungry a lot of the time. We have lost our sense of our own true weight and well-being in the desire to look a particular way.

'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' is a belief that tells you that it is worth starving yourself to look a particular way, instead of looking within, connecting to the loveliness of who you are and dealing directly with everything that tells you differently.

Choosing to be ourselves, instead of needing to the point of desperation to be skinny, (think diet, diet pills, excessive exercise, surgery, starvation) – or like someone else – frees us to be ourselves, to eat as and nourish the unique and immensely valuable being you already are.

Because when you lay your head on the pillow at night nothing feels as great as you being YOU

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  • By Adrienne Ryan

    I’ve always been interested in understanding the underlying cause and effect behind what we experience in life and for this the heart is the greatest teacher any student could have.