Friday, February 13, 2009

I'll keep this quick.

You know what I hate?

The Skinny Bitch books.

There's good bitches (assertive women) and there's bad bitches (women who are perpetually in a bad mood because they're on some crazy diet espoused by a former modeling agent and model-turned nutritionist that makes them low blood sugar and cranky.)

I'd be a bitch too, if all I ate for breakfast was a piece of melon.

The diet they espouse is a vegan one- and while that diet may work for some people (it does not work for ME, and I have snarky to back me up with the why), it bothers me that they are espousing it for PREGNANT WOMEN as well, (they have a whole book about how to be a pregnant "skinny bitch") who have unique nutritional needs that are a LOT harder to meet with a vegan diet. I'm also really sick of people who think soy is healthier than organic dairy or goat milk- it's difficult for the human body to digest and it contains phyto-estrogens that can really fuck with your hormone levels. I realize that nutrition is controversial and everybody's body is different, but it annoys that people drink the koolaid without doing the research.

If people cared half as much about actual nutrition as they did about about being skinny, they'd have a lot more success. Want a good book about how to eat? Try Dr. Mark Hyman's Ultrametabolism instead. He's an actual DOCTOR and not a former modeling agent.

4 comments:

Vally Val said...
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Vally Val said...

WTF????

Dumb dumb dumb.

And the "bun in the oven" cover? Gross. I'm sick of the whole hot pregnant woman thing. Ewwwww

The Snarky Nutritionist said...

People are made out of protein. You can't make a person with out seriously upping the protein in your diet (and every other nutrient.) I had to go off being vegetarian because my meat cravings were so bad after I had surgery. Rice and beans aren't gonna do it.

Kirstin said...

People need a varied diet. Pure and simple. That's why the grapefruit diet, Atkins, Skinny Bitch, et al. can make you one cranky bitch.