These girls seriously never eat, I swear! I was recently at an art meets tech type party here in San Francisco (where I currently live). Picture the party at a swanky loft in SOMA, lots of geeky tech dudes who may or may not have virgin lips…and for some reason tall, thin Russian models.
And then there’s me…newly chubbier me. San Francisco, if you haven’t heard, is famous for really good restaurants. I moved here six months ago and let’s just say I enjoyed myself.
I’ve never been thin…but I’d lost a good 12 lbs before the move and was feeling pretty good about that.
So how did I lose the weight in the first place? Like the Russian models, I didn’t eat so much. I’m not advocating people stop eating, but let’s have a moment of truth here. America has an over-eating disorder. It’s so bad that people are known to actually worry about you if you skip a meal or choose just to have a salad.
Meanwhile…in Russia, France and other places around the world you are kinda greedy looking if you eat as much as we do. In fact, gluttony is one of the deadly sins.
Deadly indeed. Over-eating comes with all sorts of ailments from asthma, diabetes, cancer risks, heart disease, snoring issues… There’s also new evidence out there that suggests under eating can even prolong your life. And yet I’m willing to bet there’s a good percentage of folks reading this article that believe under eating will “ruin their metabolism” or that it sounds like a call to support anorexia, despite zero evidence that skipping meals or eating less will lower anything but the number on your scale (ps eating more frequently also does nothing for your metabolism, either).
And the Russian models, tall, beautiful Russian models, stay slim by eating less and playing more while we sit in our chubby person corner, wishing we could wear what they wear and look like they do.