Sometimes the superskinnies lie
During the diet swap, she eats a bag of crisps and says:
"It doesn't appeal to me at all. And its making me feel quite ill at the moment. Because even if I was starving hungry, I wouldn't choose to eat them."
After the diet swap when she is handed her diet plan:
"I'm really excited about going home and doing my new diet and eating... practically what I like...really what I want to eat... and I can have some crisps and I know it's not going to have a huge impact on me."
S01E03 - Amy-Jo
Stats: 27. 5'7". 105lbs. 24" waist. BMI 16. 1700 cal a day.
'Week's worth of food' Tube: Cereal flakes. One portion of scrambled eggs and toast. A piece of ham or a stick of celery or two. Cucumbers. Cherry tomatoes. Tuna. Soups.
Breakfast: Bowl of low-calorie-cereal.
Lunch: An apple and a box of blueberries.
Dinner: vegetables and fish /or/ Ratatouille without pasta /or/ a roast /or/ soup.
Snack: Bowl of strawberries for dessert.
- "Superskinny Amy Joe was doing her body untold damage with a combination of rigorous exercise and a carb-free diet."
- "Grueling workouts are a huge part of Amy Joe's life. A core part of Amy Joe's regime is running."
- "I've worked out that your BMI is 16, and a healthy BMI is 20-25. 16 is not ideal. Why is it like that?" - "I don't really know, I thought I was just extra healthy and I just ate all the right foods."
- "If she's been out and eaten a big meal with everybody, she will consciously go and run down to they gym." - her friend
- "She's always down to the gym, she'll drop meg off at School, be down to the gym" -her husband
- "The exercise that I do is a lot of cardio. But it makes me feel really good about myself, and, next day I wake up and I feel like I've got more energy, and ready to do stuff."
- "My stomach feels like its just going errrr! Like it's kind of opening up to make room for all of the bread that's going in."
- "My ultimate nightmare for a diet partner would be, junk food. Fizzy drinks. Chips. Burgers. Chocolates."
- "I think that whole naan would just fill me up. That's a meal by itself to me."
- "That was horrible. It was just not a meal that I'd ever have. It was stodgy and it was just awful and I keep burping from it. It was really horrible."
- "I was just sitting here thinking how sick I felt as well."
- Bag of potato chips: "It doesn't appeal to me at all. And its making me feel quite ill at the moment. Because even if I was starving hungry, I wouldn't choose to eat them [crisps]." - "Yeah I definitely can't have anymore. Just so full up. It's just not going in. I'm trying to eat all these snacks. And I just can't. Can't do it."
- "I just feel like I need to relax a bit more with pasta and pizza and maybe have some chips, and not have to worry that if I eat carbohydrates that I'm going to feel bloated. I want to sort of train my body so I feel...good about myself, I guess."
- Breadsticks and crisps: "Bland and boring and never-ending. Yeah, it was disgusting."
- "I'm done. I'm finished. Can't do anymore."
- "The best thing I did, was do-not-eat-after-5pm-diet, and it dropped off me. I literally lost a pound every two days." -celebrity guest
- "Don't be scared about trying different flavors. And, just keep up the exercise."
- "I'm really excited about going home and doing my new diet and eating... practically what I like...really what I want to eat... and I can have some crisps and I know it's not going to have a huge impact on me."
sorry to be creepy but sometimes I also where-are-they-now stalk the skinnies, and:
She writes: "I was on every single diet going including: the soup diet (bad) no carbs, the 5:2. The EVERYTHING!!!! It was horrible. I was anxious nearly all of the time and my heart felt like it was going to jump out of my skin! I love food but everything back then in society was skinny this and skinny that so in my mind i thought "I need to be skinny"!!!!!"
lol @ "I thought I was just extra healthy"
Her instagram transformation has me really intrigued about the subtext of the #strongnotskinny hashtag/movement.
Read an article about it recently. Linking it here so I can find it again later: https://www.nytimes....ieting-age.html
She traveled the country, interviewing members, former members and people they thought should be members about their attitudes toward dieting. She heard that they no longer wanted to talk about ‘‘dieting’’ and ‘‘weight loss.’’ They wanted to become ‘‘healthy’’ so they could be ‘‘fit.’’ They wanted to ‘‘eat clean’’ so they could be ‘‘strong.’’
If you had been watching closely, you could see that the change had come slowly. ‘‘Dieting’’ was now considered tacky. It was anti-feminist. It was arcane. In the new millennium, all bodies should be accepted, and any inclination to change a body was proof of a lack of acceptance of it. ‘‘Weight loss’’ was a pursuit that had, somehow, landed on the wrong side of political correctness. People wanted nothing to do with it. Except that many of them did: They wanted to be thinner. They wanted to be not quite so fat. Not that there was anything wrong with being fat! They just wanted to call dieting something else entirely.
Get fit! Be your healthiest! GET STRONG! replaced diet language like Get lean! Control your eating! Lose 10 pounds this month! In late 2015, Women’s Health, a holdout, announced in its own pages that it was doing away with the cover phrases ‘‘drop two sizes’’ and ‘‘bikini body.’’ The word ‘‘wellness’’ came to prominence. People were now fasting and eating clean and cleansing and making lifestyle changes, which, by all available evidence, is exactly like dieting.
She had seen the cultural changes for years. She knew that you were no longer supposed to say that you wanted to diet or be thinner. You had to want ‘‘fitness’’ and ‘‘strength’’ and just general health.
If exercise becomes your entire life's focus, and you're only allowing yourself to "eat the chocolate" or "eat the burger" because you burn it off by compulsive exercise, isn't exercise just another form of purging? smh
Her friend LITERALLY said "If she's been out and eaten a big meal with everybody, she will consciously go and run down to they gym."
THAT IS PURGING BIH