So much needless suffering . . . and to what end? For every man who has a bizarre fetish for bone-thin women, there are dozens who instead have a normal preference for voluptuous vixens. (This reality is only distorted by the fact that the thin-worshippers dominate the mass media.)
And the physical discomfort that women suffer during starvation and exercise-torture, juxtaposed with the positive sensations that they enjoy when they satisfy their appetitive inclinations, should clearly demonstrate which manner of behaviour nature intended women to follow.
Originally Posted by M. Lopez
"I'm really enjoying being bigger," she said at the time. "I've never been voluptuous. I gained 60 pounds, and every second of it was so much fun. I wouldn't change it for the world."
It's nice to see a celebrity make such a statement, and one hopes that many women would be encouraged by her example. However, it would be a shame if this freedom were restricted to the brief interval of pregnancy. It is, in fact, a testament to the kind of sane relationship that women would be able to have with food in general, if only they would listen to their instincts, rather than to their indoctrination. The body specifies when it is hungry, and how much it desires. Why contradict it?
"Live life deliciously," as the saying goes. It's such a simple suggestion, but it contains within it a recipe for a much happier existence . . .
Victoria Lewis (Ford, size 14), test image: