“I’m fat, but I’m thin inside… there’s a thin man inside every fat man.” – George Orwell (Animal Farm, 1945)
“Yes, it is true that we have also been misled by faulty medical research—remember what we were told about eating soy? And, more recently in the eating disorder community, research was laying claim that “genes” were the sole cause of eating disorders. So, why should we believe that eating healthy fat and normally will keep us thinner “simply” because research tells us that this is true?
Eating healthy fat is necessary for the production of estrogen, which is responsible for fertility, brain development, organ sustainability and maintaining healthy bones. Simple. So, not eating any fat or severely restricting is not reasonable or healthy and not effective as a long-term weight loss measure. If we accept this as true then perhaps not eating fat or the endless quest to find the perfect diet are really vehicles to express what ails us as a culture – dissatisfaction, never good enough, the inability to be patient and use our rational brain to make decisions and the desperate need to fit in to a culture that redefines its standards at its media driven whim.” – (Judy Scheel, 2013)
Edited in “Pique Nique” fanzine by Forêt Noire’s sisters. Celebration on June 7th of 2018 at Cumulus.