“Nowadays, if you don’t have a good body, you better starve the body you have down to a neutral shape, then bolt on some breast implants, replace your teeth, dye your skin orange, inject your lips, sew on some hair, and call yourself the Playmate of the Year. How do we survive this? How do we teach our daughters and gay sons that they are good enough the way they are?”—Tina Fey (via friendswithshadows)
I get so fucking tired of people sometimes. If somebody needs to gain weight, that doesn’t mean they need to polute their bodies with cancer inducing meant.
I never told anyone to eat meat. I said, “One meal. One day. That won’t make you larger… certainly not noticeably larger.” There’s a HUGE difference in those two things.
I think weight gain and methodology is different for everyone. I think that meal plans are different for everyone. Why? Because every body is different.Thus, I think it’s optimal for it to be supervised for some…. and I believe that doctors and dietitians can be helpful tools.
I also, however, don’t believe in “bad foods” or that foods “pollute” your bodies. I actually think allowing myself (when I do eat) to eat a variety of foods… sweets… carbs… some meat (I don’t eat a lot of it, because of how it makes me feel physically)… etc and you know what? I don’t really crave anything.
Last… I think weight gain is uncomfortable. I think it’s necessary discomfort, however… the kind of comfort where growth results.
“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via peoplesaycoolthings)
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I was not wounded in any part of my body, but I had never experienced such intense pain, such a ripping of the nerves, such an ache of the heart.”—Piscine Molitor Patel, Life of Pi, Yann Martel (via nubivagantmusings)