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Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Ultimate Body Fascism?

I dreamt that myself and two other women - one of whom looked like Fiz off Coronation Street, the other who kind of resembled Katie Holmes - were setting up The Ultimate Diet website.

The gist was that the three of us followed a general low-fat diet, and then that readers of the site all sent in their diet tips. Each of us would follow one tip faithfully for a week, and then we could assess the tip by the weight loss / gain at the end of the week. Through doing this over a long period of time, we would develop the unfailing, indisputable Ultimate Diet.

I dread to think what exactly in the depths of my brain surfaced to concoct that particular sequence, but though it was a perfect idea in the dream, I have been worrying about the millions of possible stumbling blocks ever since waking. Not least people sending in tips like, Eat horse tails daily or stand on your head for two hours a day or even do Atkins!. *SHuDDeR*.

I don't know why I'm worrying about the consequences of being part of this site, given that, well, I'm not! It doesn't exist, and neither do the two other women I dreamt up. But it is disturbing me in that way that only a fucked-up dream can.

So instead, I say Women, enjoy your body, enjoy your weight, enjoy your food. Move, eat, taste, love. Fuck diets.

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thermalsatsuma said...

Yep, diets are a crock. The only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more - it's hardly rocket science.

Becky Vigor said...

Raar I couldn't comment on the post I wanted to so am doing so here. I just wanted to say (though it's a bit late now) that you can still make a card for your Dad if that feels like something you want to do xxx

Anonymous said...

Scary thing is that a TV exec would wet their pants at this idea. They'd be planning a Celebrity...... version before you know it too :)

We're nearly neighbours, btw. I'm just outside Chesterfield. Hello.

Anonymous said...

Hm, I could see that website getting lots of traffic!

Might be worth it as an experiment to prove that diets don't work?

You would be eating horses' tails and going on Atkins so that no-one would ever do it again....

On second thoughts, nah, that wouldn't work.
Claire D