My thoughts on Samantha Brick's ridiculous article about dieting

Today, the Mail Online published an article by Samantha Brick entitled 'Joan Collins is right. Any woman who wants to stay beautiful (like me!) needs to diet every day of her life'.  Within the article she goes on to describe how she has been on a diet for three decades because 'men prefer slim women' and describes her boyfriends as being like 'weight-loss coaches'.

She explains how at college she invented the 'polo diet' which involved eating only a packet of polos for breakfast, and a packet for lunch; sometimes making them last up to an hour.  She describes how she fainted because of the hunger once but justifies it because she was being asked out on lots of dates.  Essentially, Samantha Brick is starving herself: 'To avoid culinary temptation, I even made a point of renting a house without a kitchen. Of course, constantly denying myself food was not and is not easy, but it has always brought enough rewards to make it worthwhile.'

I completely disagree with almost everything she says in her article.  To positively advertise starving yourself is an incredibly irresponsible thing for Ms. Brick to do; especially via The Daily Mail.  Her article is bound to be seen by millions, including young girls who will take her comments on board and, possibly, attempt to copy her ridiculous diets.

Just as it seemed the country was starting to change its attitude towards womens' size and embrace the curvy, natural woman, women like Samantha Brick come out with ridiculous statements such as this.  There are those lucky few who are able to maintain a slim figure despite eating what they want and not trying to diet - those people are, and probably always will be, the envy of most females.  Then there's those who, unfortunately, are not so lucky and have to exercise regularly and enjoy things in moderartion. 

Samantha Brick's ridiculous comments throughout this article demonstrate how shallow some of the female population still are.  The belief that being skinny is the only way that a woman can be attractive is so beyond stupid that there are no words.  In her closing sentence she states 'there is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat'.  I think that Samantha Brick should take a long, hard look at herself in the mirror.  Yes, she might be slim and have men throwing themselves at her feet, but is she really happy?  And is she a nice person?  I think the answer to those questions is most probably a no and I, personally, would rather be happy, healthy and curvy than skinny, starving and a complete and utter bitch.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04/03/samantha-brick-derek-zoolander-who-said-it-quiz_n_1399053.html?ref=tw