More on thinspiration.
Time has an old article, 2 Thin Chefs, about two female top chefs who are “vanishingly thin”. Suzanne Goin and Giada De Laurentiis were asked about their self-control secrets. During an interview, De Laurentiis said:
“Most of it is portion control… Yes, I eat my own food. I do. But I don’t eat a lot of it. And as you see in watching Everyday Italian, I take those little salad plates–you know, appetizer-sized plates–and that’s the amount of food I eat … And I eat multiple meals throughout the day. And I do work out–a novelty, I know. And it’s also–my mother’s tiny–it’s also partly genetics.”
She also does taekwondo three times a week and takes long walks. She prefers not to run because her breasts are bigger than average.
Another advice from Goin is to become a food snob. Don’t eat the icky, greasy fast-food or fake food served in cheap restaurants and airplanes.
“If I am really starving, I will eat airplane food,” says Goin, grimacing. “But I would rather not eat the macadamia chicken on the airplane and [instead] get to have that supergood bread slathered with lardo,” she adds, referring to the whipped cured pork fat served at the Manhattan restaurant Del Posto, where we were dining. Which suggests a new kind of diet plan: eat like these chefs.
Now this is pretty easy. I’m still just learning to cook and I’m already rejecting stuff that I used to eat without even thinking of their contents. It’s been forever since I’ve eaten fast-food, preferring to just make my own dinner, and I’ve asked Dad to stop buying that awful orange juice from concentrate.
I think it’s the portion control that I need to work on. I don’t eat all that I make, of course, and give most of them away since I like to cook for friends. I just have to let go of my waste-not mentality by eating more than what I should (or more than 3 forkfuls haha). Food can always be given away or eaten later. After all, that’s what refrigerators were made for. (Just like sidewalks were made for long walks. I’m like Giada on the boobs aspect.)