The Skinny Bitches Behind Skinny Bitch Are Back

The women who brought you vegan diet book Skinny Bitch are back, with brand new bullshit! Skinny Bitch In The Kitch has "kick-ass" recipes "for hungry girls who want to stop cooking crap and start looking hot!" (What do they have for hungry girls who feel stabby?) The authors, one of whom is a former model (the other was a model agent) are not registered dieticians, or doctors, or anything like that. OK, Kim Barnouin, the blonde one, has a Master of Science degree in holistic nutrition. And mostly, they're concerned about the way animals are treated, which is fine. But are they skinny because they were genetically inclined to be so? Probably. Still, people are buying into their philosophy, because Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham was photographed with their book, and readers love the language they use:, i.e., "You shouldn't put garbage in your mouth any sooner than you'd go to church wearing crotchless panties." They also call soda "liquid Satan." (Raise your hand if you're a Devil worshipper!)



Meanwhile, some, like food expert Nina Planck, are not aboard the "Skinny Bitch" train. Planck calls veganism "unhealthy, a form of extremism." And while the American Dietetic Association says "well-planned" vegan diets are safe, these women are "out to change the world," which means — you guessed it — another book is coming out next year. The next installment of Skinny Bitch will be a guide to eating vegan while pregnant. (Hey, remember that poor child who died on a vegan diet?)

What really annoys is this: All of our bodies are different! Beyond eating a well-rounded, healthy diet, there is no one solution for everyone. And while this vegan program may turn you into a bitch, will it necessarily make you skinny? Aren't these women just pushing their animal rights beliefs by playing on women's insecurities? Do they really have ground-breaking content? Oh, wait! According to Rory Freedman's MySpace, she is 99 years old, so maybe they're onto something.

'In the Kitch': Skinny, Vegan, Profane [USA Today]
Rory Freedman [MySpace]

Earlier: Bitching About The Skinny Bitches Behind 'Skinny Bitch'