The Skinny Bitches Behind Skinny Bitch Are Back

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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!)

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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.

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

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

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I was a vegetarian for four years (I'm going to interrupt myself here to say: I didn't read all the comments because I am at work and have to be stealthy, I hope I'm not repeating a common story ad nauseum), and found myself after two to be incredibly sick. I was surprised, as I had worked a lot of eggs, tofu and nuts into my diet to supposedly make up for the lack of animal protein I was getting.

After not being able to get out of bed for a couple days, and feeling incredibly nauseous all the time, I went to the doctor. The diagnosis? A severe protein defficiency. I was told to immediately resume eating fish and seafood (which has proteins that are richer than other animals and easier to digest, so that my stomach wouldn't spend a week in knots). The improvement happened so quickly it caught me off guard. After another week I was nearly back to normal. A year and a half later, I stared a plate of dripping BBQ ribs in Baltimore on the 4th of July and said "fuck this shit," and gobbled them up.

That, by the way, gave me the worst stomach ache I've ever had. But it was totally worth it.

I'd say my diet skews decidedly towards the sea and the vegetable realms, but I certainly love my meat. Especially pork. And I agree with the Anthony Bourdain view that vegans are Nazis (but without the death camps... yet) and stupid and should go back to eating animals in moderation. If you're concerned for animal rights, join the slow food and organic movements, make sure you buy only free-range meat, and if you can, buy directly from local farm sources. The benefit is in triplicate: you help support local farmers who desperately need it, you eat meat that is not pumped full of chemicals or raised in cages and therefore is better for you, and you feed your body all the vitamins, proteins and fats that it wants and expects because we are made to eat the meat.

The more vitamins, minerals, protiens and good fats you get, the faster you lose weight. For realz.