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Skinny Bitch

Skinny Bitch

A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for

savvy girls who want to stop eating crap

and start looking fabulous!

by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

RU N N I N G P R E S S

P H I L A D E L P H I A •

L O N D O N

 

© 2005 by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

All rights reserved under the Pan-American and International Copyright Conventions

Printed in the United States

This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any
information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented, without written permission from the publisher.

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Digit on the right indicates the number of this printing Library of Congress Control Number 2005901966

ISBN-13: 978-0-7624-2493-1

ISBN-10: 0-7624-2493-1

Cover and interior designed by Maria Taffera Lewis Edited by Nancy Armstrong

Typography: Bauer Bodoni and Dutch 801

This book may be ordered by mail from the publisher.

Please include $2.50 for postage and handling.

But try your bookstore first!

Running Press Book Publishers

125 South Twenty-second Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-4399

Visit us on the web!

www.runningpress.com

 

Contents

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Chapter 1: Give It Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Chapter 2: Carbs: The Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Chapter 3: Sugar is the Devil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Chapter 4: The Dead, Rotting, Decomposing

Flesh Diet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Chapter 5: The Dairy Disaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Chapter 6: You Are What You Eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Chapter 7: The Myths and Lies About Protein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Chapter 8: Pooping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Chapter 9: Have No Faith: Governmental Agencies Don’t Give a Shit About Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Chapter 10: Don’t Be a Pussy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Chapter 11: Let’s Eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

Chapter 12: FYI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

Chapter 13: Use Your Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

Afterword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

Recommended Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

Sources Consulted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

Endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215

Dedication

For Tony Robbins and Dr. Wayne Dyer,

with much love and appreciation.

It is because of your work that this book exists.

And for all the truth-speakers and seekers who have made
the world a better place while dramatically influencing our lives:
We thank you and honor all that you have done
and continue to do in the name of what is right.

Namaste.

 

Acknowledgments

It is with the utmost gratitude that we thank Lyssie Lakatos, Tammy Lakatos-Shames, Talia Cohen, Laura Dail, Jennifer Kasius, Maria Taffera Lewis, and Greg Jones for bringing this book to life.

With awe, we acknowledge the editing brilliance of Nancy Armstrong, especially, but also the keen eyes of Meri Freedman and Dr. Amy Joy Lanou. A heartfelt thanks to our dream-team: Sam Caggiula, Seta Bedrossian, Allison Binder, and Scott Palmason for leading us above and beyond.

For your kind and patient help, we sincerely thank Matt Green, Bruce Friedrich, Holly Sternberg, Mark Gold, Kristina Johnson, Sara Chenoweth, Harold Brown, Ryan Zinn, Michele Simon, Talia Berman, Danielle Simon, Wayne Pacelle, Jay and Wendy Baxter, and Shaun Zaken.

We are honored by the generous contributions of C. David Coates, Christine Hoza Farlow,

D.C., and Tim VanOrden and cannot thank you enough.

 

Rory:

Kim, my partner in crime, I cannot imagine the existence I’d be leading if we never met. Thank you for changing the course of my life and enlightening me with your glow. You had me at hello.

It is with true adoration that I thank Tracy Silverman, who started me on this path, Lauren Silverman, who inspired me to commit to it more fully, Jesse Hildebrandt, for enabling me to do so, and my magical friends who made the journey by my side: Sue Foley, Todd and Lisa Adamek, Nora Ariffin, Emily Ashba, Dave Feeney, Fara Horowitz, Jill Iacuzzo, Jessica Jonas, Margaret Klinger, Denise Kunisch, Lisa Leder, Chris Lucia, Julie Lundberg, Kerri Meyers, Lori Morgen, Luke Orefice, Michelle Pappas, Andrea Pendas, Brian and MC Permenter, Jackie Poper, Randie Rolantz, Christine Santoro, Kim Snowden, Nora Stein, Louie and Christine Tibolla, Susan Weinberg, and all my PR pals who are too numerous to name.

To my grandmothers, Florence Freedman and Frances Levine, thank you for your inexhaustible supplies of love and faith.

For your endless enthusiasm and loving encouragement, I thank my sister and brother-in-law, Lesley and Tim Bailey.

Most of all, my parents, Rick and Meri Freedman—

it is with an overflowing heart that I thank you for a lifetime of your unwavering support and love.

 

Kim:

My amazing friend and business partner, Rory, without you none of this would be happening. I thank God every day that we met and shared the same dream. We leapt and the net appeared. Thank you for leaping with me.

Keesha Whitehurst Frederickson, I am so glad you are a part of my life. Thank you for all the laughter and love, and for being so special.

To all my other friends who honor me

with their day-to-day presence, I thank you.

A million thanks to my wonderful parents,

Richard and Linda Robinson, who believed in me and cheered me on through the hard times and the good times.

To Jeri, Chrissy, Amanda, Melissa, Alex, and Elliot: I love you!

And last but not least, my love: my husband, Stephane.

There are not enough words in any language to express my love for you. I am so grateful for your never-ending patience, constant faith, pure love, and undying support.

I feel so blessed to be traveling through this life with you.

Je T’aime.

 

Introduction

Are you sick and tired of being fat? Good. If you can’t take one more day of self-loathing, you’re ready to get skinny. You don’t need a degree in biology to get skinny. You don’t need to starve yourself to get skinny. You don’t need to spend all day at the gym to get skinny. You just need to smarten up and use your head. Really. It is that simple. We have been so brainwashed by fad diets, magazine articles, and advertising that we have forgotten how to think for ourselves.

Skinny Bitch
delivers the truth about food, so that you can make intelligent and educated decisions for yourself. This knowledge will empower you to become a skinny bitch.

This is not a diet. This is a way of life. A way to enjoy food. A way to feel healthy, clean, energized and pure. It’s time to reclaim your mind and body. It’s time to strut your skinny ass down the street like you’re in an episode of
Charlie’s Angels
with some really cool song playing in the background. It’s time to prance around in a thong like you rule the world. It’s time to get skinny.

Chapter 1

Give It Up

Okay. Use your head. You need to get healthy if you want to get skinny. Healthy = skinny.

Unhealthy = fat. The first thing you need to do is give up your gross vices. Don’t act surprised!

You cannot keep eating the same shit and expect to get skinny. Or smoke. So don’t even try some pathetic excuse like, “But if I quit smoking, I’ll gain weight.” No one wants to hear it. Cigarettes are for losers. They are so 1989 and totally uncool. Not only do they screw up your whole body chemistry, but they also kill your taste buds. It’s no wonder you eat shit and garbage. Smoking’s out. Give it up.

Of course it’s easier to socialize after you’ve had a few drinks.

But being a fat pig will hinder you, sober or drunk. And habitual drinking equals fat-pig syndrome. Beer is for frat boys, not skinny bitches. It makes you fat, bloated, and farty. Why do you think when kids go away to college they gain the “freshman fifteen”?

Beer, duh. Alcohol isn’t any better. It raises the level of hydrochloric acid in your stomach, wreaking havoc on the digestive process. If you suffer from poor digestion, then your food will not pass through your body properly. Hence, bloated fat-pig syndrome. To make matters worse, some alcohol (and non-organic wines) still contains urethane, a cancer-causing chemical.1 To boot, both beer and alcohol jack up your blood-sugar levels, which is bad for your bod. And don’t kid yourself: When you have a hangover, you’re bound to eat shit all day long. Trade your booze for organic red wine produced without sulfites. (Sulfites are additives—used in food and wine—to extend shelf life and fight bacteria growth.

Asthma and allergic reactions can be triggered by sulfites. Even if wine is organic, that doesn’t mean it is produced without sulfites.

Read the label; it should say “No Sulfites Added” or “NSA.” Frey Vineyards makes organic, sulfite-free wines.) This magical elixir—organic red wine with NSA—is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, can reduce risk of stroke, helps thin the blood, and has flavonoids, which lower cholesterol. Yes, organic red wine is good for you. No, you should not drink a bottle by yourself every day. Alcohol abuse can cause infertility, cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, shrinking of the cerebral cortex, and alter brain-cell function.

If you need help quitting drinking, call the Alcoholics Anonymous World Headquarters at (212) 870-3400 to find an AA meeting near you, or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.

Brace yourselves, girls: Soda is liquid Satan. It is the devil. It is garbage. There is nothing in soda that should be put into your body.

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