Kate Moss unhealthy sloganKate Moss has been accused of encouraging young girls to become anorexic after glorifying a ‘size zero’ slogan. The supermodel caused outrage by revealing that one of her mottos is the phrase ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. The saying is a watchword for millions of anorexics and bulimia sufferers. Moss made the comments in an interview with fashion website WWD. Asked if she had any mottos, Miss Moss said: ‘There are loads. There’s “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”. That’s one of them.’ She later tried to qualify the remark, adding: ‘You try and remember, but it never works.’ The saying is believed to have originated from some early WeightWatchers members but is now commonly used on numerous slimming websites and blogs around the world. One such site, caloriecount.about.com, carries the post: ‘Cuz a donut doesn’t taste as good as skinny feels.’ Model Katie Green – who some time ago launched the Say No To Size Zero campaign – said: ‘There are 1.1 million eating disorders in the UK alone. Kate Moss’s comments are likely to cause many more. If you read any of the proanorexia websites they go crazy for quotes like these.’ Miss Moss’s comments were also attacked by Denise Van Outen. ‘Kate Moss is talking out of her size zero backside,’ she said. The 35-year-old TV presenter, who is pregnant, told The Sun: ‘Having been in the industry for so long, she knows the impact her comment will have on vulnerable young women.’ She warned women against starving themselves, vowing: ‘After I have my baby I’ll lose weight through healthy eating and exercise. The sensible way.’ Miss Moss’s comment comes after a survey last month revealed that teenage girls are routinely missing two meals a day because they believe they need to lose weight. It showed that 26% of 14- and 15-year-olds often don’t eat breakfast, 22% skip lunch and 10% regularly go without either. The study by the Exeter-based Schools Health Education Unit found that a majority of teenage girls – and 40% of ten and 11-year-olds – believed they needed to slim but few were actually overweight. Article by Mail Online *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      * Kate Moss is a beautiful and successful woman. She has made huge contributions to the modeling and fashion industry. That being said, she should know that she is a role model to women and girls of all ages. In the past, she has publicly been linked to questionable behavior (such a drug use) and continues to promote unhealthy messages. I don’t think Kate is dumb – perhaps she actually believes that skinny feels better than anything in the world. In that respect, I feel sorry for her. She is in a tough industry and all we can hope is that she is taking care of herself and is healthy – and happy. Regardless, she should consider the impact of her words before she says them. Well, since Kate’s not eating, I’m going to eat for her!