Anyway to put it succinctly it’s a condition whereby women pig out in public yet starve themselves when they get home. Sort of like the reverse of how it used to be when we nibbled on lettuce leaves in public only to inhale cake when we got home.
Would it surprise you to know female celebrities pioneered the trend?
Take the willow-like Gwyneth Paltrow who “adores pizza and pasta”. In fact she is such a carb expert that she has written her own cookbook. Yes Gwyneth we really believe you when you tell us you love to chow down on nursery food every evening with the kiddies.
She goes on to destroy this happy scene by trying to convince us that baked lettuce leaves taste just like potato chips. What a lot of rot. I tried it. It tastes and looks like the lettuce that gets left behind in the vegetable crisper for three weeks.
Apparently Victoria Posh Spice Beckham eats like a horse, Drew Barrymore loves macaroni cheese and Kate Hudson is partial to a waffle or three.
It’s a trend isn’t it, this public eating? In fact Hollywood publicity agents actually organise DIPEs (Documented Instances of Public Eating) for their clients. This is because Hollywood movie stars are under increasing pressure to be good role models. Public eating is therefore paramount to being a good role model.
So what does that mean for the rest of us. Are we really gullible enough to believe that eating macaroni cheese will give us the body of Drew Barrymore? Surely we’re not that dumb.
We know, don’t we, that anyone whose Body Mass Index is below 16 does not eat on a regular basis and that their relationship with carbs is nothing but a distant memory.
I’m actually starting to have a new respect for the likes of model Kate Moss who says that her motto is “nothing taste as good as skinny feels”. At least she’s honest. Given her history with recreational drugs it’s pretty obvious how she maintains her figure. But at least she’s not a hypocrite. You only ever see her with a cigarette in her hand, never a Big Mac.
So girls, for the sisterhood, if you are engaging in any liarexic behaviour, then make a commitment to stop. Own up that your smoking-hot body is due to two hour daily gym sessions and a protein diet. Don’t tell us that you can eat what you like and never put on weight. Don’t be a liarexic. Image