A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 12, 2012
“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”

"Nothing tastes as good as (being) skinny/thin feels” is a popular saying that has been printed on gift items such as T-shirts and posters. “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels” has been cited in print since at least February 1984, when it was said by a Weight Watchers instructor.

The waifish supermodel Kate Moss was interviewed by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) in November 2009 and was asked for her personal motto. Moss replaced the word “thin” with “skinny” and said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”


Wikipedia: Kate Moss
Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zero fashion. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.

1 February 1984, Marietta (GA) Daily Journal, pg. 4C, col. 6 photo caption:
“It’s not the food that made you fat; it’s the habits,” says Diane Thomas (R), a leader of Weight Watchers classes at New London Square and Merchants Walk shopping centers. “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”
(In the story, not the caption.—ed.)
The attractive teacher then passed out gum to each participant and counseled, “Save this until you’re in the kitchen fixing dinner tomorrow. Pop this in your mouth to keep from sampling.”

“Nothing tastes as good as thin feels,” Diane observed.

Google Books
New Woman
Volume 15, Issues 4-6
1985
Pg. 43:
“I lost weight by accepting that nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.”
Linda Markowitz, Armonk, NY

Google Books
The Yo-Yo Syndrome Diet
By Doreen Virtue
New York, NY: Harper Paperbacks
1990, ©1989
Pg. 112:
Remember: “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”

Google Books
Awaken the Giant Within:
How to take immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical & financial destiny

By Anthony Robbins
New York, NY: Summit Books
1991
Pg. 61:
People who are fit and healthy believe that nothing tastes as good as thin feels!

Google Books
Everything on the Table:
Plain talk about food and wine

By Colman Andrews
New York, NY: Bantam Books
1992
Pg. 9:
(Those dieters who sport bumper stickers reading “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels” haven’t been eating the right stuff.)

OCLC WorldCat record
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels! : lose up to 29lbs a month satisfaction guaranteed!! Money back if not delighted!!
Author: Health 2000.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Health 2000, [1993]
Edition/Format:  Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels : long term effects of familial stigmatization on body image
Author: Ellen Stefanie Altheimer
Publisher: 1996.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Connecticut, 1997.
Edition/Format:  Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript Archival Material : English

Google News Archive
9 June 1997, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), pg. 4A, col. 5 ad:
NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD
...AS THIN FEELS!
(Judy Kameoka, M.D.—ed.)

Google Books
26 January 1998, Jet magazine, pg. 21, col. 2:
“Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels” is the motto they’ve adopted.
(Successful weight-maintainers—ed.)

New York (NY) Daily News
Pro-anorexic Web sites blindside coaches, experts
BY T.J. QUINN
Sunday, November 17, 2002
(...)
Once on the sites, visitors can find advice, “thinspirational” pictures of Calista Flockhart, Lara Flynn Boyle and other notable waifs, along with quotes that pound the message home: “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” Or, “It’s better to be thin and dead than fat and alive.”

28 June 2006, The Union Democrat (Sonora, CA), “Annie’s Mailbox,” pg. 9B, col. 7:
As we say in Weight Watchers, “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”

New York (NY) Times—Laugh Lines
November 15, 2009 10:42 pm
In a new interview with Women’s Wear Daily, model Kate Moss said the key to her success was remembering the motto: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” She added, “Now, it’s time for my big evening meal, pass me that one-fourth of a sunflower seed.”
(...)
— Jerry Perisho, Whittier, Calif.

USA Today
Kate Moss criticized after skinny-is-good remark
Updated 11/19/2009 12:02 PM
LONDON (AP) — Campaigners against eating disorders are criticizing Kate Moss after the supermodel cited as her motto a phrase used on pro-anorexia websites.
Asked her motto in an interview with fashion website WWD, Moss replied that one of them was “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

The same slogan is posted on websites encouraging girls not to eat.

Time magazine
Verbatim
By CONTRIBUTOR Monday, Dec. 07, 2009
‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’
KATE MOSS, model, when asked if she had a personal motto. The statement drew fire from eating-disorder experts

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