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Samantha Brick: “There is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat”

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Remember Samantha Brick? She’s the 42 year-old woman who claimed that women hate her because she is too beautiful. Well, Samantha is back and she has lots of things to say and be proud of: how fat people are failures, how she invented the ‘eat a pack of mints for brteakfasdt and lunch’ diet, how all her boyfriends controlled her weight and how she rents kitchen-free houses and drinks coffee that makes her tremble for breakfast in order to avoid eating. Lots of ‘gems’ in this article – take a look:

When my husband and I invited friends to dinner, I knew they’d want to bring something along as a contribution to the evening and made a point of saying that wasn’t necessary. So when one friend arrived and thrust a hefty box of chocolates into my hands, I rewarded her with ice-cold contempt rather than the grateful smile she was clearly expecting. At the end of the evening, that very expensive box of hand-made French chocolates was consigned to the bottom of the kitchen bin, the contents ruined by the coffee dregs I had deliberately poured over them.

I am 42 years old and have been on a permanent diet for the past 30 years. The logic is simple and irrefutable: any self-respecting woman wants to be thin, and to be thin you need to spend your life on a diet. I don’t believe overweight is ever attractive. Whether we like it or not, we live in an age and a part of the world where men and women regard thin as beautiful.

I was glad to see the back of Easter this month, as it seems to have been hijacked by the greedy masses who regard it as a free pass to gorge  on chocolate. Not a morsel passed my lips. Chocolate, cakes, sweets and any other calorie-rich, fat-laden ‘foods’ are banned in my home. For three decades, self-denial has been my best friend. And one of my biggest incentives is that I know men prefer slim women.

I have only ever dated men who kept a strict eye on my figure. My partners are not only boyfriends but weight-loss coaches. My first love continually reminded me that one can never be too rich or too thin, and my husband of five years frequently tells me that if I put on weight he will divorce me.

In the workplace, male bosses will always give the top job to a woman who looks fit and in control, rather than one who looks like a bulging sack in danger of imminent cardiac arrest.

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I have some insight here, as I was overweight until I was 14 years old. Bitter experience taught me that the world pays no attention to dumpy girls. Little wonder that in my mid-teens I decided to lose my puppy fat, transforming myself as I lived, for the best part of a year, on Marmite on toast (no butter).

The first summer I felt thin coincided with a family holiday abroad. While this provided an opportunity to show off my svelte new figure, I had to watch my calorie intake even more carefully.

I fainted with hunger on one occasion – a minor hitch, eclipsed by the fact that I was being asked out on lots of dates.

At college I invented the Polo diet. Eating a pack of mints for breakfast and another for lunch, I could make each one last hours. I am 5ft 11in and slimmed down to a size 8. One of my lecturers was so worried she pulled me aside to voice her concern. I put her intervention down to jealousy, as she was a size 16. The Polo diet paid off: I could wear whatever I wanted and looked fantastic. I stopped only after a stern lecture from my  dentist about the  damage I was doing to  my teeth.

My 20s were dominated by dieting, and I managed to stay a steady size 8/10. If I put on a pound or two, I simply skipped a meal. I actually enjoyed – and still do – the hunger pangs. I see them as a reminder that I am not pigging out on pizzas and fast food.

I even chose holidays according to the indigenous diet. India was a favourite because I lost weight on meagre vegetarian servings.
To avoid culinary temptation, I even made a point of renting a house without a kitchen. Of course, constantly denying myself food was not and is not easy, but it has always brought enough rewards to make it worthwhile. Florida was a disaster,  so obscenely huge  were the portions. Never again.

In those days I didn’t use scales to tell me if I’d gained weight: I went by the fit of my clothes. My benchmark was a pair of unforgiving, size 8, Agnes B skinny-fit trousers. A friend and I had a coded way of referring to the success of my latest diet. ‘Ah! The Agnes B trousers  are on!’ she’d say, as I strutted across to the table at whichever restaurant we were meeting in.

In my early 30s I lived in Los Angeles. The entire city is permanently on a diet, heaven for a serial dieter like me. I was a size 8, and became accustomed to surviving on fewer than 1,000 calories a day.

I’d have a large black coffee for breakfast, so strong the caffeine would make me tremble. For lunch I’d eat a bagel with the bread inside scooped out and replaced with salad. Evening meals were either sushi or egg-white omelettes.

In Los Angeles, for example, where I worked as a television producer, I was never out of work and never without a boyfriend. My self-control has slipped, on occasion, and I have found myself putting on weight. When I married my French husband, Pascal, in 2008, I wasn’t at my thinnest. I suffered a bout of depression after losing my television company the previous year, and had gone up to a size 14.

Luckily for me, there is no better weight-loss incentive than a Frenchman. Pascal would not tolerate a fat wife and has told me that if I put on weight, our marriage is over. What more motivation do I need?

Today I am a size 12 and I never eat between meals. Elevenses isn’t an excuse to gorge on carbs – it’s just another hour on the clock.

Typically, I eat porridge for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and meat or fish with vegetables for dinner. Occasionally I allow myself some cheese, and I often have a yoghurt after dinner. I maintain a food diary. I never shop when I’m hungry, I always read the packaging, and I weigh myself every other day.

Like my female French in-laws, I follow an extreme low-calorie diet four times a year – one each season. I lose at least half-a-stone each time, though the side-effects mean that I don’t have the mental or physical fortitude to work.

The world admonished Kate Moss for claiming that ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ but I’d go further. As I see it, there is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat.

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silvy
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silvy

the part about dating men who care about her figure is the part that irks me soooo much. I really get down on myself alot, I work hard to stay slim, but my man wouldnt even notice if I gained 10 pounds (ok 30 he would but that has never happened) but my point is, he is with me because he loves me for ME. he notices the person i am first and it would ANNOY me SOOOO much to be with a man that was always looking at me and judging me.

Corinski
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Corinski

She is just a troll – I don’t know why anyone still cares what this women has got to say. She picks one controversional topic after the other and always holds a view that is completely ridicolous and ignorant. Rings quite hollow to me. In 10 years she probably will write a book with the title “how i got you all”..

AnnieC
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AnnieC

LOL, right? And she’s not even good at it. It’s laughable how many people actually believe she’s serious and jump for the bait.

Marie
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Marie

you sure she is kidding?

AnnieC
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AnnieC

Yes, I am. It only takes a modicum of intelligence to realize this.

Marie
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Marie

wow you don’t have to be so impolite…
watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_CG3rmRYs

I think she sure is serious about this!

lisa
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lisa

haha how could anyone take this seriously?? this is so obvious sarcastic and ironic and just supposed to be fun, if people dont get this, i dont what happend to this world 😀 i think shes funny 😀

NR
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Um, it’s pretty easy to think she’s serious when we already live in a society that thinks shaming people is the best and fastest path to health, beauty and love. We live in a place where fat people have things thrown at their heads on the street and complete strangers will walk up to your table at a restaurant to tell you you’re too fat to eat what you’re eating. If this woman is just “joking,” she appears to be right on target with the real trolls who say things like this every other sentence.

Isabel
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Isabel

The problem with this woman is:
A) You respond to her, saying she is a fool because she is not that pretty. She thinks *Rachel McAdams-Mean Girls voice* ‘Omg, you are soooo jealous!’
B) You ignore her, she thinks this means you agree with her.

I am just gonna close my eyes and pretend I didn’t read this.

Valeria
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Valeria

That is wonderful that you have a man that doesn’t care if you gain weight. I haven’t come across that too often personally.

All the men that I know i.e. friends/co-workers and who have been honest care a whole hell of a lot about women’s bodies and are the very first to say that they want women who have nice figures and who are not overweight. Men love attractive women and attractive female bodies. That is just the way it is.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

while it is true that most men pursue women who have attractive figures, I would hope that if you married a guy he wouldn’t leave you just because you gain 20 pounds. maybe he would encourage you to lose it in a healthy way but he (save a few a$$holes) wouldn’t just be like oh the love of my life got fat now im totally repelled by her gotta go

if all men were like that, there would be SO many single mothers!! so many women gain weight during pregnancy

Debbs
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Debbs

My husband married me when I was slightly overweight. I lost 25 pounds after the wedding. Don’t forget that men have weight issues and insecurities as well.

Missmarilyn
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Missmarilyn

Exactly. Or even insecurities about their appearances that aren’t weight related! The guy I’ve been dating has stayed with me regardless if I’m at my highest or lowest weights, and has found my attractive throughout the entire time. Ive never been overweight but its still like a 10 pound fluctuation. Guys are not so picky about appearance as a lot of women think.

I’ve also never dated a guy who didn’t have his own (or sometimes several) appearance related insecurities. They haven’t been super open about them but even the most confident ones have confessed to something.

Amy
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This girl is so insecure, it’s unbelievable! BTW, she isn’t pretty and according to her standards, she is FAT. I don’t think she is skinny at all!

haha
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haha

That’s what I thought too. She relies on external factors in order to stay thin : boyfriends, no kitchen, friends, trousers, etc. because she is so worried she could not have the self-control to just not eat if food was there.

Jaime
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Jaime

Every woman is constantly on a diet in some form or another. It’s usually all or nothing though.

JN1976
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JN1976

hmmm Jaime…are you female? cause that all or nothing thang and that women tend to be one or the other about food…seems harshly inaccurate and thus I can only assume you are male and those are the types of women you have been exposed to…yet please dont make grandiose assumptions about women based simply/only on those you`ve come to know.
also diet means ~what you eat/consume~ not what you restrict…

Jaime
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Jaime

If you know that’s what the word “diet means” then how did you not get the joke 😉

Satire is my favorite form of humor, especially when it makes fools react.

Natalia
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Natalia

she called me a dude too….

Natalia
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Natalia

Yeah, don’t normally stick my nose in but…insinuating that the women on this site, Jamie, me, others, are NOT really women…that’s just inappropriate, esp. coming fr. someone old enough to no better, and esp. when it’s aimed at people that weren’t even commenting to you in the first place. Whatever issues you have, previous ed, height, whatever, you should not take them out on strangers, just wrong.

Natalia
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Natalia

oops. * know better……but still 🙂

Pixie
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Pixie

LOL. Does she think she’s thin?!! I see some chub there. Ugh, this woman is foul!!

JN1976
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JN1976

Totally foul

annemarie
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annemarie

My thoughts exactly. Not being obese doesn’t mean you’re thin.

Kate
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Kate

I just don’t understand how she is not eating ANY sweets or chocolate…because she does not seem too thin to me. Besides that, a life without chocolate seems miserable 🙁

charlotte
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charlotte

well if you constantly restrict yourself from food your metabolism will slow down eventually. that makes it even harder to stay/ get thin.

Josie
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Josie

First of all, it’s the Daily Mail.

Second of all, I love how you filed this under ‘lol’. No other word sums it up better!

Hazal
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Hazal

Haha YES! Best category ever 😀

Sandy
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Sandy

I think this woman has mental problems. It is amazing that she is proud of the things that she is saying. She married a man that regularly tells her he will divorce her if she gains weight? That’s so sad. I think a lot of women are on a life-long diet- it’s called a healthy lifestyle. But her lifestyle doesn’t sound healthy at all. She drinks coffee that makes her shake yet she’s worried that overweight women at work will be dropping like flies from heart attacks??

Caty
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Caty

Uh, she’s crazy. Absolutely nuts. And should find more respectful partners. Kind of saying eating disorders are okay and desirable, no? Obviously obsessed with food if she goes to such lengths! And what a crappy friend too! She is a despicable human being!

jeena
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jeena

I completely agree with you on this one. Doesn’t take much to see she’s 2 clowns short of a circus. Just when I think she’s hit ground zero on stupid comments, she gets out the shovel and starts digging a hole..

Aafje
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Aafje

I think its really sad that she based her self worth on the ability to get boyfriends throughout her years.

Avelyn
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Avelyn

there’s nothing in life that significies failure than being so desperate for attention that you brag about how you YOURSELF are a women’s rights hating misogynist

killerqueen
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killerqueen

My sentiments EXACTLY.

panama
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panama

No comment. We all know how pathetic her statements are and I feel that she is baiting people at this point.

annemarie
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annemarie

I agree. She’s going to say anything just to get attention.

Debbs
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Debbs

Why does this woman get media attention? Who cares about her opinion?

TonyFae
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TonyFae

She’s obviously just trolling for attention. Complete garbage. We need to stop paying her any attention and she will GO AWAY.

Desperate attempt for attention is a terrible thing. Dont hate her, feel sorry for her.

Indigo Lace
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Indigo Lace

Right because she is quite pathetic.

Beans
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Beans

She is still one of the greatest media trolls ever. Or maybe she’s just, I don’t know, messed up in the brain.

Liz
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Can’t it be both? She knows exactly what she’s doing, playing the villain. Reading her is like watching Pro Wrestling. She knows exactly which buttons to push. Ironically while her public persona is shallow, vain and completely narcissistic, she really has to NGAF about what people think of her to pull this off. It’s disturbing and irresponsible, but also mostly fake.

silvia
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silvia

she has some very serious issues with herself, and any sane woman/reader will dismiss here statements right away…I’m surprised that she actually held on so long with these men – lack of self-esteem right there, crystal clear..the pathological need to be evaluated by men based on her physical appearance.
Seek a shrink honey, and stop feeding us the portions of your mental problems and the lowest self esteem in the whole planet…

Liz
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This woman has like a severe case of mental illness…I think it’s super irresponsable to let her write columns like this (I know…freedom of speech) but people, especially young people everywhere is been bombarded on a daily basis on body negative feedback, and to say that being fat is a sign of failure is crazy…you know what screams failure to me? The fact that you can’t possibly live a normal, fulfilling life because your life is completely controled by food, and failure is to have men take you as an object, control the way you look and dictate every aspect… Read more »
silvia
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silvia

this!
plus – fat is a failure??? she needs a serious lesson in biology, because adipose tissue is an important endocrine organ, and healthy individuals have a certain fat percentage..women lose period, hair, mood, energy, when they diet and restrict too much and their fat percentage drops below their natural set point..
anyway..she’s a horrible person to spread these misinformation in public..

La la la la
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La la la la

agree with everything you said. i actually shouldn’t have been so harsh in my comment, because she really seems actually ill. if she isn’t, and she’s just trolling, she could really do a lot of damage to women who try her methods or think the kind of relationships she describes are healthy

Lauren Carter
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Lauren Carter

This article is very triggering….

Debbs
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Debbs

I was thinking that as well. I don’t think it should be posted.

Lisa
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Lisa

Shouldn’t people be able to identify and stay away from their own triggers? That’s one of the steps in recovery… I get that you can’t anticipate everything, but asking someone not to do something because it might damage you is asking a lot.

Debbs
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Debbs

I’m sure that is easier said than done. I don’t have an eating disorder, but a lot of people on this site do by their own admissions.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn
definitely easier said then done. i mean if you go onto a blog and see a header ANA LIFE NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS SKINNY FEELS GOING FOR THE THIGH GAP AND NOTHING CAN STOP ME then you’re like ok probably should not read this blog. but most of the time its not so obvious. oftentimes you don’t know until you start reading it. this, for example… last i heard of samantha brick was her derpy comments about how beautiful she was and how jealous everyone was. so i read this prepared to see more silly conceitedness about how hot… Read more »
MerryHappy
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MerryHappy
Exactly, I had an eating disorder for about 7 years. I’m completely over the food part of it (withholding, purging, etc), but I still feel triggers and want to attain something unhealthy. And here’s good ol’ Samantha Brick. Writing an article about anorexia. And why anorexia is better than being overweight. I read part out loud to my boyfriend, and he was like “is she serious? That’s unhealthy.” I confirmed it’s eating disorder territory. She stopped eating mints all day because her dentist told her it was dangerous? Seriously? I almost don’t believe her. I don’t think I would have… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

agreed

amber
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amber
Frankly, if triggers are still a problem for you, I’m not sure you should be coming on this site at all. If the posts aren’t about women looking skinny, they’re about who has gained weight, or who dropped weight quickly, or who controls restricts what food to stay lean. If you’re in recovery for alcoholism would you go to a bar, knowing that beer doesn’t bother you and most people will be drinking beer, but also knowing that someone might be downing vodka and that’s your weakness? Recovery is hard and triggers might be anywhere, sure, but at some point… Read more »
Lauren Carter
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Lauren Carter

I can usually handle most articles on this site…I had to stop reading comments because they were so harsh and causing me a lot of self-hate type thoughts etc. but I should have said that this particular article was ESPECIALLY triggering; as opposed to just the comments being triggering. Typical articles on this website don’t usually go into such detail of disordered eating. It was like reading a pro thinspo tumblr or something. But like an addiction, it’s hard to stay away from….

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

yeah this site itself is definitely not triggering for me save the occasional completely absurd pro-ana/mia comment and articles like this (which I have not seen before since most celebrities who starve themselves at least try to cover it up and talk about eating “normally”)

kat
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um if you have eating disorder issues this entire site is a trigger lol

La la la la
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La la la la
she is a troll. how sad that she never seems to enjoy anything besides putting others down and elevating herself. plus she obviously never enjoys food. when will women like her learn that restricting is not the way to be thin. eating a large volume of healthy foods and being active is so enjoyable and effective. there’s just no reason to undereat; it slows down your metabolism. she looks frumpy to me, so she’s a great example of how restricting doesn’t work. she can’t work four times a year from not eating!? that is just about the dumbest thing i’ve… Read more »
Sarah
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Sarah
Totally agree Liz! The true failure is living such a vain, humorless, judgmental and regimented life. Obesity isn’t a failure. It isn’t even an epidemic as most media would have you believe. It’s the result of ignorance, or people handling their demons by overeating. Obese should be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle, not put down. On the other hand, obese people should be praised for embracing their “curves” either. This woman is ridiculous. Perfection is unattainable. Eat in moderation, get some sleep, drink plenty of water, and do some form of exercise as often as you can fit, and… Read more »
HB
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She has a serious problem. And it’s not just vanity. Hope this woman can get her mind on track.

JennM
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JennM

Even though I feel guilty to leave a hateful comment about someone who is so obviously delusional, I find it more enjoyable than actually trying to argue againt her ridiculous ideology… so I will just say the mean thing that popped into my head first.. she isn’t even that thin, and her face is by no means attractive.

Kate
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Kate

i just lol’ed at this, but your right…I see better looking 40 year old moms at the gym everyday, has this woman even had kids?

UCMS
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UCMS

If this woman were to ever read these comments she would most likely dismiss them by saying we were all jealous fat people.

I think that this is a calculated media release – clearly she is not an idiot when it comes to publicity. She is garnering attention, whether it be positive or negative, to promote herself.

I do feel sad that the first thing she puts forward about her life and achievements is her ability to stay thin. You would think achievements at work, relationships etc would be a bigger part of her identity.

sample
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sample

42? she looks 62 in the last picture. woof.

theens
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theens

I didn’t pay that much attention when I first looked but you are right! She looks completely different in it, like she aged 20 years since the previous pics. I wonder if the other pictures are much older? It’s like two different women.

JaneParker
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JaneParker

Yes, just look at a recent post on the “knock knock, who’s there?” categ. featuring Jennifer Aniston. She’s 44. This woman has nothing on her, and should look at those pictures and see what a healthy lifestyle looks like! Plus J.A. smokes (or used to) and still looks better than her.

Calia
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Calia

Her trolling has no subtlety whatsoever anymore 🙁 I enjoyed her first article because it almost seemed like she believed what she was saying. But now it is just way too obvious. I give her a D- for this one.

Hazal
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Hazal

She’s an attention seeker. I’m not even pissed off by her words because she can’t be serious. I don’t really care because that’s all she wants.

char
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char

lol irl
i always thought she was going for the ‘attractive curvy girl look’, so all this rant about being ‘thin’ i was like… eh? I mean, she’s a bit chunky (natural and good for a woman her age, but no way would I call her ‘thin’. I guessed her at a size 12?)
Also I love how the first paragraph she says she treated her FRIEND with contempt. I really hope that friend reads this, sour cow.

Alexandra
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Alexandra

This woman is abhorrent. Not only is she delusional about her appearance, but the example she puts forth to women is without a doubt ludicrous. Eating mints and coffee? I believe it is obvious to most that eating a wholesome diet brings with it a healthy weight- not need to eat nutritionally void things such as “mints”. And women are jealous? Now that I find comical. Let her fool herself

vosoo
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vosoo

NO WORDS LEFT seriously….

Mew
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Oh lord what an idiot. First of all, she’s not thin, she’s normal. Good job for starving yourself 30 years. Second, to be thin, one can eat, exercise and be healthy The fitness models for example are far more tiny than these skinny fat unhealthy starving deprived hate-infused low self-esteemed idiots like her. Starving = negativity, bad mood, irritability, bad self esteem, deprivation, very unhealthy (as unhealthy as being fat), total weakness, insomnia etc. Exercise, clean eating = healthy, happy, mentally and physically strong, lots of energy, positive, great mood, good self esteem, good sleep etc. Whatever one wants. She… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

This is anorexia.

There is nothing else to say. Only eating mints all day? That’s starving yourself. Passing out because lack of food? Anorexia, happened to me as well.

I feel bad for her because she’s clearly struggled with this throughout her life but the fact that she’s PROMOTING this pisses me off. I wonder how many tweens with low self esteem will see this and try it and end up in the hospital.

Natalia
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Natalia
I stopped reading after the purple outfit…very long. This is probably the first time I’ll comment on the content of the post first, and then her appearance, since they go hand in hand. This is a perspective from a regular size, or maybe she was obese, IDK, I can’t take time to read the whole post – woman – who always wanted to be thin, and has food restricted her entire life, to…well – not get there. This is what ‘dieting’ does (severe calorie restriction). It doesn’t give you a dream body, these women go up and down, and in… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

thank you. this is exactly what severe dieting does. you go up and down and end up with an awkward, strange shape because you no longer have any muscle, and get thinning hair and bad skin and usually bad teeth. you can’t survive without all the nutrients (and calories) that your body needs.

Natalia
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Natalia
Yeah, as much as I notice/don’t like excess fat, and as much as people, here, at least, squawk about me noticing it, I hate this MORE than fat, it makes me sad, like in a human sense, not just in an emotional sense, like my soul feels sad when I see women starve themselves – it is a crime against humanity. You wouldn’t do it to a prisoner of war. I just love food so much and to see women not eating, something we all have to do, to try to get thin, it’s like listening to nails on a… Read more »
Candy M.
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Candy M.

Agree so much, all she’s ended up doing is losing muscle, and gaining back fat. Her body fat percent may even be higher than when she started. She’s not skinny but the effects of malnutrition can be seen on her face. Her body would looks much better if she lost weight healthily and exercised to keep muscle.. I mean just eating toast, just eating mints, her body isn’t just starved of calories, but essential fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals.

sashal
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sashal

yep. I live in New York City and see too many women like this. skinny bodies, haggard faces, clearly have been starving for years.

PAULA
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PAULA

Ugly and stupid… She has it all!

Stace
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Stace

Does this woman own a mirror?

Kik
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Poor woman.

B.
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Who the hell is this?

happygolucky
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happygolucky

There is a lot to ridicule and condemn here, but, the worst of it, by far, is the glorification of controlling boyfriends/husbands. Essentially, she is promoting female low self esteem as a weight loss trick. That makes me sick to my stomach.

deppfan
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deppfan

Her metabolism must be so wrecked that it burns so little calories and deposit as mush fat as possible in case of a famine to survive.

Jill
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Jill

Yikes, no wonder she can’t keep girlfriends…

Rachel
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Rachel

How do people like her even exist? Her outlook on life is completely warped. So ignorant. Why is she even a public figure? Digusting.

Tally
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Tally

Its probably not even true….

Nobsnob
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Nobsnob

DON’T FEED THE TROLL!!

Lisa
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Lisa

She does a good job of feeding herself, if her pics are any indication.

ary
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Boring and predictable troll material. There is nothing in life that signifies failure better than mediocrity. Doesn’t worth 100 comments, we may hope.

shayek
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shayek

Well, she’s officially mentally ill.

Mollie
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Mollie

She must be so miserable! Poor thing, no children and no unconditional love at all. To me, she looks terrible and I highly doubt she likes the way she looks either. But, it’s really no wonder because her diet sounds awful. She would look a lot better if she cut out the useless carbs and added real nutrient dense foods instead, but some people just don’t understand how the human body works, I guess.

lc
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Well, she isn’t exactly thin, so…hm. Fail.

Erica
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This woman is so stupid and delusional that I really can’t be offended by her – she’s like a crazy person raving on the street that no one takes seriously! If anyone else had said these things about ‘overweight is never attractive’, ‘any self-respecting women wants to be thin’, ‘I’ve only ever dates men who kept a strict eye on my figuret’, etc, I would have been fuming! But with her I just can’t – she’s sad, pathetic and clearly unstable. And wasting those lovely French chocolates – that’s unforgivable 😉 She has clear psychiatric issues with her dependence on… Read more »
Erica
Member

Should be: ‘Any self-respecting *woman*’ and ‘I’ve only ever *dated* men who kept a strict eye on my *figure*’ – maybe she did rattle me! 🙂

Candy M.
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Candy M.

The chocolates?!!! I would never throw away or waste expensive food. Such foolishness, if she didn’t want to eat them all she could have had a few each day but she’s probably one of those women who either binge or starve, no in between. At least she could have given them away, plenty of people would have loved to have that gift.

james
Member
opal
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opal

Omg, thank god she won’t be someone’s mother!!!!!

Ella
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Ella

Personally I don’t think these are personal musings from Samantha Brick. I think they are articles aimed at bringing attention to controversial topics that exist in 2000’s zeitgeist.
#1 – people do love to hate beautiful people
#2 – people do diet like this, people do place a HUGE importance on being thin.
By writing these articles, she’s writing what others are afraid to say, and yes it can be annoying and yes it is controversial but it certainly raises a lot of dialogue about the issues.
Just my two cents.

JaneParker
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JaneParker
I honestly feel dizzy after reading all of this! But it’s obvious that she’s either: 1) a troll looking for publicity (and not a very clever one at that) 2) one of the most deluded people I’ve ever seen and in desperate need of psychiatric help. Bringing myself down to her level of shallowness, more points: – she’s not even that thin, she’s average weight (does she think a size 12 is a size 2 or something?) All that starving and she’s s size 12? Poor thing. And she’s flabby, clearly she doesn’t work out. She’s so “smart” and she… Read more »
kateuk
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kateuk
“Bringing myself down to her level of shallowness, more points: – she’s not even that thin, she’s average weight (does she think a size 12 is a size 2 or something?) All that starving and she’s s size 12? Poor thing.” She is a UK size 12, which is a US size 8. At 5ft11, it’s relatively slim. Her body composition is not great because of years of yo-yo dieting, which probably depleted most of her muscle mass. She would greatly benefit from weight training to replace the lost muscle as well as increase bone density. But my guess is… Read more »
JaneParker
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JaneParker

I guess if she’s a US8 than she’s on the slim side. It’s just that I have a big problem going from UK to US since most websites I’ve visited only go down one number (a UK12 being a US10) and some even say it stays the same number, it’s confusing. Also, I forgot she was from the UK, I thought she was a 12US. Anyway, I would never be this harsh on another woman, but the way she talks you would expect her to look like a supermodel :/

kateuk
Guest
kateuk

I know, she brings it on herself — all the criticism. I think she probably thrives off of it!

SarahM
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SarahM
Actually US sizes are 2 sizes more than UK, but generally are even more (vanity sizing) I’ve seen a lot of UK size 6s (US 2) which are actually US 0s (measurement wise). It is confusing, but she’d be more of a US 6/8, however even if she isn’t fat, she isn’t *thin* either, hers is not a body I aspire too, my mother is 46 and has a much better body (and face) and my mother has never dieted or instilled that way of thinking in me, and I struggled with anorexia, but thank goodness I’ve always had a… Read more »
Megan
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Megan

lol, she’s so ugly, like a pig with lipstick, her body prob looks like chit naked from starving her muscles, she has nothing but controlling relationships, and now her “friends” know she hates their gifts.
If I were to label someone a failure it would a delusional, ungrateful, superficial, lazy person like her.

Also, her upper arm is nothing but flab. Scrawny & fat. 30 years of senseless dieting will do that.

lexy
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lexy

she clearly has an eating disorder and no idea what a healthy diet should look like… besides being absolutely mental, of course

Emme
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Emme
Does she think that she’s thin? Because the way she speaks, she should be a supermodel. But she looks far from it. The reason she is still not as thin is because she starving herself. That only lowers her metabolism so when she eats, her body takes longer to metabolize that food. It’s easier for her to gain weight. If she ate more and on a regular basis, she would be thinner and still enjoy her food. She could benefit from working out as well. I’m imagining that she’s either doing no exercise or is a cardio junkie. No one… Read more »
kateuk
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kateuk

She truly believes all the drivel she spouts. Her thinking patterns are deeply distorted. I don’t think anyone could help her change. She’s too set in her ways.

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