Sometimes a quote comes along that hits the spot so sweetly it needs to stand alone.
We have, in effect, an Eleventh Commandment. We have come to believe thinner is healthier, happier, and more beautiful as though it were handed down on Mount Sinai. But these are not divine truths- they are prejudices with a complex history. They have led to a false religion that does not deliver what it promises.
(Roberta Pollack Seid, Never Too Thin: Why Women Are At War With Their Bodies)