Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Diet Plates


Self magazine clued me in to these plates, replete with inspirational messages designed to motivate that stalled dieter in you. Self writes:
Customize your plate with a diet motto: write you own or select one of the sometimes shocking prefab versions ("No seconds, fat ass"--hey, whatever works for you, but we think this one is a little mean. . .)
A little?

Would you use a plate like this, or know anyone who would? What would you want your customized plate to say? I'd like mine to convey something simple, like "Enjoy Your Meal!" or something like the image I found below. Anyone up for a visit to your local pottery painting store? I'll publish your photographed plates. . . .

17 comments:

Palmtreechick said...

Mine would say FOOD with a big red slash across it!

April D said...

I love the giant smiling sun at the bottom of that good plate! Mine would say "Enjoy every bite!" with an otter eating a crab off his belly on the bottom ;)

Piffle said...

I thought this was going to be about those plates with portion sizes for the various food groups on them. These are even worse than those--except the sun plate, that's cute.

If I was artistic, I'd do a plate overflowing with raspberries and cream.

Anonymous said...

"Mine would say FOOD with a big red slash across it!"

Wow. Thats sad. Looking through your blog is even sadder. You need serious help. It just documents years of agonizing over weighing over 100 lbs.

As for the plates, who wants to eat off of some guys bikini crotch? Or is that the point? : )

-Ashley

Palmtreechick said...

Ashley, I was sort of joking and sort of not...

sarah said...

OMG! I might use those ironically, especially the "stud" one. How totally cheesy. I can't believe there's a serious market for something like this.
*rolls eyes*
If I wanted a serious motivational plate (and that term is striking me funny: "serious motivational plate"), I would go with something similar to April D.'s suggestion -- I want to be motivated to love my body and love what I eat.

Beth said...

Mine would say, "This is enough" with a picture of a skinny bikini-clad girl on it.

Anon Ashley- wow, you are judgemental why don't you have the balls to post your inner thoughts?

Precious Leonna said...

Hey that is a great idea, whenever you want to eat just looking on the photos of those good looking body on the plate surely you will never eat a lot again.
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April said...

I think mine would say, "This is Mommy's lunch, not Kieffer's lunch."

Kieffer is my cat.

Of course the problem is, he can't read, so the message might be lost.

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Palmtreechick said...

HA HA. I like that one, April.

Charlynn said...

No way would I use one of those "diet plates." Nor would I use anything with an affirming message on it. I'd rather not connect food with any more feelings than it already gives me.

zubeldia said...

Oh wow. These are really vile, aren't they. I am not so much into the hate-talk... I like April's idea.

Palmy, I'm going to make one for you and it will say 'I am good enough already. Now EAT'.

Palmtreechick said...

Thanks Zube, I'll let you use that plate when you come to visit me sometime. :)

WeightingGame said...

palmtreechick, that's horrible! Yours should say something like, "My Lipsmacker collection ROCKS!"

I like the idea of an inspirational message..maybe "You are beautiful." When I was little, we made plates for my grandparents and ourselves (my bro and I) that had our names handwritten in marker bubble letters, totally a big mess. They were somehow laminated for safety and we LOVED eating off tem b/c we MADE them!

Palmtreechick said...

Ha ha! That's a good one, Leslie.

Jeanne said...

I agree with Charlynn - I don't think I want any emotion attached to food.

If I were to make a plate, I think I would put on the rim, "Food Is Fuel."

Great post, Dr. Stacy!

jeanne

Anonymous said...

"Anon Ashley- wow, you are judgemental why don't you have the balls to post your inner thoughts?"

Um, I did. I don't think PTC has a problem with people reading and then expressing feelings about her blog. If she did it could be private. She allows people who look at EWHED to look at her blog, and then she posts openly ED comments here. Thats her choice.

- Ashley