Simon Doonan’s Advice: If You Want to Lose Weight…Have Gay Friends!

January 3, 2012 • Fashion Blog

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. In my experience they’re a sucker’s bet. Especially when it comes to losing weight. Yet, Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large of Barneys New York, has some interesting theorys when it comes to loosing weight his new tongue-in-cheek(y) book, “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.”

“French women only think they know everything. Actually, it’s the gays who do know everything,” Doonan told the NY Post. “Being gay is an insane, fabulous gift,” he adds. “It’s the ultimate Whitman’s Sampler.” Here are his tips on what straight women can learn from gay men.

1. Eat a healthy mix of gay and straight foods.

“Here’s an example of gay foods: macaroons, lettuce, sushi,” Doonan says. “Those are all super-gay. But you can’t live on macaroons — you’ll just explode with gayness if you try. A beef burrito is about the straightest food you can get. If you want to be healthy and trim, you have to combine the two. Have a steak. But instead of having french fries with it, which are very heterosexual, what you need is a nice, fluffy gay salad.” I literally busted a gut reading this. Apparently, I love gay food. I should be a twig.

2. Surround yourself with as many gay men as possible.

“Being a fag hag is a great way to stay skinny,” says Doonan. “Gay men are always on the go. If your friends are all gay men, they’re always twirling in one direction or another. If you’re following them, you’re automatically burning calories.”

3. Cheat for the camera.

To look your best, follow Doonan’s tips for posing “The least you can do is get your face arranged in a pleasing configuration. The way to do that is to say the right word. Allegedly, Kate Moss always says ‘chin on the ledge’ to remind herself to arrange that fabulous bone structure as though she’s placing her chin up on a ledge.

For some more tips visit The NY Post.

Order Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.

Source & Photo: NY Post, Target

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