Thanks to the Instagram account @YouDidNotEatThat, I have recently become obsessed with the phenomenon of people posing with food that they will not/ did not eat. This trend is running rampant among celebrities, models, and even Instagrammer/ bloggers. I find this whole thing to be endlessly fascinating - someone could write an entire book on it. I don't really want to go that deep, though. I just want to give you the little nudge you need to fall down this rabbit hole.
I want to give a quick shout out to all of the people who are actually buying what these people are selling. The people who think models really can just eat whatever they want are likely the same people who believe Kim Kardashian when she says her butt is natural (if you're one of those people and you don't believe me, just Google "Kim Kardashian butt before and after"). Listen, as much as I'd like to believe that the Victoria's Secret models leap off of the runway, get whisked off to a fancy restaurant, and celebrate the end of a show by gorging on a heaping plate of fries and a greasy burger, I know that this is, as they say, "all for the 'gram." Ugh, did I just ruin this for you? I'm sorry. Let me cheer you up! Let's pause for some highlights from @YouDidNotEatThat.
Disclaimer: no food was harmed in the taking of these photos.
In all honesty, I feel mixed about this pretend eating culture. Part of me wants people to just be honest, kind of like when Tori Spelling admitted that she didn't really lose the baby weight with a clean diet and exercise. Tori finally came clean and admitted that she had been relying on the "keep your f***ing mouth shut and eat air diet." Healthy? Nope. Honest? YUP! But, selfishly, I never want this genre of photos to go away. They are too entertaining and I love them oh-so-much. So, I guess my closing thought is this: bring on more #YouDidNotEatThat photos!