If you’ve grown up hearing that “a moment on the lips stays forever on the hips,” you probably have an almond.
The term has spread across social media in recent weeks, as the younger generation fills TikTok with stories about how their parents restricted their eating habits and anticipated their disordered eating habits.
Why “Mom Almond”? The label became popular after that Videos are back Yolanda Hadid, mother of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid and a former model herself, being the divorced mother of almonds in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In one clip, Gigi told her mother that she was “feeling very weak” after eating only “half an almond”.
Yolanda replied, “Take two almonds and chew them well.”
After viewers accused the mother of fomenting disordered eating habits on her children, Yolanda seemed to be making fun of the critics with TikTok video About herself, she eats almonds in different places.
But the video was not entertaining for Dr. Carla Lister, a pediatrician and life coach in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“It makes me feel confused,” Lester said. NEWSWEEK. “The worst thing is that her platform perpetuates that being an almond mom, being restrained, and being in your kids lane, makes for success. You look at Gigi Hadid—she thinks this girl is cool, she has it all.”
Lister said that despite these appearances, the amygdala platform is based on delusional beliefs. She argued that Yolanda was projecting her eating disorder onto Gigi, which led to the child being labeled in her illness.
“what or what diet culture The pediatrician said that people say they are after health or wellness, but in reality they are pursuing poor privilege. “It all depends on fat phobia and internal bias.”
Young women have flooded TikTok with videos about their almond moms.
in section With 2.8 million views, two daughters mocked their mothers by chanting “toxic phrases”.
One chant went, “Nothing tastes better than feeling thin.” “A moment on the lips, forever on the hips. You’re not hungry, you’re just bored.”
In the next clip, one mother defends her beliefs.
Focus your mind on, she said, ‘I want to eat – wait a minute, it wouldn’t be as good as I would feel if I was skinny. “How stimulating is this?”
In another video on TikTok, Tyler Bender mimics her mother’s expressions inside a Hershey store.
“Does anyone want the rest of this? I’m done,” she said, holding half a bar of chocolate.
“What are the macros in this? I can’t imagine,” she commented, checking out an oversized Hershey’s chocolate.
After inhaling Reese’s scented candle, she declared, “I’m full.”
Dr. Lister said she heard many of these phrases repeated in her meetings with moms and teens before she discovered the trend for TikTok.
She urged parents to stay away from a “controlling” mindset about their children’s weight.
“You don’t control or cause your child’s weight and you don’t want to focus on that. You don’t want to have scarcity beliefs and fear that your kid won’t be successful, that they won’t have a great life because of their weight,” Lester said.
She added that children of almond mothers should strive to create physical, emotional or verbal boundaries with their parents.
The doctor said, “I don’t want the kids to start absorbing all these messages. I realize this is happening, this is just my mom stuck in her drama, stuck in her diet talk.”
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