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Skinny Songs: Cool or Not?


Losing weight and living the healthy life is not always easy. In fact it can be downright difficult. A wide variety of inspirational sources is often helpful. Music is definitely a motivational tool for workouts, but Heidi Roizen has created motivational weight-loss songs for listening to anytime a dieter needs an extra boost. Her CD, titled Skinny Songs ($10 on iTunes), contains 10 songs with titles like "Skinny Jeans," "Thin!," and "The Incredible Shrinking Woman." She created "chick empowerment" songs to help her keep on track and to help her avoid temptations while dieting. You can listen to snippets of the songs on the Skinny Songs website.

Here is a tasting of some of the lyrics:

From "Skinny Jeans," which has a new country feel to it:

"skinny jeans, skinny jeans, you’re still hanging ‘round

In the back of my closet and that’s bringin’ me down

this morning, I woke up, and made me a vow

skinny jeans, gonna get back, into you somehow"

and from "I'm a Hottie Now" kind of bluesy:
"I’m a hottie now! (gimme something sexy)

I’m a hottie now! (something that barely fits me)

worked on my body, and I’m a hottie now!"

I think it is great that music with a weight-loss message has helped a lot dieters out there, but I for one don't think I would like to listen to a song about skinny jeans on a regular basis. But a musical earworm reminding you not to eat pie could come in handy. The songs do seem to emphasize the glamour of being thin rather than the health benefits that accompany weight loss, but who wants to rock out to song about LDL cholesterol? What do you think . . .

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