If there’s one thing I love more than hearing down-to-earth advice coming from Kardashian/Jenners, it’s getting handy tips from supermodels at how to suppress my appetite. It’s no secret that models go to extreme lengths to keep their weight down, like eating tissues to stay thin as they apparently swell up and fill your stomach, as told in Kristie Clements’ The Vogue Factor. It’s a horrific truth of the fashion industry being slowly revealed and I think we all wait with hope, that those with a platform promote healthier choices and positive body images. In the case of 21 year old Kendall Jenner and her 74.2 million Instagram followers, I can only hope her recent comments are said in jest, because with that many impressionable teens watching her every move, the social responsibility of not encouraging others to suppress their appetite is surely obvious.
Back on the 10th of December 2016, Kendall posted the above photo on Instagram captioning ‘kenny’s pink xmas’ to which her loyal followers went crazy for her pink wall. I too, think that pink wall is absolutely gorgeous and I was also super keen to hear what the colour is called. No joke, it was written on Kendall’s blog that the reason for choosing ‘Baker-Miller Pink’ was that it was the only colour scientifically proven to calm you AND suppress your appetite. Kendall wrote: “I decided to paint [my living room wall] pink because while I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the room, I went to dinner with friends and they had just gone to the ‘Human Condition’ exhibition at a former hospital in LA. They were telling me there’s a pink room at the exhibit that had an explanation of the colour choice: Baker-Miller Pink is the only colour scientifically proven to calm you AND suppress your appetite. I was like, ‘I NEED this colour in my house!’ I then found someone to paint the room and now I’m loving it!”
According to the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and other study published from the US Naval Office of Research, Kendall is on the money. Baker-Miller Pink is known to reduce aggressive and violent behaviour, hence it’s use in jails and psychiatric hospitals, with the optimal effects being achieved within fifteen minutes of exposure. The research showed that over four years, one third of the nearly 1,700 subjects “revealed a peculiar appetite suppression effect by Baker-Miller Pink”.
And I’m unsure if I just blew the lid of Victoria’s secret, but I knew there had to be a reason I don’t feel like eating in those stores or watching the shows other than pure self-hatred…the colour looks suspiciously like Baker-Miller Pink. Despite it’s appetite suppressing qualities, I must say Baker-Miller Pink is the prettiest of pinks and I would absolutely love to paint my living room that colour when I grow up to be 21 and own a home, too. I’d just be super careful about promoting weight-controlling colours to my millions of followers as a supermodel. Or in my case, to both of you reading and as someone that gets 1 good selfie out of 45.