We've all heard the phrase before: "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips." Whether you heard it from a snarky frenemy, a body-shaming aunt, or the meanest part of Pinterest, you've probably had the saying pop up in the back of your head right before you ate a chocolate chip cookie or dove face-first into a plate of spaghetti carbonara.
Whether or not the saying is true (hint: it's not), it's definitely body-shaming rhetoric. Ashley Graham, destroyer of body-shaming BS in all forms, used her latest Instagram post to "fix" the meme — all with a pastry in hand.
The meme she's referencing is "a moment on the lips, forever on the hips."
The quote, which is popular on pro-anorexia and eating disorder blogs, is meant to shame people who eat a "decadent" meal by reminding them that what's tasty in the moment will be part of your body forever.
That's simply not true. According to the Mayo Clinic, it takes an average of 33 hours for food to go from your mouth to excretion. While some foods take longer (like meat and fish, which can take up to two days), some take only a few hours, like candy.
Graham's fans, however, praised the model for taking the shame out of eating rich, delicious food.
*insert prayer hands emoji*
We like Graham's version way more, too.