Good Read

A friend passed this article on to me from Sunday’s New York Times, called Bingeing On Celebrity Weight Battles.”

Definitely a good read that speaks to pretty much the cover of every celebrity rag out there. The article made some really valid points.

I know that I fall victim to reading the celebrity rags for entertainment, but I am so sick of seeing every celebrity moaning about their weight, or going on some crash diet and then “reappearing” looking thin again, saying they felt “massive” or “huge” at their former weight (i.e., often my weight, or worse, my weight when I was at goal, which was not maintainable for me anyway!!)

I realize these people are paid to look gorgeous but the words they use to describe themselves (like Oprah calling herself a “fat cow” can really sting.

The fixation on weight in America is just ridiculous, and I realize that by reading this stuff (or blogging about it) I get sucked in, too. Sometimes, I even find myself second-guessing myself … for like a second.

Then I realize how unrealistic their expectations are, and that I can love myself as I am without self-beratement.

I love that Dr. David Kessler’s book, The End of Overeating, got some publicity here too. As I mentioned a while back, I really want to read this book.

How about you? Any thoughts on this article or topic?

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5 thoughts on “Good Read

  1. “I realize these people are paid to look gorgeous but the words they use to describe themselves (like Oprah calling herself a “fat cow” can really sting.”

    whats weird is that this entertainment/media industry kindof digs their own grave…they just keep setting extreme “standards” and then celebrities choose to live to them with extreme measures. the fashion industry too.

  2. I could not agree more. I read that Melissa Joan Hart article and could not help but compare. It was frustrating.

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