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Was Extreme Dieting A Factor In Peaches Geldof’s Death?

  • Police investigating the sudden death yesterday of British “It Girl” Peaches Geldof, 25, at her home in Kent found no evidence of hard drugs or a suicide note. Peaches, a writer and model, was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late TV host Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. Peaches was married to musician Thomas Cohen and was the mother of a two-year-old and a one-year-old. [US WeeklyNYMag.com]
  • One theory? Peaches was an acolyte of “juicing,” AKA extreme dieting, which may have triggered a heart attack. [Page Six]
  • The cast of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” are threatening to quit the show if Porsha Williams is isn’t given the boot. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Mom-To-Be, Loni Jane Anthony, Brags About Eating 10 Bananas A Day, Thinks You Should Do The Same

Loni Jane Anthony Eats 10 Bananas A Day While Pregnant

Instagram-famous photographer and mom-to-be Loni Jane Anthony decided to share her diet secrets with the world in a feature that ran today on an Australian news site. The 25-year-old makes the claim that eating 10 bananas a day “saved her life.” And what exactly did she need saving from?

The Aussie claims her “excessive partying” and use of alcohol and junk food left her with a “whole range of health problems including candida overgrowth, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and hair loss.” Oh that, and she picked up some parasites and dengue fever after going on a “full-blown bender in Thailand” that she just couldn’t seem to shake.

That’s when she came across Doug Graham’s 80/10/10 Diet – a low-fat diet and lifestyle where you eat only whole, fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables — from an extreme fruitarian, which she says miraculously cleansed her “internally really sick” body that was headed for an untimely death due to cancer. Loni insists her transformation had nothing to with weight loss. I’ll let you scroll through the multiple IG photos of Loni half-naked, digging into a watermelon and read through passages where she talks about how she’s living her passion on your own time because I’d like to call your attention to the part where Loni, WHO IS SIX MONTHS PREGNANT, talks about what she eats on a typical day. Spoiler: mostly water and fruit and the occasional alcoholic beverage.  Keep reading »

Rude Lady Ruins Halloween By Telling Fargo Trick-Or-Treaters They’re Fat

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Rudeness, not fun-size Skittles, is how one Fargo, North Dakota, lady is celebrating this Halloween.

Yesterday an anonymous woman announced during a radio show call-in her intention to withhold candy for trick-or-treaters if she deems them too pudgy through their Dora The Explorer and Wreck-It Ralph costumes.

The woman told a Y-94  program yesterday:

“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”

Naturally, she will help the fat kids by handing out finger-wagging letters intended for their incompetent parents.   Keep reading »

Let’s Talk About “Feminist Weddings”

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Getting married is a series of capitulations. I got married three weeks ago (and I swear to God I will write about other topics soon, really), so I know this for a fact. Thinking that you can have wedding that is 100 percent a reflection of all of your values all of the time — to say nothing of your partner’s values — is naive.  Weddings involve capitulations to your family and his/hers.  Weddings involve capitulations to your bridal party and/or friends. Weddings involve capitulations to societal tradition, family tradition or religious tradition. For plenty of people, weddings are a capitulation to our consumer-driven, “keeping up with the Joneses”  (or in this case, “the David Tuteras”) society.  Like anything else in life, you will negotiate some of your values that previously were very strongly held.  The difference is that with a wedding, your values take an outsized importance because it feels like you’re supposed to take a stand — possibly the biggest stand you’ll ever take in your life, even.  Keep reading »

The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

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The Wolf In The Cereal Bowl: How Special K And Other Companies Co-Opt Body Acceptance To Sell Body Shame

It wasn’t long ago that Special K was selling us on the idea that we could “drop a jean size in two weeks” by replacing meals with cereal, shakes and their other food-ish products. In fact, the cereal has long been marketed as a weight loss/weight maintenance plan. This is a brand that once recommended pinching yourself on a regular basis to determine if you should watch your weight.  “Can you pinch more than an inch?” Try the Special K breakfast! (Results not typical. May result in bruising.) But now they are singing a different tune. Sort of. Kellogg’s has figured out a new golden formula. Here’s a 5-step breakdown of how it works:

Step 1: Women believe we’re not thin enough, pretty enough, good enough because for decade after decade, advertisers have told us these things in order to sell products as the solution to the insecurities they stoke. Keep reading »

Hitched: The Wedding Dress Body Project

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Andrea is taking a much needed week off from her Hitched column this week, after spending the last few days reporting live from the Texas State Legislature as they attempted to rid the state of nearly all its clinics that provide abortions. (Thanks to Senator Wendy Davis and the rest of the “feminist army,” they failed.) So this week, I’m rerunning one of Andrea’s first Hitched columns, originally published on November 2, 2011. 

Wedding dress shopping. Here’s what happens to me: I walk into a bridal salon and tell the nice maternal saleswoman that I want a tea-length gown with no flowery accents. I am ushered into a dressing room where I am told that they have one tea length gown, it is covered in flowers, and did I want to try on, say, this $1,500 satin gown with a 14-foot train? For funsies? Repeat nine times. Nine. Nine.

“This is your one chance to be a princess!” one saleswoman told me. When I explained to her that my “princess” vision actually, like, seriously really did include a tea-length dress and she was just going to have to see if she could manage to wrap her mind around that, this total stranger looked at me like I had just shot her kitten point-blank in the face in the middle of the dress shop.

So, I went to the custom dressmaker. I told her what I wanted. She said she could totally do that, but she wouldn’t start the dress until next year, even though we’re getting married in April. Why?

“So you have time to get your weight where you want it.” Keep reading »

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