“I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years and I’m back on it right now. It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable. I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back on track so I can button my pants.”
— Ginnifer Goodwin, star of HBO’s “Big Love,” tells Health magazine she’s been on Weight Watchers since she was 9 years old. Trust me, Ginnifer, WW is not the only thing on the planet that doesn’t make you miserable. [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Is your boyfriend starting to look a little tubby? Maybe he’s getting a little round around the edges thanks to all the holiday feasting? Fear not, ye lads who loathe the gym and abhor dieting: the Belly Sauna has arrived. This primo As Seen on TV product will help you lose weight in no time. All you do is put on this trash bag-like undergarment, which, by the way, is “thin, lightweight, and undetectable!” (ha) and it’ll make you sweat more than a whore in church, shedding poundage quickly. What are you waiting for? [As Seen On TV] Keep reading »
We’re not sure that when we bash on bad celeb behavior—like the baby food diet trend—that it actually makes a difference in Hollywood. When fashion power lady Kelly Cutrone says something, however, people might just listen. Here’s something embarrassing: When Stephanie Pratt tweeted about loving the baby food diet cleanse, Kelly took her down, saying: “So crazy that all of these hollywood girls are eating babyfood – wtf – what kind of a message is this -it makes me waaah for the future,” and “There is a long list of Hollywood mega stars who eat babyfood nice one gals – great message- Toddler Chic – Toddlers in Tiaras watch out.” Toddlers in tiaras! Thank goodness someone in the entertainment business is willing to slam Hollywood for creating truly deranged images and role models. [Twitter] Keep reading »
“I’m a skinny girl. I always was. I’ve never had an eating disorder in my life. And it hurts to be called anorexic … I start the day with a hot chocolate and cereal—I love Lucky Charms or Kashi GoLean—then some fruit. I don’t really eat a lot in the middle of the day. I have an early dinner, which is always a salad, with plain chicken, grilled or broiled … Honestly, I can’t believe those women have so much time to devote to my weight. If they get out there and move, they will look like me and be thin, and it’ll all be good.”
—Michaele Salahi of the “Real Housewives of DC” defends herself against rumors of anorexia and spills what she eats in a day. Wait, so she consumes about 600 calories every 24 hours? I dunno, that sounds like an eating disorder to me. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Crazy idea #2,384 from the folks at the French version of Grazia magazine: the chocolate diet. Oui. The principle behind this regime isn’t so much about a diet (what, you couldn’t guess?) but is more about an eating method that doesn’t rely on restriction. Restriction often causes binge eating, which gets you nowhere in the weight loss game. So the plan is this: a few times a week you get to replace your breakfast with chocolate or cookies. The rule is that you have to savor your indulgences and eat them slowly, which should train your brain to listen to your body’s needs, not over-indulge them.
This diet of eating sweets in the morning sounds frighteningly like our normal eating routine back in college. And you know what happened then? Hello, “Freshman 15.” [Grazia] Keep reading »
Healthy foods, like reality show stars, tend to be both high-maintenance and tasteless. As lazy and spoiled people, we try to find any shortcuts we can to eating healthy without having to prepare fresh food or eat tofu.
Unfortunately, as we all learned from watching children’s cartoons, taking shortcuts can lead to a hilarious comedy of errors. And diabetes. Read more … Keep reading »
Here’s a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I’ve ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal Renn and every woman who can love her body no matter what size it is, but I am not that woman. (Granted, not being that woman is probably part of the problem, but what-ev-er.) Keep reading »
If you thought Jennifer Aniston‘s Baby Food Diet was stupid and weird, check out Kim Kardashian‘s Windex method of losing weight. Apparently, the apple-bottomed reality TV star sprays the glass cleaner on her food so she doesn’t eat it. When she’s out of town (and isn’t toting a bottle of Windex in her purse?) she pours soda on her food. If this is true — and I wouldn’t be shocked if it is — it pisses me off. (If it’s not, let the following rant be directed at those who do follow a “diet” similar to this.) How absolutely wasteful of her — there are people in this country who struggle to put food in their kids’ mouths, while she’s one of the lucky elite who never has to worry about money. Rendering perfectly good food inedible simply because she doesn’t have the willpower to stop eating is a grotesque example of taking privilege for granted. If you only want to eat half of your overpriced restaurant meal, Kim, why not take the rest home in a doggie bag? Or, better yet, give it to someone who’s hungry and will actually appreciate it.
Phew. End rant. [Zeitgeisty Report] Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston wants to be thin so bad that she is willing to eat baby food to get there. Yup, Jen’s diet secret is totally out of the food processor. According to OK!, Jen hired GOOPtritionist Tracy Anderson to help her “shift” some weight before her next film. What does “shifting weight” mean by the way? Moving pounds from your ass to your elbow? Tracy put Jen on The Baby Food Cleanse, a charming diet which involves eating baby-sized portions of pureed food followed by dinner. I wonder if you wear a diaper while you’re on it? What will those diet gurus think of next? The
Epicac Ipecac Cleanse? [Dlisted] Keep reading »
I can’t tell you how many diets I’ve been on in my life. The grapefruit diet, the cookie diet, the no-sugar diet, the no-carbs diet, the Atkins diet, the raw diet, the juice diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and too many more to list. While I’ve never been terrifically skinny or incredibly overweight, I’ve definitely vacillated in the 20-pounds zone. Sometimes, I’m up. Sometimes, I’m down. Mostly, I go in phases. For years, I’m very good. Other times, I am very bad. In the long run, it does seem like diets don’t really work. You lose it, but it tracks you down and finds you again. I have found one pretty fail-safe method over the years, though. And that’s the sex diet. Keep reading »