“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that I could do anything. I never for one moment thought that I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth. I’m a huge foodie, I love food. But when people say, ‘I can’t lose weight’, no no no, you can. Your body can do everything and anything, you just have to want to do it.”
–Mila Kunis, on how she lost weight for “Black Swan.” Kunis also previously said that she was freaked out by the intense weight loss she experienced while training for “Swan.” In November 2010, she said, “It was the most intense training I’ve ever had in my life, and probably will have for anything. I lost 20 pounds, so I went down to 95 pounds. I weigh 117 usually, like today. I looked like Gollum.” She further went on to criticize Hollywood for perpetuating such unrealistic images of beauty. “I could see why this industry is so f*cked up, because … I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I had no shape, no boobs, no ass … all you saw was the bone. I was like, ‘This looks gross.’ Man, it took me five months to lose 20 pounds, but it took me just five days — days! — to gain it all back.” So Kunis no doubt understands that taking off weight, and looking and being healthy are NOT the same thing. Right Mila? Right? [Dlisted] Keep reading »
The cast of “Jersey Shore” was back in action this week on MTV — but one of them looked completely different! JWoww surprised fans of the show with a pretty shocking weight loss and different-looking face during the premiere (above) — and they were vocal about it on Twitter.
One user tweeted “omg jwoww lost alot of weight! she looks weird,” another adding “Yea she looked too small! & her face looked really tight.” Read more… Keep reading »
Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customers can lose 20, 30 or 40 pounds.
But what happens when the celebrity spokesperson doesn’t lose, but gain? Or loses the weight, only to yo-yo back up to their pre-program weight?
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Sometimes you’re like, “Whatever happened to mid-oughts rapper DMX, he of the many dog-fighting arrests, dramatic ‘Behind the Music’ episode, and anthemic ‘Up In Here’” track?” While walking around West Philadelphia this weekend, I think I may have found out. Keep reading »
Two and a half years ago, an email landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Cover story?” At the time, I was a freelance journalist and those two words made me drool like none other. But as I read the email, my face sunk—Good Housekeeping wanted me to write a feature where I’d interview five woman who’d lost 100 pounds each. Normally, I would have rolled my eyes—I fancied myself a “serious journalist” and stayed away from weight loss stories at all costs. But this was the beginning of the recession and I needed money. I felt pained as I wrote back and begrudgingly accepted the assignment.
I felt defeated for the next few days as I tracked down women to interview. Really, was this the state my career was in? Weren’t there more important stories I could be working on? I thought.
My first interview was with a woman named Janice, a stay-at-home mom who’d lost 75 pounds doing Weight Watchers and had gone on to become a counselor herself. We spent more than an hour on the phone as I asked her a zillion questions about how she’d gained the weight, how she’d changed her eating habits, and how life was different as a thin person. Near the end of our conversation, she asked me a simple question:
“How do you feel about your body?”
It landed like a slap against my jaw. Keep reading »
“I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem with it. It makes me smile to think back to myself when I did ‘Dreamgirls’ with Beyonce. I did see all these women in Hollywood, all very slim and I thought, ‘Wow, these ladies are very into themselves.’ I loved that I stood out in a room. You knew when you saw this woman it was Jennifer Hudson.”
—Jennifer Hudson on her body image before her dramatic weight loss. I love that she said this. I think that’s a sign of true self-esteem if you can approve of yourself at every size and shape. She does look fantastic, but I’m wondering if she’s implying that she’s really into herself now that she’s one of those slim Hollywood ladies or if she no longer feels like she stands out in a room. [Hello Beautiful] Keep reading »
With the pounds she’s dropped over the seasons on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and her pokes at women on the show to lose weight and ditch the “frumpty-dumpty,” it was only a matter of time before Patti Stanger
was tapped as a spokeswoman for a weight loss company. After all, it’ll take someone pretty convincing to compete with Jennifer Hudson
for Weight Watchers. Behold, here is an ad Patti shot for Sensa, which she calls “Hollywood’s best kept secret.” With this ad, she joins the proud pantheon of famous folks who have pushed diet products
, from Kirstie Alley to the Kardashians. What do you think—has Patti sold out? Maybe she should go with the Jimmy K Miracle Diet
. Keep reading »
It’s January, which officially means weight loss reality TV season is in full swing. I’ve been so busy watching shows about dieting that I’ve barely had time to binge on cookies. I guess that’s the point. There’s “The Biggest Loser,” “Shedding for the Wedding,” “Ruby,” “One Big Happy Family,” “Heavy,” “I Used to be Fat,” and “Dance Your A** Off” to name a few. It’s a huge decision to choose the right one to help me confront my emotional eating issues. Chips and guacamole, how you haunt me. Now that I’ve watched them all, here’s the breakdown of the weight loss shows I would shun, shag, or marry. Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
“I thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did. So, whatever … Actually, now I wear bigger clothes because I don’t like the way people stare at me. I liked it before. Now, you’re just looking at me for the wrong reasons. Before, you were actually looking at me for a real reason.”
– Raven-Symoné on her major weight loss. I’ve never heard a person sound so bitter after a weight loss. If she is uncomfortable with her new body, just gain the weight back? [People] Keep reading »