I used to hate women on diets. They look at your frosted brownie, then at your waist, then at your cookie again. Women on diets whine, “I can’t eat that…” They poke and prod their bellies and upper arms like displeased factory inspectors. They complain about how “fat” they look seemingly because they want someone to compliment them. Let’s face it: women on “diets” are annoying.
Me? I thought I’d just count calories because I’m trying to lose weight. Keep reading »
What’s more unhealthy—women who go Botox-crazy in order to look young, or those who gain weight to achieve the same goal? Yes, apparently another study proves that older women who are a bit overweight tend to look younger in their faces. Reports the Archives of Dermatology journal: “Implying that although excess fat may increase the skin’s susceptibility to damage, it may help mask the appearance of wrinkles in old age.” And still, UK Marie Claire is asking readers, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an excuse not to watch the scales this Christmas? We might just have found one…”
We just have to ask—what is the point to exploring information like this? For starters, we’d think most women would freak at the idea of purposefully gaining weight. But why would you even consider the option when the dangers of obesity are so well documented? [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
We love this glamorous fashion story from Elle Canada starring America’s Next Top plus-sized model Crystal Renn ringing in the New Year. Shot by Leda & St. Jacque, the series flaunts Renn’s full figure, rather than trying to hide it, as the party girl flits from dressing room to dance floor to boudoir. Check out more pix after the jump! Keep reading »
According to E! News, Kim Kardashian is thanking Quick Trim supplements for her recent weight loss (which she celebrated by posting this photo on her Twitter) and now “only tips the scales at 109—a number she hasn’t seen since she was ‘in the ninth grade.’” Um, congrats I guess, but does anyone else find it weird that she actually remembers what she weighed in the 9th grade, which was over 10 years ago? Maybe it’s because I was way more focused on having perfect skin as a teenager, but I couldn’t tell you what I weigh now, how much I weighed a year ago, or five years ago, let alone what I clocked in at when scrunchies were in style the first time. To me that signals major weight obsession issues — but I suppose schilling for diet pills gave that away, huh? [E! News] Keep reading »
Before my wedding this past July, I did a lot of cliché things that many other brides-to-be all over the world do. I fretted over the guest list, stressed over what to wear and how to do my hair, and worried endlessly over correct etiquette. One thing I didn’t get too worked up about was losing weight. It’s not that it wasn’t on my mind — getting fit was certainly something I thought about — I just honestly didn’t do much to get there. I’ve always been a stress eater and planning a wedding sent me running for all the comfort food (and booze) I could find. It wasn’t until a few weeks before the wedding when I worried I might not be able to squeeze into my dress that I joined a yoga studio and hit the mat about four times a week. Luckily, with the help of those last-minute workouts and a special Spanx-like undergarment, everything worked out. Since then, though, I’ve relaxed back into my unhealthy habits and started “letting myself go.” Apparently, I continue to be a cliché even after the wedding. Keep reading »
Hey, Frisky book lovers, have you heard about “bigger chick lit”? Pissiness over a poochy tummy is a sub-plot in plenty of books, most notably Bridget Jones’s Diary, but the Guardian says “bigger chick lit” novels feature a “young woman who is seriously overweight—and doesn’t care.” And apparently, they’re all the rage. Keep reading »
Tucks of skin trickled out from a pink, tropical bikini top. My half-naked body glared back at me from the unforgiving gleam of a fitting room mirror as I modeled a two-piece suit, gripped to the grooves of my body.
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Often when people find out how short I am, they say, “Only a few inches away from being a midget.” Hardy, har, har. Instead of thinking about mashing their face with a fork, I can take solace in the fact that we short girls are more evolutionarily advanced than our tall counterparts. Although tall women are fantabulous, a new study claims that human beings are continuing to evolve and that women of the future will be shorter and heavier, with lower cholesterol and blood pressure. But why? Keep reading »
Yesterday, I came across a wedding story in the Washington Post that caught my eye: “In the End It’s a Fairy Tale.” Who doesn’t like a happy ending? It was the wedding story of interior designer Kerilyn Fox, 34, and chef Peter Russo, 38. The bride describes their path to the altar as “part fairy tale, part ‘Jerry Springer’ episode.” They were together; they broke up. He proposed; she turned him down. She moved in with another man; finally, she left the other man for Russo. Fox says they were “meant to be,” adding, “In the end it’s a fairy tale. I’m marrying the man of my dreams.” The story is accompanied by a photo slide show, and while they seem like a happy, well-matched couple, I couldn’t help but notice Russo looks to be morbidly obese. That got me wondering: Would you marry the man of your dreams … if he was obese? Put your thoughts in the comments.
NOTE: The Washington Post requested that we take down the photo. So we did. Keep reading »