Posts tagged "weight"

Christina Aguilera: “You Are Working With A Fat Girl”

Update, 3:40 p.m.: Ooof. We now hear via Just Jared that these quotes are supposedly fake. Christina's rep has said she never made these comments to Billboard. We'll keep you posted on this weird story. [Just Jared] "During the promotion of my album 'Stripped (in 2002), I got tired of being a skinny, white girl.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2012

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard comedy fans, and thought it would be fun to have a comic perform for their guests. "How did you find me?" I asked. "I Googled…

By: Erica Watson / August 31, 2012

Girl Talk: I Had An Eating Disorder

This piece is part of The Frisky's How To Deal Week, in which we're tackling mental health issues. A week before my high school graduation, my doctor told me that I had to go to the hospital. My weight had fallen too low, my EKG results were scary, and my continued refusal to eat was putting…

By: Katie Elliot / August 24, 2012

8 Celebs Who Swear By The “Sex Diet”

When celebs share their diet and exercise tips, we listen. Even if the tips involve things like eating only baby food or jumping around in Kangoo boots. Hey, whatever works! Kim Kardashian has dropped some weight since becoming Kimye. How? Allegedly, the reality star shed seven pounds in seven days on the "sex diet." A…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 9, 2012

“Weight Loss” Perfume Sounds Just About As Legitimate As Any “Weight Loss” Anything

There is no shortage of bizarre products and tools claiming mystical weight loss properties that will have you dropping pounds as if the basic rites of diet and exercise never existed. My personal favorite pitch thus far is that of SlimScents, which urges you to, and I quote, "harness the POWER of an EXCITING new…

By: Rachel Krause / August 1, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: Am I The Only Person Who Eats Carbs?

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I am the…

By: Kate Fridkis / July 19, 2012

Michael Phelps Talks About His Weight Gain After The Beijing Olympics

"It was weird going from the highest of the high, the biggest point of your life—winning eight gold medals—and then saying, 'All right, where do I go from here?' I wasn’t motivated. I did nothing, literally nothing, for a long time. I gained 25 pounds. A friend of mine and I were playing football o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 10, 2012

Girl Talk: The Things That Freak Me Out When I Think About Myself In A Bikini

I don’t want to write about bikinis. I want to write about the amazing blue cheese dressing I made with buttermilk! (For some reason, I think buttermilk is the coolest thing ever.) And the pizza I found myself absentmindedly dipping in it until I’d eaten a whole piece like that. I want to write about…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 13, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: I Was The Skinny Girl

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I started writing…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 7, 2012

How Does Your Relationship Status Affect Your Body?

In case you haven't heard, Kelly Clarkson has a new boyfriend (who just happens to be Reba McEntire's stepson, Brandon Blackstock), and she's also looking noticeably slimmer lately. Coincidence? She says no: “I have a boyfriend, and if I’m being completely honest, no one likes to be not toned when you are dating someone. I’m…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 29, 2012

The “Moonlight Sonata” Diet

Another day, another creative way to lose weight. Discovered on Facebook, the "Moonlight Sonata" Diet is easy. You can eat whatever you want, but you have to be standing in front of a mirror, watching yourself, and listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" through the duration of your meal. I'm just waiting for a celebrity to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 24, 2012

8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go On A Diet

It's spring! The trees are blossoming! All six of them! Or maybe that's just on my block. The several tufts of grass are violently green. I suddenly want to buy at least two pairs of gladiator sandals. Because suddenly one doesn't feel like enough. And also, because it's spring, weight-loss advice is blooming. It's everywhere.

By: Kate Fridkis / April 16, 2012

The Soapbox: A Former Fat Kid Responds To The “Vogue” Mother Who Put Her 7-Year-Old On A Diet

By now, many of you may have read Vogue's annual "Shape" issue and had some reaction to the story of Bea, a seven-year-old girl whose mother was intent on curing her "obesity," which was, in reality, 16 extra pounds of baby fat. "One day Bea came home from school in tears, confessing that a boy…

By: Anonymous / March 27, 2012

Crystal Renn’s Been Every Size — So What?

"I have been every single size in women's fashion. I really don't think anyone can say that. I've been a double-zero, children's clothes, at 95 pounds, and I've been all the way up to a size 16 and everything in between. So to come to this place of being a 6, 8, sometimes a 10…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Duets With Her Larger Self In Weight Watchers Ad

Jennifer Hudson duets on "I Believe In You & Me" with her larger self — the self that competed on "American Idol," the self that starred in "Dreamgirls" — in a Weight Watchers commercial that I have to admit is kinda touching. (And that's not usually something I would say about a Weight Watchers commercial.)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight. "God," the woman said, pausing near me in the aisle as I considered a package of cookies. "I wish." I laughed. "Yeah, I'm trying to decide if it's worth it." "Go for it," she said, grinning. "You…

By: Kate Fridkis / December 21, 2011

When Skinny Was A Bad Word: 7 Retro Anti-Thin Ads

Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn't always been present. In the '50s and '60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it's refreshing…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Chanel Iman Has A Totally Different Kind Of Pre-Victoria’s Secret Regimen

While Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima goes to disturbing lengths to stay slim, model and alleged Kanye West canoodler Chanel Iman went to similarly disturbing lengths to put on weight to appear in the televised lingerie fashion show. Apparently, Iman gained 15 pounds in order to walk in the show, adding curves to her otherwise…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 10, 2011

19 Female Celebs Who’ve Donned Fat Suits

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga is doing a social experiment this week on "Entertainment Tonight," walking around the cruel streets of New York City in a fat suit. From 115 pounds to 400 pounds, Melissa's transformation into an obese woman is meant to teach us a deep and meaningful lesson about discrimination i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 26, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

If you're going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl "You could stand to lose a few pounds" on your receipt, maybe you shouldn't do it after giving her a credit card, with your name on it, to pay for your bill. But Andrew Meyers is probably pretty stupid in addition to being a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2011
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