Thin Epidemic in Hollywood - Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss
Who do you admire for their physique? Does it inspire you to workout
and eat healthy when you see Grammy winners and Hollywood stars
gracing the pages of In Style, People or Cosmopolitan, with their
pencil thin frames? In the fitness industry it's common knowledge
to understand how to train and eat for a toned and healthy body.
However, when looking at the bodies of certain famous "stars"
it's clear they are lost in a downward spiral as they push themselves
to a new point of being thin each year. I am not sure that these
stars know just how much harm they are doing to themselves and to
all that watch with admiration.
you are famous or not, it's nearly impossible and unhealthy to stay
extremely lean all year around. See Oxygen Magazine's June 2005
issue. Restricting calories will affect more than just metabolism.
Strict diets will also lead to depression and drain any sort of
enjoyment out of life.
Life is about striving for balance which is often easier said than
done. Sure, we may have the fun times every now and then (too many
drinks with dinner, a few missed workouts, or a pizza binge) but
over all we should strive to lead a life that we would wish upon
We need to do our part in setting an example for our family and
friends. Eating a balanced diet (variety in color and in the most
natural state as possible), while enjoying regular workouts should
inspire those around you. We often don't realize or think that people
are watching, but they are. When you choose to skip having a drink
with dinner or bring your own lunch to work, you are taking charge
of your life. This takes a lot of strength. Don't believe me? For
the next 30 days, I challenge you to prepare your own foods for
when you know you will be eating away from home. Having a pre-packaged
meal means that you know exactly what is in your food and you will
save time from not having to wait in line to order and best of all,
you will save a lot of money. Besides these rewards, you will be
setting an example to others. Since you will be eating meals containing
lean protein, slow burning carbs and healthy fats, you will also
be re-shaping your body. It's true that how we eat accounts for
about 80% of how we look and feel.
Our diets are something we all have control of, all of the time.
There is truly no excuse for not being able to eat healthy. My close
friend Ocean Bloom has prepared for a National Level competition
while not even having access to a kitchen. Using just a microwave
and a blender in her tiny bathroom, Ocean got creative and didn't
let anything stand in her way. I encourage you to embrace these
tough times as a challenge. It's when you are faced with obstacles
that you become stronger than you were before.
Many people do have the natural ability to be thin, longer and
leaner than others (ectomorph). However, I believe that those walking
the red carpet are competing with their peers to see who can be
the sexiest, or shall I say the thinnest. It seems that those who
spend time with Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie appear to "waif
out" or strive to be "heroin chic". Paris is actually
naturally thin. I met her in LA in the summer of 2004 and you can
easily see that it's her own unique body type to have naturally
longer and leaner muscles. What about the rest of us? I personally
have chosen weight training and eating healthy meals 5-6 times per
day to improve my physique.
More than just physical but physiologically, I feel better about
myself. The images of overly thin women in Hollywood don't disgust
me but it saddens me to know that they are most likely very unhappy
people, struggling to make it through each day on minimal calories
and tons of caffeine and other stimulants like nicotine (smoking).
So, ask yourself what you believe is ideal for your own body and
stand strong behind your beliefs. I am standing right alongside