Over the weekend a male celebrity hit the news for his miraculous ability to lose a large amount of weight over a short period of time. I’m not going to reveal which celebrity it was or link to any press about it because all the air time this person got was very positive. And that’s a problem. A big problem.
This person lost a lot of weight by starving himself. Literally starving himself.
The first 2 weeks involved drinks tea 3 times a day. Only 3 cups of tea.
In the third week, this was “generously”stretched to half a cucumber and 50g of chicken per day. And that’s it.
Why is it that as a society, we continue to herald weight loss, irrespective of means, in a positive light?
Why is it okay for us to champion this bloke’s weight loss even though he got there by literally starving himself?
The celebrity in question loves it- Doesn’t feel hungry at all, and feels like his head is so much clearer and that his energy levels soared. Oh, and I’m sure all the attention is helping too.
That is interestingly called starvation mode. The bloke’s poor body is just trying to cope with the lack of calories.
We need to stop praising weight loss efforts that would be considered disordered in thin people.