Can we stop giving extreme diets air time please?

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.

final thoughts:

We need to stop praising weight loss efforts that would be considered disordered in thin people.


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2 thoughts on “Can we stop giving extreme diets air time please?

  1. Amy says:

    Preach Courtney! Why in this day and age are we still talking about celebrity’s bodies when we could be talking about anything, ANYTHING, else!!! Love your shutdown of this kind of talk.

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    • Courtney says:

      I just really hate that “we” as a society just look at someone who is literally starving themselves and go “good job, buddy! You aren’t as fat as you used to be” I guess a good example of how it’s “good” to do literally anything to avoid being large.

      Ha! A day and age when we don’t talk about celebrities bodies 🤔 that would be nice!

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