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What ITV Genius Thought Fearne was a Good Choice?

Last week saw Fearne Cotton investigating “The Truth About Online Anorexia”.  Great cause and great to see this problem being focused on but Fearne Cotton telling us to be happy with our bodies and pretending how normal she eats, was she really the right person? 

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

While Fearne was investigating what was actually online she came across a picture of herself as an anorexia role model, she was absolutely gobsmacked.  But what the hell did she expect, Fearne in the picture has the body of a 12 year old girl who is at that awkward puberty stage but was actually aged 20.  This was a little after Fearne started appearing regularly on our screens as a role model to young girls.  No matter how many times a girl or woman is told to be happy with your shape, if you watch any kind of TV or film all you see is skinny women running around looking fantastic and you want to achieve the same.  Some of us do it in a healthy fashion and some of us don’t.  It’s not something that can be fixed with one of these waif role models showing us how normal she is.  I mean they would have been better off going with Kate Moss, at least shes honest and we all know of her model diet of cocaine and cigarettes but Fearne Cotton?  ITV really didn’t think that through at all.

The message that everyone is trying to get across is that eating disorders are bad…  But then there’s also a strong message telling us that being fat is bad so which way do we go?  If like at the end of Fearne’s programme we see a skinny celeb eating a big roast dinner and insisting that she eats normally but then you know yourself that you also eat a healthy balanced diet but are 4 sizes bigger than Fearne maybe the only way you see fit to getting to the way you want to look is to not eat at all as eating healthily obviously isn’t working.   I know Fearne and all her skinny friends who insist they eat normally are trying to help but maybe them constantly insisting how normal they are are pushing the weaker less confident girls and women over the edge and pushing them into an eating disorder…  did anyone think of that?


April 13, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , | 2 Comments

So Ashlee Thinks We’re Setting A Bad Example

Ashlee Simpson took to her blog yesterday to defend her sister’s weight gain.

I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.

All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard.

Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend?

I seriously doubt it.

How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?

Now can we focus on the things that really matter.


So Ashlee wonders “how can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves”.  Yes this is coming from the mouth of nose job and soon to be a size zero again Ashlee Simpson.  It also doesn’t help that she is claiming Jessica is a US size 2, UK 6 when she clearly isn’t.  She may be petite but she is no size 2. 

before and after
before and after

When Ashlee first hit the seen in her show ‘The Ashlee Simpson Show’ we all loved her alternative style, the way she was curvy and normal looking and how she tried to separate herself from Jessica.  Then a few years into the fame she decided she needed to lose weight, go blond again and have a nose job. 

It seems to me that Ashlee is one of the biggest hypercrites out there, first there was the miming incident on SNL then her saying that she never normally mimed when in fact every performance she did in the UK comprised of her miming, then there’s the whole nose job thing.  Ashlee has clearly had a nose job yet she has never admitted it hence giving these young teenage girls she cares so much about impossible goals to achieve.
Ashlee I kind of like the music but keep your views to yourself, they’re not valid anymore.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Health, Showbiz | , , , | Leave a comment

Jessica Insulating for Winter?

Well here I am on a diet trying to lose the winter weight and Jessica Simpson doesn’t seem to be that bothered.  Was she comfort eating during her sisters pregnancy or maybe she’s comfort eating because her baby sister got pregnant before she did…  That’s enough tosend any woman running for the Krispy Kremes.  Whatever the reason Jessica is balancing on that thin line between curvy and plain old fat…

Who ate all the pies?

Who ate all the pies?

Jessica was pictured this last weekend looking a lot chunkier than her Daisy Duke days, she’s reminding me in this picture of the late Anna Nicole Smith.  Don’t hate me for writing this I’m battling the bulge myself I’m just saying lets draw attention to it before she ends up like this.

Jessica did?..

Jessica did?..

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Health, Showbiz | , , , , | Leave a comment

Diet update

Check out how I’m doing on my diet challenge, lost 8lbs this week. woohoo.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Diet Challenge

Check out my trials and tribulations on the Maple Syrup Diet in Diet Challenge a page dedicated to my goal to lose 20lbs

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes They Diet

Just like me you may be sick of these skinny celebrities always denying they diet.  Well this will come as great news to you all.  On a recent visit to London Kate Hudson went to dinner with a friend of mine and surprise surprise Kate wasn’t eating. 

Fasts to keep weight off and DeTox

Fasts to keep weight off and DeTox

When asked why she wasn’t eating Kate replied that she was on her quarterly fast.  Kate’s version of fasting has nothing to do with religion it is pure vanity and proves to us non celebs that you aren’t naturally that thin it takes hard work.  Justice is served.

Click here to read my diet challenge

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | 1 Comment