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Singer JoJo Used to Eat 500 Calories / Day to Lose Weight

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On how the media affected her confidence:

I was around 17. My mom really kept me in a bubble, she was managing me. I wanted to separate our relationship. If people had an opinion about me and were coming to her about it [and saying they wanted me to lose weight] she never let me know about it. There just wasn’t as many places to be nasty in 2004, 2005 as there are now.

On going to extreme measures to lose weight:

Here’s something that I agreed to do that really ended up messing with me psychologically. I was under a lot of pressure from a company I was working with and they wanted me to lose weight fast. So they got me with a nutritionist and had me, like, on all these supplements, and I was injecting myself – this like is a common thing that girls do by the way. So it makes your body only need certain calories, so I ate 500 calories a day. This was the most unhealthy thing I had ever done. Then I gained all the weight back. I felt terrible about myself… I felt like ‘if I don’t do this, my album won’t come out’ and it didn’t. So it’s not like it even worked.

… says 25 year-old JoJo.

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AnonyChick
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AnonyChick

Aww, I used to love JoJo. She has a lovely voice.

mittelhochdeutsch
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mittelhochdeutsch

JoJo is 25? I suddenly feel old…

CarrieD
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CarrieD

I used to have her songs on replay when I was in my teens. She’s younger than me but looked so much older on that “leave, get out video”, she doesn’t look that different now. I find her pretty. But what are these injections that make your body only need 500cal? Is this a real thing? Because if it were I’m sure a lot of people would be injecting themselves.

Mel
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I don’t really understand how these injections would work, I guess. The only way I can think of to make your body only require 500 kcal/day is to slow your metabolism, which seems like an undesirable effect.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

I don’t think they exist, at least not with that purpose. We would have heard about them by now. Maybe she never knew for sure and is assuming that was what they did. I’m thinking maybe some vitamin injections since you’re not having enough with such a low caloric intake. Alcoholics take thiamine shots when in treatment because alcohol depletes the body of these vitamins. Could be something like that, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense since you could take those orally…

Iamterrificandyou?
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Iamterrificandyou?

HCG diet- it’s been around since the 50’s and works- JoJo clearly didn’t do it properly.

et_moi
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et_moi

I think she might be referring to the “HCG diet”. . . I worked at a spa where they did this, and it’s a hormone that pregnant women secrete. I think it’s a total scam and pretty creepy/gross. Like duh you’re losing weight if you’re eating 500 calories a day! All the girls that did it would gain the weight back as soon as the diet ended.

BASS
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BASS

Maybe it’s to suppress appetite and she felt full at 500cal? I doubt you can really “make your body only need 500cal”. That’s not how bodies work. There are 500cal-diets, but they’re intended for super obese people under medical supervision.

chris
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chris

i eat 500 calories for breakfast, id be miserable. why do all these celebs eat so much less yet they are bigger than I am?

Veronique
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Veronique

It says she used to eat 500 cal per day, then gained all the weight back, so I’m assuming that means she returned to a normal diet.

Uma
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Normally, you are right, but this particular case, she was 17, young and influenceable, she was put on that diet by some nutritionist (good ol’ scammer) and she probably went along for lack of better guidance and for the desire to be pretty and famous. She certainly got promises in that respect. She is now probably in a much better place. Give her a break.

Me
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If youre talented , looks means nothing .

AnonyChick
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AnonyChick

Not true. There are thousands of talented people in the world who have not made it because they don’t have the ‘right’ look.

BASS
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BASS

Exactly, and women have it twice as hard! There are always a few exceptions to the rule, but there’s a basic requirement of attractiveness in the entertainment industry, and it gets stricter the higher you are at the top. Think of all the Hollywood stars who mysteriously lose wheight, even though they’re already successfull. XTina would have never made it with the body she has now. Madonna would have never made it if she had started at 50 etc.

Antonella
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Antonella

What are these injections, how much do they cost, and who does them.

Also side note, whoever thought it was a good idea to have the annoying broad in the loud obnoxious pop up every time you open a page, needs to be smacked.

sugar sugar
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sugar sugar

It’s called HCG injections. it can cost anywhere from $1000-$1500 dollars depending on where you live. I live in Canada and I did 1 round of HCG injections followed with the low calorie diet and lost 30 lbs in my first round. The diet is very strict and unsustainable and once you get off the diet you have to slowly incorporate regular foods back into your diet or you will gain all your weight back and then some just like any normal diet.

Overall it wasn’t worth it because it’s not sustainable or enjoyable lol.

Lifeisgood20131234
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Lifeisgood20131234

I was one of her biggest fans back in the day. I’m so happy she’s releasing music and doing well. Sadly I’m not surprised by her quotes Hollywood only promotes unhealthy living.

prettydarnfunny
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prettydarnfunny

I’ve never heard about this. So incredibly stupid and sad. I have no clue how this would even work!?!? And if it’s so common, why aren’t more people coming forward about it… and why isn’t everyone super duper thin??

prettydarnfunny
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prettydarnfunny

SHAME on her mother for not saying no to this…. 🙁

et_moi
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et_moi

I think she might be referring to the “HCG diet”. . . I worked at a spa where they did this, and it’s a hormone that pregnant women secrete. I think it’s a total scam and pretty creepy and gross.

siennagold
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siennagold

Maybe she was on the HCG diet because she talked about injections and eating only 500 calories a day.

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