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Zosia Mamet Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder

August 15, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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26 year-old Girls star Zosia Mamet recently opened up about her eating disorder in a long and personal piece in Glamour Magazine:

“Here’s how I think of my eating disorder: I’m an addict in recovery. We’ve brought other addictions into the light; we’ve talked about them, dissected them, made them acceptable issues to discuss and work out. We need to treat eating disorders just as seriously. (What’s different about eating disorders, of course, is that you can’t just avoid food for the rest of your life. You have to eat to live.) Nobody is addressing the fact that so many women wake up in the morning, look at themselves in the mirror, and, out of habit, attack what they see. Maybe that’s not an all-out disorder, but it’s certainly the seed of one. I read a study once that said that more than a third of casual dieters develop pathological eating habits (and of those, up to 25 percent wind up with an eating disorder). Of course, not all of those people will end up deathly ill, but obsession–and doesn’t every diet require some degree of obsessing?–is a slippery slope. Did you know that only one in 10 people who are suffering gets proper treatment? And that eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness?”

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Bethenny Frankel Wears Her 4 Year-old’s Pajamas

July 15, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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Bethenny Frankel Wears Her 4 Year old’s Pajamas | beauty body image

The full story from CBS News:

Bethenny Frankel posted an Instagram pic of her wearing her 4-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy’s Hello Kitty pajamas, and the Skinnygirl mogul’s followers didn’t take too kindly to the pic.

On Sunday, the 43-year-old former “Real Housewives of New York City” star wrote: “This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”

The post garnered over 545 comments by Monday morning, many touting that the Naturally Thin author was sending a bad message to her young daughter. “This makes me sick to my stomach!!! #eatsomething,” one commenter wrote.

Another message read: “I would just caution doing this as she gets more impressionable. She needs to develop a healthy self-image because she may not have all of your genes…and it won’t be obvious to you, but it will look as though you are competing with her.”

“Starting a complex early for your daughter,” a commenter added of the pic.

Frankel reacted to a few of the comments, writing: “When ur 4 year old peanut says ‘mommy please put my dress on’ & giggles uncontrollably, u do what ur told. @Squirrely007.”
An hour later, she wrote: “BREAKING NEWS! World Scandal: Former reality star, failed talk show host & cocktail maven jokes by wearing her kids’ pjs! #itcantbetrue.”

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Lara Stone: “I’ve had lots of ups and downs regarding my body image over the past year”

July 8, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Hollywood Moms by Versus

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Lara Stone: I’ve had lots of ups and downs regarding my body image over the past year | hollywood moms beauty body image

Supermodel Lara Stone, who welcomed her fist child in May last year, recently opened up about pregnancy and body image:

Pregnancy is supposed to be the most amazing time in a woman’s life. We’ve all heard stories of the glowing expectant mum, with toned legs and neat bump and the instant and deep connection with her unborn baby. I’m sure those pregnancies exist, but mine certainly wasn’t like that.

I was in maternity jeans at nine weeks. I was bloated all over, had limp, greasy hair, no energy and I could eat (and waddle) for England. I felt terrible for feeling this way because I actually had an easy pregnancy. I had no morning sickness, no bleeding, no pain and my baby and I were perfectly healthy. Yet I didn’t get that earth mother feeling I’d been hoping for.

There is so much pressure these days to look fantastic during pregnancy and to lose the baby weight within days of leaving hospital. I have nothing against those who do, but it’s not normal.

Your body changes hugely during a pregnancy and it takes time to go back. I’ve had lots of ups and downs regarding my body image over the past year. On every level I know I should just be happy to have a lovely healthy baby, and I do count my blessings every day.

But seeing articles about me that say: “She’s brave to go outside looking like that”, “She’s struggling with her baby weight”, “Is she pregnant again?”, or “She can kiss her career goodbye” is painful. And it sends a bad message to other women reading it, who may be feeling bad about their own baby weight.

… says Lara in the Clean & Lean series, Pregnancy Guide.

 

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Melissa McCarthy: “In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner”

June 26, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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On struggling with self-image:

“In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes … ‘ I was an idiot … It’s a decade of tears.”

On criticism:

“I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.’ But sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you.”

On an article referencing her as “America’s plus-size sweetheart”:

“It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction … Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?”

… says Melissa.

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Jillian Michaels: “I always feel like my butt carries extra weight”

June 17, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Celebrity Quotes by Versus

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Jillian Michaels: I always feel like my butt carries extra weight | celebrity quotes beauty body image

On what she loves about her body:

“My abs are the best part of my body. I know I’m lucky because when I’m in decent shape overall they tend to get toned very quickly.’

On her strong arms and back:

“My best reason for having strong arms is because I love to pick up my kids. I love having a strong back. Metaphorically speaking, it means I can carry a lot of responsibility on my shoulders – and I do – for my family, friends and fans.”

On turning 40:

“I won’t lie. This birthday was hard. I thought, ‘Oh, my God, am I halfway through my life?’ Buy when I think back on my 20s and 30s, I look better now than I ever have.”

On her least favorite body part:

“We all store fat somewhere… I carry all my weight in my lower body. No matter how lean I get or how many squats or lunges I do, I always feel like my butt carries extra weight. But what I realized is that you can’t have it all.”

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