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Allison Williams: “Being analyzed about my weight drives me crazy”

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On being criticized for losing too much weight:

Being analyzed about my weight drives me crazy. It’s easier to say, ‘Oh, she must be anorexic and depriving herself,’ than it is to say, ‘She might have a fast metabolism.’ I deprive myself nothing. But that’s an annoying thing to say, right?

… says Allison in Glamour Magazine.

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ebby
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ebby

its also easier to say “I have a fast metabolism” rather than “I started working out and changed my eating habits so that’s why i lost weight.” But at the end of the day its nobody’s business why she chose to lose weight and they should leave her alone. I should leave her alone and not comment but i’m unfortunately obsessed with weight/body myself, so…..

DaniH
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DaniH

exactly! Just say look, I stopped eating cupcakes and started working out. No biggie but the fast metabolism just rolls right off the tongue 🙂

Alias
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Alias

It’s easier to say that because people are soooo sensitive that if you say you work out and eat right, it’s considered fat shaming. A cafe in New York had to post a public apology because they put an advertisement up saying oatmeal is guilt free and only 200 calories! The fat acceptance movement took this as fat shaming.

Laura
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Laura

Seriously? That sounds so crazy! Im curious if sth like a ‘fat acceptance movement’ would come up in Berlin..LOL

DaniH
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DaniH

You’re right too! People get all uppity with me for saying I don’t eat bread. Never mind I “can’t” eat it but they think I’m turning up my nose at them eating it so yes, the fast metabolism is much easier on people’s sensitivities. If she’d said I only eat natural food then everyone would have been offended about their Mcdonalds fries 🙂 And I CAN’T even believe that about the oatmeal. lol! Thats crazy

Hannah
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Hannah

You saved me from having to type it myself haha, why can’t she just own up to it of she lost weight the healthy way? It actually makes me think she’s doing/did something unhealthy.

Hannah Louisa
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Well, she’s always been slim and she doesn’t look too skinny…I’d say she just watches what she eats.

Emma
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Emma

Truth is, if you look at her legs at her “fatter days” picture, she’s right. She is naturally skinny, and it’s probably eating healthy enough and getting a moderate and healthy amount of exercise, that’s it. Compare that to a time in her life where she must have had a few bad eating habits and could have been more sedentary, and you’ve got yourself an “anorexic” in the second picture. I honestly think this is naturally her body.

Anisbonbon
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Anisbonbon

Gimme a break!!
I hereby demand that the term “fast metabolism” should be banned from celebrity comments for all eternity!
YES, there is such thing as fast metabolism but it doesn´t make you loose a ton of weight in a short amount of time, it actually prevents your weight from fluctating as long as your routines don´t change.
Comments like that should be met with a heartfelt “Meh!”

green_bean
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green_bean

Not sure if you have an issue with the term “fast metabolism” itself or with the physiological concept of it. When I hit 22, the baby fat just came off on its own and it was so easy for me to stay very slim…and boy did I hear cries of “eating disorder!” during that time. I don’t know why people get so angry when someone claims that about themself, or why it *just cannot* be true according to your judgment. Allison is right when she says that no one wants to hear it…this comment board proves it.

marie
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marie

i think Anisbonbon just meant that the whole fast metabolism thing is overused. that it seems to be everyone’s go to excuse, not that it is impossible.

Guest

Why can’t she just be honest. ‘I wanted to lose weight, so I lost it.’ Or something like that. Just something that is true. And not some of this bull s—. There would be nothing wrong with that. But saying it’s because of your ‘fast metabolism’, please don’t let me laugh. And every person can deprive him-/herself something at one point, there is nothing wrong with that I think. You should just find a good balance. No extremes. I do agree people should just stop talking about it. But I guess it’s like Kylie Jenner lips. Unless we know the… Read more »

Alias
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Alias

She can’t be honest because if she were and said she wanted to lose weight, that means she found something wrong with her original body, and that it was fat, and that in turn gets interpreted by people bigger than her (and there are a lot) as “fat shaming” that’s why every celebrity and model in America/Europe says something like oh I have a fast metabolism. Because when they say it’s genetics, and they can’t help themselves, people think to themselves, well that means I’m morbidly obese because of my genetics I can’t help that either, which is easier to… Read more »

idylle
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idylle

i totally agree with you. people may want to lose weight, they may be happy without fat but this fat acceptance thing actually impose thin people not to lose weight. ridicilous.

rialy
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rialy

I don’t see a big difference between the “before” and the “after” pics, and when one dresses with light colours usually looks bigger.

Alias
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Alias

Hmm seems like every celebrity or model has to come out and say they have a fast metabolism, stress, genetics or some other “excuse”, but in Asian media it’s so common for celebrities to just say I went on a diet and even publicize their meal plans – in other words they are HONEST. I think it really highlights the obesity epidemic in the western world, people are so insecure and touchy about being overweight that everyone who lost weight has to come out and say “but i didn’t mean to!” which really means I’m not trying to fat shame… Read more »

Sophie
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Sophie

It’s crazy that tabloids will cry anorexia/pregnancy/etc. at the slightest weight change, but it’d be a crazier coincidence if your “metabolism” happened to follow your rise to fame.
Honesty seems rarer than fast metabolisms, unfortunately.

lc
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lc

Hahaha she is beyond stupid. What’s more annoying is a liar.

ash
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ash

your constant negativity.

lc
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lc

You mean my constant truthfulness?

I haven’t brought up any sentiments that anyone else hasn’t already stated. Get over it.

C
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C

Looks good now prob 5″4 115 lbs

KT
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KT

I haven’t heard anyone say anything about her weight…. except her. Over and over again. Bored.

Benedetta
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Benedetta

How can people who were heavier say that they have fast metabolism??? Metabolism don’t change at 25 baby

Guest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM0Hn2yFp9Q

Lol. Cute. I think she looks beautiful here. And her face changed mostly due to just growing older (and the weight loss). She looks fine either way, but I liked her better with a less harsh face and not those twiggy arms.

marie
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marie

what video is this? were they auditioning for high school musical? and they were all Yalies?? (sorry, its college applications time 4 me )

Alias
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Alias

But you act like 300 pounds is the starting point to being overweight. About half of German adults are either overweight or obese. Also Germany has the most overweight and obese people in Europe.

Yes America is much fatter, but it’s quite embarassing for Europeans to say “we don’t have an obesity problem, I mean look at America they’re MORBIDLY OBESE”. Japan is the only developed country where people are getting thinner, everywhere else in the world people are getting fatter by the second.

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AlyssaMoh

I thought it was Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Greece then Hungary?
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/9789264183896-en/02/07/g2-07-01.html?itemId=/content/chapter/9789264183896-26-en&_csp_=051b7f1a7a00be030ba5033520b8c1ba

Germany is actually fairly low on the list, but it includes obesity and the other overweighting.

Mara
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Mara

O.k., I’m aware I’m probably in the minority here, but I want to defend her. Of course she’s in the entertainment industry and she’s a young woman and she has been noticeably bigger in the past. It’s well possible that she has been restricting her intake, consciously or unconsciously, to get to this weight, and that she doesn’t want to admit to dieting, because for some people that’s worse than admitting to being a meth addict or psychopath. The fast metabolism thing always sounds cliche and dumb, it has almost become an insider-joke answer to all weight-related questions. BUT it’s… Read more »

lc
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lc

Exactly.

marie
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marie

i’d never heard of fat shaming before or thin privilege for that matter. cant others just look at themselves and not be offended if and how someone lost weight. i’m yet to see a woman whose size extremely affects her overall appearance and more importantly her brains

Alias
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Alias

Be glad you never heard of “thin privilege” it’s not a real thing.

Zoe.
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Zoe.

Lol! The fact that people try and classify being at a lower weight as a ‘privilege’ is so ridiculous to me. While being *slim* may be more socially acceptable, in my experience people who are actually *thin* or ‘skinny’ experience the same amount of backlash as people who are overweight. Notice how describing an overweight person as fat i.e. “having a large amount of excess flesh” is somehow shaming them, but calling a slim person ‘skinny’ is perfectly fine, despite the fact that the word means ‘unattractively thin’. I can understand that being slim comes easier for some people than… Read more »

HB
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HB

I don’t understand… :/

Guest

Hahahaha. Thumbs up for you girl!

misskittn
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misskittn

Am I really the only one noticing the poor photoshop job they have done in the first pic? Her waist line on the right (image) side is totally unnatural. And to be honest: I also prefer a rather slimmer body. But THIS is ridicolous. The difference between her “fat version” and the “slimmer” one is no deal for somebody who really is weighing too much. Yes, she has lost weight. But her “fat” body was better than any average American body is. This is just normal and not overweight. No reason to loose, but if she prefers to be a… Read more »

Emma
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Emma

You do know that fast metabolism comes with eating well and working out, among other things, right?

idylle
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idylle

i don’t like this ”i have a fat metabolism” story but the only reason celebs choose to say this is that annoying thing called fat acceptance and healthy at every size.

nessquick
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nessquick

She had a hot body. Why would she want to lose weight. I can’t believe its the same girl in the left picture.