‘Every day we’re shown images about the perfect body and what it should be – but we just have the ones that we live in. I think feeling insecure can be completely crippling. I have had times in my life when I have been unable to get out of bed because I have felt so insecure. But I think the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you have only one body, so you might as well enjoy it. My weight yo-yos so much. It always has. I am now a bit trimmer because I’ve been dancing four hours a day.’
… says 27 year-old Daisy, who is said to weigh 140 lbs at 5’9”.
Hilary Duff recently opened up about the time when she lost a lot of weight back in 2005:
“I literally ate nothing but steamed vegetables and broiled or grilled chicken, with nothing else.
“I was touring all the time, traveling everywhere, and I felt so run down. Not giving your body enough of what it needs is really dangerous. I regret it because I don’t think I was happy then.
“At the time, I felt almost proud of being skinny, but one day the mother of a fan came up to me and said, ‘Are you OK? Are they not feeding you?’
“After that, all of a sudden, I stopped being as concerned about everything. It wasn’t a big intervention or anything. I got off tour and changed. I started hanging out with my friends and cooking and had a more normal life.”
Former plus-size, current not-really-plus-size model Crystal Renn (who is now a size 8-10) opened up about her recent (major) weight loss. We’ve got the details from Daily Mail:
She shot to fame as one of the world’s most famous plus-size models. But last night Crystal Renn admitted that she is now no bigger than a U.S. Size 8-10 (UK Size 12-14). The 24-year-old Chanel model, who was previously a UK Size 16, said that she finally felt ready to exercise for the first time since her teens, when she suffered from an eating disorder and became addicted to working out for up to eight hours a day. She revealed that a difficult break-up had contributed to her decision to embrace a more healthy lifestyle, and a combination of hiking and yoga had helped the weight drop off.
She told NY Magazine: ‘In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn’t ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That’s a fear that goes through your mind, whenever you’re getting over an addiction or a disease like anorexia, yeah, I absolutely was worried. But then I guess you could say my life changed in a really drastic way. For one, there was a split-up that I went through that was very difficult, and I thought, â€œYou know what? I need to be in a good place. I need to find me again.â€’
I went backpacking for three weeks and I came back and I had lost some weight. And basically I’ve been traveling ever since. This is just how my body is now… It’s been strange, actually, because it’s not something I’ve been trying to do,’ she admitted. She added that her current routine was far from rigorous: ‘I think I probably have a good relationship with the exercise that I do do,’ she said. ‘I’m taking care. I’m just in a really good place. I do hiking. I do yoga, but nothing crazy, just in my house. It brings me peace.’
Left: Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle in 2003 (then aged 18), right after joining the group.
Right: Nadine these days (now 24).
It’s pretty hard to tell it’s the same girl, especially since she her face’s lost its roundness. Nadine’s been getting a lot of press these days – and the main point of focus are her very thin legs. A while back, she had this to share about her long limbs:
‘I’d look at them sometimes and want to throw up. They’re like tooth picks. ‘I don’t have the same hang-ups about them now. But I still don’t think they’re great.’
Attempting to put an end to the ED-related rumors, Nadine’s manager had this to say:
‘She’s probably in the best shape she’s ever been in spiritually, mentally, physically. She’s never been better.’
Hmm… Remember that story that said that Nadine is weighing her food on a scale (and sending half of it back) when dining out at restaurants? Click here to read it!