It is not unusual to see celebrity diets all over the magazines these days. I will admit I do read them and take notes and think “If they did it, so can I”. The sad part is that more often than not they did not get those bodies we strive for the healthy way. Lately there has been a huge emphasis on losing weight post baby. All the celebs are trying to get on the magazine covers boasting of how easy it is to lose the weight and do it by eating healthy and light exercise. Making the rest of the women out there feel bad that they have to work so hard at it.
I was on twitter last night and I came across this article on Tori Spelling by US weekly. The article had Tori opening up and admitting to lying in a previous cover story about her after baby weight loss. I am ashamed to say I do subscribe to US Weekly on my IPad, it is one of my guilty pleasures. I remember reading the cover story a few months ago and thinking “wow she looks great after 4 kids”. Tori claimed that she lost the weight through a combination of low-impact cardio and a “healthy” diet of fish, veggies, soups, and “sensible” snacks like rice cakes, edamame, hummus, and avocado. However, she has now confessed that she actually lost it by basically starving herself. “I really don’t exercise much, period,” Tori writes in her new book. “So I took off my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the Just Keep Your F–king Mouth Shut and Eat Air diet. It’s all the rage.”
This made me wonder how many other “celeb diets” am I reading and thinking that these stars actually followed them! I have a pretty good idea of how to lose weight and to get fit but it took me well over a decade to get there. The people I feel sorry for are the people that do not know how to get there. The ones that are reading these articles and trying what people like Tori are claiming helped them lose weight in weeks and feel like failures because they are not losing 40 pounds in one month. From now on I will try not to follow celeb diet and exercise trends and look around me for inspiration. If you do not know where to find that inspiration there are so many fantastic fitness bloggers out there and the great part is that they are real people just like me and you. The other great resource is social networking like twitter. I have found an amazing support system through twitter and twitter chats. Those are the people I now look to and get great tips from. I can go there at anytime and pose questions, get great answers and we all support each other! Look for more positive role models and set realistic expectations for yourself. Do your research!
Who do you look to for diet and fitness inspiration??
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