American Actresses Weigh 135

Weight, Size and Media Lies: The Numbers Don't Add Up  February 16, 2015 – 10:05 pm
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Weight, Size and Media Lies: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Or take 5′ 9″ singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, who told reporters in 2007 she weighed 140 lbs., after dropping 30 since her American Idol days. She said that in a sea of size 2 celebrities, she enjoys representing the “real women*” out there with her healthy figure. But after signing a contract with Weight Watchers in early 2010, she self-reported to have lost 80 lbs. total, and wears a size 4- 6. If we do the math based on what she has told the press, that means the curvy singer would currently weigh 90 lbs. (170 lbs. during Idol, 140 lbs. in 2007, -50 with Weight Watchers in 2010 = 90 lbs!) Unlikely.

Take a glance at full-length shots of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, or Jennifer Hudson, and then grab a pair of size 2 (or 4) jeans. Something tells us these celebs are telling a dangerous not-so-white lie to the girls and women who adore them and who can’t help but compare their own real weights and sizes to these potentially very misleading claims. Blame it on vanity sizing or only wearing extremely stretchy clothing, but either way, publicly claiming to wear a size at the lowest end of the spectrum is significant for every girl or woman who compares that claim to her own clothing tags.

No wonder our perception of “average” or “healthy” is incredibly skewed toward thinness and unreal perfection. Since we’ll see billions more images of women in media than we will ever see face to face, we must counteract those images with reality. Lexie and I got a glimpse of some refreshing reality freshman year of college when one of our friends (who was pretty thin-looking and very athletic) confidently and casually stated that she weighed 165. We had never heard any girl or woman share their weight that was anywhere over about 135. We never made a big deal of it at the time, but it was so incredibly informative to hear that number — that was higher than we assumed and higher than we had been taught was acceptable for a healthy girl or woman — spoken confidently, with no apologies or shame accompanying it, and from a healthy, active girl.

What does normal look like? What do accurate weights and heights look like? For starters, we recommend looking around you. We can’t let media messages, whether in paid advertising or casually thrown in entertainment media, define “average, ” “normal” or “healthy” for you. Numbers can’t do that. Numbers are so unbelievably specific to individuals and not comparable for different heights, body types, ethnicities, ages and lifestyles. Those numbers we do ever hear in media (and often from peers or family) are carefully selected, engineered to drive profits for weight-loss companies, cosmetic procedures and other appearance-related products, and also distorted to sound more like the media ideals. We can’t blame a celebrity (or any girl or woman) for claiming to be a weight or size she might not actually be, because we know very well the pressure women face to fit those ideals and the backlash that accompanies not fitting those ideals. We have a strategy for rejecting these lies, and it begins with sacrificing our reliance on the numbers: weight, BMI, measurements and clothing sizes. They are so beyond arbitrary that it is shocking. Don’t believe me? Then read my research on the BMI. Then read my research on how to measure real health and fitness.

Source: www.beautyredefined.net


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Question about smoke and toxins with fat loss

Hello.
I have a question...
I read down further where someone said "Also, when the human body is overwhelmed by toxins, it will protect itself by insulating the toxins with fat and storing them in the body. This can cause your body to hold onto fat even though you are exercising."
I am originally from Russia and am not too oriented with the American 'wives tales'. I have always thought smoking cigarettes is bad for losing weight because of the 'toxins', but here in the USA people say smoking helps you lose weight (models/actresses smoke) and if you are a smoker and quit you will gain weight

Conflicting research.

"American wives tales" not withstanding, there is a great deal of research done about the relationship between smoking and weight. Whether this is a cause and effect relationship is not well established.
Smoking has been touted as having appetite reducing effects, allegedly increases metabolism and reduces your urge to eat by inhibiting your sense of smell and taste.
Many actresses and models smoke, but they also have resources to spend time with personal trainers, nutritionists, personal chefs and to have corrective procedures done. Does smoking cause their thinness, or is it something else?
If you look around, you'll see many overweight, even obese people that smoke

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