Usually when we talk about celebrity diets and workouts, we’re taking a look at how specific Hollywood stars eat andsexercise. But today I thought we’d take some time to address the difference between healthy habits and dangerous cleanse/fad diets, prompted by a recent article published by Scarlett Johansson in The Huffington Post.
In the article, Johansson addresses the relentless nature with which tabloid journalists attempt to exploit the latest Hollywood diet, whether it be a cleanse diet or just the flavor of the week variety:
Every time I pass a newsstand, the bold yellow font of tabloid and lifestyle magazines scream out at me: ‘Look Who’s Lost It!’ ‘They Were Fabby and Now They’re Flabby!’ ‘They Were Flabby and Now They’re Flat!’”
Johansson brings up a very important distinction when it comes to the health and fitness practices of movie stars. Just because a movie star happens to lose a dramatic amount of weight in a short period of time doesn’t make it healthy. As a matter of fact, drastic weight loss is not healthy and may have serious consequences. To illustrate her point, she also provided some pretty alarming statistics pertaining to eating disorders in this country:
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), as many as 10 million females and 1 million males living in the US are fighting a life and death battle with anorexia or bulimia.”
While there is nothing wrong with taking an interest in the eating habits and physical activity of your favorite stars, we should all be striving for a healthy, balanced diet and workout routine for ourselves. At Go Healthy Go Fit, we try to focus on famous folk who practice a healthy lifestyle, not any sort of fad diet. Even Johansson will admit that:
While I’ve never been considered a gym rat, I have, in fact, worked up a sweat in the name of cardio before, and although I enjoy a grilled cheese as much as the next person, I combine the not-so-good foods I crave with an all-around balanced diet.”
Kudos to Scarlett for speaking out on a very important issue! What are your thoughts on tabloid journalism and fad/cleanse diets?
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