Some actresses are finally coming out and acknowledging that it takes a superhuman effort to look the way they do. So much of an effort, as a matter of fact, that they are always feeling hungry and pretty much never eat what they want.
Even the gorgeous, intelligent Julianne Moore deals with it, she told Yahoo! recently:
"I still battle with my deeply boring diet of, essentially, yogurt and breakfast cereal and granola bars. I hate dieting. I hate having to do it to be the 'right' size. I’m hungry all the time.”
She continued, “I think I’m a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn’t. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think.”
No thank you. Hearing that is bad enough, but looking at photos of some of these women is exactly like looking at scary plastic surgery photos.
If you can tell from looking at them that they live on chicken breasts and lettuce and/or have carved up their perfect faces, the effect is not at all what they were hoping ... and is actually sometimes unnerving.
Even though these women are held up as the impossible standards of beauty to which we all must aspire, in some ways their hungry looks are good for us; we look at them and can say, in no uncertain terms, that we would absolutely not want to look that way.
And also ... hey, at least they admit they are hungry all the time and can't eat enough to satisfy their appetites if they want to look the way they do. I'd take that over the typical starlet's "Oh no, I eat like a horse and do yoga twice a week to look like this." Sure, if by "like a horse" you mean lots of apples and carrots and by "yoga" you actually mean "an hour of cardio followed by weights followed by yoga."
It would be nice if actresses were allowed to feed their bodies what they need instead of depriving them, but at least we can learn from their bad example and be smart about our own bodies.
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