Christina Aguilera's 'Dirty' Diet Secret Is a Warning to All Women

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christina aguilera performing at michael jackson tribute concert in walesChristina Aguilera used to be my boyfriend's celebrity pass. I used to joke that she was his "other girlfriend." But no more. Ever since she divorced her hubby and started acting like a party animal drunk, he's so over her. The entertainment world seems to be a bit disillusioned with her, as well, especially since she appears to have no real idea about what she's been doing to her body ... and it shows. While performing at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales this weekend, she chose an unflattering, skimpy, tight outfit and insane bedhead hairdo that made her look like a total mess.

Now, I'm all about the womanly curves, and in a more flattering dress, I thought she looked hella sexy. But what isn't hot at all is HOW it seems like she's gotten to this point with her body.

See, besides the fact that she's said to be hitting the bottle these days -- a fact that should not be discounted (just think of all the extra calories lots of alcohol can add up to!) -- and that she reportedly binge eats junk, she's also destroyed her metabolism with yo-yo dieting. She suffered from an eating disorder in her teens, and ever since, she's gone through periods of eating really well and eating like crap -- a toxic pattern that experts call "disordered eating." She's gained and lost so much weight over the years that it's totally thrown off her body's ability to burn fat effectively. And she's only 30 years old!

It's actually a really scary premise, considering that Christina's backstory isn't all that uncommon. So many of us have done the same thing. I used to sit in Weight Watchers meetings and hear fellow members talk about how this was their third time joining the program, or hear a woman at her "goal weight" say how she's been there several times before ... but hoped this would be the time it actually stuck. It's definitely disturbing to think that weight roller coaster many of us feel like we're on for life is axing our ability to lose weight and keep it off healthfully.

A completely-shot metabolism is no joke. And it's hard enough if your metabolism slows down, because you're getting a bit older or you're dealing with not-so-"skinny genes" that mess with your thyroid and other hormones!

Seems like the only solution is to try to put an end to those yo-yo diets and disordered eating patterns once and for all. Commit to more consistent healthy eating (you know, with the occasional indulgence, because deprivation doesn't help either!). Not easy, but definitely worth it if it prevents us from wrecking our metabolisms.

As for Christina, it just breaks my heart that she's been subjected to such nasty criticism about her curves, but I hope she figures it out soon that she needs to clean up her act. Her career and her health depend on it.

Would you consider yourself a yo-yo dieter? Did you know it can wreck your metabolism?

 

Image via Wales News Service/Splash News

body image, celebrities, celebrity diets, diets, drinking

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nonmember avatar cs

Leave Xtina alone! She's a singer, not a supermodel so her weight is her business. How many fat male entertainers are out there and noone comments about them? Same old males are judged on talent bs and women on looks, no matter how talented.

hamem... hamemedowns

She had a kid, got older, and gained weight. She also got a divorce...the real reason she's being demonized. No one knows what is going on behind closed doors.

nonmember avatar lauren

she never had an eating disorder. please look up facts before reporting on them.

Lulu_B Lulu_B

I (somewhat) agree with previous posters, but I will say that she definitely looks like a hot mess in that outfit!! And, yes, that dress was perfect for her current body type.

MrsCa... MrsCareBear

It seems like she is going through a lot in her life. You don't just go from a life on-track to what her life is like now without a good reason. I have noticed that her looks have changed A LOT, but again, it seems like she is dealing with some issues. I really hope she gets the help she needs!

Agent... Agentmomyyc

She looks like Roseanne Barr in a blonde wig.

KBW2 KBW2

She wouldn't look nearly as bad if that hot mess hair were pulled back. Regardless of size, if you're an interna'l pop star with assistants and stylists and such, you should look your best, especially at such a big concert.

She can do better!

sweet... sweetcherry_59

She needs an intervention, fashion, diet, and alcohol. She made fun of Britney when she was struggling with personal issues and now Christina is a hot mess. She shouldn't have been so quick to judge Brit, Karma is finally catching up to her.

coops22 coops22

She should have probably left that out outfit on the rack, but if she's fat, we're in trouble as a nation ;). http://www.dietresume.com

Chaz Reyes

omg, she was allways so beautiful...

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