Poor Kim Kardashian. She's only just announced her pregnancy and everyone is already wagering bets on how much her ample rump will spread. Yes, baby weight -- it's the scourge of every mom-to-be. So it's understandable that diet companies jump to have celeb moms as spokespeople, demonstrating how their plans can help you miraculously reclaim your pre-baby bod. Jenny Craig hired Mariah Carey after her twins, and Weight Watchers signed on Jessica Simpson. But according to TMZ, some weight loss companies are outright dissing Kim, refusing to even consider the reality star. And you won't believe why!
It's not as though Kim is actually looking for a deal, but it seems that TMZ still took the liberty of asking around. According to the site, Medifast said it was not looking for celebs to endorse them, and a Jenny Craig spokesperson reportedly said they were not interested because she's not "real" enough. Ouch. More specifically, they said they were focusing on "real results for real women" this year. Well, I don't know what their definition of real is, but I have no doubt in my mind that Kim's inevitable weight gain will be very real and her struggle to take it off once the baby arrives will be real too.
Yes, celebs are different than you and me. Huge bank accounts, private jets, and couture wardrobes easily set them apart. But if you ask me, baby weight is the one great equalizer among all women. We dread it. It's necessary of course for a healthy pregnancy, but it's really hard to watch every inch of your body get bigger over several months. That is no different whether you are a reality star or PTA mom. And to suggest Kim is not real enough just feels mean. She can still be an inspiration to other moms -- especially those with her same pear shape. In fact, I think it's great when stars as big as Jessica and Mariah are willing to let the world watch them lose weight with a program that is accessible to most people. It's inspiring.
Do you think Kim would be an inspiring weight loss spokesperson after she has her baby?
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