Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's Golden Globes Diet Joke Would Be Funny if It Weren't So Sad (VIDEO)

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tina fey amy poehler golden globesEvery awards season, we flip out over the gorge dresses our fave femme celebs sport down the red carpet, but let's be honest -- couture's not all we're checkin' out. There's also plenty of clucking about post-baby weight (OMG, did you see Claire Danes who had her baby like, what, two weeks ago?!) or who's looking particularly "curvy" (aka the word Hollywood seems to like to use as a euphemism for "fat"). Hence why Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler felt it appropriate to mock our overly weight-conscious culture with one of the best jokes of the night ...

During the intro, they were all jazzed up about movie titles from the past year. Tina noted, "The Hunger Games ... also what I call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress!" Then Amy mentioned Life of Pi, "which is what I’m gonna call the six weeks after I take this dress off!" HA!

Of course I laughed really hard when they first delivered the gag. But then I cringed, because ugh. How sad it is that we actually find that oh-so-hilarious, because it's painfully true?! And not just for Hollywood stars who have to feel like zoo animals to some extent every time they arrive at an awards gala or who dangerously lose and gain weight on command for roles (cough Anne Hathaway!). We regular women put ourselves on the same yo-yo diet roller coaster again and again for big events -- like a wedding!

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Although I'm currently on what might be the most hardcore fitness and clean eating kick of my life leading up to my Big Day, I make sure to note that what I'm doing right now is something I want to continue doing well beyond the wedding. For life. There will be no six weeks of "pie" after we say "I do!" Cuz I need to be a strong and fit wife, pregnant woman, and mom. But I've seen plenty of people (who I won't throw under the bus here) put their mind to losing weight exclusively with a special event in mind. And after that, it's like, "Meh, so what if I have that cannoli/lasagna/bread basket/bottle of wine and neglect to work out for a couple of weeks months?!"

Okay, maybe we don't always vacillate between such extremes, but we do zero in on big life events as moments to lose for. And doing that -- instead of focusing on being consistently healthy -- is nothing short of toxic. Even if it does make for a giggle-worthy comedy routine.

Here's the intro/joke if you missed it ... around 5 minutes in.

Have you ever yo-yo dieted for the sake of a big event?

 

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nonmember avatar HealthFreak

I don't think there's anything wrong with using a big life event such as a wedding as a motivator to losing some weight / getting into (better) shape. Any woman who cares about looking good for her wedding, for the golden globes, whatever, probably cares about looking (and feeling) good in general. I lost only 10 lbs for my wedding (down to 105 from 115lbs) over a period of three months, through a combination of exercise and healthy eating and I've (happily) gained some of it back. Do I need to be at my "best" weight all of the time? Hell no, I'd rather consume too much wine / gin & tonic / raclette / [insert vice] now and then. (These were things I had to give up for a while to look and feel my "best" for my wedding.) My point is there's nothing wrong with using an event as an excuse to get in shape -- if anything, we could all do with more "big events" in our lives, if that's what it takes to motivate us.

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