We've all heard about the models that juice cleanse for days or weeks leading up to big runway shows and photo shoots. Here I was thinking that was bad, but then I was flabbergasted after hearing frightening diet stories from longtime Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements in excerpts from her new book, The Vogue Factor.
Clements writes about going on shoots with models who wouldn't eat or drink anything for three full days. She tells the frightening tale of "fit models" who are in hospitals on drips most of the time so they can be the body top designers call in to test their clothing. But the scariest part of all? Clements claims that models who starve themselves resort to eating tissues to help them feel full.
Tissues. I'll never look at them the same way again.
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I want to gag. I'm sorry, but no normal woman who has a good head on her shoulders should be eating tissues to curb hunger pains. It's scary and totally unrealistic and have I mentioned totally NOT delicious? Oh, and did I mention I want to gag?
Whether it's upping your vegetable intake, focusing on foods that act as natural appetite suppressants, or adding in an extra 45 minutes of cardio every day -- there are so many safer and more satisfying ways to lose pounds and maintain your hard work.
What's even more unnerving is that so many women look to these skinny models as inspiration. Thinspiration, if you will. We see these tiny women who seem to have it all. We long to have their legs, stomachs, shoulders, the whole nine yards. I don't know about you, but after hearing the real truth behind how they get that physique, I'm appalled -- not envious.
Would you EVER stoop this low to keep a thin physique? Does this surprise you?
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