The size zero debate where we have seen celebrities starve themselves down to what they consider is an attractive weight is a hot topic at the moment. Appalling images of stick-thin celebrities and other figures in the public eye has sparked off a huge debate as to whether you can be a size zero and still follow a healthy diet.
Many of these famous actresses and models etc insist that they eat just like anyone else” and reel off a list of their daily diet that includes chicken, pasta, potatoes, salad and even the odd ‘naughty’ treat such as bar of chocolate, pizza or a glass of wine
And while undoubtedly there really are a small a very small minority of women who are naturally stick thin no matter what they eat, for the ‘lollipop’ (ie big head on a tiny body) ladies we see in the media, they really aren’t following a healthy diet.
Starving themselves in order to ‘look good’ down to the size of a seven year old boy can have dramatic health consequences. Fasting or not eating enough food can cause periods to stop, bad skin and hair and whole list of horrifying symptoms including death.
In September 2006, the 22 year old model Luisel Ramos died days after appearing on the catwalk. Newspapers reported how she was told that if she lost a significant amount” of weight (she was 5ft 9in tall and weighed 7 stone when she died according to the Daily Mail newspaper) she would succeed as a model.
You don’t have to be stick thin in order to be fashionable. A grown woman with a body that has been starved in order to resemble that of a young boy is not attractive and is not healthy.
In fact, it’s more important to put the right food inside your body by following a wholesome, healthy diet and nature will do the rest and you’ll find your ideal size.
And if you are overweight or your clothes are starting to feel a bit tighter, then there are sensible diets that you can follow in order to get to your ideal weight. Missing meals or fasting are not an option.
Similarly, for the naturally thin ladies among us, by following a nutritious, healthy diet, you can ensure that you keep yourself in the optimum of health.