I am Calling B.S. on SHAPE Magazine This Month
I am calling B.S. on the March issue of SHAPE Magazine. This month’s cover and featured interview is with AnnaLynne McCord of 90210. AnnaLynne claims in her interview she likes to make healthy, home-cooked meals, and her specialty is chicken breasts sautéed in olive oil, citrus juices, and lots of fresh herbs including rosemary, sage, and thyme. She pairs it with sautéed spinach in olive oil and garlic on top of fettuccine.” I love this meal, she explains, because it is simple and ready in 30 minutes.” Two things: 1. How many of you really believe she makes this meal? Sautéed chicken, spinach, and fettuccine (carbs)? 2. It is pretty well known the actresses on 90210 compete to be skinniest, and rumored to have eating disorders. Knowing this the editors decided to put her on the cover and come up with these ridiculous quotes, which were probably created by her publicist or a staffer. Oh, she also claims her diet is pretty healthy, with lots of fresh veggies and lean proteins, but occasionally allows for the occasional Taco Bell Mexican Pizza as her “well-deserved splurge” after her long hikes with her best friend or for runs along the beach with her buddies.
The issue also has a section featuring celebrity diet and exercise secrets. Here are a few:
Jennifer Connelly: Six to 10 mile runs, a mostly vegetarian diet, and three Pink Lady apples a day.
Kristen Bell: Healthy homemade vegetarian dishes, yoga classes, and twice-a-week weight-training session.
Demi Moore: Mostly organic diet and working out to P90X DVDs, which incorporate cardio, strength training, and stretching. (What about all the reported plastic surgery costing up to $46,000?
Teri Hatcher: Avid equestrian, cardio and strength training every day. Diet consists of whole grains, lean protein, and tons of veggies.
Courtney Cox: Power plate machine, which she uses three times a week, plus a low-carb diet. (Wait, did anyone see the E! True Hollywood Story where all her friends claim she eats more than anyone they know and a ton of junk food?)
So any woman who buys SHAPE Magazine is under the impression doing any of these things will allow them to whittle down to the sizes of the aforementioned stars? What about the fact that of the 20 celebrities mentioned there is an extremely high likelihood eating disorders, the use of Adderall, drugs, and extreme exercising are major factors?
Just trying to keep it real, folks. When are we going to hear someone say that they have to work out every day, eat an extremely low caloric diet, and never drink alcohol? Then maybe I would believe it. I just want to hear someone say, you know America, I am busting my butt to be this small and it is to ensure I am still hired by casting agents. It is brutal and if I were not competing with all of these other anorexic, drug addicts I would be much more sensible.
Can I get an Amen?