When the weather gets warm, celebrity magazines start using more diet headlines to grab potential readers' attention. It's a tactic that is used without fail each bikini season. However, I have always been reluctant to believe what these magazines report. Scarlett Johansson finally spoke up this week, proving my intuition was right.
Johansson wrote a piece for the Huffington Post this week titled, "The Skinny," refuting claims that she has taken up some sort of extreme diet and exercise routine to get into "superhero shape."
"Claims have been made that I've been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I've never met, eating sprouted grains I can't pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5'3" frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I'm a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I'd have to part with both arms. And a foot."
She goes on to say that she is "frustrated with the irresponsibility of the tabloid media" and that it's "reckless and dangerous" for publications to sell stories telling of crash diets or miracle workout that are completely fabricated. Scarlett has always been and advocate for healthy body image and this article is very well written and totally worth reading to your daughter or sharing with friends.
I asked celebrity trainer Valerie Water (who has trained Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel) whether or not tabloid stories are ever truthful when talking about a celebrity weight ... Continue
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