To not believe celebrities when they talk about their diets

(109 Posts)
atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 11:22:57

Those articles in magazines where they ask a celeb about their typical day's food intake and its always:

Breakfast: Bowl of porridge with blueberries and mango stirred through

Lunch: A vegetable stir fry

Dinner: Some grilled fish and a salad

I bet most of them live on crisps, cigarettes and free champagne.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 11:25:08

Fresh vegetables and lots of water! I dont drink as alcohol poisons the system!

Okaaaaay, so that wasnt you falling our of Chinawhites in a stupor then, as pictured in the red tops?!

YANBU grin

Hammy02 Wed 13-Feb-13 11:26:38

YABU. Most celebs are slim so probs have a dull healthy diet.

XiCi Wed 13-Feb-13 11:27:48

YANBU - I hate the way they always say they eat like a horse in interviews when they look so malnourished that their bones may snap.

StuntGirl Wed 13-Feb-13 11:28:13

Drugs and/or personal trainers grin

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Feb-13 11:31:26

Well as is constantly proved on here...everyone's different. Some people can get away with eating unhealthily and still look slim and others can't.

But actually it wouldn't surprise me if that was a typical day's food for many people.

But that doesn't mean they don't treat themselves to chocolate/crisps/Maccy Dees now and then too.

twitchycurtains Wed 13-Feb-13 11:31:59

YANBU. I think most super slim celebs survive on a diet of diet coke and fags apart from the ones that obviously work out and look fit and healthy. Most of them admit it when they write those tell-alls when their celebrity status and fame is waning.

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 11:33:09

It's annoying but when people are honest they get slated.

I worked at a magazine where June Brown said smoking was her favourite thing in the world.

We were buried under the avalanche of angry letters. Like as if Dot Cotton is a role model to impressionable young children.

twitchycurtains Wed 13-Feb-13 11:34:28

Posh spice is prime example of someone who severely restricts her calories, is a smoker. (Although is v careful not to be seen smoking) -is v thin.

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 11:34:39

I think they probably lie about what they eat, but their caloric intake has to be small - whether it be crisps or broiled fish.

Floggingmolly Wed 13-Feb-13 11:44:17

Fags, diet coke and black coffee.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 11:45:10

I am sure I read that Liz Hurley survives on boiled fish and brown rice. Wouldnt like to be near her, I bet her farts are rank!

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 11:48:23

Ugh. Liz Hurley. I have an unreasonable hatred for her. Why?

I they it's quite a lot of coke as well by way of appetite suppressant.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 11:50:32

Saski probably because you can't actually work out why she is so famous. She shagged Hugh Grant for a bit, eons ago, and has acted (very badly) in a couple of films and a couple of TV dramas.

I dont get why she is so famous!

Berts Wed 13-Feb-13 11:52:30

I think much worse is when they bang on about how they eat loads, love puddings and hardly exercise - such lies! And so unfair to teenage girls who are wondering what's wrong with them that they follow the same 'regime' and aren't rake thin.

You have to basically be malnourished to be as thin as the size zero celebs - nasty.

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 11:52:36

Well, Bogeyface, she is dating an incredibly sexy & manly person right now who is famous in Australia.

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 11:53:00

But if they survived on fags, diet coke and black coffee they'd need face peels and cosmetic procedures ALL the time till they had no skin left 'cos in RL their skin would look like an elephants.

The air brushing does them no favours IMO grin

atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 11:53:14

Two words Bogeyface Safety Pins.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 11:54:27

True Saski but she only got him through being Liz Hurley the brand.

IT was the the safety pins but that was years ago!

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 11:58:52

Agree about the acting skills (or lack of them) of Liz Hurley, a tree has more expression grin

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 12:01:54

Did you ever see her in Sharpe? She was supposed to be this young sexy woman married to an older rich man to get her out of her life of prostitution (I think it was). She was dreadful, not the sexy seductress at all, even when she got her tits out!

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Feb-13 12:02:10

See this is why some slim people just can't win.

The OP's saying she "doesn't believe that's a typical day's food intake and she bets most of them live on crisps, cigarettes and free champagne..."

And someone else is saying they think it's worse "when they bang on about how they eat loads, love puddings and hardly exercise - such lies! And so unfair to teenage girls who are wondering what's wrong with them that they follow the same 'regime' and aren't rake thin."

It doesn't have to be lies.

The OP is a fairly typical food intake for some and why shouldn't it be? I don't see what's wrong with it.

And equally, eating loads, loving puddings and hardly exercising doesn't automatically mean someone is telling lies.

Everyone is different. None of us are the same so why so many people are interested in what others eat is beyond me confused

CailinDana Wed 13-Feb-13 12:09:48

Do people seriously read about what celebrities eat?? Really?

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 12:11:17

Ok WOrra but Fern whatsername kind of proved the celeb lies didnt she? She claimed it was diet and exercise when she lost loads of weight but then later admitted it was a gastric band.

I am sorry but I dont believe that every single skinny celeb is either just born that way, or genuinely eats a healthy diet.

CailinDana Wed 13-Feb-13 12:12:04

But seriously Bogey, do people really care? I mean if someone lies about having a gastric band, so what?

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 12:12:29

True WorralLibertyit seems that the more obese society becomes the more emphasis there is on food and cooking but not health.

FreudiansSlipper Wed 13-Feb-13 12:13:37

Liz Hurley has been quite open about how much hard work it is to stay slim for her and that she deprives herself and often feels hungry but I guess for her it is worth it

I do not thnk it is all lies some people could eat and eat and do nothing and stay slim I was until i was poorly a few years ago one of those lucky people. Though some that have suddenly lost a lot of weight by little changes I think is not being honest you have been over weight most of your adult life you will have to work hard to loose weight and keep it off

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 12:13:40

Yes, they do CailinDana

Hammy02 Wed 13-Feb-13 12:14:16

No skinny celeb is naturally like that. Look at old photos of Victoria Beckham or Kate Middleton. Both were normal sizes before they were famous.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 12:14:18

Cailin it matters because it creates a false expectation of young girls who feel failures when they are eating well and exercising but arent a size zero (4 or 6 I believe in UK sizes). They dont know that they couldnt possibly be that size without a gastric bypass or drugs, so they feel bad about themselves. In a vulnerable young woman that could (I said could) lead to an eating disorder.

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Feb-13 12:14:52

Bogeyface Fern didn't need to prove 'celebs lie'.

Celebs are human and many humans lie

What I find a bit strange is the assumption they're all lying

And also the interest in what famous people put in their mouths and then shit out the next day.

<< Overly frank emoticon >>

CailinDana Wed 13-Feb-13 12:16:43

Fair enough Bogey, it just boggles me a bit that people actually read a list of what someone they don't even know eats confused. It must be weird for the celebrities too - even their food is on show. It also surprises me that young girls would read shite like that and actually believe it. But I suppose it makes sense.

poozlepants Wed 13-Feb-13 12:18:58

Natalie Cassidy lost weight because she said she was eating like this and exercising. Oh yes and abusing laxatives and nearly developing an eating disorder. I remember reading an interview with Julianne Moore yonks ago where she said she was hungry all the time and so were most Hollywood actresses. It's sad really because although they say they are a size 0 because they are naturally thin and have a super healthy lifestyle they are losing weight or staying so thin because they aren't eating enough of whatever it is healthy or otherwise.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 12:20:27

I dont read it, I dont care if a celeb eats seaweed or unicorns! I just remember that one Liz Hurley thing because I thought that she must really stink!

But young girls do read it. They want to look like VB or whoever, and dont realise that the reality isnt "Fresh air, lots of water and regular exercise" but starvation, drugs (for some) and cigarettes.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 13-Feb-13 12:20:30

Agree that Liz Hurley is actually quite honest in this department. She has talked about how she shut herself away after giving birth (albeit chez Elton), to do load of exercise and eat very little, as being seen larger would be detrimental to her work. She's talked about how she easts very little when she has an event, how it's a choice she's made, etc etc.

Most of what you read in magazines is made up. Probably by the publicist.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 12:21:15

I wonder how many of this generation of skinnies will end up with bone problems when they are older sad

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 12:25:16

Historically (if you look at a star like Marilyn Monroe) the fashions change in weight as well as everything else. Perhaps it's good to emphasise this for impressionable young insecure girls to help them understand.

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Feb-13 12:26:26

Isn't the readership of stupid gossip magazines much higher in the over 25s than in teenagers?

Personally I wish parents would stop reading them. I don't think it shows a good example to their kids at all.

I genuinely couldn't tell you who eats what, who's wearing what and who's shagging who...and I doubt any of my family could either.

If people stopped buying/reading that shit, it would no longer exist and then there would be nothing to worry about regarding the influence it has over young women/girls.

CailinDana Wed 13-Feb-13 12:26:58

Sounds like a rotten way to live. Who in their right mind would want to be famous? It just seems like you lose all your comforts, even the ability to eat something nice after a long day.

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 12:28:28

I agree Worra. I don't like to see parents reading Heat or whatever in full view of their kids.

atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 12:33:36

The thing is Worral I'm sure some celebs eat like that. But you never seem to see an article where they deviate from that pattern; its always grilled fish, brown rice, lots of veg, no mention of a sneaky glass of wine with dinner. Always.

WorraLiberty Wed 13-Feb-13 12:37:04

I get what you're saying atthewelles but crucially here the food listed in the OP was a typical day's food intake.

On a typical day, many people don't eat chocolate/crisps/drink champagne etc...because those things are treats and not part of a staple diet IYSWIM?

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 12:43:26

Fern Britton was disgracefully pilloried for having a gastric band. The woman had an eating disorder. She had medical treatment for the effects and possibly counselling to tackle the cause. She wasn't obliged to talk about it.

If you read her interviews prior to the expose of her terrible crime, she actually tried to play it down, talking about calorie counting and bike riding and then moving on. The reason why she said anything was that the kind of magazines she appeared in are obsessed by weight and many of their readers are too.

I know one magazine editor who felt personally affronted by the news. She believed that kind of rapid weight loss could come about in that way even though she's been on enough diets to know it wasn't true. It was her and not Britton who was responsible for endless fucking: 'Woo, woo! Hooray for Fern!' articles so she only had herself to blame.

That this woman has major body issues and is obsessed by what other people eat and is always searching for the dream diet was no coincidence.

I also agree that Liz Hurley has been honest.

Floggingmolly Wed 13-Feb-13 12:47:55

Wasn't she pilloried for denying she had had a gastric band fitted, and in fact publicly endorsing some slimming products, claiming they were the reason for the weight loss?

Fillyjonk75 Wed 13-Feb-13 12:48:15

I think that menu sounds quite nice.

What about the old chestnut, "I am just such a busy mum/actress/model/whatever that I just forget to eat". yeah, right

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 12:50:08

worral sadly there are a lot of ridiculous celeb. programmes on telly for any impressionable people to watch.

ChairmanWow Wed 13-Feb-13 12:52:00

They might not all be lying, but you can bet they're not all telling the truth. Or is there some special sleb gene they have which enables them to eat like a horse yet maintain the figure of a 10 year old boy, which seems to be the, ahem, 'feminine' ideal these days.

Fags, charlie, diet coke.

And don't get my started on plastic surgery denial. I mean have you seen Kylie these days? She doesn't even look like Kylie! grin

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 13-Feb-13 12:52:47

I agree with you, limited, but up to a point. I do think that with regards to the media, if you invite the wolves in, don't be surprised if they bite you. So in Fern's case, she had talked a lot about weight loss and diet. She was advertising Ryvita. Her media persona was all about accessible/approachable honesty. Hence people - the audience - also had a right to feel let down when it turned out that she had not been utterly upfront.

showtunesgirl Wed 13-Feb-13 12:52:58

The only people I know that are skinny as anything and can eat what they like are dancers but then they need the calories.

Without exception, all the thin actresses I know are either on a very restrictive diet or have an eating disorder.

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 12:54:30

I do believe there's something to the whole having toddlers and being skinnier thing. You're always running around with a pushchair, and don't really have time to sit around watching TV. I've most definitely adopted (slowly) a more sedentary lifestyle as my kids have emerged from toddlerhood.

Fillyjonk75 Wed 13-Feb-13 12:54:53

I think Fern Britton worked very hard at losing weight, as well as having a gastric band fitted.

Fillyjonk75 Wed 13-Feb-13 12:56:10

I was working 4 days a week in a sedentary job when mine were toddlers. I sit down a lot less now I work from home (except when I'm on MN smile)

atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 12:57:35

I remember a few years ago Jane McDonald from loose women suddenly dropped loads of weight and really toned up. She said it was down to using the stairs instead of the lift [hmm}

Bunfags Wed 13-Feb-13 12:57:40

I reckon most of them don't eat. They live off fags, booze and cocaine.

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 13:00:43

She was pilloried because editors thought readers would like it. I think they probably guessed correctly, which is very depressing.

She may have denied having a gastric band. But then I don't tell everyone about my medical history either. It's not compulsory.

I can't remember whether she endorsed slimming products, if she did, that would have been unwise.

She did advertise some snack thing where the ad was a joke about her being slim and wearing a fat suit. The underlying message was that the snack didn't make you slim because to believe otherwise would have been ridiculous.

whateveritakes Wed 13-Feb-13 13:02:31

fern might have lied about the band but the way she got thin was by eating well and exercising wasn't it.

Think the super size/super skinny programme is fascinating. I am amazed that some of the girls are classified as worryingly superskinny as they all seem to look the size we are "supposed" to be.
They eat shit too but just not that much of anything.

BalloonSlayer Wed 13-Feb-13 13:06:23

atthewelles you forgot to mention: "And of course I just luuuurve chocolate - don't we all, girls? - so every week I treat myself to two squares of Green & Blacks organic 90% cocoa Bitterasgall Chocolate. There's no reason why looking good means you can't indulge in a little luxury."

atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 13:08:42

LOL Balloon. Not to mention 'I don't believe in denying myself treats so once a month I have a small glass of wine and two crisps'.

Bogeyface Wed 13-Feb-13 13:09:22

The reason Fern was so pillioried was because she implied that it was down to diet and exercise and "you can do it too!" when in fact, without a gastric band, no you can't!

Her whole persona is based on being "one of us" (whoever "we" are) and it turned out she was "one of them" .

DewDr0p Wed 13-Feb-13 13:13:05

This is why I don't read women's magazines any more. Practially every interview seems to start:

X wafts into the room looking effortlessly gorgeous in Top Shop jeans and no makeup and cheerfully tucks into a bacon sandwich...


limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 13:15:09

I agree, hazel.

Talking about your private life isn't the wisest thing but you're right, people like Fern Britton need to do those stories to promote their careers. It's up to them to work out where to draw the line.

Was Ryvita the fat suit thing? In hindsight it was unwise, but people do unwise things, especially when offered money.

I'm not particularly sticking up for Fern Britton but she was treated very nastily and held to a standard of honesty which is ridiculous when you look at her accusers.

FreudiansSlipper Wed 13-Feb-13 13:17:08

who is one of them

her job at the time was a tv presenter, she is friendly and warm and has the woman next door not to glam, not the threatening persona that might be the way she is it might not be what does it matter its part of her job her personal life is her business

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 13:25:35

She was actually rather a good tv presenter and interviewer too. But that isn't enough for daytime TV aimed at women.

No one held a gun to her head and she was richly rewarded. But people do invest a lot of nonsense in the people they see on the telly.

limitedperiodonly Wed 13-Feb-13 13:51:15

And if you'd have read the quotes rather than the cover lines you'd have noticed she was quite cagey about her weight loss and the people doing the 'You can be like Fern!' shit were the magazines.

I know this because I used to have to write the fucking things, week after week from the same old quotes that weren't even given to the magazine I was working on.

Nancy66 Wed 13-Feb-13 14:24:03

All the stick think female celebs that I can think of are very heavy smokers.

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 14:50:04

You CAN be SLIM (I don't like the name of Paul Mckenna's I Can Make You Thin W.O.E.) BUT I have lost nearly 3 stone and am happy with my size 10 figure by going on the Paul Mckenna original (not the newest virtual gastric band thingy).

If you're interested and don't believe me (one of the rules is you can eat anything BTW) come onto our support thread it's about HOW we eat not calorie counting or eating shit food and it effing works!!!.

Maybe some celebs are on it I don't know.

Feminine Wed 13-Feb-13 14:50:35

There are very , very few truly slim celebs. Its quite easy to spot , their heads always look too big. The media came up with the 'lollypop' head comment didn't they?

Its true though.

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 14:51:49

Oh and I have never smoked and did not take it up to lose the weight grin

Nancy66 Wed 13-Feb-13 14:53:32

there are TONS of very skinny celebrities! And believe me they don't eat.

atthewelles Wed 13-Feb-13 15:01:02

I agree Feminine. You can tell when someone is naturally slight and small boned and when someone has slimmed down way past what is normal for them.

StuntGirl Wed 13-Feb-13 15:01:18

If I knew that restricting my diet and working out every single day would earn me millions I'd be up for doing it too.

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Feb-13 15:02:48

I blame the fashion magazines who still insist on hanging their clothes on effing skeletons, how is that attractive ? It makes me MAD angry

GrowSomeCress Wed 13-Feb-13 15:04:42

The diet in the OP seems reasonably realistic and decent to me grin

ifancyashandy Wed 13-Feb-13 15:05:08

I've worked with many many female celebs. They do eat. But healthily and normal portions - not huge amounts. Lots of soups, salads, sushi, fruit, other fish, eggs, chicken etc etc etc. Not crisps, chocolate, chips, burger, mayo laden sandwiches etc.

And some smoke, some don't - same as the rest of us. Lots only drink once a week or so. If you're getting up at 5am and not getting home till 9pm earliest 6 days a week, you lay off the booze.

ledkr Wed 13-Feb-13 15:10:44

When I was skinny I lived on wine and Marlboro lights grin
I Live it when they say done knee has BALLOONED to 9 stone lol. I'd have to never eat to weigh that.
Also love when they sat vic bec has put on 3 pounds by following a healthy diet. How can they be so specific?

ledkr Wed 13-Feb-13 15:11:15

Done knee??? Someone

Bunfags Wed 13-Feb-13 15:21:44

Lol @ Vic Bec putting on 3 pounds on a healthy diet. Lots of people probably do poos that weigh more than that!

Berts Wed 13-Feb-13 16:01:13

I don't see why you can't have a thread like this without someone weighing in with 'some people are naturally skinny no matter how much they eat, and this is unfair on them'.

Yes, some people do eat and eat and are skinny as anything - I have known a couple of people like this in my entire life. But I don't think ALL of those people decided to become singers/actresses/TV presenters/models.

I don't really read Heat magazine and that, but I was annoyed watching Kelly Rowland on Graham Norton who started to say that she does 200 sit ups every morning, then immediately backtracked and started to say she doesn't really do any exercise and eats Nandos all the time.

I think she looks great, but why lie and pretend she's got a slim toned body by slobbing around eating Nandos, when it's obviously not true? It makes me cross for younger girls who might believe this nonsense.

twitchycurtains Wed 13-Feb-13 17:20:34

I hate the way Fern Britton was treated post gastric band gate!. The woman had actually embarked on a diet and exercise plan years earlier so it wasn't like she had a band fitted and lost the weight purely through having the op, she was doing charity cycle event etc long before the results of the weight loss were obvious. Out of all the celebs out there banging on about weight loss /diet I find Fern the least irritating, I don't understand why some folk felt personally betrayed that she had a gastric band fitted. Patsy Kensit was never fucking fat not by any stretch of the imagination so the fact she is chosen by WW to front their campaign is laughable.

Although I know there are some folk that can sit and eat lots and lots of food (before someone comes on and says it)and not put on a lb, a lot female celebrities tend to be slim to average build to begin with and then get increasingly skinnier as their star rises. Ditto Kate Middleton - no way that her current weight is her natural weight, she has lost a weight in the run to and since her wedding - she was slim/slender to begin with but now slimmer than ever.

Sallyingforth Wed 13-Feb-13 17:30:56

UR certainly BU to take any notice whatever of anything said by 'celebrities'.

Tryharder Wed 13-Feb-13 17:40:20

I am actually shocked that VB smokes! I never knew....

Saski Wed 13-Feb-13 17:50:05

^^A triumph of her PR team. I didn't know either.

Nancy66 Wed 13-Feb-13 17:55:47

All the Spice Girls smoke

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 13-Feb-13 18:06:27

As do most of the Royals, Kate M included (tho not sure about during pregnancy).

ledkr Wed 13-Feb-13 19:05:30

It's sad but definitely keeps you slim. I've even considered starting again to loss weight but I can never fancy it anymore apart from if I drink.
I was a ballet dancer for a bit and we all smoked so did ds when he was dancing. I saw people eat tissue too.
It's a shame it's bad for you cos would solve the obestity crisis grin
Dh is naturally skinny but appears to eat loads but when you live with him you realise he actually eats huge amounts when he does eat but will also go hours without food which chubby ole me would never dream of

ppeatfruit Thu 14-Feb-13 11:08:15

twitchycurtains I agree about Fern Britton and definitely about that stupid campaign by W.W. using Patsy Kensit when was she fat FGS? They should use some of their hostesses!! Or whatever they're called i wouldn't touch W.W. with a bargepole grin

ppeatfruit Thu 14-Feb-13 11:11:03

I know the wife of Prince Charles smokes, she ain't even slim though! I've seen VERY large people smoking.

GetOrf Thu 14-Feb-13 11:32:22

Sometimes I can't believe the weight of people that they write about.

Thingumybob's wife, Peter Crouch, she is about 5.10 and they say that she weighs 8 stone. That can't be right surely.

And Naomi Campbell was always supposed to be around the 7 stone mark. She aint that thin.

ChestyLeRoux Thu 14-Feb-13 11:39:20

Some people just are really skinny and can eat whatever.I do and Im far from a healthy salad eater.I suppose people just find it hard to believe as its far from their body shape.

I know people at work who eat boxes of salad at work and always refuse birthday cakes,crisps,sweets and biscuits that the rest of us are always eating.If I did that I would weigh about 4 stone whereas they are still size 12/14.I always find that difficult to get my head round.

ChestyLeRoux Thu 14-Feb-13 11:49:28

I think its ridiculous wheb people say its not possible ledkr says she wpuld have to not eat to weigh 9 stone I would have to eat three course meals three times a day to get anywhere near that big.People can do it naturally

squeakytoy Thu 14-Feb-13 11:51:50

VB was a lodger at my friends parents house when she was at stage school and starting off with the spice girls... all she ate was peas.. nothing else.

mrsjay Thu 14-Feb-13 11:54:33

I love nothing better than a fresh fruit salad for lunch hmm OKAYYY THEN grin

tbh i really dont bother what any celeb does far less what they eat

mrsjay Thu 14-Feb-13 11:55:25

VB was a lodger at my friends parents house when she was at stage school and starting off with the spice girls... all she ate was peas.. nothing else.

I read that years ago may have been one of the spice girls who said it or maybe a girl who didnt get into the spice girls probably the latter

GetOrf Thu 14-Feb-13 11:57:00

lol squeaky - I remember going on a crash diet when I wanted to fit into my very skimpy prom dress - I ate nothing but peas and salad cream for a few weeks.

Bunfags Thu 14-Feb-13 11:59:10

VB only ate peas? A diet of only peas sounds absolutely soul destroying!

ppeatfruit Thu 14-Feb-13 12:02:53

People are all different; we all have different reactions to certain foods and combinations of foods e.g. burgers and bacon sandwiches will make most people fat because the digestion of carbs and protein at the same time is very difficult for most stomachs so you end up with a big belly.

The Hay Diet is a good way of loosing weight actually (that's not eating carbs and protein at the same meal) It's healthier too.

Well first of all poverty in this country makes you fat if you look at the statistics.

Also, if you were paid to be thin and you then had the money to buy lots of lovely healthy food then you'd find it easier to be thin - healthy quick food is madly expensive - sushi, pre prepped salads, lovely smoothies and wheatgrass - all top quality, top healthy and really expensive.

atthewelles Thu 14-Feb-13 12:26:17

TBH I suspect, a lot of the time, that these 'My daily diet' features are written by some P.A. or PR person and the celeb in question doesn't even see them.

ppeatfruit Thu 14-Feb-13 13:52:23

I thought that that report laurie said that really poor and really rich are slim or thin and its the middles who have fat middlles!!grin

limitedperiodonly Thu 14-Feb-13 15:19:21

Sometimes I can't believe the weight of people that they write about.

You're getting very warm there getorf.

Ages ago I had to write a round up of loads of celebs which included their weight and height. I didn't bother phoning their agents because who would tell me?

I still had to come up with something though. I actually found a website where people discussed celeb weight from random meetings. When enough people had verified a weight it was logged. It reminded me of the rumour that Britain's hangman Albert Pierrepoint's party trick was guessing people's weight just by shaking hands.

That still left quite a few people so I made it up. I didn't want people phoning in to complain so I underestimated. I got no complaints and a lot of praise in the office for my Pilgeresque standards of investigative journalism. It was that kind of place. For ages afterwards I saw my guesses appearing in other magazines as incontrovertible fact.

atthewelles No, they'll be real. I've fearlessly pursued the truth of what celebs eat and what's in their handbag, fridge or medicine cabinet. It pays the mortgage.

GetOrf Thu 14-Feb-13 15:49:55

grin at Pilgeresque estimations.

Nobody would complain would they if you guessed a stone under, but they would I suppose if you added a stone on!

When people say a diet of cocaine helps, does it really reduce your appetite that much? And if so wouldn't it have to be taken every day. Am I being ridiculously naive in thinking that surely these people can't be coked up all the time.

limitedperiodonly Thu 14-Feb-13 16:00:11

I used to see someone we nicknamed The Yogurt Lady at junkets because she'd always ask celebs about fermented milk foods. It would totally derail round table chats which is where you have a celeb sitting at a table with four or five journalists asking questions in turn.

It works best if you all pursue the same line so you get a useable chat, not a series of random answers like: 'Yes, Paris, Dirty Dancing, strawberry flavour.'

If we saw her approaching we'd remove the chair. Sometimes from under her.

limitedperiodonly Thu 14-Feb-13 16:06:32

I don't know because I've never done cocaine <angel>. You can drink more with it which is fattening. And it's harmful to your health if you spend ages giggling with your mate in the toilet when I'm desperate for a wee.

I was amazed that Boy George was so fat because I thought junkies were always thin. Not that I think it's a good diet tip. A friend said only the poor ones who have to choose between heroin and food are thin.

Not sure that's true. He used to make things up too.

ifancyashandy Thu 14-Feb-13 16:35:48

Limitedperiodonly, Coke Bloat is a thing!

ledkr Thu 14-Feb-13 16:45:05

If you do a few lines of coke one night your appetite is lessened for a few days afterwards. So two parties a week is enough to mean small appetite all week.
So I've heard hmm

ledkr Thu 14-Feb-13 16:51:57

Also dies anyone find they just "weigh heavy"
I was a lose size 12 and 5ft 7 weighed about 12 stones. Whereas sil is a size 12 and weighs about ten.
I was probably an 8-10 when weighed 10 stones.

limitedperiodonly Thu 14-Feb-13 17:06:08

Are you sure it's not something with icecream they used to serve in Wimpys ifancyashandy

I remember someone who was a bit of a diet fiend going on and on at me (it was cocaine, wasn't it?) about all the empty calories in alcohol and I was wondering how a nice gin and tonic could ever be a waste.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Thu 14-Feb-13 20:51:37

Pre child I was a size zero (4-6) and ate EVERYTHING nothing fitted and I struggled to get clothes.
Now it's a different story!

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