January 4, 2014
Ke$ha has an eating disorder because Dr. Luke called her fat
So Ke$ha just got admitted into rehab for an eating disorder.
You know, I thought she looked so fit in her Timber music video but I didn’t think it was because she had an unhealthy relationship with food. I just read that her ED started when her music producer Dr. Luke (who has worked with Miley and Rihanna) told her that she “looks like a f* refridgerator” due to the extra pounds she gained when she wasn’t performing.
I really hate that a man, or anyone, can tell a woman how unattractive he thinks she looks and literally control her self-esteem. Words like this hurt. You can laugh it off in front of them, but you know you’ll go home and cry. As much as we all want to believe that we don’t care what anyone thinks…we do. We care a lot because we associate what someone’s reflection of us is as our own self worth.
As a singer (talk-singer? jk) and celebrity, Ke$ha is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and talented people in the entertainment industry – a land where beauty, money, fame, and power are everything. Of course there is pressure to be thin if she wants to play in the same field and feel like she has some leverage. Once in a while, we’ll get some awesome women like Adele or Oprah who are really known for WHO they are instead of what they look like. Even so, I hear that Adele gets trashed all the time for being overweight. Oprah’s yo-yo-ing has also been a big topic too. It’s just so unfortunate because you never really hear magazines making a big fuss about male celebs who are gaining weight. It’s always the women who are under such scrutiny.
I hope Ke$ha has a speedy recovery and can begin to love her body again and not fear food. It’s truly a mental disorder that takes time to heal.
Speaking of celeb bodies and how we judge them, I’m sure you’ve heard of star actress Jennifer Lawrence and her stance against letting Hollywood control her weight. She’s been known to turn down roles because producers have told her to get thinner.
Some of her famous body-image related quotes…
“In Hollywood, I’m a fat actress. I’m obese.” – Huffington Post
“I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.” – Mirror
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner!’ […]I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed.” — Entertainment Weekly
In one way, I love that she lets everyone know she’s confident that her acting skills are what makes her who she is, not how tiny her waist is. But in another way, I’m saddened that a gorgeous beauty like Jennifer has to defend herself like that. Okay, maybe she is 2 sizes above the average Hollywood actress, but OMG! She is by no means fat…at all!!
On YouTube, I’ve seen the comments directed towards me.
“How come you work out so much but you don’t look like other fitness trainers?”
“If I trained like you, I can tell you I’d look much different.”
These comments still sting when I read them but I let go and move on because this is my body and it’s how I am naturally structured. I don’t see fat when I look in the mirror. I see strong, driven, and talented.
When I trained for my bikini competition, I worked out 3-4 hours a day (no kidding) for 10 weeks and did not cheat at all on my meals. It was chicken, broccoli, protein powder, and egg whites all day erry day. Even though my body shrunk down to a size I had never been before, and I thought I looked so fit and awesome, I was pretty cranky and unhappy. Perhaps it was too much too fast, but if I were to do it again, I would try to give myself more time and eat a bit differently. The lack of carbs made it hard for me to even think straight sometimes. And when I was done, it seemed that my body felt deprived of everything it couldn’t have and just soaked everything in…and kept it there!
I know my body and I know it takes a lot more work for me to look a certain way that it does for other people. But at the same time, I also know that there’s more to me than just my body that has taken Blogilates to where it is today. It’s sort of inspiring to know that you guys are here because you love exercising as much as I do and you’re doing it because you love how it makes you feel. That inner fire will fuel you through everything. It will also help you attain that body and that life that you want. Keep it up!
Oh and I wanted to share something special with you all!
Because body image negativity is running so rampant over the internet and everywhere in the media, I wanted to take a bigger stance against it. So I talked to my sister Jackelyn who is an amazing fitness instructor and health advocate and we decided to team up and create the only positive body image magazine. Then we called it Fiterazzi 🙂
The magazine talks about things other mags don’t wanna discuss. Things aren’t always perfect and beautiful and weight loss. It’s a new way of health and fitness media that will show you how to get the body you want while loving yourself every step of the way. No more body bashing. Only body loving. The articles our writers, nutritionists, and RD’s have written are from a more personal perspective instead of just talking AT YOU. I always believed that writing to someone as if they are your friend and you are sharing a story with them versus lecturing is so much more enjoyable and effective. I wanna take a moment to congratulate my lil sis Jackelyn for spearheading the magazine as Editor-in-Chief! I really hope it grows and will help re-sculpt the way our society perceives beauty in women. Please have a read and share Fiterazzi.com with your girlfriends. The stories are inspirational and educational.
Let me know in the comments what you think about media and how it trains us to think that beauty can only look one way. What do you think is the best way to battle this? And why do we let other people tell us how we should look!!??
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