Fashion Blogger Garance Doré Reveals The Real Way Models & Actresses Stay Thin
And -- surprise, surprise -- it's not by indulging in sweet treats every day
RELATED: Beautiful Food Portraits
"Because for every friend who can eat whatever she wants and still stay thin, 10 of us have to pay a little more attention to our eating habits (like me)," she wrote. "(and I'm not talking about being anorexic or anything, but just using moderation and maybe not eating a giant piece of carrot cake after a big lunch. It's no small task.)"
But that's not how the movies and television portray it. Women are shown tons of images of other women chowing down without a care in the world. "If the girls on "Sex and the City" ... or "Bridesmaids," or any other movie/TV show/magazine REALLY spent their time eating like they did on the screen, they'd look more like Lena Dunham than Carrie Bradshaw."
RELATED: American Foods Banned In Foreign Countries
Doreé takes issue with the "fairy tale" that eating tons of food "like a teenager" won't result in weight gain. "She never gains weight!" worries the average woman. "But why is it that when I eat cupcakes all the time, like her, my jeans don't fit any more? I must have a problem then, right? Am I ugly?"
And it's not just images on television or in movies -- it's also fashion blogs, that have become increasingly emulative of high fashion tropes. What's a woman to do? Be honest with ourselves and our friends about what it takes to get a bangin' hot bod. And not beat ourselves up too much if we want that piece of carrot cake at lunch. [The Garance Doré]