“I’ve become exhausted answering this question about my physique.”
“My body doesn’t listen to me,” she added saying that she feels extra weight after eating something delicious despite controlling her diet for a week.
The popular actor-singer has always been open about her weight issues, which she has openly blamed on the entertainment industry saying that they “hire only slim girls”.
weight loss expectations from celebrities
Film stars and celebrities are always expected to maintain a certain weight standard — a size zero figure, which then everyone craves for. Such commercial standards of beauty have been followed for several years but according to health experts, these unrealistic standards are disastrous for the body.
Side effects of unhealthy weight-loss practices
While you may want to look like your favourite celebrity following an unhealthy diet, experts believe that it can lead to several side effects.
“Losing weight too quickly, especially through starvation techniques, can result in several side effects, some more downright dangerous than others,” Emmie Satrazemis, Director of Trifecta Nutrition told Healthline.
- Leads to nutritional deficiencies: Experts feel that quick and fad diets cut out whole food groups which makes you miss out on key nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are needed by the body to stay healthy. A deficiency of these nutrients can lead to many ailments and body issues.
- Slows down metabolism: Rapid weight loss because of extreme calorie deprivation can slow down metabolism as it helps the body to conserve energy. A slowed metabolism, according to health experts, can lead to more weight gain than loss.
- Causes dehydration: Sudden weight loss because of starvation or other unhealthy diets can deplete water in the body leading to severe dehydration with side effects like headaches, constipation, cramps, and tiredness.
- Takes a toll on mental health: Losing weight quickly can have psychological consequences as well. The body undergoes an extreme transformation which can lead to things like body dysmorphia, anorexia, and bulimia. Many times, due to slowed metabolism, mental health also takes a hit causing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.