When I read these articles I swear I want to stab myself in the head. One of the worst aspects of these articles from “women’s magazines or Us Magazine” about celebrities is that they think we all have the same resources as them. I don’t know about you but I can’t afford a high-priced trainer or nutritionist. I gotta work out at 24 Hour Fitness with dudes who grunt in the mirror as they flex and leave ponds of sweat on the gym equipment.
The other aspect of these diet articles especially the ones for “new mom’s” that infuriate me is the shaming nature of the content. I’m sorry, women are supposed to gain a little weight when they’re pregnant. They’re eating for two. The way our culture goes after women who just have babies and call them fat is hideous. They’re telling us we must lose the baby weight now and maintain our hotness because how can you have self worth if you’re not thin?! If you’re narcissistic and shallow like Kim Kardashian, that means you have to go into hibernation until you’ve lost the weight.
And another thing, when you’re breast feeding, you shouldn’t be on a diet. Let’s just state the obvious now, we shouldn’t be dieting at all either. I applaud Debra Messing and Beyoncé for just eating healthy. How about we do that?! And I will share some personal good news. On my healthy, anti-inflammation food plan (see it’s not a diet) I’ve lost 11 pounds. I didn’t need a fancy trainer or an expensive nutritionist or unhealthy diet program; I did it just by eating what was right for my body and working out with the douche bags at my 24 Hour Fitness.