Thursday, 10 March 2011

Eating disorder isn't fashion choice

Bulimia has become byword these days for most celebrities who yo yo diet. Now and again celebrity tells the world they have suffered Bulimia which is of course an eating disorder which is classified as mental health disorder that effects according to The Beat UK, million people in UK alone. It's an serious disorder that belongs in the same family as anorexia nervosa. Many suffers damage their health and go on to suffer mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Bulimia suffers unlike the anorexia suffers, binge on food and drinks then vomit and the cycle usually ends up causing them more harm than good. And suffers of the disease come in all shapes unlike anorexia. Its an disease that affects people of all ages. Of course the cynic in us now days looks at celebrities when they tell the world they have suffered from bulimia with side eye. As most things in world of PR something become byword for headline and few more minutes in the spotlight. That doesn't mean there aren't celebrities who don't suffer from the disease as there are quite a few well known cases from Karen Carpenter to Gilda Radner.
Now days gossips magazines have developed an worrying obsession with women's body shapes. Each week there is a celebrity who has gained or lost weight to be praised or teared down.

  Attached Image: snooki-anorexia.jpg.Eating disorder isn't just solely women't thing.Elton John and former deputy prime minister John Prescott have both been opened about their struggle with bulimia. Late Princess Diana battled with bulimia.
 First famous woman to speak of her eating disorder suffering was Jane Fonda who suffered from both Anorexia and Bulimia
She was bulimic at from young age of 12Paula Abdul is another bulimia sufferer, she now spokes person for the US National Eating Disorder Association.
Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm have all been been open about their eating disorder battles. Both Mel C and Geri have been open about their bulimia. Victoria admitted that she  struggled with anorexia during the height of Spice Girls, when she became obsessed with calorie intake and live on Kellogg Tiger.
Geri Halliwell  problem with the disease is well documented, she has been open about her anorexia and bulimia battle in her autobiographies and interviews.There celebrities that people accuse of have suffered from eating disorder because of their yo yo dieting or rapid weigh gain versus rapid weight loss. Such as Britney and Christina Aguilera. Christina Aguilera have both shown the signs of bulimia
Many stars may coming out of the woodwork and telling the world they suffer from eating disorder, but bulimia or anorexia is never a fashionable thing that stars do but a serious condition with consequences.In 2009 Lily Allen came back with her amazing second studio album and  a new figure. And gone were the prom dresses and trainers. 2009 Lily was sexy and she seemed more confident. 
Lily was sexier on stage not afraid to show little skin. Lily put her new weight loss down to, eating healthy food and exercising. In her new Channel Four documentary with her sister Sarah in which Lily and Sarah try to start vintage shop Lily revealed that her 2009 weight loss was caused by bulimia. 
Lily also admitted that she was unhappy at high of her fame.
Back in 2009 Lily told reporters that“I see someone who is more overweight than I actually am. I honestly think I look like Michelle McManus or something”

Lily also showed a flaw in world of fame, when you are skinny magazine covers and campaigns are plenty.
Lily Allen isn't the only singer who has suffered from eating disorder. While some have come clean Lily, Lady Gaga is another singer who has been open about her eating disorder.
No Pants Required! Lady Gaga's Kookiest Couture Moments
This after Lady GaGa's former tour manager claimed that Lady GaGa has been hospitalised six times because of ''diet reasons''. 

Ciemny claimed that GaGa would binge on food then starve herself and refuse to eat so she could fit into her stage costumes.

When a journalist raised the issue of GaGa's rapid weight loss and gain, Lady GaGa said “It’s all about starvation.Pop stars don’t eat.”
  .Janet Jackson is now days infamous for her rapid weightgain and loss
Tyra Banks who after losing her modelling body became  the unofficial spokesperson for full figured women.


  1. Tyra Banks is hypocrite and horrible women who coat rides different sides when it suits. When she lost model weight. Her curvy body shape was in her eyes the best shape there is, then she lost it and it was all about health and how she felt ALIVE again. Now she gained weight and she is now saying fells women. Tyra is really is hypocrite. Whitney only won because Tyra wanted to make an statement. All the three runner ups have had better modelling career than Whitney.

    1. Its been nearly a half a decade stop obsessing about Whitney's win. Tell me who had better career than her?

    2. Nearly every winner of that show has been more relevant than Whitney and even girls who were on her season are more successful than her.

  2. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Tyra all do the same thing. When they fat they are women and hate it how woman are made to be skinny but the minute they lose the weigh they can't wait it to show of in every way they can. There isn't one female celeb who doesn't play the game of 'oh i am bulimic' they starve themselves when they have something to promote so they can get magazine covers.