Being Realistic About Body Image: What’s Healthy, What’s Not?
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a serious issue that touches every woman: Body image.
Aguilera said in a new interview with Billboard that her record label pressured her to lose weight before a tour in 2006.
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“They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight,” Aguilera said. “[They claimed] people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight, because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows.”
Aguilera added that she was young and didn’t know better, so she lost the weight.
Additionally, Lady Gaga also admitted her own struggles with anorexia and bulimia. She also said she’s recently gained 25 lbs.
Jenny Hutt, the host of the Sirius XM radio show “Just Jenny,” has dealt with her own weight problems.
She’s lost 100 lbs. Now, she’s speaking out to help others. To her, it’s more than just losing weight. It’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“It’s a day at a time, and it’s incredibly difficult every day,” she said. “Every day I have to make a conscious decision to work out, to watch what I eat.”
Even if you’re overweight, she said, you can like yourself. You don’t have to hate yourself to work harder to be better.
“So much of our worth as woman gets eclipsed by whatever our weight is,” she said. “Don’t make it such a big deal, and maybe it won’t be.”
For the full interview, check out the video below.