Celebrity Diet Complaints

by Nate

in Celebrity Diets

Amanda Seyfried and Other Celebrity Complaints of Celebrity Diets

CNN Living recently ran a story on complaints of celebrity diets by – who else, but – celebrities and the “unfair” standards to which they are held.  Here are some of the comments from Hollywood’s hottest stars on their struggles with dieting.

Amanda Seyfried

“I clearly like being fit, but it’s not thin without a hell of a lot of work — I run and I exercise a lot and then I eat…I’m not going to deny that I don’t think about it every day, it’s always on my mind.  I have to stay in shape because I’m an actress. It’s twisted, but I wouldn’t get the roles otherwise. If I’d been bigger, I don’t think they would have cast me for ‘Mamma Mia’!  If I have to diet, it’s salad with protein, salmon and broccoli, no dessert. But what kind of life is that?”

Sandra Bullock

“I’m going to get really fat. Then I’m going to complain about how fat I’ve got, then I’ll have to go on a diet, then I’ll complain about being on a diet. It’s just a vicious circle. I’ve been a junk food junkie most of my life.”


“I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying. After that I ate waffles, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, french fries, everything I could find.  That was the best time of my life.  I’ve gained twelve pounds.”

Nicole Eggert

“To maintain this Hollywood figure is really, really unrealistic. Is your heart healthy? Is your mind healthy? Do you feel good? That’s it.  Period. This skinny-minnie-waify look that has taken over is unrealistic.”

Demi Moore

“When I was living that idea that if I was thinner I would be better and more accepted and more attractive, I stopped looking at it as being thin or skinny… I have three daughters with three very different types of bodies… I just try to encourage them to find the beauty in who they are and what they have, as opposed to focusing on what they’re not.  I want them to know that being thin does not equate to happiness.”

Jennifer Aniston

“You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy. According to the press, I’ve been both. It’s impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.”

Ricky Gervais

“The Hollywood pressure is that you do have to be of a certain standard or a certain type.  I see everyone doing it, even good character actors. I think, ‘Why are you starving yourself?’  I remember when a newspaper said, ‘He’s lost three stone for Hollywood. ‘”I went, ‘No, I haven’t lost three stone and I would never do it for Hollywood.  I did it ‘cos I work out and I wanna be fit.’ And that annoys me.”

Kelly Osbourne

“I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict.  I will never understand that. Now I’ve actually read in some magazines that I’m too skinny. You can never ever ever win.” Why is it so much worse to be fat than risking your life daily with drugs?

Jessica Simpson

“The fact I was famous last year for gaining 10 pounds is ridiculous and really sad… Just the pressure that women feel to be thin… The pressure that the media puts on women is so unfair, and so disgusting.”

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