My weight has been an ongoing issue for me since high school. I have been all over the map and scale, from a emaciated pound bag of bones all the way to a plump pound goliath. I was always a skinny kid.
The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy. But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be — if you are a skinny fat person that is. It means you are under lean but over fat — not enough muscle and too much fat especially belly fat.
I have struggled with food and body image all my life. In fifth grade, I hid underneath a hotel bed for hours to evade being seen in a swimsuit by my own family. Things only worsened in the fall ofwhen, at age 16, I joined the local swim team.
Stephanie Yi, 29, had a body most women would kill for. She never had to work hard to maintain her long-limbed, flat-bellied frame—weekend hikes near her northern California home and lots of spinach salads did the trick. She could easily afford to indulge her sweet tooth with the occasional buttery, sugary snack.
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During the 14 years she has worked in Hollywood, the year-old has endured constant pressure to be movie-star slim. At one audition that called for a woman who felt comfortable being onscreen in a bathing suit, a casting director scoffed at the sight of the 5-footinch, pound actress in her bikini, rolled her eyes and said, "You think you're thin? She has suffered through juice-only fasts such as the master cleanse, attempted a raw-food diet and other food-restriction plans, popped phentermine and Prozac and tried drastically slashing calories.
O ne of the most controversial aspects of fashion magazines, and the fashion industry, is models. Specifically, how young they are and how thin they are. It's a topic that continues to create endless debate, in the press and in the community.
If you had asked me a couple years ago to share this story, I probably would have said no. Truth is, it took me SO long to get that way, and this is only one part of it. I was a pretty chubby baby, not fat but I had massive cheeks and a big face please ignore the outfit it pains me to look at it too but as I got older I lost A LOT of that weight.