Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A galaxy far far Away
The book is very well written. He is talking about people who are looking to lose 10-15 pounds, not 100 or more.
He makes a good point about people wanting to lose weight, not to be healthy, but to be thin. Plenty of people take pills, starve themselves, stop eating carbs, smoke, etc to be thin. He also makes a good point that a lot of people who lose weight wind up gaining a lot of it back.
Capriati's weight is not endangering her health in any way, so why does she need to lose weight? A little excess fat never killed anyone. The people who need to lose weight for health reason are those that are REALLY overweight (John Goodman for example).
The thing is, Jennifer has never been able to stay at her thinnest (early 2001) for that long. That shows that her natural weight is probably what it is at now. Jen plays tennis several days a week and often works with a trainer. So she probably has to be on a very strict diet to be her thinnest.
"I resolve to get arrested for indecent exposure," Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe on 24).