America loves to watch celebrities bounce around the scale. I don’t know if it’s because it makes people feel better about their own struggles or what, but we’ve all sat in shock while reading a tabloid featuring a star who lost control of their weight.
I feel bad that celebrities are under the microscope so much, but since everyone knows them, they are a good example to use (or maybe, I should say bad example) for what excess fat can do to someone.
After looking at the recent slide show featured on Fox News this week, “How Celebrities Lost Their MoJo” I couldn’t help but notice most of the celebrities that they were featuring appeared not to age well simply because they were overweight – even by just a few pounds.
Why Fat Ages You
In my opinion, often times fat is part of, or a result of, other abuse. Overeating and over-partying is common in Hollywood and can take a toll on someone. However, people who workout are more likely to be a little more protective over what goes in their body. In addition, fat literally weighs you down and wears you out. People who are heavy are more likely to look old and wore out just because they feel old and wore out. Lastly, when you are heavy, you tend to let other things go – make up, hair, clothing, etc. When we lose control of our weight, we often lose control of everything around us. We don’t try as hard to fight battles when life beats us down. Yet, when we gain control of our weight, we typically gain control of the rest of our life due to added self-confidence. We have more energy and drive to take on life’s challenges. Looking good is a result of feeling good. We feel younger, so we also appear younger.
Look at the celebrities over 50 who are fit and trim like Sheryl Crow, Madonna, Heather Locklear, Michelle Pfieffer, George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, and the list goes on. Fitness is really the true fountain of youth – and it’s practically free!
As for these next celebs, I’m SURE Fox picked out the worst pics they could find to make their point. But, sometimes pictures do speak a thousand words – and in this case, it screams “get healthy people”! Take a look at a few of my top (or rock-bottom) pics.
Celebs: Thin & Now
Val Kilmer is my most disappointing heavy celeb. I always thought he was so hot – and now he’s not.
Kathleen Turner, you can still see her beauty, but imagine if she dropped the weight!
Matt Perry, still funny but a little fluffy.
Brigitte Bardot, fashion model, actor, singer and 1960’s sex symbol.
MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) – my mom used to love him. Now…not so much.
You still gotta love Laverne and Shirley’s Penny Marshall, but thinner is a winner.
Axl Rose’s pictures (from Guns & Roses) on Fox News didn’t do this transformation justice.
This before photo of Axl reminds me of how “pretty” hair band super stars were. Now, all he has left is the hair.
See all 87 before and after pics on Fox News.