British model, journalist and socialite Peaches Geldof has been causing a UK tabloid stir with her newly slimmed down look. But Geldof says her ‘worryingly thin‘ frame is nothing to worry about—she’s eating healthier than ever, and that’s the source of her weight loss.
“Obviously I’m going to look thinner if I don’t sit around eating pizza and chips,” said Geldof, who claims her new diet involves “lots of fresh fruit and veg and no bread/wheat.”
Apparently not everyone is happy about Geldof—who got a Utimo lingerie modeling contract based on her ‘curvy’ frame—losing weight. The whole thing nicely illustrates the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t body-size conundrum that celebrity women (and women in general, really) face. If Geldof’s skinnier physique really does come from giving up an unhealthy diet and learning to eat more nutritiously, then folks should celebrate that. Instead, coverage like the Daily Mail article linked above attempts to cast suspicion on Geldof based on scant photo evidence and estimations of her weight loss.
I can say from personal experience that it’s not unfathomable to lose what might look like a drastic amount of weight when switching from eating like crap to eating nutritiously—especially when you’re just getting started, and especially if (like Geldof) you were relatively small to begin with.
I’m glad Geldof isn’t letting the tabloid media get away with painting her weight-loss as a destructive or negative thing. On Twitter, she lashed out:
And yes, ive seen ludicrous tabloid “reports” 2day &no,im not thin cause im a crazed junkie crack whore from hell.Im thin cause I eat right.
But I do agree that “crazed junkie crack whore from hell” is far more interesting than ‘I like to eat fruit and veg more than cheeseburgers”
“I can assure you I’ve just cut out eating crap,” Geldof wrote in another tweet. “All these ‘Peaches Geldof: so skinny’, ‘Peaches Geldof’s drastic weight loss’ articles are becoming boring. I eat more healthily now. That’s it.”