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Jennifer Aniston Kindly Allows Herself Bread ‘On The Weekends’ Because She’s A 115 Pound Whale

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You know, I have to admit I love a good celebrity interview. I don’t mean when Kim Kardashian guest stars on E! News or when celebrities are on the promo tour for whatever movie they’re peddling.  I mean the really good, sit-down, in-depth interviews with reputable media outlets or when Oprah makes celebrities cry and jump on couches.  So naturally my interest was piqued when I saw that makeup artist Bobbi Brown and Yahoo Beauty got Jennifer Aniston to open up about her style, weight, and talk shit on other women in Hollywood.  I was hoping she’d reveal her fiance’s favorite shade of hair and eyebrow dye, but no such luck.

I don’t think there’s a human being alive in the first world who hasn’t stood next to a “LOOK AT JENNIFER ANISTON’S PERFECT AMAZING SUPER ROCK-HARD AWESOME BIKINI BODY, FATSOS!” cover in line at the grocery store. So what’s her secret, you ask?  Even though we all know it’s shopping at Whole Foods and working out like an insane person, she wants you to know she does in fact indulge.  In bread.  Like maybe one day a week. Because she’s fucking enormous right now and needs to lose, like, five pounds.

“I usually give myself bread on the weekends, but really, my body doesn’t love carbs. These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop 5 pounds. That is just where I have always been really comfortable at about 110 to 113 pounds. But it is harder at this age.”

Oh, girl, your body doesn’t love carbs? How sad.  My body loves them.  It loves them so much that when I try to cut back on carbs and grains, my stomach actually starts violently attacking its empty, barren self while simultaneously screaming at me in front of my co-workers that IT NEEDS SOME FUCKING GRAINS UP IN HERE.  (Sorry, that’s two F-bombs in this post already. I know it’s early, forgive me. I’m hungry.)

But if we could just engage in some #realtalk right now, I’d love to know what Jen hoped to accomplish by not just sharing her weight, but coming down on herself for being either 115 or 118 pounds.  In an interview where lots of women reading it are not, in fact, the size of a high school sophomore cheerleader.  We’re all super picky about ourselves, Jen, so I feel you.  I really do.  And while I’m sure lots of thin, in-shape women out there might identify with this statement, I don’t think I’m exaggerating too much when I say miiiillllllions do not.

You can actually eat healthy, exercise regularly, and feel pretty good and NOT be super skinny.  That’s a thing, you know.  I dunno, I guess I just wish she had carefully thought about crafting her answer in a more positive way, both toward herself and every woman reading her interview.

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  • Alexandra Mitchell

    I just wrote about this yesterday on my blog: http://alexthewitfactory.blogspot.com/2014/08/self-love-in-todays-society.html
    I used that exact Regina quote and the whole point of women like this in society which is making the rest of us feel inferior and hate ourselves. And why we need to tell society to STFU big time. Great post. My tummy also likes the carbs. And the chocolates. And the booze….nom nom nom.

    • Cassandra Hough

      Are we the same person? Do you want to be best friends? Wanna do karate in the garage? (Dead serious, btw.)

  • Rachel

    Also she’s 5’5″, which is my height and I eat healthy and exercise all the time and I can’t imagine my body being 113 pounds. I’m pretty sure I’d be dead. I know she has a small frame, but that just still seems so tiny.

    • Cassandra Hough

      I’m 5’5″ too, and I don’t wanna put my weight on blast or anything, but I am literally FIFTY POUNDS HEAVIER than she is. And I’m not unhealthy OR unhappy (most of the time). I couldn’t imagine being that small! I look like a lollipop when I get down to 130, for God’s sake.

    • Mockingjay

      I am those measurements. I don’t look frail, just thin. I also don’t buy that she is that small, she looks all muscle and she is less thin than I am.

  • fantasymother

    I was in my late 20′s and at 5′ 7″ got down to 122. Know what happened? My fat levels were so low I stopped menstruating.

    This is what the celebrities and models don’t bother mentioning.

    These days, as you all know, there isn’t a carb safe in the same room with me.

    • Mockingjay

      There was a girl who I used to work with who was incredibly thin, I don’t know her measurements but I believe her metabolism was just very fast. But she still menstruated. Every body is different.

  • Jill

    What’s with all the haters? Just because a woman prefers to be thin, it doesn’t make her a villan. When you suggest Jennifer Aniston should have “thought about crafting her answer in a more positive way”, it seems hypocritical. Everyone is entitled to their own preference and freedom to live in body they are most comfortable. I do not feel that Aniston was suggesting that you, or anyone else, subscribe to her way of life. She was simply answering a question about her own diet and lifestyle. Take it or leave it and go on your merry way. I think that the world will be a better place when the woman on woman bashing stops! After all, in regards to appearance, it has been said, the most beautiful accessory a woman can wear is a smile! Find your happy and allow others to do the same! No judgement (:

    • Guest

      Agreed. I think it’s ridiculous that everyone wants to know “Jen’s secret” to looking as she does, she tells people and then they get mad at her for it. Instead I’m thankful she’s not one of those celebs saying how she’s just “naturally thin” or “eats what she wants and never gains weight”, etc. She’s being real that to be in her prime body (which is necessary as a component of her career), she works out hard, she watches her diet and eats few carbs, she drinks lots of water, etc. She’s also always been a more fit and toned actress as opposed to one of those ultra skinny ones, so again, I appreciate her candour in letting us all know how unrealistic it would be to look like most of them, and how disciplined you have to be to maintain that sort of figure.

    • Cassandra Hough

      Not suggesting she’s a villain at all. I agree that a woman has every right to feel comfortable in whichever way she sees fit; I just think there’s a dialogue here on why she feels comfortable at that weight/why she seemingly panics if she goes five pounds over. The “why” is what’s important to me- women in general, specifically in Hollywood, are conditioned that way. That’s what I truly find unhealthy. Not “bashing” her- she does enough woman bashing in that interview when she makes fun of all the other actresses who subscribe to plastic surgery (as if she hasn’t.)

    • Guest

      I’m not getting where you think she’s “panicking” about being 5 lbs over her desired weight. Her words, “If I’m being really picky…” Then she goes on to say that it’s harder at her age to maintain that desired weight – which seems like a pretty sensible and realistic view and certainly not one bashing herself for not being her desired weight. She also noted that you have to have balance in your diet and she still does, regardless of not being her desired weight. I mean she’s certainly not indicating she is doing anything in extreme to get to that desired weight at all. And nowhere in there did I read any panic – that YOU are imposing on her.

      Also, where do you see her “bashing” or “making fun of all actresses” who’ve had plastic surgery? If anything, her comments about not wanting to go down that road are refreshing and show that she’s more sad about the state of affairs regarding aging in HW, especially where it has impacted those close to her. And yes, she’s had some work done in the past – which she’s openly admitted to (nose job and tried botox). In the context of this piece though the discussion was about surgery/fillers in present/future to “stop” aging (and if you’ve paid any attention to her in the last few years you would see that she’s not doing anything extreme to look young – she can move her face and she has some lines and wrinkles, etc.). Again, it seems to me you are reading into her words feelings you WANT to project on or about her – and they aren’t positive ones. Perhaps the dialogue you might want to start is with yourself and why you feel the need to make everything she’s saying into a negative and reason to be rude towards her?

  • Court

    It doesn’t sound to me like she’s coming down on herself, or saying that people should be that size or anything, just where she feels COMFORTABLE. I know that I’m at a normal weight, but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t feel better about myself if I dropped a couple pounds. It’s just a personal thing. I don’t understand what’s wrong with what she said.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    So I’m curious why you didn’t pick up on the whole mocking-domestic-violence thing she did in that interview as well – you know, that part where she flippantly said that Justin would “put a gun to her head” if she ever got plastic surgery? Carbs you pick up on, that you don’t.

  • J_Doe5686

    I feel like I should start starving myself. At 5’8 179 lbs. In Jennifer Aniston’s world I’m a size medium W. The W stands For whale. But in all seriousness, some women feel confident when they are stick thin while others “chubbies” it’s all good. It’s all about knowing your body and loving it for what it is. Nurturing your body. Not starving it.

  • http://surgerystars.com/ Morin

    Here she also admits she had weight issues etc http://surgerystars.com/tag/jennifer-aniston-height/