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Jennifer Hudson Loves Being Skinny And How Popular She Is Because of It

Jennifer Hudson

Good for Jennifer Hudson, you know? She was unhappy with her weight (more like others were unhappy with her weight and she was in Hollywood and wanted to get roles that weren’t for token “big girls”, but whatever) and decided to slim down and get healthy. The big money deal from Weight Watchers certainly didn’t hurt, either, and before we knew it, a new, 80lb lighter JHud emerged.

All that’s fine and well – ladies of all shapes and sizes are great and our differences are what make us unique. The problem is that she just won’t shut the fuck up about it: how hard it is NOT to lose weight now that she’s skinny, how much more she loves wearing heels, how much of an inspiration she is to fatties, how disappointed she is in those who don’t follow in her footsteps, yada yada… Seriously, stuff a sock in it, lady.

From The Huffington Post:

What’s the hardest part of keeping the weight off?
What gets hard is when I get underweight, or under my goal weight, and then I have to eat, eat, eat. But you don’t want to lose control because you stopped checking points to maintain your weight. So it actually gets harder when you have to let your guard down. And that’s part of keeping the weight off — okay, how can I get back to my target weight, and let go, and not fall off the plan? The key is not to fall off the plan, to trust the plan and continue to do it. It’s tricky.

What’s your biggest indulgence now?
I love chocolate chip cookies. And right now, I’m a huge fan of the Snickers ice cream bars, because it’s only five points. And then I can have chocolate, ice cream and nuts, but it’s almost not cheating until I go over.

What’s the most unexpected way your life has changed since losing 80 pounds?
Becoming a role model. When people say, “I want to get my J. Hud on” or they want to go to the gym, and I’m the role model for what they want to look like. It’s like, really? How did that happen, to go from not being that person to being that person? And also, to be magnified, versus before nobody was checking to see every single detail, and now it’s like every single detail, which adds a whole lot more pressure than before. So, it’s huge placement to step into.

What’s one thing you couldn’t wear before that you wear now?
You know what? Heels. I was just having a conversation about it. Normally, I would take my shoes off on the red carpet because my feet hurt so bad. And it was the weight. But now that’s all I’m wearing. It used to be flats, now it’s all heels. So, that’s a drastic change.

Jennifer Hudson comes off as mad unlikeable, I gotta be honest. Again, let me be clear – there isn’t anything wrong with being proud of yourself for overcoming an obstacle, getting to your definition of healthy (because there’s health at all sizes, duh), etc. The problem is when you just drone on and on about it like it’s the only thing that defines you. In fact, I can’t remember anything she’s done since starring in Dreamgirls besides this weight loss shit.

Also, it’s fine and well that it was relatively easy for you to lose weight, but that’s not everyone’s experience. If being skinny was easy, no one would choose to be fat. Maybe it was difficult for Jennifer and she’s underplaying it in hindsight, because you know homegirl probably cried one night when she realised she couldn’t just sit and eat a double cheeseburger since she had her daily limit of points. All I’m saying here is, we should be promoting health here, not thinness. If Jennifer was spouting off at the mouth about how she got healthy – rather than she got skinny – I would find her far less annoying. Whatever, I’m going to go get some chocolate.

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    • What facial feature do you find the most annoying? For me, it’s the mouth area that clouds my sun.

      • For me it’s the whole head. It’s just too big for her body. She still has a big girl face, yet the rest seems unnaturally skinny for her bodytype.

  • I lost 35 pounds this past year by changing my diet and exercising regularly. Do you know why I did this? My dad had two heart attacks and two strokes in a matter of months. I went to my doctor and said, “what can I do to change this for myself?”. He told me my BMI, said I wasn’t yet obese, but I was overweight and gave me a goal to get under. It was common sense. Was it easy? No! I’m so irritated by this woman it makes me sick. You have to be happy with yourself no matter what. What’s going on in your head is as important as what’s going on with your body.

  • Remember when she first became popular, she was happy with her weight. I hate it when stars talk about how their comfortable with their weight and then they lose weight. Suddenly, they’re on the cover of magazines “I lost 30 pounds and I’ve never been more self-confident, here’s how I did it!”

  • She clearly has an eating disorder which is why she is so obsessed with food, diet and eating after the weight has been lost. She may be in a healthy physical weight range but it’s going to take some work in order to become healthy mentally and emotionally about food and weight. I have compassion for her struggle.

  • She has a job promoting weight watchers. She is going to talk about her weight loss until they stop paying her. Clearly it worked so that won’t happen anytime soon.

      • Not a wise as you. You’re clearly have a medical degree, hence your internet diagnosis of her eating disorder.

      • I worked in fitness full time from 1980 til 2010. My degree is exercise science and my minor is psychology. I don’t think an opinion needs any credentials nor sarcasm. I don’t worship authority, so, “I’m a doctor” doesn’t impress me. They know less than many uneducated types – unless your talking about drugs – isn’t that what M.D. stands for? More Drugs? LOL. You better call your other authority idol, maybe a shrink and you can decide which disorder I have. I don’t believe what the government says…so I must be schizophrenic. I don’t like Obama’s drone policy, so obviously I am a racist, right? People like you who worship authority and chastise anyone who doesn’t have it are the reason this country has gone to Hell.

  • I found her more likeable during her ‘chubby’ days. Now she’s just another skinny Hollywood snob. Too bad.

  • Her head is too big for her body and it’s nice that she is whoring for Weight Watchers but can she talk about something else at some point? At least for a minute or two?

  • are you serious? She is adorable, on Smash and her career and life are stable. Look at all the horrors she went through and landed on her feet. The worst cause of disease and death in this country is OBESITY not starvation. We are the FATTEST country in the world. She is one of the best role models for women and it’s not by shaking her booty. Jennifer stands ALONE and has no peers in the industry. Her voice and personal standards will be here long after others’ beauty has faded

  • darkempress- yeah, you are right. it’s her job to drone on non stop about her weight loss, it’s what she gets paid megabucks for. besides, what else will they interview her about? does she have anything new and big on the horizon?