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Jennifer Love Hewitt Feeds the Eating Disorder and Body Image Frenzy

September 26, 2009

By Lori Hanson

Last year Jennifer Love Hewitt was a hero. She stood up to the media when they published a picture of her bikini clad body and proclaimed she was “Jennifer Love Chewitt”. At a size two she was hardly fat.

But Jennifer fell prey to the pressure of the media and now is back with her “perfect body” on the front of the October edition of Shape. The fact that she responded to the pressure of the media and is back to declare she’s now in shape and showing off her body in a bikini is disappointing.

This is exactly what feeds the millions of girls and women everywhere who already feel they didn’t come in the right package, aren’t thin enough and need to “fix” their bodies.

It’s fantastic that Jennifer saw the light, cleaned up her diet and is eating healthier. Taking care of your body by eating healthy food and exercising regularly is important for your health and longevity. Using affirmations as she’s now doing is a great way to improve your self-confidence. But stop with the bikini’s already! (Valerie Bertinelli showed off her bikini body in a Jenny Craig commercial this year).

It’s not about the bikini, it’s about being healthy. Leave the bikini’s for the beach and the swimsuit catalogs. We don’t need more new and improved “perfect bodies” paraded on the front of magazines to feed the hungry millions who believe they are somehow misfits in society because they don’t look that way.

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