Taylor Swift TOO SKINNY?

Taylor Swift Gets Her Workout InSkinny Taylor Swift is entering the danger zone, according to Radar Online. Accredited nutritionist Melanie McGrice: ‘Taylor still appears to be within her healthy weight range, however she is right on the lower end of the scale now. I wouldn’t want to see her losing anymore weight.’ One fan said: ‘I hope you’re not starving yourself to keep your waist skinny, eat McDonalds, girl!’

Taylor has been spotted working out nearly every day in recent weeks, even at the Tracy Anderson Gym, where trainer to the stars encourages an extreme diet, lasting up to three months, with many days allowing only 500 to 1,000 calories, even while doing a full 60 minutes of strenuous exercise.

Taylor could be facing health problems: ‘The World Health Organization defines anyone with a Body Mass Index of less than 17.5 as ‘too skinny’ as it can lead to increased risk of osteoporosis, nutritional deficiencies, bowel conditions and malnutrition.’

Registered dietician and nutritionist Dr. Susan Mitchell told Radar that the singer should be aware that some fans may resort to extreme measures to be thin like her: ‘Many young women want to emulate celebrities and try to look like them even when their body shape is not meant to. Society.. sends a message that you are not cool unless you look a certain way: very thin.

You’ll be shocked. From not wanting their thighs to touch to the ‘nap diet’, many young women become so obsessed with their weight and looks that it ultimately leads to disordered eating of some type which can then affect their bodies and health for years to come.’

She is very tall though and probably eats more than most people especially cookies!

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  • anon

    Taylor is not too skinny! She’s always been skinny which means that is her natural weight, lots of people are naturally skinny. I’m so tired of people thinking that just because you’re thin it means you’re starving yourself. No, it just means her genetics made her that way and she’s tall so she can eat more calories without gaining as much as a shorter person.

    And pleaseeeee telling people to eat Mcdonalds just because they’re skinny???? Mcdonalds for the most part is processed garbage food (tastes good tho and i eat it like once every week). At least tell her to eat more real homemade food!

    • live.love.learn.

      Amen. I was JUST about to say all of this. You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Zaina777

      You should watch Zoella and Louise advice video on that topic on youtube. This is exactly what they said on their video as well.

      • anon

        Just looked it up and saw it. Good video! Agreed with everything they said.

  • live.love.learn.

    She looks great. Not everyone has to be chubby to be considered a normal weight. Some people are just naturally skinny and small-boned. Telling someome to eat McDonalds in order to “be healthier” is one of the stupidest, most illogical, hypocritical statements ever made. Right next to “she looks anorexic.” Anorexia is an illness of the mind with physical manifestations, NOT a characteristic. Educate yourselves ugh.

    • anon

      I know! What is the obsession people have with telling people to eat McDonalds if they’re too skinny. lol

  • Rah

    This is not fair. Like Taylor, I’m super tall and thin as well. She is very thin, but it looks natural, she doesn’t have breasts or an ass or curves, she’s just a very thin person. It happens, bodies are weird.

  • anonymous

    if we focus on anything let’s focus on people who are well into being overweight or are underweight. because that’s when it’s unhealthy

  • laura

    My BMI is 15.6 and when I was in high school (it was even lower back then) we had these check ups with school and they’d always send my parents a letter which said I needed to see a psychologist as soon as possible because, according to them, I had an eating disorder, even after I assured them that I eat properly, enjoy mc donalds, crips or chocolate from time to time. Seriously, some of us are just naturally skinny and I’m getting sick of other judging us for that and calling us little boys and scarecrows. Support eating healthy and exercising instead of telling people they’ll die because they don’t have your preferred weight, it would’ve made my high school experience a lot better.

    • anonymous

      a US NIH funded study found that during the checkup period ‘For women in the BMI category of 15 to 18.5 we observed the increased risk of death was 47%… compared to those in the BMI range of 22.5 to 24.9′ and there was a ’44 percent increase in risk of death for participants with a BMI of 30.0 to 34.9′
      http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/03/whats-the-ideal-bmi-for-longevity/

      but statistics don’t reveal individual differences or what happens after the trial so you could actually be fine. there’s also risk of bone diseases, cancers, etc

      i would try to increase my weight if i was 13.6 but i wouldn’t get stressed by the statistics

      • laura

        I’m 15.6, I just typed a 3 instead of a 5 first because that used to be my bmi when I was younger (stupid mistake, sorry) so don’t worry about me :) I’ve been trying to increase my weight for quite some while but it seems to be impossible but I read somewhere that it has to do with a hormone that makes some people’s metabolism faster than others. They’re even trying to make a medicine out of this to fight obesity.

        • anonymous

          i was trying not to say that you either have the wrong number or are in big trouble. i wouldn’t bet on the hormone thing. i expect you aren’t putting on weight because diets are very hard to design

          • laura

            Oh I know, I just thought you should know I made a mistake with my number haha I just think it all depends on how healthy you eat, there’s plenty of people that are overweight or underweight but still eat very healthy.
            I don’t know, they did experiments on mice and it seemed to work but obviously they aren’t sure yet how it is going to turn out with humans and they aren’t too sure about the side effect either. I don’t know all the details about it anymore either :s

        • anon

          How many times a day do you eat?

          • laura

            I eat breakfast which mostly consists of glutenfree oatmeal and a freshly made smoothie, then I have a little snack at 11am (like an apple or freshly made cookies), at 1pm I have soup, 3 sandwiches (gluten free) or quinoa with veggies, at 3pm I have a snack, at 7pm I eat dinner which is just potatoes/pasta/rice, meat and veggies and then sometimes I eat crisps when I watch tv. Oh and one time a week we eat vegan :) Sorry for sharing my life story haha

          • anon

            That sounds like a healthy diet to me. You have 3 meals and snacks in between. As long as you are eating the necessary calories for your height and frame you should be ok. Plus make sure to eat enough protein.

          • laura

            Yeah, I thought so too :) I’ll take the protein in account, might need to see if I have enough of that, thanks.

          • anonymous

            right the key problem with your diet is that you have too much fibre: oatmeal, smoothie (fruit fibre), fruit, soup (with vegetables?), quinoa, potato. you need to eat less fibre because it makes you not want to eat more. and then you need to let yourself eat more non-fibre foods like oils (olive, canola/rapeseed), and even sugar

          • laura

            Really? I didn’t even know that, I just eat what everyone else in my family eats but I’ll look at it. I just always learned that you need 2 pieces of fruit, 5 pieces of veggies, eat oatmeal in the morning and soup or quinoa for lunch because it has a lot of vitamins and stuff. I do have enough oils and sugar though, I seriously eat way too many cookies sometimes, I ate 10 today haha and I have a latte with hazelnut syrup and soy milk every day as well :) but thanks for telling me this, I seriously appreciate it!

          • anonymous

            if you cut back your fibre, eat more non-fibre oils, sugar, etc. then slowly your body will get bigger, and that will then make you want to eat more. you continue this until you get to the desired weight THEN you go back to eating more fibre to get balance. and during this if you continue to exercise generally then what you gain will become useful muscle to keep your balance etc. which is more important than you might expect

          • laura

            I swear, thank you so much for this! I’ll see what I can do and talk about it with my nutritionist, just to be sure. My diet seriously is a pain in the ass because of all the things I can’t eat haha but really, thank you :)

          • HolyGround

            You eat just as much as me. Except I don’t think I eat that healthy haha. I get some exercise in there too so its not so bad I guess

          • laura

            I don’t eat too healthy either though, I love myself some cookies and crisps :o and let’s not forget my daily hazelnut latte with soy milk or iced tea green haha
            Oh I do pilates just to strengthen my muscles a bit :) as long as we’re happy and healthy, we’re all good.

      • iWizard

        You realize that the BMI has many flaws. A woman could work out, eat healthy and have a high BMI because she’s trying to gain muscle mass.

        People need to stop worrying about numbers, ’cause the BMI does NOT measure your quality of health.

        You’re fine, laura. Eat healthy and exercise, so you can rock some skinny jeans and watch as people look on in envy ;)

        • anonymous

          you saw what i wrote and you’re not adding anything to what i said except your opinion that she should totally ignore bmi which i think is not very reasonable

  • anon

    She looks very healthy to me

    • anonymous

      yeah i’m sure she’s actually well in the normal range

    • anon

      She does, I think her weight is fine. The only issue would be, since she’s so small framed, she’s at a higher risk in the future to develop bone health related illnesses like arthritis.

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    Good. The skinnier the better. <3 Looks like a supermodel.

    • anon

      W-o-w. “The skinnier the better.” That’s the message we want to send to young children/people in general. Think a little, will you?

      • anon

        The comment was OTT but I laughed

  • uest

    The sunlight makes her left leg look a little ripple-y. That’s it. She looks fine.

  • Clauber

    She was skinnier… Now She looks great

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I never looked at Taylor and thought she was unhealthily skinny.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    If you’re chubby you’re disgusting, lose weight ‘they’ tell you.
    If you’re skinny you’re sick, gain weight ‘they’ tell you.
    The media just doesn’t want us to like ourselves.

    • iWizard

      I think “Be healthy” is a better message. Being overweight or underweight is nothing to be proud of, but being healthy and having a good exercise regime is. Body images are nothing but tools to sell products to the masses.