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Scarlett Johansson Sets the Weight Loss Record Straight

Not unfamiliar with tabloid news drama, Scarlett Johansson is setting the record straight about her fit physique. She professed not only her distaste for tabloid body gossip but for chin-ups and lunges in the Huffington Post. This actress, who has never been much for dieting or gym time, has been training for her upcoming role in Iron Man 2. She may have to wear a latex cat suit for the film, but she has not binged dieted to lose weight for her costume, and she wants to be clear about this. Scarlett doesn't want to add fuel to the media blitz about body size, which she wholeheartedly feels contribute to eating disorders.

To see what she has to say about her weight,


In response to an article stating she lost over 10 pounds, she writes:

If I were to lose 14 pounds, I'd have to part with both arms. And a foot. I'm frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

Looking forward to ending her complicated relationships with dumbbells, post filming Scarlett plans to dedicate 30 minutes a day to exercise using moves that require no equipment like squats, planks, and jumping jacks. Seems reasonable enough to me.

To learn more about the eating disorders, body image, and the media, visit the National Eating Disorder Association website.


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