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Jessica Simpson Revenge Diet

Have You Ever Been on a Revenge Diet?

After enduring harsh criticism from the media about her curvier than usual figure, Jessica Simpson appeared on the cover of OK! magazine with the headline "I Will Lose 20 Lbs in 8 Weeks!" The mag is calling it her "revenge diet" against her body critics and sources said that it will be easier for Jessica to achieve her goal when her stressful tour has ended.

It's important for us to feel good about ourselves no matter what other people are saying, but I can understand how tough criticism would get under someone's skin to the point of wanting some kind of "revenge." Hopefully, Jessica's motivation is something more than wanting to slim down for critics. I have heard of revenge diets, but generally the goal is to get revenge on an ex-boyfriend rather than the media at large. I have seen video chronicling muscular abs inspired by a bad breakup, so I am wondering . . .

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juliet juliet 8 years
Not a revenge diet, but most certainly a life-changing wake up call. A very tragic event left me knowing I had to cope - somehow. I saw it as having a choice: I could cope in a really unhealthy way, with food or booze or some variations thereof, or I could channel my stress and sadness into something that would ultimately make me a happier, stronger woman. I choose the later. It's the first time I have felt like I can overcome just about anything. And the first time fitness and exercise has been totally integrated into my life as a "must-have". ;-)
HMBowling HMBowling 8 years
We all say we want to diet for ourselves but if YOU want to impress an EX, then is it for YOU or REVENGE?
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Well, I've never done it, but I do remind myself of a cute guy I want to impress whenever I don't feel motivated to work out... I guess that's pretty much the same principle...
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
whatever motivates you! and when your getting hot compliments on how good you look it makes you want to maintain it. i've been on a revenge diet, the only prob i never saw that ex again to show him.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I'd rather just go on a diet for myself, not for someone else. Personally, I don't think her body looked bad in the photo that received such negative attention, but the clothes she was wearing were very unflattering on her.
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 8 years
I don't see anything wrong with going on a healthy diet or trying to lose weight to feel confident about yourself given a bad situation (i.e., breakup) or an upcoming siutation (i.e., seeing an ex). Just bothers me the whole Jessica situation. For one her sister said she was a size 2, which she wasn't. For two - she was a fine weight, it was just the most UNFLATTERING clothes in the whole world, that's it though! She said she was fine with her weight and confident in herself, why not stick to your guns? I have less respect for her because she didn't stick to it. Obviously the criticsm was harsh (the public isn't exactly nice).. but come on don't make a big fuss on being confident & happy and then change your mind.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I do things for myself. And I won't criticize anyone in the public eye if they do lose extra weight as long as they're healthy. It's their own body and they're the ones that need to be comfortable in their own skin no matter what someone else has to say, be it positive or negative. Plus I don't know what it's like to have complete strangers commenting on my appearance so it wouldn't be my place to judge.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Sort of. After I had lost all my weight, I went through a brief period of "coasting" where I got really lazy with my eating and exercise and I gained back about 20 lbs of what I'd lost. I wasn't too concerned about it until this guy that I went on a trip with (and had a crush on) told me that I was fat (mind you, I was like, Jessica Simpson-fat, not obese or anything). I was determined to get back on track after that and I got serious with my eating/working out again to lose the 20 lbs. After I lost 5 lbs, I met my future husband and the motivation to look good for him kept me going to lose the rest of the weight and I didn't regain it again.
HMBowling HMBowling 8 years
Who doesn't want to impress an ex after a breakup? I also lost weight after not being selected for a swimsuit calendar. The next year I was in it. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I think some of my motivation in the past is revenge...at who I'm not sure maybe myself...but usually I want to drop weight because I feel disgusted by the way I look and my clothes fit. I just get fed up.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
No, that doesn't seem healthy me.. You should want to lose the weight for your own good. Also, I think Jessica looks fine how she is. I think that one time it was just that awful outfit made her look "fat."
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
What she's doing to her body seems so unhealthy. Her weight fluctuates like crazy! But at least she always slims down the right way (by going to the gym and eating right). But 20 lbs in 8 weeks? Geez...hook me up with your trainer, Jess.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
It doesn't seem like revenge dieting really works unless you make it about changing the way you live your life. Otherwise you'd just gain it back.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
I've never been on a revenge DIET per se, but when I used to do kickboxing, I would imagine myself punching and kicking certain guys in my past let's just say. It's a great way to give it your all!
kclulu kclulu 8 years
Of course. When my ex boyfriend of 3 years started dating someone else who was a friend of mine I vowed to get back into shape. The focus wasn't to show them how good I looked and make them jealous (although if that happened I wasn't going to be mad) but I had gained a few pounds and I used it for extra moivation to get my confidence back. I trained for a marathon and running that was really important to me, I was proud of myself for doing it and if a boy was part of motivating me to accomplish that then so be it. They also are now engaged to be married so it all worked out the way it was meant to:)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No.
NdHebert NdHebert 8 years
I'm not going to call it a revenge diet, but when me and my ex broke up going to the gym was good outlet of all that frustration. I also had gained a few pounds during our 8 month relationship and wanted to get rid of it before I stared dating. Now i've been with my boyfriend almost 3 years, and hes the main reason why I stay in shape. :)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I've never done this. And what happened to Jessica Simpson being comfortable at any weight and happy with her body? This is just like Jennifer Love Hewitt getting so angry about people commenting on her body and how she was comfortable with it, then goes and looses weight. That irritates me.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 8 years
*iiiiii meant "change," not "thing"! Whoops!
becoming-brina becoming-brina 8 years
Hate to say it, but i've totally done that. But as my malice faded so did my motivation, and i put the weight back on. For a lasting and healthy lifestyle thing, it needs to be about you, not anyone else. That said, there are definitely worse ways to get the anger out!
Faylinn Faylinn 8 years
Hey, Jessica, it's not much of a revenge if you're giving into the criticism. And no, I've never been on a revenge diet. I'm having a tough time dieting for myself as it is.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Oh, and just to say, I think Jessica looks great! I love her new curvier figure. I think the problem was just a very unfortunate pair of pants that made her look frumpy. You could have the best body in the world and wearing Mom Jeans will kill it.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Yep. I once firmed up, dropped a few pounds and updated my wardrobe because I was going to an event I knew an ex was going to be there (did NOT go only because he was going to be there). I wanted to look great and "show off" what he missed out on. Great thing was, even after that night, I still kept it up because I felt better about myself after dropping some weight and "fixing" myself up. So yeah, it was a great motivator. I also did it because I girl used to poke fun at me (frizzy crazy hair, chubby, shy). But at first i did it because of her and wanting to show her up (after a few months of not seeing her, then WHAM, new me). But I think deep down I did it for me so I don't know if it counts as revenge dieting.
switchmeup switchmeup 8 years
in the past, yes. whenever something went wrong with a then-current boyfriend, ie: breakup, fight, whatever... I'd blame myself. like, "oh if I was skinnier this wouldn't have happened..." so it just somewhat motivated me to continue w/ trying to lose weight if I was dieting at the time. like I said, that was in the PAST. I should not be blaming factors such as my body shape for reasoning a breakup... I wish Jessica the best of luck , I feel badly for her... so I hope she is doing whatever makes her happy and not just "for revenge".
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