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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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sham28 sham28 8 years
I didn't look at her picture or read the article ACTIVELY LOOKING for something to criticize, so my verdict is that all of that was FINE. Perfectly reasonable and straightforward response. American pop culture and body image is very messed up, it makes me a little sad. I'm not comfortable with the thought of raising a daughter in this country sometimes, I wish women didn't berate each other so much.
pequeña pequeña 8 years
She looks healthy, curvy and beautiful to me. Not too big, not too skinny. She's a great role model for young girls. Good for her for speaking up. It's normal that she's been training harder if she has to play a superhero, but that doesn't mean she's on a "crash diet" or anything.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
and yes she will definitely see a drop in her metabolisma nd sudden weight gain is she doesn't get fit and make exercise a more consistent and reasonable part of her life.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
I agree with Spectra and in response to the person who cited the HuffPo, that's were I first read about this but Scarlett doesn't excersize consistently. She may for a movie (The Island and now this) I would say that Spectra is about right. Scarlett is nipped into her clothes a lot and she is someone that gets praised for her shape but she just has a little more flesh on her, doesn't mean it's good flesh, so when she is put into corset she get a slightly different look than some skinnier models and actress but that doesn't mean she is better or more womanly. I would agree to say that is def out of shape but I don't think she is Anorexic now either, with her people just notice when there is a sudden change in her figure and the media likes to jump on the "anorexia bandwagon." She did alright in speaking up for herself.
fordhamgirl fordhamgirl 8 years
it's great that she doesn't just take the compliment and run with it, conscious of the message it may send about healthy weight loss. good for her!
carbizkate carbizkate 8 years
I've never been a big fan of Scarlett.
beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
@ hithatsmybike, sorry but breasts only weight a few pounds, as they're mostly fat and don't weigh all that much.
jenna21 jenna21 8 years
I think she is healthy...its nice to see someone in Hollywood who doesn't spend 2 hours at a gym everyday but still manages to stay slim and healthy looking. She is a good role model for girls.... And yes, why did the site add anonymous comments? Its not so great...
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
The anonymous comment about the writing (which is a bit disorganized) isn't nearly as annoying as those about her hair and breasts. Irrelevant and sort of catty.
syako syako 8 years
I hate anonymous posts too! Especially when they divulge their life stories as "anonymous" I always think, who cares!? You didn't even log in. Anyway, on to Scarlett, I love her body too. And I agree with hi, just lose the breasts and that will be a good 15-20 pounds. :P
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i agree--anonymous posts suck. i love her body and love that she refuses to conform to the skinny standards.
Advah Advah 8 years
Good for her. People should realise that even most skinny actresses probably wear latex suits to get in their Oscar dresses. And that you can be toned and healthy and NOT be stick-thin. Oh, and I agree about the anonymous comments. :oy:
nygurl nygurl 8 years
just as long as she keeps her boobies she'll still look like the scarlett we know and love.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Serge G, is that you?
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
to lose 14lbs she'd have to part with both arms and a foot? No way, just those breasts!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Spectra, did you read the Huffington post? Quote: "While training for an upcoming film, I've come to this conclusion: chin ups are near impossible and lunges suck. There is no magic wand to wave over oneself to look good in a latex catsuit. Eating healthy and getting fit is about commitment, determination, consistency and the dedication to self-preservation. While I've never been considered a gym rat, I have, in fact, worked up a sweat in the name of cardio before, and although I enjoy a grilled cheese as much as the next person, I combine the not-so-good foods I crave with an all-around balanced diet. " I don't think she sounds skinny fat at all, she seems very balanced
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
PS- I HATE anonymous comments. UGH.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Spectra- it does not seem like she is not working out as much as she is just maintaining muscle tone with plyometrics.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I love how her face looks healthy.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'll agree, she has a very "real" body, but I think she will probably gain some weight when she's older if she continues to not exercise. I think she's a little on the soft side...she's probably "skinny fat", meaning she's a normal weight but has a high proportion of fat to muscle. If she were to work out and not lose any weight, I bet she'd firm up a lot and probably look a lot slimmer and raise her metabolism as well.
Louie Louie 8 years
Allytta, I'll bet her champagne photos were airbrushed to make her look slimmer. I think Scarlett has one of the most "real" bodies in Hollywood. She's gorgeous.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
but she does have a point, the article could stand to have more info. but it;s not Fit's fault, Scarlett is just too private a person to share to juicy details.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
have you seen recent adds with her? she's in all golden with champaigh glass in her toes... it that her with lost weight? cause she looks too thin.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Is it just me, or are the anonymous comments generally more negative than those of registered users? It's getting to be a downer.
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