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Speak Up: Is Changing Your Weight like Changing Your Hair?

For the most part, Mandy Moore has struck me as a starlet that is not overly concerned with Hollywood's pressures to be thin. She was recently quoted from Us Magazine on her new diet and exercise regime:


“I feel better mentally -- even if I don’t look any different -- when I’m putting forth the effort to exercise. But having said that, it’s not going to push me away if I want to have a cookie at the end of the day. You have to reward yourself every now and then.”

I am in full agreement with her here -- We should all reward ourselves from time to time and if you want to treat yourself at the end of the day, then go for it. Mandy probably should have stopped while she was ahead though, since she continued to say:

“If I have to slim down now for a film, I don’t mind. I just look at it like I’m just changing my hair or something. If that’s what I have to do for the character, then that’s what I have to do.”

Just when I thought she had it spot on, she had to go and say something like that. Personally, I am not a fan of yo-yo dieting or exercising because it's not good for accomplishing overall heath (physically and mentally), even if it is for a starring role in a hot new film. What do you guys think-- Is it OK for a person to alter her weight (just like she would her hair) for a career? So speak up and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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