“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing,” Ms. Kunis is quoted as saying. “… I’m a huge foodie, I love food. But when people say, ‘I can’t lose weight,’ no, no, no, you can. Your body can do everything and anything, you just have to want to do it.”Call me crass, but I don't believe she said anything ground-breakingly offensive. Sure, it was an oversimplified comment. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances where weight loss isn't possible for some, but for the average person - like myself - it's true. I wanted to lose weight, but pulled every excuse out of the treasure chest not to change my ways. I had to want to educate myself on what was making me unhealthy and unfit. I wanted to see results enough, to get active. Admittedly, I don't put too much stock in willpower or wanting things alone, but if that lust for what I want, coupled with a genuine comprehension of what's required of me ... drives me to attain it - then so be it.
What's more offensive, to me, is that we've become such a complacent and settling society, that accepts being unhappy with our bodies, heck even our lives, as normalcy. And it doesn't have to be that way.
While she was tagged as being insensitive, unrealistic and arrogant - I just saw an honest opinion. Granted, her incentive for weight loss was a multi-million dollar paycheck, but my health and pursuing the physique I desire - is just as rewarding. You know, actually, a million would be nice, too.
Sources: TheGlobeandMail.com / RadarOnline.com