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Lori Harvey sparked debate when she explained the starvation diet that helped her lose her "relationship weight."

The Atlanta socialite explained that she gained 15 pounds of relationship weight after she began dating actor Michael B. Jordan.

In the video, the 25-year-old model says she takes a pilates class and sticks to a 1200-calorie deficit diet. That's where the trouble begins for Lori on Twitter.

Most women know that eating 1200 calories a day is not enough food to sustain a healthy active adult. That's like one slice of bread, an avocado sandwich, a baked potato, an apple and a banana per day.

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Women who maintain a crash diet of 1200-calories a day look like they're starving. It changes the shape of their face as the skin pulls away from the muscle and bone.

A 1200-calorie starvation diet is usually maintained for 7-14 days max for weight loss. It is not recommended for active women who burn more energy in a single day.

A 2000-calorie per day diet is considered standard to meet most women's energy and nutritional needs. A 3000-calorie diet is recommended for men, since men work harder than women and require more energy and nutrients.

If you decide to go on a starvation diet like Lori, make sure you consult with your doctor or a licensed dietitian.
 

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Raven-Symoné and her life partner, Miranda Pearman-Maday, appeared as guests on The View to celebrate 25 years of The View. Raven-Symoné, who co-hosted from 2015 to 2016, said she lost 40 pounds thanks to Miranda's cooking and giving up sugar.

Raven said her weight loss was due to Miranda's "help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills."

"So what made me wanna change was her [Miranda], actually. I wanna be here for her as long as I can. And I found out some numbers at the doctor that were no pleasant for someone in my age bracket, or any age bracket, to be honest with you.

And with her help, and guidance, and love, and fantastic cooking skills, which everyone here knows... she helped me kick sugar. And I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug. I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form, and it's out of my system!"

When co-host Sunny Hostin said "In Fish Filet form," Raven joked, "In Fish Filet with an extra packet of ketchup too, on Fridays, cuz it's cheaper."

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She added that she doesn't eat carbohydrates or candy, she substitutes keto cookies and sugar-free snacks for dessert. Raven, who is 5'-3", said she tipped the scales at 210 pounds when she left The View back in 2016, and she currently weighs 170.
 

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Cardi B is going on a crash diet to get in shape for a Covid-free summer. The Grammy-winning rapper shared a snap of her bikini body on Instagram.

She captioned the image: "This will be my last week of eating everything I want."

The mother-of-one typically eats two balanced meals a day: breakfast and dinner. "I eat a big breakfast and then I eat a big dinner," she revealed in an Instagram story.

In between the two big meals Cardi stuffs her face with junk food and sweets.

The 27-year-old said she wants to get back into shape after sitting at home and gaining weight on lockdown earlier this year.

Cardi previously consumed detox teas to lose weight. "Twice a week, I do Teami because I can't do it every day," she said. "But I'm really thankful for Teami because I really feel it helped my uterus get smaller."

Drinking tea every day (and not much else) can be harmful because the body is starved of nutrients, protein and 22 essential amino acids, which the body needs. The body can't make 9 of those amino acids, so food containing those amino acids is essential.

A 47-year-old woman who drank a gallon of tea a day for almost two decades ended up in the hospital with brittle bones and had to have all of her teeth removed.
 

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Lizzo responded to the public backlash after she shared her juice detox cleansing "diet" with her social media followers.

The 32-year-old pop star, who was slammed by fat feminists as "fatphobic", insists her detox cleansing diet isn't "for a dramatic weight loss".

Addressing her fans, Lizzo said:

"Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain't perfect to anybody else. If you only knew the complexities your body possesses you would be so proud of it.

"I'm so proud of you. For making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing, that hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be."

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In one Instagram post, she shared a photo of herself, nearly naked, standing on a balcony.

Lizzo, who was previously happy with her morbid obesity, said:

"I've spent so much time in this body and I am no different than you — still struggling to find balance, still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat. It gets easier. I've spent my hardest days trying to love me."

In another post, the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker wrote: "I detoxed my body and I'm still fat. I love my body and I'm still fat. I'm beautiful and I'm still fat. These things are not mutually exclusive."

Lizzo addressed the criticism over her detox diet:

"To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself. I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight. You don't have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way. Remember, despite anything anyone says or does DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY."

 

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Teyana Taylor opened up about her battle with body image insecurities. The 28-year-old Harlem native revealed she struggles with what many consider her ideal body.

The R&B singer and dancer said, "People may say I have a perfect body, but I have certain insecurities too. You know what's crazy? A lot of people think, 'Yeah your body is cool,' but, like, there's been plenty of roles where it's like, 'Oh yeah, you have to gain weight' and it's very hard for me to gain weight, you know what I'm saying?"

Teyana, who follows a strict diet of celery juice and water, says "It’s not easy, or I lose weight for any little thing and I'm already small, I can't afford to lose any more weight, but that's just my personal thing."

Teyana credits her good genes and her at-home workout, Fade2Fit, for her brawny bod.

"Nobody's perfect. Everyone has their own little insecurities, so I wanted to create a body program that you can do in the comfort of your own home and not worry about who's watching or looking."

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She added: "If I walk into a gym, people think I'm gonna do backflips, lift 100-pound weights. Like, that's still a pre-judgement of, 'Oh she's got a 20-pack, so I know she's about do some work. And I'm really just shy, so you never know. Never judge a book by its cover."

Teyana is mom to 2-year-old Iman Tayla Shumpert by her husband of 3 years, NBA player Iman Shumpert, 29.

She vigorously denied undergoing an abdominal etching procedure.

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Friends are concerned about Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, who went on a full vegan diet - which means no animal products that provides most of the body's protein.

Vegans subsist on a diet of vegetables, wholegrains, beans, legumes, and fresh fruit. They don't eat eggs, fish or dairy products.

Jaden recently took a food truck to Skid Row to feed the homeless. But insiders say he is unwittingly starving himself to death.

Fans noticed the 21-year-old, who was born under the Cancer zodiac sign, dropped about 40 pounds from his already small frame.

He looks thin and emaciated. But most worrisome is his teeth which are beginning to decay from the effects of his starvation diet. Jaden wears an expensive diamond grill over his teeth to conceal the damage.

When the body doesn't get enough nutrients, the teeth begin to decay, the bones soften from lack of calcium. The muscles atrophy (waste away) from the lack of energy which comes from consuming fast-digesting carbohydrates, like sugar. The patient stops urinating (kidney failure) and the skin turns yellow from jaundice (liver failure). Eventually the internal organs begin to shut down.

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Al Sharpton

About 1 in 3 Americans struggle with eating disorders according to the latest statistics. Eating disorders include binge eating, starvation dieting, purging (vomiting), consuming flat stomach tea (laxative abuse), and more.

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What a big letdown it must have been for them when they found out Beyonce was just promoting her vegan diet book and delivery service.

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American power couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter-Knowles were spotted leaving their NYC office building on Monday afternoon -- one day after attending Prince's tribute concert to Freddie Gray in Baltimore. They wore inspirational t-shirts as they headed to their car. Beyonce's shirt said "Never Forget to Say Thank You", while Jay-Z's simply read "Peace" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. Beyonce completed her outfit with a tight pair of ripped jeans and Ray ban sunglasses.
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Medical Minute: Anorexia Nervosa

New photos posted on social media by Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, suggests she may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by a starvation diet and low self-esteem.

Bobbi Kristina's attention-seeking behavior is indicative of youngsters who didn't develop strong bonds with their parents or primary caregivers. Bobbi's mom, Whitney, and her dad, singer Bobby Brown, had busy careers that kept them on the road for long periods of time.

People who suffer from Anorexia have an irrational fear that they are gaining too much weight. They obsess about staying thin due to an altered body image disturbance or the perception that they are too fat.

Anorexia Nervosa usually begins in adolescence and affects more girls than boys.

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