Do all models watch what they eat to stay fit?

@nykel88 (1003)
Philippines
March 22, 2010 7:39am CST
My friend is a part time model and she's always conscious the things to eat just to stay fit. She even eat a little or just nothing at all. Do all models watch what they eat just to stay fit? I thought they say its in the genes that some people don't get fat even if they eat so much. More like they have faster metabolism. It can disrupt her eating patterns if she eats only a little or nothing at all. This is bad. What do you think?
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 10
I think models need to take care of their diets as it is the requirement of their jobs, to be slim and in hourglass body shape. Only a lucky few who remain slim despite being gluttony. It is in their genes. Trying to cut down foods will only deprive our bodies of the necessary nutrients which will reduce our body defense system. Don't wait until the last hour when we are sick and hospitalized when all foods seems tasteless. Eat when we still have the appetite as we never know when we lose our appetites and it will be a journey of no return.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Well that is one way to put it. I do think its bad to have her continue her career in modeling. Already she is complaining about pain in her stomach and uses medication just to deviate the pain.
22 Mar 10
It is well known in the modelling industry that models will develop eating disorders in order to stay stick thin. Until attitudes change then I guess girls will continue to starve themselves in the name of fashion and beauty. It is very worrying, though, when you can see someone doing this to themselves and perhaps it is time to try and see if you can persuade her to eat something.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
That is only killing them. I'm worried about my friend because she has been doing these for weeks now and it is not good. It is kinda like killing them softly. Tough life.
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Apr 10
I can't speak for oll models, but I do know that a model must meet a certain standard. and, a majority of them have eating disorders because they don't know how to properally take care of themselves. A person can have no restrictions on how often or h what they eat, alargies aside. Yet its what you do. If you eat a large meal then go streight to bed, chances of fat accumlicating is highly likely because sleep slows down the process of diagestion. But if you keep a high motablsiom you'll build muscle, burn fat, and stay healthy.
@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
23 Mar 10
yup, i think so. there is a diet program to stay slim and fit. i think she can get trouble with her health if she eat like that.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
23 Mar 10
i think that most of the people, i mean models do this and they just takecare of their personality and it is a must for them to do this as to survive in this field of modeling, as you say may be there are a few models who dont do this and its in their genes or heridity. but yes it is really difficult to diet and give up things what we like to eat the most and it is a great task to do but may be they get useto to this.
@dhablue (122)
• Indonesia
23 Mar 10
I think..having meal is very important to my body and healthy and that very important to you have meal vegetable and fruit..I think your friend is not good with her eating.
@jd107nette (1458)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
i guess they really have to watch what they eat... their figures are the main requirement for the job they have chosen.. i guess it's really tough to be a model.. haha..
@bestylish (923)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I guess most models are conscious about it. They are models after all. I know many girls who eat a lot but don't get fat. I don't want to be boastful or anything but I am also one of those girls. LOL!
• India
23 Mar 10
Friend,as she is in model industry,she is taking care of her structure.I think it is good for her in order to keep her body fit.It is advisable to eat healthy related stuff than starving by herself.
• United States
22 Mar 10
I think most models probably watch what they eat and how they exercise, but I'm sure there are some that don't have to be as careful, because they are just genetically predisposed to being skinny.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I think that models are endowed which such good body. It really depends on one's metabolism though if they need to diet or not. I think that person should be lucky if she can eat anything she wants and not grow fat.
• United States
22 Mar 10
Yes and no. Majority of them certainly watch what they eat, but some of them are also bulimic or anorexic. Look at some of them, they are mostly just skin and bones.
• United States
22 Mar 10
There is a thin line between eating to stay health and trim and an eating disorder. Many of these girls do not walk this line well and often end up on the eating disorder side. There are a few designers who are finally realizing this and using the models that are a little healthier in their weight (like a size 2 or 4, instead of a 0). Your friend should make sure that she is eating something everyday. The body requires a certain amount of protien or otherwise it will start attacking its own muscle.