She’s pictured going to the gym almost every day, and while her obsession with exercise is said to stem from wanting to be in the best shape of her life for her forthcoming nuptials to Liam Hemsworth (whenever they might be), one can’t wonder looking at this shot if Miley Cyrus has gone too far.
The 19-year-old, who is a fan of Pilates and favors a gluten and lactose-free diet, posted this picture of herself wearing a cropped T-shirt on her Twitter page.
“Wearing my lucky tee shirt :) off to make the dopest s**t everrrr studio,” she wrote.
Picture of health? Or painfully thin? That is the question….
Her engagement at just 19 is surprising, but we’ve been equally fascinated by Miley’s continuing dwindling frame… not in a good way.
Constantly photographed hitting the gym, the actress and singer has swapped her party antics for an exercise obsession.
But with new photos emerging of an even slighter figure, we consulted The Nutrition Twins to get their take as to whether she has gone too far.
Here’s what they say….
Has Miley Cyrus become too thin? Reports say that she has evolved into somewhat of a fitness fanatic as of late and this is no surprise when you see her new slim physique. At 5’5”, the star has lost an estimated 15lbs. Hollywood seems to be hemming and hawing over her new look. As registered dietitians, we love that she is working out and getting fit! We all should do that! The part that concerns us is the rate at which she seems to have lost the weight (it seems like it happened overnight!) and the message this sends to young girls.
If Miley lost this weight over the course of ten weeks, it would have been a safe and healthy weight loss. To lose 15 pounds, she would need to eat approximately 750 fewer calories a day for 10 weeks. There are little adjustments she could make to her eating plan to do this. For example, she could choose non-fat dairy products instead of regular ones and save approximately 80-150 calories per serving. It would also benefit this goal if she swapped out a dessert like a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a fudgesicle or a frozen juice popsicle or for berries drizzles with powdered sugar. This swap alone could save 400-500 calories. Leave butter or oil off bread or veggies and there you can save another 100-300 calories depending if you use 1 or 3 tablespoons.
There has been much speculation ever since she tied the knot with Prince William as to when Kate Middleton would hear the pitter patter of tiny feet.
But on every occasion when she steps into the spotlight, it’s not just her fashion choices which capture people’s attention, but her increasingly shrinking frame.
Bearing her lithe figure in mind, we sought the expert advice of The Nutrition Twins to see, that perhaps, is Kate too skinny to currently conceive.
Kate looks awfully thin. She has been reported to be 5’10 and to weigh around 120 pounds and this is definitely underweight! Based on these numbers Kate’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is 17.2. A healthy (BMI) is 18.5–24.9.
Being underweight can make it nearly impossible to get pregnant in the first place. When the body senses a threat (starvation) like it does when one is underweight, the first thing it shuts down is the reproductive system in order to preserve and save calories for it’s organs that are mandatory for survival (lungs, brain, heart, etc). Not to mention, one reason that the body shuts down it’s reproductive system is to prevent it from bringing a baby into an environment where the baby would not be able to thrive. Usually when women lose too much weight, their bodies tell them that they’re undernourished as they often have amenorrhea, which is the loss of a period.
We would guess that Kate is amenorrheic based on her height to weight ratio. But this is just a speculation. There are a few exceptions to every rule (think Nicole Richie). But for now, we’re guessing that until this Kate eats a bit more and gains at least about 9 pounds (this would put her BMI at 18.5 which is in the normal BMI range) she would not be able to conceive.