The pictures taken of Macaulay Culkin earlier this week raised concerns for the former child actor- and with good reason.
Looking shockingly thin, he certainly didn’t look the picture of health.
So, we asked The Nutrition Twins to provide their expert opinion on the situation.
Eeks, it’s much more rare to see a male that appears to have an eating disorder than it is to see a woman with one, but it’s shocking and unsettling regardless. Although we’d liked to believe Kelly Ripa who commented on her show that this could just be a bad picture, as registered dietitians we’re also taught that often it’s necessary to look deeper into the situation. Although we are just looking at a picture, Macaulay certainly doesn’t look healthy in our eyes and similar to many bone-thin individuals, they appear to be far beyond their years as their skinny faces and body frames age them. He appears like he could be in his mid-forties, not like a healthy 31-year-old male. It looks like he could use some nutrition intervention –everything from some protein to help him to keep his muscle tone–to lots of veggies for antioxidants to nourish his skin.
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Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director
of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her
own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.