Former model and current designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fired back at reports she is losing weight but not eating.
Kimora Lee Simmons is enraged about tabloid reports she is starving herself to lose weight, because she is worried about the message that will give her children.
PopEater’s Rob Shuter reported that the designer, 35, stated, “I shed the fat by not eating. But I don’t like to tell the kids that so they think they shouldn’t eat.”
But then she adds, “No, I watch my portions, and I eat leaner proteins and vegetables and stuff like that.”
Simmons revealed that her move to Los Angeles made her want to shed some pounds.
Kimora shared a story about two famous sisters, who she refused to name, that opened up her eyes to how celebrities stayed so slim.
“I was out one night with two famous sisters,” Simmons said, “when a bunch of burgers were being passed around. I went to grab one and the two of them looked shocked. They said ‘we don’t eat.’ Then after I grabbed a burger they said they were joking, but I knew they weren’t!”
But the fashion maven has hit back at that report on her blog, writing “I just wanted to take a moment to address a story about my recent weight loss that began circulating today. This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs (pounds) by not eating, which is completely ridiculous.
“I am a mother of three young children, two of whom are girls and I’m trying to raise them with a healthy body image. It’s taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise. So yes, I’m a bit smaller, but still curvy and 100% healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself.
“I’m not one of those ‘superstar moms’ who lost all their baby weight in a week. So, yes, I’m upset about the innuendo because I just can’t win. In the past year there have been numerous rumors about my weight – first I was attacked for being a size 10, now I’m anorexic?
“I’m a real woman and I represent real women. I believe that people are beautiful at any size, color or weight. The way this article was promoted is unfortunate – what a silly way to sensationalize a story, especially when you know young people will be reading it. There must be more accountability in reporting, especially considering the far reaching impact on girls and young women who are exposed to this kind of misleading information on a daily basis. What kind of example is that setting for them?”
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