Lots of people are talking about the picture you posted online of you eating a big plate of pasta in Italy.
Yeah. I went to Italy, and I consumed way too many calories a day, but I didn’t care. Bill and I made a deal on the plane over that we can’t say “no” to anything, including food. Like if Bill says, “Let’s have a crepe,” I can’t say no — even though I just had a gelato, and I’m full. We indulged like crazy for two weeks, but we took really long walks in the vineyards, and we stayed active. And when we got back to Los Angeles, we were back at Equinox the next day on the treadmill.
Now I will preface this with the fact that Giuliana is not exactly my favorite television personality, mainly because when I watch her entertainment Red Carpet reporting she seems overly preoccupied with the thinness of the stars she interviews, and there was also her resistance to gaining 5-7 pounds to increase her fertility when she was trying to get pregnant which has led me to believe that she might be one of the women Demi Lavato was talking about. That having been stated where her statement might at first seem like she has a healthy relationship to food and her body image, there are some things that pop out at me on second glance. Like the idea that she and her husband made a “deal” that she can not say “no” to anything, which implies that she regularly does say no to certain foods, which would mean that she then doesn’t eat “whatever she wants”. In my head the conversation went like this:
Him: okay honey we are going to Italy great food great wine, no dieting let’s just enjoy ourselves …
She gives him “the look”
Him: Come on it’ some of the best food in the world pasta , and pizza
Her: And some of the most fattening…Bill I’ll be huge!!!
Him:Okay let’s make a deal, we don’t worry about anything we are on vacation, no work, no cameras, let’s have fun, you can’t say no to anything, you have to eat everything
Right after she states that she has to eat anything and everything she buttresses the comment with a statement that they walked a lot and “Stayed active”, one could infer that she mentally justified the consuming of more food then usual with being able to work it off, by staying active.Then she tells us that when she returned home she was back on the treadmill. This sounds to me like someone who is acutely aware of what they eat, and not like a person who eats whatever they desire. Granted she is on television so being camera thin might take some effort and restriction (totally understandable), or perhaps she is responding to the fact that her weight has been called into question as she does look mighty frail. I could be reading too much into her statement but I am hyper sensitive to words, and language and this made some of those internal red flags go up. It still make wonder, “Methinks the lady doth protest too much”, just saying,