Actress Ginnifer Goodwin has revealed she's been dieting since she was nine years old in the latest issue of Health magazine - AND she also admitted to being a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years!
“I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years and I’m back on it right now,” she said. “It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable.
I really did go through a period when I was very little when I remember realizing that vegetables did not come out of the ground deep-fried.
I changed my eating habits in fourth grade because I was a heavy little girl and I was unhappy.
I remember my mom making dinner for me the first night that I was on this new program, and I burst out crying because the vegetables were green.
I thought she was trying to starve me to death.”
Wow, on a diet at nine years old! I don't think I thought about my body image until I was about fifteen. I have mixed feelings about a nine-year-old being on Weight Watchers...on one hand, it's not a "diet, diet," meaning she wasn't starving herself, she was learning how to eat in proper proportions - but at the same time you would want to be careful in not having your child turn it into a severe eating disorder.