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It’s a real stretch

No matter what celebrities say, no one looks good without hours on the treadmill and rigorous dieting.

india Updated: May 22, 2011 23:11 IST
Hindustan Times

If there is one thing worse than finding that your superstructure is sagging, that your skin is splotchy, that you are several kilos overweight and that you look like you have escaped from the haunted prairie, it is the sight of a celebrity who tells you that he or she is just so perfect without trying. How often we have seen those pukeworthy interviews in which the giga-gorgeous celeb will tell us that her beauty and willowy frame are all thanks to good genes and a fantastic metabolism. Where were we when that was being dished out? Then we will hear that the secret to eternal youth and beauty is eight litres of water which for most of us would mean many trips to the can and very possibly the pink slip for falling back on our work.

Some sneaky celebs go as far as to say that the washboard abs and sleek legs are all the result of running around after their children. Or that they owe their cover-girl looks to inner happiness. Well, we don’t believe them. No one looks good without a great deal of hard work on the exercise front and some rigorous shunning of those calorific treats. The crème-brulee addicted can forget about metabolism burning up the calories or adding a sheen to their complexion.

No, the dictum you are what you eat will come frighteningly true. The truth is that you too can look good if you thump the treadmill, shun many categories of food, look at alcohol from a distance and go to a good plastic surgeon. But do this on the sly so when asked about the secret of your fetching personage, you too can pass it off as god-given or owing to very little effort on your part. Have you wondered whether daily edit writing would be enough to knock off a few calories and create an inner glow? We’re not telling.

First Published: May 22, 2011 23:03 IST