Circus fat?

You know how you think if you had enough money to hire a personal trainer and all that and had someone cook for you that weight wouldn’t be an issue? Of course, celebrities prove this wrong all the time. The latest? Kirstie is back at Jenny Craig.

So many things wrong in just 30 seconds.

A. Mocking overweight people. Circus fat. How do you like that? Fat shaming by a weight loss company.   Bravo Kirstie and Jenny Craig, bravo.

B. How about – coming back home? Again, Kirstie learned nothing on her own.

C.  Bringing along her ‘energy drink’? Yeah Kirstie, seeing as how the weight loss company *you* formed based on your formulations worked so well for you, how about foisting them on others? Yay – more magic pills to sell!



I have no problem with using a program like WW or Jenny Craig if done for the right reasons. I did Nutrisystem for 6 months 5 years ago (and glad I did). It was a tool in the journey. I just needed a break from thinking about food for a while. Programs like these are just tools. They are not the answer. You still have to learn to live life on your own. You don’t want have to ‘come home’ to a program all the time. You want to be able to learn from them and then live on your own. There is just as much mental and emotional work to do when losing a large amount of weight. It’s not just a matter of food.


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15 thoughts on “Circus fat?

  1. sandi

    I agree, very offensive! Calling me circus fat would not have motivated me to sign up with them. It’s hard to keep the weight off if a person doesn’t do a lot of work on the mental/emotional side as well. I think too many people go into weight loss wanting a quick fix. It takes major changes that one is willing to stick with.
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  2. Shelley B

    You are spot on with everything in this post! And seeing Kirstie go back again is just another reason why I don’t like celebrity endorsements for weight-loss systems. Plus, ick on bringing in her own energy drink. Jenny Craig must be hurting, is all I can say, for them to think this will fly.
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  3. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Arrgh! Kirstie is one of the celebs I’ve always felt badly for because she always gets mocked for her weight, but this is horrible.

  4. Fran

    I watched it and not even going to mention something about it, waste of words.

    I’m doing WW since this week again as you know. I’m doing it for three days and use their breakfast and lunch suggestions with their portion sizes. Besides losing some weight already I realized how much I actually have been eating the past months. What I learned most the first time I did WW was the portion sizes. I don’t leave food out, I’m just learning to eat smaller healthier portions. I am not giving up some things, like we drink espresso with hot steam milk at home. We use full fat milk because the foam is better, I’m not switching to non fat now, I just count more points.

    If celebrities had to do this on their own there would be much more overweighted singers/actors and so on. Look at those photos taken on holidays where they don’t watch what they eat: they just look like you and me 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Tuesday April 8, 2014: Back to Weight Watchers

  5. Linda E.

    So if I understand this correct, to be a popular celebrity you have to either be bone skinny, with collar bones showing and thighs that do not rub together all the way up to your____, or you have to be willing to yo yo up and down and make a ton of money doing so. Well I earn an honest living adn I am a normal woman. I am a 47 yr old wife, mother, and grandmother and I am proud of how healthy I have become in the last 3 yrs. This just shows me that her and others like her have no self esteem. So sad 🙁

  6. Cynthia

    Wow. I don’t watch many commercials, so I had no idea! That’s horrible, all of it! Thanks for enlightening me.

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