Do you believe her? Do you really think that Streep lost all that weight without the aide of strict dieting and exercise? Afterall, as you age your metabolism does slow down. Researchers have found that "Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment, in the post-absorptive state (meaning that the digestive system is inactive, which requires about twelve hours of fasting in humans). The release of energy in this state is sufficient only for the functioning of the vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, brain and the rest of the nervous system, liver, kidneys, sex organs, muscles and skin. BMR decreases with age and with the loss of lean body mass"
Who is the real villain in this saga? The answer is plain and simple; The media. They portray unrealistic ideals of thin, sexy, super-models in magazines and on billboards. They airbrush models to perfection to make the unattainable seem attainable. Take a look at this you tube video Getting Real to see the real effects of popular culture on teenage girls and what actually goes on behind the scenes in advertising, marketing, magazines etc.