Why Celeb Motivation may not be ideal for you
Posted on December 29 2016
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We are all guided by miraculous fitness transformations of celebrities and their inspiring fitness achievement stories. While they do act as positive motivators to get us going, what we must realize is the fact that it might not be prudent for us to follow them blindly… here’s why!
Sometimes, celebrities have to look the part in a role in a very limited amount of time. Hence, they apply some ‘shortcuts’ which might not ideally be healthy, or recommended. For instance, we have all gone ga-ga over Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine. Do you know he had to go for a 48 hours dehydration diet just to appear ripped for the role? 48 hours devoid of water will seriously damage your kidneys, if done without expert supervision. It will be impossible to replicate the same results in any other way. Always be careful before trying to imitate celeb diets!
Most celebrities have dedicated trainers working behind them 24X7. There is always a gang of dieticians, fitness instructors and stylists to make celebs look the way they do. The common man cannot do with such a big group dedicating their lives behind his/her success.
So, what should I do?
Ideally, one should clearly understand the difference between reel life and real life. One’s ideal target should be to be healthy, beyond just looking good. If you weigh 95 kilos, but can do 50 pushups, and run 5 kilometers at a stretch, you are healthy, irrespective of the fact that you do not have a six pack. Live healthy, don’t just look healthy.
It is important to follow realistic goals and real people. Take inspiration from real people with real, achievable fitness stories and goals, like our guide on the ‘Top 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow’ - where you can get your daily dose of fitness motivation, without the added celebrity top-up!