An Australian doctor has written a damning open letter to Kim Kardashian for promoting a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; message after the reality star complained about her recent weight gain.
The star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians revealed on her Instagram stories on Saturday that she had fallen & # 39; fallen & # 39; and had gained 8 kg (18 lbs), but was desperate to return to her & # 39; target weight & # 39; by her 40th birthday on October 21.
Dr. Preeya Alexander from Melbourne flung the American celebrity for setting a & # 39; dangerous tone for vulnerable people when it comes to body image & # 39 ;.
The general practitioner went to Instagram for the 39-year-old's constant obsession with & # 39; weight loss, restrictive diets and risky concoctions & # 39; to name.
Before and after: Kim Kardashian recently revealed that she fell off the car & # 39; and has won eight kilos (18 pounds) in the past year (left: with a pink mini-dress on August 21, 2018; right: 14 months later she can be seen in a black dress for her launch of KKW Beauty on October 24)
Dr. Preeya Alexander (photo) from Melbourne is known online as the Wholesome Doctor
Dr. Alexander, who is 28 weeks pregnant, said she was driving with her young family, including her three-year-old daughter, when she heard the celebrity's plan to lose weight, making smoke.
& # 39; Dear Kim Kardashian, I note that you recently came out saying that you want to reach a certain goal weight and lose weight before your 40th birthday because you claim that you & # 39; fell off the car & # 39;, & # 39; she said in a message on Tuesday.
& # 39; I got stiff, my husband cringed. I started making loud noises about how much I loved my body and how strong I was (despite how bloody it is now), & she said.
You look good, great, great and you talk heavily about weight loss, restrictive diets and risky tea breaks.
The doctor, also known online as The Wholesome Doctor, said she is concerned that Kim is encouraging unhealthy practices among young people.
& # 39; I'm worried because you look good, great, great and talk a lot about weight loss, restrictive diets, and risky tea brews that can set a very dangerous tone for vulnerable people when it comes to body image, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Women look at you and think you look great and when you talk about weight loss like that, it can start to deviate from what other women think their bodies should look like – & # 39; if she's not good enough, maybe I don't & # 39; – is the question the brain asks. & # 39;
The doctor (left) said she is worried about the reality star who encourages unhealthy practices in people (right: Kim shared a photo of herself on Instagram in a black two-part piece from her SKIMS Bonded collection on October 31)
According to a study by the Butterfly Foundation, one in four people & # 39; has serious concerns about the body image & # 39 ;.
Dr. Alexander pointed out that the report found an alarming 38 percent of girls as young as four who & # 39; were dissatisfied with their body & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Four-year-olds, yes you read that right, & # 39; she said.
She not only feels worried about her toddler daughter, but Dr. Alexander said she has met many female patients of all ages who are struggling with body image problems.
I worry because I don't want my little girl to ever think she needs to lose weight to be good enough and I don't want her to think that weight loss is a necessity and requirement to feel good and look good
& # 39; I always see women – adolescents, older women – with concerns about their body, weight, appearance, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I see women struggling with binging and / or purging. I see women limiting the number of calories considerably to the point that they get their period. I see women unhappy with their bodies day after day – they compensate for every calorie with exercise.
& # 39; So you see, I am worried because I don't want my little girl to ever think she needs to lose weight to be good enough and I don't want her to think that weight loss is a necessity and requirement to get well feel and look good.
Gewicht Weight alone does not determine health. I want her to know that eating rainbows, being active, staying friendly, caring and patient. I really want her to know that her value is not based on weight and appearance. & # 39;
Pre-baby: Her goal was to return to the body she had in 2010, before she had born her first child – daughter North (Kim pictured at the E! 20-year anniversary celebration in May 2010)
Dr. Alexander begged Kim to think of & # 39; please think of young girls and women when you make these statements & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You look great, you don't have to lose weight – so let's stop sending the wrong message, & # 39; she said.
Her open letter comes just a few days after Kim shared a video on Instagram Stories about training herself in the gym with her trainer Melissa Alcantara.
Kim, you look great, you don't have to lose weight – so let's stop sending the wrong message
In the post she said to her fans: & # 39; Okay, so we're doing a night workout for my dinner, which I never do, with this one, but I thought we had to start it at some point.
& # 39; And yes, I mean, sometimes you lose weight and sometimes you really have to get it together and this is one of my fallen times where I think I'm up 18 pounds from what I was about a year ago, a years and a half ago. & # 39;
She told her 151 million followers that her & # 39; target weight & # 39; pursues that she hopes to reach for her 40th birthday.
& # 39; To feel good, I just want to get it, a very good goal weight and that means training at all costs … But Melissa and I have an important goal for when I'm 40, & # 39; Kim said.
Body goals: Kim said she wants to lose weight to her & # 39; target weight & # 39; before turning 40 on October 21 (shown on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in October 2013 – four months after the birth of her first child North)
Kim wore cycling shorts and a studded jacket in May 2016 in Venice, Los Angeles, five months after giving birth to her son Saint in December 2015
Kim previously revealed that she gained around 27 pounds (60 pounds) during her pregnancy with son Saint in 2015.
After the birth, she documented her weight loss journey during the Atkins diet, regularly posting photos of her scale on her Instagram story.
Her goal was to return to the body shape she had in 2010 before she had her first child North.
Kim revealed it later People that her & # 39; body icon & # 39; her younger sister Khloé is: & I saw her change nude two days ago. And I was: & # 39; Oh, my God. You are my body icon. & # 39; She has never been on fire again. & # 39;
Kim has slammed the head in the past with The Good Place star and body positive activist Jameela Jamil.
Jameela went after Kim and other celebrities to promote a line of appetite suppressing lollipops, as well as her KKW body makeup.
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