Monday, May 11, 2009

LiLo- Too Thin?

While paging through the latest edition of Us Weekly a couple of days ago, I came across an article about Lindsay Lohan and her scarily thin appearance. The article displayed a picture of her last year, with a healthy but still very thin body, and then they showed a picture of her in the last couple of weeks- her bones are clearly visible. The article talked about her recent trip to Hawaii to get away from stress and arguments with on-again/ off-again girlfriend Samantha Ronson. After she returned from the trip, however, it was clear that she had lost even more weight. LiLo has supposedly been taking the prescription drug Adderall to lose this weight. Adderall is made for people who have trouble paying attention to have more focus, but for people with normal attention spans- like Lindsay- it causes them to lose their appetite and stay awake for long periods of time. It's interesting because I have friends who take Adderall to stay up all night and study for exams and they claim its just temporary. But I've seen some friends become addicted-like Lindsay- because they like how it makes them lose weight. Seeing these scary pictures of Lindsay makes me want to caution my friends more about the dangerous addictions that can come from this supposed "miracle" diet drug.

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