Despite the accusations being thrown around by the media, Miley Cyrus would like everyone to know that she's not suffering from an eating disorder.
"For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy," she tweeted yesterday. "It's not about weight it's about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!"
Cryus's defense of her physique comes in the wake of recently published photos showing the 19-year-old looking thin. The fact that she has to say anything at all jives with an article actress Ashely Judd wrote decrying
celebrity body snarking. "I choose to address it because the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle," Judd says in the piece.
As for Cyrus, she says she's never felt better; despite the urge to devour junk food now and again.
"Everyone should try no gluten for a week," she said. "The change in your skin, physical and mental health is amazing! U won't go back!"
So should you go gluten-free to lose weight? Not so fast says Karen Ansel, a registered dietitian. "There’s absolutely no evidence that a gluten-free diet promotes weight loss," she told Health on Today
. "However, there is data that indicates that following a gluten-free diet can result in a diet that's low in key nutrients -- especially iron, zinc and B vitamins such as folate and niacin.”
Avoiding processed foods, increasing exercise, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is another great way to tone your physique and improve your health. To help you get started, here's a list of healthy foods
you should incorporate into your daily menu.