Style + Beauty
published : 2023-08-24
Heidi Klum Debunks Rumored Extreme Calorie Restriction
Heidi Klum Dismisses Reports That She Maintains a 900 Calorie Diet
Supermodel and 'America's Got Talent' judge, Heidi Klum, recently found herself caught in the midst of unfounded rumors around her diet. The soon-to-be 50-year-old was disheartened to discover articles suggesting she limits herself to a mere 900 calories per day.
Klum took it upon herself to dispel these rumors, addressing her millions of followers through a series of Instagram stories where she openly shared her frustration at the false claims.
Screenshots of the offending articles were shared by Klum, who commented, 'Friends are sending me these articles that claim that I only consume 900 calories. I just want to say, I don’t think I've ever had to count my calories in my life.'
She cautioned her followers not to believe everything they read, reassuring them that she did not count her calories.
The rumors began to circulate after a Q&A session on Instagram where Klum had discussed her typical meals, which were misinterpreted to suggest an daily intake of just 900 calories.
Standing at an impressive 5 foot 9 inches and weighing around 138 pounds, Klum made a bold move to further dismiss the rumors. She recorded herself stepping onto a scale, a moment she felt forced into in response to the false rumors circulating about her health habits, criticizing how these untrueds can impact the perceptions of her followers and fans.
In the wake of initial reports, a flurry of concern arose online with social media users voicing their concerns over the potential harmful message such a regimented diet could be indirectly promoting.
Many warned against emulating celebrity diets without professional medical advice, and others pointed out the danger of developing eating disorders.
Klum was equally concerned about the potential impact of these unfounded claims, fearing that people might take them as truth and imitate what they believed to be her unhealthy diet.
On a personal note during the Q&A session, Klum responded to a question about her 16-year age gap with her husband, musician Tom Kaulitz. The question suggested that Klum might feel like she is the same age as Kaulitz's mother; to which she smartly retorted, 'I honestly only feel that way when people point it out to me.'
Despite the age difference, the couple, who married in 2019, appear to be blissfully happy.
Overall, the experience served as a reminder on the importance of authenticity in journalism and the responsibility of media to deliver verified and accurate information to their audience.