Lady Gaga Diet – How She Deals With Weight

lady gaga dietLet’s face it; being in the public eye must be very difficult, especially if you’re a hot commodity like Lady Gaga.   These days it’s not just a couple of unflattering photos snapped and sold to a cheesy tabloid that celebs like Gaga have to worry about. It’s the dozens of websites, blogs and social media sites that are only too happy to create a big negative buzz whenever someone in the spotlight puts on a few extra pounds. Madonna went through it and let’s not even mention Kirstie Alley.

Why is different for men? Or did I miss all the hype when Forest Whitaker lost half his former self, and Alec Baldwin put on and quickly dropped an extra 30lbs? Oh, they’re both actors, that’s different. Huh?

Everyone has a camera so each time someone like Lady Gaga steps on stage or even outside her hotel, if she looks different, the world is yapping within a few minutes. Recently when Lady Gaga was criticized for gaining 25 extra pounds, tongues started wagging. But Gaga said “So effing what?”

Celebrities are treated like demigods. They’re expected to look great all the time and lead exemplary lives or they won’t get left alone. There’s nothing the media likes more than finding a flaw and exploiting it to make money. A recent “expert” was quick to comment on Gaga’s recent weight gain and suggested she’d been on a “drunk diet”. Really? He doesn’t know Lady Gaga personally and apparently doesn’t know much about her, but it was enough to make Miss Gaga speak out.

The Born this Way singer was indeed born that way. As a daughter of New York Italians you know she grew up eating pasta and meals bursting with carbs. She has had to battle weight gain most of her life. By 15 years old she was already battling bulimia and anorexia. She said every time she goes in her dad’s new restaurant she puts on 5 pounds! Her weight gain, she said, was definitely not as a result of heavy drinking, it’s simply the way she is.

When Gaga is on tour things are different. Each rehearsal, each strenuous show means she’s working out. She loses weight and builds muscle and has to follow a strict diet. It’s a look she admits she doesn’t really like, but she can’t do much about it.

When she’s not touring she likes to relax and be herself and if that means she puts on a few extra pounds, she says she really doesn’t worry about it. Life is about being yourself, not what others think you should be, and you know she’s not about to hide her body under a burqa.

Some time ago she sent out the controversial Tweet “pop stars don’t eat” which I think was misconstrued by many. If that Tweet hadn’t been limited to 140 characters, she may have gone on to say that “pop stars who are not on tour relax and do what everyone else does” and that is enjoy themselves and maybe eat just a little too much.

So what can women learn from the forthright Miss Gaga? Probably the first lesson is to love yourself and be yourself. There probably isn’t a woman in America who hasn’t had to diet at some point in her life.  They battle hormones, stress, pregnancy, post-pregnancy weight gain, and depression, and then they can then look forward to the big ones – middle age spread and menopause. No wonder women have a constant battle with their weight, even if they’re not under the spotlight and followed around by pesky paparazzi and malicious media.

So Gaga’s message is clear, find what works for you. You are what you are and you can only do your best. If she can fight bulimia and anorexia and a 25lb weight gain and take it all in her stride then I guess normal women have a glimmer of hope. She’s an entertainer not a runway model.

If you think about it, the average woman actually has an advantage over personalities like Lady Gaga. She can exercise regularly and maintain a healthy everyday diet, and if she slips up once in a while it’s not going to be headline news.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with her portrayal of healthy woman’s weight? Share your thoughts with us!



  1. Lady Gaga has been all over the news since the first time she was on the radio, so it is nice to see a good write up about her. Thanks.

  2. While this is a good right up, people should remember that celebrities have a planned life. Meals can be catered, workouts planned accordingly and they have all the time in the world. Us regular people should not be stuck thinking we can do exactly what they do in order to lose weight.

  3. Didn’t know all of this about Lady Gaga, was never a big fan of music anyway ..
    The celebrities have better chance of loosing weight maintaining fitness .. for they don’t work 9to6 jobs which tend to become 9to9 or so

  4. Loving oneself and feeling confident are the prime factors to be happiness. Doing exercise, having healthy diet, eating regular small meals and drinking lots of water are the vital elements.

  5. I don’t know why people care so much about how others look and especially celebrities. Celebrities are not real, the made to look a certain way, they’re told to act a certain way, and they live off the image they build overtime. Just look at all the actors and actresses when they’re not filming and look how average they look compared to themselves when they need to look their best. The way I see it, people need to learn to mind their own business a little more and stop messing with others’s.

  6. Gaga’s cool. I love the fact that she cares so little about what the mass public say about her, they seem to be suffering from major bipolar anyways. Fashions and even the standard of beauty change all the time, so in my humble opinion it is needless and useless argument to criticize for someone for being too fat or too skinny. At some point in human culture being fat was actually considered attractive and so who’s to say that one day we won’t go back to that. All I’m saying is we should not judge a book by its cover and at the same time we should be more confident about ourselves.

  7. I loved this article. It really sheds (no pun intended) light on how nasty and harsh the media could be. I always commend celebs who live a healthy lifestyle. They’re awesome and they rock! It’s 2013 and I love they’re taking a stand for “real” sized women!

  8. I hope that she will be as skinny as in the Born this way video. She was sooooooooooooo hot. She was fit, skinny, lean and toned. Her stomach was flat and her ass was amazing. That’s how a woman should look like.

  9. I hate how celebs are portrayed as being a perfect weight 24/7 when they’re not and god forbids they gain 5+lbs they get dragged thought various media outlets and labeled a cow. I hate society. It’s okay to be normal and not super paper thin!

  10. The irony is that pop stars are not considered as normal human beings. Their weight gain and food cravings are hyped by the media like a big event. This is a mere stupidity and I personally feel that instead of exaggerating the matter, few things must be left to them and must not be associated with their star status. After all, even they have their private lives that must lack media interference.

  11. There is a lot responsibility in being a celebrity because they are being looked up to and many actually do what they do. Sometimes even to a point of obsession so it is really important that they send the right message whether be it about diet or anything. Lady Gaga’s I am what I am thing is great upto some extent though since there are people who will take it to the extreme and maybe dress like Gaga. So we have to learn how to differentiate the celebrity from the person I guess.

  12. Within minutes of a celebrity like Lady GaGa getting a pic of her eating a desert or putting on a few pounds would spread across the web like wildfire. I don’t see how people are so infatuated with celebrities that they have to know everything about them. It’s actually quite ridiculous when you think about it.

  13. I really like this post because it wasn’t about following a certain “celeb’s diet” it was about finding out what works for you and to love yourself. You can go on as many diets as you want too but they will all fail unless you learn to love yourself. Loved this article it was very enlightening!

  14. The way the pop stars are portrayed can be very detrimental to the way young children learn about diet. Lady Gaga might not be the perfect role model, but in the right light can help by not becoming part of the “in crowd”.

  15. I wish everyone could think like you, but I think the vast majority of people have very negative opinions about anyone that’s even slightly fat. I find it funny how the people of developed nations get fatter and fatter, but they are so obsessed with being skinny like a stick. People gobble up everything that the media tells them, so they’ve lost the ability to think for themselves and judge beauty with their own minds. Sad, but that’s the reality we live in.

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