Raised in Hollywood, Tori Spelling
has said in many interviews that she feels "a lot of pressure to be thin." After having her second baby she admitted
, "I knew as soon as I left the house a week, even two weeks after giving birth, people are going to take pictures and scrutinize."
Spelling adds that in addition to public pressure, the very public feud with her mother and the stress of being a mom, doing her TV show, and writing her second book all led to her gaunt appearance. While these feelings are certainly understandable—who of us hasn't had our weight affected one way or another by stress?—taking care of your health is important.
As Dr. Phil McGraw says (yes, that Dr. Phil), "You can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life."