Bollywood heroine Kareena Kapoor sparked the craze for size zero after she reportedly lost eight kilos to acquire a bikini body for Tashan in 2007.
But, research shows that Size Zero is an unhealthy fad. Trying to dump the curves and crave to be a size zero may lead to long-term problems such as osteoporosis. Research also found that constant images of reed-thin, size-zero models, pop stars and actresses fuelled a rise in eating disorders amongst young women in about 4,000 young girls in London.
While celebrities in Bollywood and Hollywood flaunt their Size Zero, for young followers there could be health hazards. Building strong bones is particularly important for women, as they are three times more likely to develop osteoporosis and suffer up to three times more hip fractures than men.
Research points out that Size Zero has sparked low self-esteem issues, resulting in bulimia, anorexia and body dysmorphic disorders. Looking thin is like being a poster girl for sickness and bad health. It is more important to be fit than be thin and look sick.The term size zero is a gimmick to sell certain products in the market.
Size Zero is unhealthy and not many are aware of what it really implies. Size Zero refers to maintaining a slim figure. Do the right kind of exercises under the guidance of a certified trainer and have the right kind of food that can help acquire a slim figure.