Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Performer Sticking It To The Diet Industry

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – “Blogging Your Way To a Thinner You” may sound like an innovative way to shed pounds, but the New York woman who writes a blog under that title admits it doesn’t contain one diet tip.

Actress Margaux Laskey says it’s her way of making fun of the diet industry, adding, “I’m not going to give you diet tips or tell you how to starve yourself. This is an emotional diet.”

Laskey – who has ranged from zero to 16 in dress sizes – started the blog to mentally prepare herself for a one- woman show called Size Ate, which chronicles her struggles with weight.

The show premieres Nov. 5 in New York and Laskey says in addition to a monologue, tap, poetry, and song, she’ll “illuminate some of the mysteries of women” and expose “the dirty secrets of eating disorders.”

And if the show is a success, Laskey says she’d love to one day have celebrities involved like Jamie Lee Curtis, who Laskey feels is brave and honest about her body, and Eve Ensler, who exposed a very specific part of the female body in her play, The Vagina Monologues.

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