If you watched the 2017 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Decline and Fall" you might have been surprised to see Eva Longoria as the American femme fatale. You may also have noted some out-of-character weight gain in the "Desperate Housewives" star. Radar Online hinted at dark secrets prompting the celebrity's weight loss fail and exaggerated it into "shocking" obesity. What's up with the "Young and the Restless" star's health?

Eva Longoria stalked by unfounded weight gain rumors

Radar Online is developing quite a habit of darn-near slandering celebrities. The gossip rag is currently duking it out with Richard Simmons over allegedly faked transgender pictures. One of the favorite targets is celebrity weight gain. Doctors are quoted speculating on how much weight so-and-so has "packed on." Dr Stuart Fischer (who is often sourced by Radar Online) estimated that Eva Longoria put on 27 pounds and now weighs 147 pounds. He suggests depression and stress-induced comfort eating. However, Fischer hasn't treated the actress and is just guessing.

Eva Longoria body-shamed at normal weight

The "Young and the Restless" star does appear a little fuller figured in "Decline and Fall." At 42, some weight gain wouldn't be surprising. But the way Radar Online talks Ms. Longoria Bastion faces morbid obesity and needs immediate weight loss surgery. Even if Dr. Fischer's estimates are correct, and the 5'2" beauty weighs 147 pounds, that's hardly obese.

The BMI (body mass index) calculator finds it just slightly overweight. But ironically, weight loss may be more dangerous for the "Desperate Housewives" celeb than carrying a few extra pounds. Just ask Rihanna and Sarah Hyland.

Weight loss worse than weight gain?

Celebrities are under intense physical scrutiny to be thin and it's causing body image issues. Rihanna and "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland would love to put on weight because they feel too thin.

Body-shaming can lead to eating disorder type behaviors including anorexia and bulimia. To correct imagined flaws, celebs undergo extensive, maybe unsafe plastic surgery, as Kim Kardashian has. Folks may seek gastric bypass surgery when it's not indicated. Fat-shaming women like Eva Longoria, who are normal or slightly overweight sets unrealistic, unhealthy body expectations.

Uncommon common sense of weight loss

If Eva Longoria is stress-eating, she will need to deal with mental health issues first.

Then the next step is to seek sensible weight loss alternatives. The only time bariatric surgery or drastic diet methods are called for are in cases like those patients on "My 600-lb Life", the popular reality television show on TLC. These desperate situations call for extreme interventions. But most weight problems can be reversed with simple lifestyle changes.

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