The issue of being too thin rages on.
Leanne Rhimes has been attracting a decent amount of negative attention for how thin and frail people believe she has become. Here is a recent picture of her on her honeymoon in Mexico.
When I see this picture, I do wince a little bit. It just doesn't look natural. I don't think its only because she's too thin, however. Hear me out. For someone like Leanne who has an athletic build to begin with, being this thin tends to make the body look contorted and freakish looking. Her frame is on the wide side, and I can tell that she naturally has a bit of muscle and is "big boned". Her being this thin only highlights the abnormalities of her frame and makes her look boyish. It's not a healthy or attractive look. However, not all women look like this when they are on the too thin side. Take this model for example (the one in the middle):
She is extremely thin. But her proportional and more feminine body type make it so that how thin she actually is doesn't look as gaunt and emaciated, as with Leanne. I'm not saying that being this thin is healthy or recommended, but I do think it's a good example of the importance of being in tune with your body type and what works for you. If you are naturally a bit thicker, bigger boned or more athletic, embrace it! I'm not saying jump on the "curvy women rule" bandwagon and use it as an excuse to scarf down a bunch of fattening and unhealthy food. However, I will say that some women do look really good very thin, and some women should be a bit on the larger size. The thin look works on this model, but definitely not on Leanne. On the model it looks natural, on Leanne it's obvious that she has most likely abused her body to become this thin.
Listen to your body. You have to find your personal ideal size and shape. Don't idealize someone who has a different body type than you do. It is unhealthy and will only contribute to a skewed reality. I appreciate and have lusted after the body types of Audrina Patridge and Megan Fox...and then it dawned on me one day that I'm never going to be as voluptuous and womanly as they both are with the size negative A breasts I have. I have a different role model that I follow - one that is more suited for my willowy body type.
As always, make sure you are getting enough nutrition. If you seem to be perpetually 5 or 10 pounds heavier because of this, so what. It is SO worth it to be healthy. Long term lack of nutrition is one of the number one things that will age you and give you various sorts of developmental disorders as you get older. PLENTY of fresh vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and water. A good food based vitamin and probiotics work miracles as well.