I guess when you have a TV show no one watches, the most exciting thing to talk about is what you are eating.
Jessica Simpson made news again for a tweet where she revealed she “shocked my system with a vegan diet, special Pu-erh tea from China, and cupping since Friday! Who am I right now? This might be too clean!”
This sounds like gibberish to me, like most of what she says, but turns out Simpson is on to the latest fad diet/health ritual. Veganism isn’t anything new (vegans don’t use or consume animal products) but this tea and cupping are the newest craze.
Chinese Pu-erh tea is sold worldwide as a weight loss beverage, and contains mass amounts of antioxidant properties, much like green tea.
But if you think Jessica Simpson is doing this all to keep her name in the press for weight loss, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Because she says so.
“Just so everyone is clear…this has NOTHING to do with weight! It is about understanding my body through hydration and alkalinity…”
So what’s this cupping? Sticking to the Chinese theme, cupping is an ancient Chinese practice where heated glass suction cups are applied to the skin, where they “suck out” the toxins in the body. Simpson tweeted, “Has anyone ever tried cupping? When u know you are doing something good for ur [sic] body the meditation creates intense visions. Love it!”
I’m assuming Simpson was turned onto these practices by her VHI show Price of Beauty, where the singer explores the extremes measures women of other cultures take to appear beautiful, but I thought the point of the show was to show how ridiculous it is to these things just to be attractive to others? You know, encourage people to stop caring so much about their appearance and going to extreme lengths?
I suppose you could argue tea and cupping are for health purposes, but, come on, this is Hollywood.