J. Swift wrote:
It would be great if Kirstie came out and said that Scientology had caused her decades of stress and that eating heavily on the OT levels was a big part of the problem with her weight.
You know, I think there may be something to that.
Kirstie Alley. John Travolta. Leah Rimini. Even Tom Cruise.
They all have weight problems which have interfered with their careers.
Kelly Preston doesn't appear to have a weight problem, but I remember reading something about her having an eating disorder. (Maybe bulemia? I don't remember. It was a long time ago I read it.)
It is true that people seem to eat a lot on their OT Levels. Tory posted somewhere that she gained a lot of weight on hers. I saw other public gain weight while on them, too. I remember a public who gained 50 pounds just while she was auditing on OT III.
I don't really know whether it's Scientology's fault or not. You are pushed to "eat enough to stay sessionable" and you do spend a fair amount of time sitting on your butt auditing, so that may do it. I don't really know.
Then again, on the plus side, maybe middle aged Scientology actors and actresses gain weight simply because they aren't doing cocaine and speed.
Courtney Love, after she went through rehab and gained some weight, was ridiculed for her weight gain.
Her response was something along the lines of, "I'm not doing drugs any more. How do you really
think models and actresses stay so thin?"
She had a point.