Well, it’s that time again!
When the editors of Us Weekly magazine give us “The Scoop” on how celebrity get their “fabulous bodies.” According to Us- these are “Hollywood’s best new tips for weight without starving yourself.”
Looking over the list below, I’m personally underwhelmed by the “newness” of the diets. Jessica Simpson’s been a paid spokesperson for Weight Watchers for what seems like years.
Eating lean meats, whole grains and greens, and drinking lots of water seems like standard dietary fare.
The one thing that seems to stands out most is that all the stars’ fitness regimens involve many hours per week (in some cases several hours per day). Most often this is done with the help of a personal trainer.
|Jennifer Lopez||Lean meat, greens||Dance-cardio|
|BodyLab protein shakes|
|Lupita Nuyong’o||Salmon/Chicken with rice||Yoga, Weight lifting|
|Drink lots of water|
|Jada Pickett Smith||Whole grains||Pushups, yoga, runs||45 minutes|
|Jessica Simpson||Weight Watchers||Strength training||3 times/week|
|Kate Hudson||1800 cak/day||Core work||2 hrs 3x/week|
|Sofia Vergara||Juices with vegetables||Dance, Pilates||Daily|
|Gabrielle Union||Green smoothies and fish||Kickboxing and sprints||90 minutes|
|One gallon of water/day|
|Miranda Lambert||Calorie counting||Core, cardio||1 hour, daily|
|Nicki Minaj||Cut out candy bars and|
|potatoes, sugar, and starch|
|Reese Witherspoon||Raw sprouted almond milk||Running, rollerblades,||“I work out all|
|shakes||hip-hop classes||the time”|
|Hilary Duff||“A lot of chicken”||Boxing drills|
|Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting||Lean protein||SoulCycle, yoga|
|Cut back on alcohol||Horseback riding|
You should note that the BodyLab protein shakes are a product for which JLo is paid sponsor. They are a company which makes health and fitness formulas specifically for women. They contain no added creatine or testosterone boosters. The company claims that their TastyShake™ Thermodynamic Protein Complex ” help fuel lean tissue, but also helps rev metabolism, increase thermogenesis, enhance energy, improve focus and boost mood.” It consists primarily of whey protein, supplemented with a “proprietary blend” of Coffee (bean) Extract, Green Tea (leaf) Extract, Asian Ginseng (stem/leaf) Extract, and Guarana (seed) Extract. We’ll do a review of the use of these extracts in a future story.
MyFitnessPal is a website that offers a free calorie counter. It claims to have the world’s largest nutrition and calorie database, with over 4 million entries. The free membership allows users to track their food intake on their computer and with mobile platforms. Tracking food intake has been shown to an important tool in any weight loss program.