Celebrity Diet Secrets - Learn Hollywood Weight Loss Tips
wonder how the celebrities get so lean and look so good? Well, we
have the diet and exercise secrets from Hollywood's hottest celebrities!
We show you what they eat and how they train to get into amazing
shape. These celebrity fitness secrets include weight loss tips,
weight training tricks and fitness advice for losing weight and
getting a movie star body!
get ready for her new movie Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie had spent
a few months on a special diet. Jolie's been forced to swap cigarettes
and coffee for steamed meat, vegetables and soya milk. 'It's an
interesting test because I used to smoke and drink and I used to
not eat breakfast but have a cigarette and coffee", Jolie said.
Although Jolie admits that Croft is the role closest to herself,
playing her was one of the hardest things she has ever done. "It
was such a challenge physically, tells Angelina, who prepared
for the role by following a training regime that included kickboxing,
canoeing, street fighting and yoga. A special diet also helped
me shape my body. I ate steamed sea bass or steamed beef and vegetables,
and I had no sugar and only drank soy milk. Angelina had lost
weight from overwork and was glad the training and healthy diet
helped her put back on a few pounds of curves.
"Im all for curves on a woman, and feeling sexy,"
she says, "and I never felt healthier or stronger than during
the filming of this movie." Jolie performed almost all of her
own stunts in Tomb Raider, which include sword fighting,
spear throwing, dog sledding and bungee jumping. For the bungee-jumping
sequence, she went through three months training. The
most difficult thing was learning how to do bungee ballet,
she recalls. It took a while to learn how to work with the
When Angelina Jolie was married to husband Billy Bob Thornton,
they were really focused on cleaning up their acts. Angelina said,
"No more smoking or drinking, and a sugar-free diet. They want
to be really healthy before they embark on having children".
Lavigne has explained why the lyrics to her songs were also so angry:
she was eating too many carbs. The "Complicated" singer
is out promoting her new album, "Under My Skin," and has
given this reason for her former angst. I was eating bad stuff,
Lavigne said. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time.
It makes you very irritated. I spent some time with a nutritionist
and learned I had low blood sugar. Now I eat accordingly.
Avril is very careful of her diet these days. Avril says, "I
have to have a lot of energy and I feel like certain foods can weigh
you down. I eat really healthy most of the time, but I definitely
pig out sometimes! It's important you've gotta live life a little
so I do eat fast food every once in a while. But 90 per cent of
the time I eat a vegan diet." In her spare time, she adds,
she likes to cook ("soup and vegetarian dishes") apart
from the 10 per cent of the time that she's scoffing junk food,
presumably. And her favorite country is Italy "because I love
the food - that would be one of the times when I let loose."
order for Brad Pitt to get ready for the role in the movie Troy,
He nixed cigarettes and sharply cut back on beer and chips, although
he did allow himself the occasional treat: McFlurry shakes from
McDonald's, "though it was more for a little taste of home,
you know, a little Americana."
Brad used a low-carb, high-protein diet during the training for
his role. Physically, Pitt prepared for the role with a year of
intense training. "The first three months were daunting and
not fun at all." His days included two to three hours in the
gym, two additional hours of sword work and four high-protein, low-carb
meals. As a result, he gained about 10 pounds of brawn.
In order to get that muscular and shredded look for the movie "Fight
Club", Brad used this intense workout routine below for amazing
Brad Pitt's Workout Routine
Monday - Chest
3 sets - 20-30 reps - push ups
3 sets - 20-30 reps - nautilus press
3 sets - 20-30 reps - nautilus incline press
3 sets - 20-30 reps - pec deck machine
Tuesday - Back
3 sets - 20-30 reps - pull ups
3 sets - 20-30 reps - seated rows
3 sets - 20-30 reps - lat pull downs
3 sets - 20-30 reps - t bar rows
Wednesday - Shoulders
3 sets - 20-30 reps - arnold press
3 sets - 20-30 reps - laterals
3 sets - 20-30 reps - front raises
Thursday - Biceps & Triceps
3 sets - 20-30 reps - nautilus curl machine
3 sets - 20-30 reps - ez curls cable
3 sets - 20-30 reps - hammer curls
3 sets - 20-30 reps - push downs
Treadmill 45 minutes 65-75% MHR
does this chart-topping superstar stay in such super shape? Do you
believe Britney takes slimming pills? That's the talk on the Internet
after photos of Britney appear to show her grabbing a blue bottle
at Londons Heathrow Airport.
A British tabloid reportedly says it's a bottle of a popular diet
pill. Now, some sites are even selling the "fat burner"
by claiming that "pop princess Britney Spears maintains her
sexy shape with this product." Yet another claims Britney was
"outed" as user of the appetite suppressant.
Britney is reportedly furious over the diet pill story. Her lawyer
said she does not endorse the diet product and "any company
using a photo of her inappropriately" will be contacted and
told to "remove the photo."
The latest news is that Britney has made peace with the makers
of a diet aid pill, following a long-running dispute. While the
terms of the settlement remain confidential, a representative for
the diet aid confirms that the matter has been resolved.
Britney had a notorious junk food craving and her daily diet consisted
of primarily empty calories. The pop star has been seen consuming
Red Bull energy drinks, Starbucks Frappuccinos and Marlboro Lights.
On a few occasions, shes been seen eating one of her favorite
snacks, Cheetos. Pictures reportedly featured the singer looking
bloated and chunky, until they were digitally slimmed down to resemble
her trademark svelte body.
Britney's personal trainer Bobby Strom has exposed several sources
behind her fluctuating weight, including her mom Lynne's home cooking.
He says, "Her mind has not been in the right place for working
out. She's had lots of stuff to get sorted in her head and her personal
life lately. But I think that she's over it and back on course,
mentally and physically. I'm sure I'll be seeing her again soon."
"She's fond of her mom's food but it tends to be carb heavy
and calorific. I've told her to cut out barbeque sauces and gravies,
and eat more protein - especially on tour. She also needs complex
carbs such as brown rice, veggies and wholegrain breads."
A source reports that Brtiney was devastated by her appearance
in the photos, and complained to her promoters, "I look like
a blimp, so do something about it. I need to look perfect - better
Electra uses cardio strip tease to stay in amazing shape. "I
have been dancing since I was five-years-old so I wanted to incorporate
things that I have learned over the years through my experience
and Pussycat Dolls being one of them, which is kinda fun because
it's the type of workout that isn't boring, you learn dance moves,
how to strip-tease and how to give a lap dance. So you never get
bored doing it", says Carmen. She also says, "I try to
workout whenever I can but sometimes I can't so I have to try to
eat healthy just to balance it out."
Carmen has some advice for girls who break their resolutions. Carmen
says, "Don't ever be too hard on yourself. Even if you have
slipped and haven't really gotten on schedule just take it easy
but slowly get yourself back into the pace, get yourself used to
working out start and eat healthy."
Although Carmen tries to stay on top of her workouts and diet plan,
she also admits to sometime hating her body and claims she can't
make her stomach flat enough. The former 'Baywatch' babe says, although
she eats healthily and exercises three times a week, she sometimes
feels so disgusted with her body she won't let her husband touch
The sexy model - who is renowned for her curves - said: "When
anything bad happens, my insecurities come flooding out. "I
look in the mirror and pick at my flaws. I hate my stomach. It's
impossible to get it flat, and the area around my belly button drives
me crazy. I hate it if my husband touches my stomach when I'm in
that sort of mood."
says she's eating healthier, so why the weight gain? In recent weeks,
pop princess Christina Aguilera, 22, has been full of surprises.
First she dyed her platinum blond hair a deep shade of brown, then
the formerly reed-thin star revealed a new, curvier look. Many assumed
that Christina's well-known love of junk food was to blame for the
extra weight. After all, depsite being naturally thin, she is a
french fry addict whose contract insisted she have Oreos in her
dressing room. During interviews she even chowed down on chicken
tenders or nachos dipped in cheese, sour cream and salsa. But the
truth is Christina is deliberately carbo-loading - in a healthy
way - to boost her stamina for a grueling summer tour she's heading
on with Justin Timberlake.
Christina's New Diet
Performing intensely on stage night after night takes endless
energy. A star who signs and dances while on tour can burn off between
2,000 and 4,000 calories a night. Christina was "underfed"
before her recent diet changes says trainer Ashley Borden, who oversees
her diet and exercise regime. "This is the first time in her
life she's considered nutrition," Borden adds. "We started
incorporating better nutrition so Christina has more stamina when
Now, Christina is eating more than usual, but she's eating healthily.
She's even cut her fast-food fixes down to once a week. And a private
chef creates healthier versions of all her favorite food, which
have helped her give her the stamina and energy she'll need on tour.
Christina herself is happy with the changes, saying, "I like
being thick." She has also described how, when she looks in
the mirror, "I see myself, a girl who is more comfortable in
her skin than ever before." And that's got to be a good thing.
On her last tour, Christina "just wasn't getting enough nutrition,"
says her trainer, Ashley Borden. "Some people think being skinny,
is all that matters, but tours are like an athletic competition."
"Christina likes having
a tush; she likes having legs," says Borden. "If you're
pencil thin, at some point your body's going to change, and everyone's
going to notice."
Duff is not your typical Hollywood movie star actress who is into
low calorie diet food and hardcore workout routines. Hilary's favorite
foods are Jelly Belly's (candy), cheese pizza, Dr. Pepper and Sprite.
Many fans think Hilary could benefit from a workout routine. One
fan states, "A well-defined and fit Hilary Duff would make
a LOT of heads turn. Nothing too huge, mind you; a physique like
a fitness competitor would be about right. It would make a lot of
women sit up and take notice and realize that a little iron cold
do them good."
Jackson has been quoted in the media as having an ongoing battle
with an eating disorder. Many young women have issues with eating
disorders because if the influence of the media. The more a person
is pressured to emulate the mainstream image, the more the desire
to be thin is adopted, and with it an increased risk for the development
of body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders.
Although Janet is working very hard to take control of her eating
disorder, she still trains at an intense level. Janet's workout
routine, the one designed by her personal trainer Tony Martinez,
has Janet doing intense workouts to stay in shape.
Janet Jackson's Workout Routine:
- Legs twice a week (reverse
mornings, toe touches, and leg
press pushing back at a 30-degree angle).
- Upper body work twice a week (push-ups,
flyes, biceps and triceps supersets and shoulder
- 3 days of ab
- 5-6 days of cardiovascular exercise (including kickboxing, basketball,
tennis, baseball, jumping rope, and running)
On February 1, 2004, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake made history
with their Super Bowl scandal. It is certainly no secret that with
an unfortunate costume malfunction, Janet and Justin
sparked the largest controversy of the year by exposing Janet Jackson's
"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction."
Justin Timberlake, saying he didn't intend to expose Janet Jackson's
breast at the Super Bowl. "It wasn't a stunt." Janet Jackson.
asked if Jennifer Lopez works out everyday to keep that body in
such great shape, Jennifer said, "No. I have a trainer in LA,
and then recently I have started taking yoga classes. When I was
younger, I was into hard physical exercise, but now what's more
important to me is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. I
still do weights and cardio, but I try to take a soft, feminine
approach. I'm definitely not fanatical. Basically, I'm just like
anybody else, in that you have the body type you have, and you know
what you have to do to get in top form, and you know how you are
when you kind of slack off. I'm only human, and sometimes I feel
like working out, and sometimes I don't, and sometimes I feel great
about myself, and sometimes I think, "Oh God, I have work to
do". It's just normal women's stuff. "
Jennifer also watches what she eats and adheres to a strict diet.
J-Lo said, "I try to watch what I eat. I know what's good for
me, and I know what's bad for me, and I try to stay away from the
bad things, but like anybody I indulge once in a while. If I'm trying
to lose weight, I just cut carbohydrates from my diet."
Regarding her diet, Jennifer also says, "I don't have anything
banned from my diet and Im not one of the health freaks who
believe in not eating any sugar or leaving dairy products out. There
are a number of weird diets out there but I dont follow them.
I eat almost everything, only in moderation. Maybe Im lucky;
when I overeat I just get seriously sick, the next day is absolutely
ruined, and with my busy schedule I just cant afford it. Apart
from the fact that its not really pleasant to feel sick because
you stuffed yourself the day before, I never went on a diet. I always
lived quite healthy without a special diet and it seems enough for
me. I believe in having a really well-balanced diet, a little bit
of everything, and I think if youre fit and healthy, your
body will let you know what it needs. Its just that a lot
of people have forgotten how to listen to it."
Jennifer makes sure to draw one very strict line. She says, "I
dont drink, never, and I dont smoke and dont do
drugs," she stresses. "I never started drinking or smoking.
When I was little, my mother drummed it into me how bad it is for
you and it stuck somehow. My little sister also doesnt drink
or smoke. Everybody knows smoking is bad for you, and drinking [is
bad] as well. I dont need to drink to have a good time."
J-Lo makes sure to relax and spend some quality time getting rejuvenated.
She said, "I love spa treatments, massage and facials, though
they're not something I get to do all the time. I also love to dance,
to sleep, to do nothing, to be in the sun. I adore Miami - as soon
as I get off the plane, my blood pressure instantly goes down, and
I get into a whole different mood."
source reports Jessica Alba has been on a diet since the age of
12. Jessica said, "Everyone in my family is heavily overweight.
I wanted to be healthier, so I started cooking for myself when I
was 12 years old. When I eat breakfast, Ill have an egg-white
omelette and fruit, or cottage cheese and a peach. For lunch, Ill
have a salad. Dinner is usually vegetables and chicken or fish.
During the day Ill have some dried fruit, or Ill have
a chocolate or strawberry frozen yogurt. I dont really eat
desserts or bread."
Regarding her workout routine, Jessica said, "I try to work
out every day for 45 minutes to an hour. I start out on the treadmills
or elliptical machine for 10 to 15 minutes to get my heart rate
up to 180 beats per minute. Then I do 50 lunges and crunches. Next
I get back on the machine for another 10 minutes. Then I work on
shoulders, biceps and triceps. I do that nonstop for four sets.
When I work out, I have energy and feel good about myself."
star Jessica Simpson started a new exercise routine to get in shape
for her role as Daisy Duke and to prepare her to wear "Daisy
Duke's" signature shorts in the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie.
Her workout includes two hours a day of squats and lunges and has
motivated her to create a new Courtesy of Warner workout video.
"I have a white-girl bootie, so I'm doing all my squats to
lift it a little bit and get some junk in my trunk," says Jessica.
When asked how she specifically prepared for the part as "Daisy
Duke", Jessica said, "Immediately when I found out that
I had the part, I thought it would be best to be able to have something
to work towards or else I'll stick to my fried food and taco bell.
To have something, a goal, is awesome; so I ate my last piece of
chocolate cake when I found out and ever since then I've tried to
cut sugar out of my diet except fruit. For the most part, I eat
healthy and work out for two hours everyday. "
Jessica also revealed that she has waged a body-image battle for
some time, but that the low-carb lifestyle was definitely not the
right path for her.
Simpson used to be on the Atkins diet. "Atkins really messed
me up mentally. I was so starved for carbs, I binged on them."
She now eats her favorite foods which are bread, cookie dough ice
cream and Italian meals buts eats them in moderation, along with
lots of salad.
Simpson says that parting with sugar has proven to be the most
difficult task. "I try to stay away from sugars as much as
I can, which is hard," she says. The pop star says that skipping
out on her strenuous workout routine is not an option, even if shooting
on The Dukes of Hazzard set runs late. "I basically work out
two hours a day," she says. "Last night I finally got
to go to the gym at ten o'clock... and I was on the treadmill for
asked about working out and looking good, Katie Holmes says, "I
try. I grew up in an environment full of athletes and unfortunately
I wasn't one of them. My parents are very healthy. We go running
on Thanksgiving - I mean, what family does that? It has to be before
the big turkey dinner. My dad is really ambitious and makes us all
go. Exercise is definitely important, but the long hours sometimes
prevent me from being a good girl and getting my cardio workout."
Katie's favorite foods are Jelly Bellies, cookie dough, buttered
popcorn, veggie burgers, onion rings and Pretzels dipped in salsa
and her favorite drinks are vanilla latte and diet coke. Her favorite
activities are shopping, dancing, running, watching movies, reading
and listening to music
lose weight when they grow up," an exasperated Lindsay Lohan
explained in the April issue of W in response to whispers about
her rapid weight loss. "They lose their baby fat." If
true, the sylph-like "Mean Girls" starlet sure has matured
an awful lot in the last few months, because she's a mere shadow
of her once-shapelier self. Just a year ago, Lohan glowed with health,
showing off a fit, if overdeveloped, figure that many admired (and
ogled). Now, all the light seems to have gone out of her face, and
not just because she's eased up on her Mystic Tan sessions and dyed
her trademark auburn locks blond. With her ever-scrawnier bod and
world-weary expression, poor Linds appears far older than her 18
years, although at least her lips seem to be plumping up nicely.
Some reports indicate the extreme weight loss may be due to diet
pills and drugs. Others believe the drastic weight loss was due
to an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia and were
fueled by her father's long term issues with the law. However, sources
note that her shrinking, frail frame is not the result of an eating
disorder, but of a serious addiction to a mixture of drugs with
diet pill abuse.
has always been in good shape but over the past few years she's
become a total fitness guru! Madonna has adopted a strict routine
of Ashtanga Yoga, which keeps her in shape from head to toe. She
also follows a strict healthy diet and barely touches junk food.
Guided by a personal health and diet coach, the trim
and toned star eats an organic whole food diet, rich in lean proteins
which comprises most of her macrobiotic diet. She doesn't shy away
from the occasional indulgence, however, saying that, thanks to
the influence of her English husband, she enjoys the occasional
ale in the local pub. In the past especially when she was on tour,
she would exercise (run and do weights) a lot, but now she says
that she doesn't do this. When asked about eating out, Madonna said,
"I don't really eat food in restaurants you can never
be sure what's in it, can you?".
The macrobiotic diet is a new way of life based on
the centuries old practice of listening to your inner compass when
you eat. This is a contemporary guide to healthful living that offers
a fresh twist on an age-old philosophy. It is based on a diet filled
with whole grains, beans, vegetables, and some meats and fish.
Guide to Macrobiotic Diet:
- Introduce Whole Grains (daily if possible)
- Use plant-based proteins over animal-based proteins
- Indulge in natural sweeteners (rice syrup, barley malt, maple
- Re-think dairy food
- Be patient with yourself
Anderson is a very strict vegetarian who does not eat red meat,
chicken, pork, fish or seafood. Pamela became a vegetarian in her
early teens, after walking into a shed in her backyard and seeing
her father cut the head off a deer he had just hunted and killed.
She has been a PETA member and ardent supporter of animal rights
since high school.
After learning that KFCs chickens have their beaks seared
off with hot blades and that they are sometimes scalded alive in
slaughterhouses, Pam penned a letter to priszm brandz, KFCs
parent company in her homeland of Canada, demanding that the company
eliminate the worst abuses of chickens at the factory farms and
slaughterhouses that supply KFCs restaurants internationally.
More than a year and a half later, priszms CEO John Bitove
finally replied, with a sleazy, insulting letter filled with KFCs
usual lies and half-truths. Pam fired back with a letter of her
own, pointing out that she wont be satisfied until KFC agrees
to adopt PETAs recommended animal welfare program.
When Pam heard that NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. was driving
a new car sponsored by KFC, she wrote to Earnhardt, asking him to
use his clout with the company to push for controlled-atmosphere
killing of chickens, which she describes in her letter as a
painless process that puts chickens to sleep and is a huge improvement
over the current method of hanging the birds up by their broken
legs, slitting their throats, and often scalding them while still
fully conscious and able to feel pain.
Pam has also lent her famous face to PETAs efforts by appearing
in a high-profile billboard campaign. The billboard, which will
be running throughout the U.S. and around the world, calls on consumers
to boycott KFC until the company agrees to make the much-needed
animal welfare improvements that PETA has recommended. Pamela has
also narrated a video illustrating just how horribly KFC treats
chickens, which PETA is running as a 30-second commercial on TV
and radio stations across the country.
Pamela also has a few tricks to help her stay on her strict diet.
She chews sugar-free gum while she's cooking for friends to stop
her picking at the ingredients.
Hilton doesn't seem to follow the normal Hollywood trend of eating
low calorie food, training with weights or cardio workouts for fat
loss. No, Paris is really on her own program when it comes to diet
and exercise. Paris says, "I eat at McDonald's or Taco Bell."
What does Paris Hilton drink? "I hate the taste of alcohol,"
Paris says. "When I'm drinking, I'm drinking Red Bull."
Paris Hilton's Hair:
Paris is a definite bottle blonde. And she likes it that way.
Her sister Nicky however doesnt. Apparently Nicky was desperate
to distance herself from her look-alike sister PARIS so much, that
she dyed her hair brown just so that theyd look different.
But Pariss hair is probably one of the stronger points of
her personal style. Her blonde locks are extremely versatile. Shes
gone from a pixie cut, to long extensions, and surprisingly shes
managed to suit them all. Her favorite look at the moment is done
with the use of hair accessories. So head down to your nearest department
store, supermarket or chemist and pick your self up some flower
hair pins, diamante hair clips or a satin hair band. Whether you
have an up-do
or let your hair down, an added embellishment
will give your style that extra Paris pizzazz.
Paris Hilton's Make Up:
Pariss bright blue eyes are actually not all they seem.
Her eyes are actually a dark green. For whatever reason she chooses
to wear colored contact lenses, but you dont need to go to
those extremes to emulate her style.
To emulate her eye make up, pick shimmery eye shadow shades in
either pale pinks or bronzes. Also use a charcoal shade on your
crease, and a white shadow on your brow bone. And dont forget
the all important black liquid eyeliner, and lashings of mascara.
Paris Hilton's Fashion:
"So many tacky trends, so little time." That was just
one of the reasons that Blackwell gave for why Paris entered his
worst dressed list at number one. I guess he didnt enjoy the
main stays of her wardrobe...sky-high stilettos, butt-baring jeans,
mini skirts, diamante studded belts and plunging tops. Lately however
shes been going with a much simpler style
maybe it has
something to do with her appearance on The Simple Life. Her skirt
lengths are longer, her color choices are more muted (pastels actually
feature), and shes swapped leather for satin.
superstar Tom Cruise has refused to cooperate with a diet plan designed
to get him into top shape for Mission: Impossible 3 - because he
prefers doing it his own way. Anxious studio bosses handed the 41-year-old
the dietary schedule in preparation for his role as Ethan Hunt in
the sequel, but Cruise is not interested in losing weight. A source
explains, "The studio was concerned about him looking right
so they had a diet drawn up for him. But Tom told them he does his
own preparation. He's not chubby - training for The Last Samurai
gave him muscle on muscle."
Tom Cruise trained in Japanese sword fighting for his movie, "The
Last Samurai". Tom reportedly trained for a year and half to
prepare for his role. Director Edward Zwick said that Tom would
work out in the gym every day for an hour and a half before heading
does Usher get those unbelievable ripped 6 pack abs? Well, Usher
contributes his washboard abs to good genes, hard work and discipline.
Usher also does 1,000 ab
crunches a day! Along with these crunches, Usher also follows
a strict cardio training regimen which he calls "forty minutes
of funk". This includes stretching, skipping and jumping jacks.
Once he is warmed up with cardio, Usher then moves onto push-ups,
leg raises and tricep dips. Usher also gets a great cardio workout
every time he performs on stage where he is running, jumping and
moving through the entire show.
Not only is Usher's training intense but he also puts a lot of
focus into his diet. Usher's diet consists mainly of chicken breast
, fish, a moderate amount of carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes,
etc.) and lots of fruits and leafy veggies. Usher says, "I'm
very disciplined. When I don't want to eat, I won't eat. I go on
a fish, chicken and broccoli diet, and throw in some carbs - preferably