Celebrities need to look good all of the time - not just at film premiers or red carpet events, but due to the popularity of celebrity gossip magazines they still need to look gorgeous even when they are shopping, or on holiday.
Their body image is a big part of their career so celebrities are always up on the latest diet or exercise regime which enables them to stay in shape.
Atkins, The Baby Food Diet, Bodyism / Clean and Lean plan
Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger and Robbie
Williams are reported to be followers of this popular diet. Founder
Dr.Atkins believed that it was too much insulin that caused the body to store
fat. So reducing carbohydrate intake helps to regulate insulin, meaning less
fat storage and a lowering of food cravings. Without carbohydrates the body
will start to burn fat stores as a form of energy.
This four stage low carbohydrate diet has proved very successful, but drew criticism from health experts due to the lack of fruit and vegetables in the eating plan.
More info: Atkins Diet
Celebrities Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway have
been reported to have worked successfully with personal trainer
Ramona Braganza, in order to lose weight and get in shape.
The 3-2-1 programme is basically:
3 cardio sessions, such as jogging, cycling or swimming
2 circuit sessions, using light hand weights
1 core session, involving crunches and sit-ups
The low-carb diet programme includes plenty of lean proteins, such as skinless
chicken, complex rather than simple carbs, such as brown rice, and lots of
The post pregnancy programme concentrates on regaining core strength with 3 phases of exercises:
Phase 1 - 25-minute workout using 3 Core, 2 Cardio and 1 Circuit exercises to strengthen core muscles and flatten your post-pregnancy tummy
Phase 2 - 45-minute workout using 3 Cardio, 2 Core and 1 Circuit exercises to lose baby weight and increase energy levels
Phase 3 - 60-minute workout using 3 Cardio, 2 Circuit and 1 Core to give flexibility, strength and stamina
More info: www.ramonabraganza.com
Lady GaGa, Marcia Cross and Reese Witherspoon are reportedly fans of the new diet craze of eating tiny little pots of sieved baby food to help lose weight.
Jennifer Aniston is reported to have lost 7lbs in one week
whilst following the baby-food diet. This cleansing eating plan was supposedly
evolved by celebrity trainer,Tracy Anderson. She apparently
suggests that eating nutritious baby food portions can help the body cleanse
and detox .
The theory is that this food is very easily digested and subsequently leads to fast weight-loss. Followers believe this 'clean food' helps to eliminate toxicity and break bad eating habits.
Generally, baby food contains less or no additives and preservatives and are
lower in sodium than regular processed foods. The ingredients are generally
high quality and are often organic. A disadvantage though is the lack of fibre
in the baby food, so chewing is absent when eating pureed food. Chewing actually
helps your body recognise you are eating and can bring a sense of fullness.
Without chewing the dieter is likely to eat more.
The baby food diet involves eating up to 14 little pots of puree followed by a normal dinner of lean meat and vegetables. This is only a temporary diet plan aimed to work in the short term and not to be followed for a long period. It is therefore not likely to address the underlying problems in your eating habits that caused you to put on weight.
Press have since reported that Aniston denies using the cleansing baby food diet to lose weight.
This popular diet plan has been associated with several celebrities,
such as top models Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and
actor Hugh Grant. The cookery writer Nigella
Lawson has also been reported as having achieved amazing weight-loss
results with the Clean and Lean plan.
Devised by personal trainer and nutritional advisor, James Duigan, for his celebrity clients, the holistic plan aims to de-stress the body, flatten the stomach and keep the body well-nourished and slim. He believes that the body does not naturally hold onto fat. Instead, he is reported as viewing processed foods and drinks and excess sugar as polluting the body, and causing fat to cling to specific body parts, such as the hips, thighs, tummy and bum.
An important part of the Clean and Lean plan are powerful health supplements, which contain vitamins, minerals and fish oils that are supposed to help to burn fat and fight food cravings. Followers start the day with a Body Brilliance shake - this is described as a phyto-antioxidant blend of 'super greens', fruit and vegetable concentrates, herbal adaptogens and probiotics.
The suggested healthy meals are high in protein and fresh orgainic vegetables
and fruit : lean meat like skinless chicken and turkey, fresh fish, berries,
greens, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts.
Chewing each mouthful of food at least 20- 30 times is also recommended, along with drinking plenty of still water.
No to salty processed food, sweets, refined sugary snacks, alcohol, caffeine (although 1-2 organic coffees a day are allowed)
More info: www.bodyism.com