Best Kept Celebrity Weight Loss Secrets

celebrity-weight-loss-secretsOne of the trainers to the stars including people such as Hugh Jackman and Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King, Jim Karas know how hard it is to lose weight. He grew up as a fat kid who eventually started working out and put himself through university including Wharton’s famous business school by teaching fitness classes. He eventually went on to write a best selling book called The Business Plan for the Body which helped launch his career into the world of high flying celebrities who were looking to shed pounds and keep them off.

He goes ballistic when he knows that someone has received bad weight loss advice and thinks that most people do a lot of magical thinking and believing in myths when it comes to good weight loss practices.

He says that exercise is crucial to any weight loss plan. Think of it as 75% diet and 25% exercise. You can’t have weight loss without both components. It just doesn’t work that way according to Kara. These things must go hand in hand if you want to achieve your ultimate goal.

Even though most people don’t believe, calories really do count. Karas says that keeping track of the number of calories you ingest over the period of a day is even more important than something like counting carbohydrates. Researchers at Stanford and Yale Universities found while looking at more than 107 comprehensive studies of low carbohydrate diets that those that were most successful allowed approximately 1,100 per day to the dieter.

Additionally, portion control is extremely important. Most people consume more than their allotted daily calories because portion sizes keep growing. When you’re dining out, only eat about half of the food you are served and take the rest home. If you are eating at a buffet, take smaller servings and resist the urge to go back for seconds.

Good sleep practices are also extremely important when trying to lose weight. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body will not manufacture enough leptin, a hormone which tells your body when it is full from eating. It will also produce more of a hormone called ghrelin, a hormone that tells your body it is hungry. Bad combination. Get 8 hours of sleep a night, if possible.

Try not to “save up calories.” If you’re planning on eating out for dinner, be sure that you still eat your normal, protein filled breakfast. Never, ever skimp on breakfast. You will be trying to catch up your calories for the rest of the day if you do.

Juice cleanses and juicing fad diets don’t work. You will end up losing more muscle than you will fat and that will wreak havoc on your metabolism. Remember, muscle burns fat, not the other way around.

Don’t fall for fad diets that promise you a 10 pound weight loss in 10 days. Yes, you might lose 10 pounds but it will be either water weight or muscle weight. Not fat. You will quickly gain it back once you’ve stopped your diet.

Some celebrity diet secrets you might be surprised to learn

The truth of the matter is that most of us are obsessed with Hollywood celebrities. We want to get our hair cut like theirs, learn their makeup tips and their diet secrets.

Let’s face it: when it comes to celebrity diet secrets there isn’t anything most of us wouldn’t do get a taste of the same weight loss success that most celebrities have.

Before you jump the gun and opt for just any old celebrity weight loss tip, it’s best if you take a good look at what they’re actually doing so you can decide if it’s a healthy plan or not.

The Beyonce Knowles Diet

Beyonce-DietBeyonce definitely needs to keep her shape in tip top form for performing on both screen and stage. When she was getting ready to film Dream Girls, she turned to the Master Cleanse Diet to help her lose about twenty pounds in just under fourteen days. This diet achieves weight loss by having the dieter completely eliminate food from their diet and replace it with a combination of drinks containing mostly maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. The dieter will achieve their weight loss goal but in a completely unhealthy way and will ultimately end up gaining back what they’ve struggled so hard to lose.

Jessica Alba’s famous diet

jessica-alba's-famous-dietJessica has followed many diet plans during her career and her current diet seems to be overall pretty healthy. She eats three good meals a day packed with healthy choices and does not deprive herself of any nutritionally balanced food sources. She also exercises daily as a way to maintain her good metabolism and help her maintain her weight.

She will usually consume three eggs and a cup of oatmeal for breakfast. Lunch is usually a salad with chicken breast of some tuna on it. For dinner, she will eat either lean beef with mixed vegetables or some sashimi.

Kate Hudson’s diet secret

kate-hudson-diet-secretKate thrives on organic food and sushi. Even though she was given a lot of grief over the amount of weight she gained during her pregnancy, she has been able to lose it without starving herself in the process.

Jennifer Garner diet plan

jennifer-garner-weight-lossJennifer Garner shops often at the farmer’s market located on the Santa Monica pier where she buys only the best organic  and freshest produce available. She says that she was able to shed her pregnancy weight over a period of about six months by not focusing on the amount of weight she had to lose and instead concentrating on eating the best food possible. She also stopped eating most bread products which really helped.

Carrie Underwood best diet tip

carrie-underwood-diet-tipWhen American Idol winner Carrie Underwood went from a size 6 to a size 2 she says she did it by never breaking her cardinal rule: Never skip breakfast. For breakfast she usually has a Luna Bar which she buys at a local health food store. She cut out her indulgence of pina coladas and daiquiris and replaced other sugary drinks with things like green tea. She also switched from her usual white bread to whole grain bread.

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