To get into shape like a celeb, and keep your tight bod, check out these 7 diet and exercise tricks used by the best…
1. They eat breakfast
Yes, they eat! Most celebs have personal trainers and nutritionists watching their every move and therefore end up on a pretty strict regimen. All of these nutritionists require a well-rounded breakfast to jump-start the metabolism and start the day off right. Research shows breakfast eaters are more successful at long-term weight loss than those who skip this meal. Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, and Penelope Cruz, recommends popping something into your mouth within 30 minutes of waking. “You want to send your body a sign that you’re not starving so it starts burning fat,” Peterson says. He suggests a cup of oatmeal with some sliced fruit and several scrambled egg whites. The oatmeal and fruit pack a huge punch of filling fiber, and the egg whites are rich in protein.
2. No white foods
Trainer Teddy Bass, whose celebrity clients include Cameron Diaz, suggests ditching any carbs that are white such as bread, pasta, cookies or rice. “These foods are high in sugar, which means your body burns off the sugar first rather than the stored fat,” he says. Don’t think that this means all carbs are off limits, just the most common ones. Carbohydrates are also found in fruits such as avocados and grapefruit and veggies such a potatoes and corn. Don’t be fooled though, cutting out white carbs is a great option, but don’t stuff your face with whole grain options because you might actually start to consume more calories than before!
3. They’re picky about veggies
A few days before a be-seen event, some Los Angeles nutritionists and trainers tell clients to put gas-producing produce like cauliflower and broccoli on the black list. Nutritionist Carrie Wiatt has Denise Richards and Fergie stock up instead on watery veggies and fruits like lettuce, celery, cucumbers, watermelon, melon, oranges, and grapes, which help banish bloat by flushing out your system. And L.A. nutritionist Jackie Keller tells clients like Charlize Theron to pile their plates high with asparagus and green beans. “They’re high in filling fiber, but less likely to expand in your stomach,” Keller says. She also suggests cutting out diet drinks before a big event, since carbonation and artificial sweeteners can lead to bloat. Dandelion tea, a diuretic, is a safe drink option.
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