Celebrities, for some strange reason, have us believing that their svelte bodies are God’s gift to them. But no, they can’t have us fooled for long. Here’s what some of the best bods in Hollywood do, in order to look like they do.
Paris Hilton once dined at the hip New York restaurant, Nobu. Any guesses as to what she ordered?
Supermodel Heidi Klum gave birth to a bonny baby in 2009. Within months, she was back to her skinny self, hosting a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. When asked how she shrank herself so soon, pat came the rehearsed reply… It was just light cardio. And I didn’t diet.
New mothers will viciously try to scoff at her claims, but seriously, Ms Klum has indeed got to be a genetic marvel of nature, if she lost her post-delivery weight at the snap of a finger. Plebians like us, on the other hand, will have to survive on thin air, and perish on the treadmill to simply be able to enter the studio where fashion shows like those happen. And mind you, you’d already have perished by then.
Looking good is tough work, unless of course, you’re one of those lucky few who can wolf down a pizza a day, and still look waif-like. Over to the celebrities, then?
Celeb-speak on Staying Slim
Just stop eating s**t every day.
– Jennifer Aniston
Thus spake the svelte Ms Aniston, who has a thing for baby food. Yes, that pureed mush which comes in those little jars that babies eat out of. That is precisely what Jennifer Aniston eats to look like she does. Pureed Brussels sprouts, anyone? Yumm!
It’s not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing.
– Adriana Lima
The crazy diet Adrianna Lima’s referring to, involves only drinking liquids for the nine days running up to the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show. Twelve hours prior, she stops drinking even those liquids in order to flush the water out of her system. Now, isn’t that dramatic?
Every now and then of course, I go out and eat what I like. But I do try to be quite disciplined in the way that I eat.
– Victoria Beckham
Weed-thin Posh Spice is addicted to a seaweed called bladderwrack. Yes, you read that right. This bladderwrack thingy contains high levels of iodine, so much so that it wrecks your bladder…sorry… improves your metabolism, enabling you to look like a weed.
I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!
– Beyoncé Knowles
Want to have a bod as hot as Lady Bey’s? Be prepared to forget about that bag of chips forever. She eats a protein-rich diet comprising egg whites, protein shakes, and fresh fruit. Plus, three workout sessions a week, each clocking up to 90 minutes. And all of this, after she gave birth to a child. Phew!
I have a lot of inflammation in my system, so I’m not having anything I’m allergic to-no gluten, no dairy, no sugar.
– Gwyneth Paltrow
The queen of dieting has been following a quirky style of eating for quite some time now. Her fads include the macrobiotic diet, the kale and lemon cleanse, and those days when she only ate salads for days on end. She also, at times, chooses to snack on almonds instead of consuming a whole meal.
I’m off the fried foods.
– Cameron Diaz
There was a time when this super-slim actress boasted of having burgers, fries, and caviar everyday (don’t believe that), but she’s coming clean now. Nothing fried lands on her plate anymore, and it also looks like she’s spending a lot of time at the gym.
When I really want to be good and control myself, I have lollipops in my handbag – instead of having a tiramisu, I have a boring lollipop.
– Sofia Vergara
The smokin’ hot woman that she is, Sofia Vergara is also a rather smart creature who doesn’t believe in depriving herself of any pleasures. Instead, she helps herself with tiny helpings of happiness, every now and then. See, you can’t get a bod like her’s through starvation, now, do you?
I also stopped smoking!
– Freja Beha Erichsen
The name Freja Beha Erichsen may not ring an instant bell, but she’s sweated it out enough to be on several Vogue covers, and as we all know, fat creatures never get up there. So, when a model like Ms. Erichsen tells you to butt out your cigarette, you should listen to her.
I don’t eat fast food or anything that’s packaged or loaded with salt and preservatives.
– Jessica Alba
So what in heaven’s name do you eat? Fresh fruit, steamed vegetables, and grilled, lean meat. All organic, of course. To the scores of women out there dying to get a figure like Jessica Alba, know that it will take every ounce of your resistance to give up what she’s talking about. Who said staying slim was easy?
I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?
– Jennifer Lawrence
That’s our favorite gal, Jennifer Lawrence, who famously replied to that infamous quote by Kate Moss, with this –
“I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels. Potatoes! Bread!”.
A refreshingly fresh breath of air in skinny Hollywood.
Quick Tips to Stay Trim
- Anne Hathaway lived off a diet of “kale and dust,” to look perfect in her black leather jumpsuit as Catwoman.
- Megan Fox’s secret to staying slim is to drink a combination of apple cider vinegar and water before every meal.
- Jennifer Lopez carries a vial of grapefruit oil to smell, in order to break down fats.
- Kylie Minogue eats a grapefruit before every meal as a way of accelerating weight loss.
- Renee Zellweger eats ice to trick her mind into feeling full.
- Uma Thurman survives on raw food.
Try these, test these, but I’d really recommend that you consult a nutritionist before you do. Just don’t forget to drop a note if any of it works.