Have you ever wondered what celebrities really do to lose weight and maintain camera-ready physiques?
While you might not be able to work out five hours a day (p.s. you don’t have to!), you can take a page out of their playbook to see what you need to do to lose weight and feel great.
Here’s your insider’s guide to getting red-carpet ready from 9 A-list celebs who know all the best tricks.
Jennifer Aniston: Ageless Eating
Does she ever age? This iconic beauty has maintained her figure by eating lower-carb all her life. She also attributes her healthy glow to drinking a ton of water. Jennifer exemplifies how a lifetime of eating the right foods can keep you looking younger longer.
Drew Carey: Buh Bye Diabetes!
This affable actor restricted starches and sugars and dropped an amazing 80 pounds. In addition to reducing his 44 waist to a size 33, he no longer has to take medication for type 2 diabetes. You have to admit, his new look is very elegant!
Anne Hathaway: Stronger with Protein
A long-time vegan, Anne realized that she was lacking in strength when she was filming Interstellar. She could barely carry the weight of her space suit. After adding meat back into her diet (with her apologies to PETA), she felt better and stronger almost instantly. We think she looks healthier, too.
Courtney Cox: More Veggies, Less Fruit
Timeless Courtney eats plenty of protein, including steak, chicken, and fish. She even follows one of Personal Trainer Food’s most questioned guidelines: to avoid fruit. Courtney opts instead for vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, and asparagus. Avoiding fruit except for an apple a day is a smart move if you have some weight to lose.
Alec Baldwin: Went Cold Turkey
53-year-old Alec Baldwin was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. He went cold turkey on sugar and shed 30 pounds in four months. He also happily reported that he got his blood sugar levels under control. You can see how his face morphed from puffy and haggard to look more like his younger (very handsome) self.
Jordin Sparks: One Step at a Time
This American Idol started slow, with a simple walk around her neighborhood. She gradually increased her intensity, and lost 35 pounds in the process. When you see success, it’s natural to take more positive steps in the right direction. She did that by setting a goal to climb a mountain near her home. And how do you do climb a mountain? One step at a time!
Tim McGraw: Got Rid of His Beer Belly
After wife Faith Hill told him that his drinking had gone too far, Tim decided to make a change. He also realized that his excessive drinking was making him overweight. He gave up booze and carbs to shed the weight, beer belly, and to live a healthier life.
Jessica Biel: Not Afraid of Fat
This bombshell stays lean by avoiding carbs and focusing on meats, vegetables, and healthy fats. Living proof: eating fat does not make you fat!
Dolly Parton: 37 Years and Counting
Dolly admits that the only time she felt depressed was in her thirties when she had put on excess weight. While some parts of Dolly are indeed surgically-enhanced, she adopted a low-carb lifestyle to lose weight and maintain her tiny physique. She still eats this way, even at the grand age of 70. That’s 37 years of avoiding excess sugars and starches!
About the Writer: 100 pounds ago, Jan knew what it is like to be obese, unhappy, and stuck. She has spent the last 17 years as a fitness writer, trainer, yoga teacher, and Weight Loss Coach. Today, she’s proud to be a part of the Personal Trainer Food team so she can continue her goal to help others live their fullest lives possible. Email Jan@PersonalTrainerFood.com if you have any questions!