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7 Celebrity Diet Secrets

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author image Sarah Metzger
Sarah Metzger joined Demand Media in April 2009 as a Studio editor. Prior to joining the Demand Media team, she worked in development for a social media Internet start-up in Los Angeles. Metzger also has experience in entertainment public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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7 Celebrity Diet Secrets
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Celebrities seem to have it all, including killer bodies. Sure, they've got a team of people to help them eat fresh, nutritious foods and get in a daily workout (or two). But Hollywood's most glamorous also abide by some simple rules we can all follow.

Eat Clean
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EAT CLEAN

Stars of the silver screen reach for whole , unprocessed foods as an alternative to prepackaged options which are typically high in preservatives and sugar. Clean up your diet to cut down on excess calories and reap the beauty benefits of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables.

Enjoy Small Indulgences
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ENJOY SMALL INDULGENCES

Don't deprive yourself of food items you love entirely. Most fit celebrities confess they indulge in very small portions or small periods of time throughout the week. In fact, many celebrities praise the power of a cheat day. By including favorite foods in moderation you can avoid overeating or a total diet derail.

Drink Water
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DRINK WATER

Ditch sodas that are full of sugars and preservatives. The diet options aren't any better. Swap soda for water to stay hydrated and energized. Many food cravings are actually born of dehydration. Shoot for plenty of hydration throughout your day or do like Jennifer Aniston and make 100 ounces of water a daily must.

Snack Consistently
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SNACK CONSISTENTLY

Some of the world's most well-known stars follow a five-meal-a-day plan. Variations of this eating strategy help boost metabolism and keep energy levels consistent through the day. Shoot for palm-sized portions of protein to begin, paired with a healthy heap of dark green veggies.

Catch Some Shut Eye
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CATCH SOME SHUT EYE

Feeling and looking your best isn't just about eating right and exercising during the day. The hours you're sleeping at night also play a critical role. Sleep deprivation can lead to zapped energy and an increase in appetite. Shoot to get 8 full hours of sleep a night.

Watch Alcohol Intake
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WATCH ALCOHOL INTAKE

It's easy to pack extra calories into your day with a few glasses of your favorite alcoholic beverage. A glass of red wine in moderation offers a healthy dose of resveratrol and antioxidants--but be sure to limit yourself to one glass nightly in order to avoid excess weight gain and dehydration.

Be Active Daily
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BE ACTIVE DAILY

Celebrities make it their job to be active. You can reap powerful health benefits from just 30 minutes of activity a day. Attempt to follow celebrity suite with a new Zumba class or scenic run before you start your day. Explore new activities until you find something you enjoy--which you'll be more likely to stick to.

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