7 Celebrity Diet Secrets
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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