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Editor's Note: With the breaking news about Lindsay Lohan's bulima and drug abuse, Fashionlines would like to bring to our readers actual and healthy regiments about today's top stars.

Come January 1st people all around the world resolve to lose weight and get fit. Guiltily hoards flock to the gym and get up on the Stairmaster for the first time in months. Ashamed of their excessive turkey and gravy consumption over the holidays, countless binge eaters pack salad joints during lunch & dinner hours. Inevitably, a great majority of these hopefuls fall off the wayside in less than a month and revert to old ways. Once again, dreams of slender and healthy bodies get postponed until next year.

Celebrity trainers and nutritionists attribute staggering fitness failure rates to lack of consistency, commitment and resolve. Professionals, who have helped stars like Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson sculpt their enviable figures, stress the importance of eating right and exercising regularly for permanent results. They also add that crash diets followed by streaks of indulge do more damage than good.

Finding the perfect diet and exercise regimen requires a fair amount of insight. There is no miracle solution which works for everyone. However, the tried and true physical conditioning secrets of stars offer great guidelines for everyone. The key is assessing the various options out there and deciding on the one best suited for particular preferences and lifestyles. Here is Fashionlines’ comprehensive guide to how the hottest celebrities stay picture perfect all year around.

Jennifer Aniston and the Zone Diet: 

The Zone Diet was created by Dr. Barry Sears. In accordance with the Zone Diet, Jennifer Aniston’s food intake consists of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat. Dr. Sears believes this magic ratio gears the body to burn fat, as long as low-starch fruits and vegetables constitute the carb component of each meal. The Zone Diet also recommends lean protein sources and healthy fats-- meaning fatty red meats and slabs of margarine will not do.

The other trick to Zone success is portion control. By eating small servings up to six times a day, Jennifer Aniston gets plenty of good nutrition and keeps her metabolism constantly working. Needless to say, regular physical activity, like yoga and running, is a constant in the life of the adorable Friends star.

Other celebs on the Zone include Renee Zellweger and Cindy Crawfod.


Jessica Simpson and her Daisy Dukes

When Jessica Simpson began preparing for her role as Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazard movie, she started a new exercise routine to get in shape. Jessica’s six-days-a-week sessions with her trainer Mike Alexander included squats, lunges, cardio and weight lifting. But, the hard work eventually paid off and the Southern belle looks better than ever.

For a perfectly curvaceous behind, rigorous workouts targeting the leg and hip area is the way to go. Nonetheless, lasting results require a balanced diet as well as serious crunch time. Reportedly, Jessica who has a love of tasty delights had to eliminate many favorites from her menu in order to fit into Daisy’s famous denim cutouts. In reference to her triumph over lbs the adorable singer says, “Immediately when I found out that I had the part, I thought it would be best to be able to have something to work towards or else I'll stick to my fried food and taco bell. To have something, a goal, is awesome; so I ate my last piece of chocolate cake when I found out and ever since then I've tried to cut sugar out of my diet except fruit. For the most part, I eat healthy and work out for two hours everyday.”


Gwyneth Paltrow and Microbiotic Food

After losing her beloved father to cancer, Gwyneth Paltrow revolutionized her diet. Now, the mother of a baby girl (ironically named Apple) and expecting her second child, Paltrow speaks candidly about her dietary convictions. According to the Academy Award winning actress, the fact that a whole generation of Americans has really old grandparents and no parents can be attributed to our nation’s excessive consumption of processed foods since the 50s. In many interviews Paltrow has voiced deep regrets about not being able to better influence her director dad’s eating habits, which she believes, could have saved his life. But the blonde beauty is not about to make that mistake twice.

Gwyneth practices yoga for 90 minutes a day. She also adheres to a special macrobiotic diet, made up of whole grains, soup, veggies, beans and sea vegetables. The word "macrobiotic" means "long life". The macrobiotic diet was developed by a Japanese educator George Ohsawa, who was convinced that simplicity is the key to optimal health. People seeking a healthy way of eating that integrates physical, spiritual, and planetary health are interested in the macrobiotic diet.

In accordance with Ohsawa’s teachings, Gwyneth Paltrow refrains from consuming meat, eggs, dairy and caffeine. When asked about her wellbeing, Ms. Paltrow simply says, “I try not to eat any over-manufactured foods that aren't naturally welcome in my body. I try not to eat anything ‘toxic’ that will drain my energy.”


Madonna and Ashtanga Yoga

Madonna has always been in good shape but after giving birth to two adorable kids and turning 47 she has become a total fitness guru. Madonna is renowned for adopting a strict routine of Ashtanga Yoga, which keeps svelte, flexible and toned; not to mention absolutely gorgeous. Ashtanga Yogais the system of Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. This method of Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

In fact, Madonna also happens to be the person who brought Macrobiotic eating to the main stream and introduced her good friend Gwyneth Paltrow to the concept. So when it comes to revolutionary new approaches to health and wellbeing, she is a pioneer. Madonna is indeed an inspiration. Living proof that it is indeed possible to have a statuesque figure at all ages, she defies Father Time.

Regardless of the specifics of their diets and fitness regimens, the stars profiled in this article, have tenacity and dedication in common. Their bodies are temples; worthy of perennial worship.

Admittedly, many individuals fail to get in shape and eat better as they fail to see health and wellbeing are a lifelong pursuit. So buckle up for the long ride -- true Hollywood style.




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