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
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
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
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
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.