Posts tagged "diets"

The Real Reason Why Women Go On Cleanses

What motivates women to do a juice cleanse? Is it that the people who tout its benefits are all glowy and impossibly attractive? Is it that cleansing is a productive way to “detox”? Or is it that you want an easy way to lose weight?

Well, technically, yes. But at the root of…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 25, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Don’t Diet

When I was in sixth grade, my boyfriend told me he didn’t care that I was fat. He loved me anyway, just as I was.

It was something along the lines of, “Tom and all those guys say you’re really big, but it doesn’t matter to me.” And instead of hearing the part about…

By: Sally McGraw / September 21, 2011

“Maggie Goes On A Diet,” Children’s Diet Book, Criticized For Hurting Body Image

Add this to your fall reading list (or book burning pile): Maggie Goes On A Diet, a children’s book for elementary schoolers, about an obese 14-year-old girl named Maggie who loses weight and becomes the school soccer star. As you can imagine, quite a few people are not happy with this. Bitch Magazine called it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2011

Mila Kunis Says You Can Lose Weight — If You Want To

“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that I could do anything. I never for one moment thought that I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth. I’m…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2011

Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customer…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 3, 2011

Girl Talk: Dressing Vs. Dieting

Every winter, I pack on about 15 pounds. I live in Minneapolis, which means that my city may be blanketed in snow from early-November through mid-May, and all that dark, oppressive, endlessly cold weather makes vigorous exercise and light, healthful foods seem about as appealing as major dental work.

But despite the fact that…

By: Sally McGraw / May 24, 2011

Lady Gaga Strictly Follows The Drunk Diet

“I am on the drunk diet. I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I’ve got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it’s about the cross-training and keeping…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 21, 2011

Jimmy Kimmel Says Forget The Tapeworm, He’s Got The Diet Plan For You

A few weeks back, Jimmy Kimmel—and Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, Lindsay Lohan, and Eva Longoria—introduced us to Hottie Body Humpilates. Now Anna Faris, Amanda Seyfried, January Jones, Kristen Bell, Zoe Saldana, Heidi Klum, Neil Patrick Harris, and many others have convinced us to try Kimmel’s “Jim Miracle Diet.” The plan?

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 15, 2011

Gained Some Holiday Weight? Good. That’s What He Wants

’Tis the season for peace, joy and weight gain. After Christmas and New Year’s, we will all jiggle a bit more. Women will feel like kicking themselves for their weight gain and will suffer from self-loathing that lasts long past the chocolate free-for-all of Easter.

What women don’t know is that many men get…

By: Ask Men / January 5, 2011

Ginnifer Goodwin Has Been Dieting Since She Was 9 Years Old

“I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years and I’m back on it right now. It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable. I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 22, 2010

Dudes Don’t Diet With The Belly Sauna

Is your boyfriend starting to look a little tubby? Maybe he’s getting a little round around the edges thanks to all the holiday feasting? Fear not, ye lads who loathe the gym and abhor dieting: the Belly Sauna has arrived. This primo As Seen on TV product will help you lose weight in no time.

By: Leonora Epstein / December 19, 2010

Awesome Tweet: Kelly Cutrone Does Not Endorse The Baby Food Diet, Thank You Very Much

We’re not sure that when we bash on bad celeb behavior—like the baby food diet trend—that it actually makes a difference in Hollywood. When fashion power lady Kelly Cutrone says something, however, people might just listen. Here’s something embarrassing: When Stephanie Pratt tweeted about loving the baby food diet cleanse, Kelly took her down, saying:…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2010

Quotable: Michaele Salahi Shares Her Lucky Charms And Salad Diet

“I’m a skinny girl. I always was. I’ve never had an eating disorder in my life. And it hurts to be called anorexic … I start the day with a hot chocolate and cereal—I love Lucky Charms or Kashi GoLean—then some fruit. I don’t really eat a lot in the middle of the day. I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 19, 2010

Chew On This: French Grazia Recommends The Chocolate Diet

Crazy idea #2,384 from the folks at the French version of Grazia magazine: the chocolate diet. Oui. The principle behind this regime isn’t so much about a diet (what, you couldn’t guess?) but is more about an eating method that doesn’t rely on restriction. Restriction often causes binge eating, which gets you nowhere in the…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 11, 2010

Which Health Foods Are Bad For You?

Healthy foods, like reality show stars, tend to be both high-maintenance and tasteless. As lazy and spoiled people, we try to find any shortcuts we can to eating healthy without having to prepare fresh food or eat tofu.

Unfortunately, as we all learned from watching children’s cartoons, taking shortcuts can lead to a hilariou…

By: Cracked / May 29, 2010

How Do You Get Motivated To Exercise?

Here’s a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I’ve ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal Renn and every woman who can love her body no matter what size it is, but I am not that woman. (Granted, not being that…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 21, 2010

Kim Kardashian Drowns Her Food In Windex

If you thought Jennifer Aniston‘s Baby Food Diet was stupid and weird, check out Kim Kardashian‘s Windex method of losing weight. Apparently, the apple-bottomed reality TV star sprays the glass cleaner on her food so she doesn’t eat it. When she’s out of town (and isn’t toting a bottle of Windex in her purse?) she…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2010

Want To Look Like Jen Aniston? Eat Baby Food

Jennifer Aniston wants to be thin so bad that she is willing to eat baby food to get there. Yup, Jen’s diet secret is totally out of the food processor. According to OK!, Jen hired GOOPtritionist Tracy Anderson to help her “shift” some weight before her next film. What does “shifting weight” mean by the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 5, 2010

Have You Ever Been On The Sex Diet?

I can’t tell you how many diets I’ve been on in my life. The grapefruit diet, the cookie diet, the no-sugar diet, the no-carbs diet, the Atkins diet, the raw diet, the juice diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and too many more to list. While I’ve never been terrifically skinny or incredibly overweight, I’ve definitely vacillated…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 27, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow Finally Breaks Her Diet On A Fried Chicken Wing

Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t shy about giving advice on homemade beauty recipes, but she really enjoys doling out food advice. Gwyneth has this weird way of bragging about her detoxes, love of raw foods, and macrobiotic diet that is meant to make the rest of us feel shameful about scarfing down a Five Guys cheeseburger. So…

By: Annika Harris / March 19, 2010