Posts tagged "diets"

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…

Annika Harris / March 19, 2010

Does Gwyneth’s Goop-y Diet Work In Real Life?

One intrepid Daily Green blogger ventured to find out by taking a step into the privileged world of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and road-testing the star’s highly recommended starvation “cleansing” diet. She even lived to tell the tale, and the results might surprise you.

Writer Jenny Muller readily admits the ridiculousity that GOOP so ofte…

Erin Flaherty / March 1, 2010

Quickies: Lady Gaga’s Ex Must Be Feeling Really Stupid & Lose Weight Through Terrible Pain

Lady Gaga dates some doozies, too. Her ex told her “she’d never succeed.” How epically wrong can you be? [Us Weekly]
Seth Green, one-time “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” werewolf and the creator of “Robot Chicken,” popped the question to his model-actress girlfriend, Clare Grant. They’re super cute! [PopEater]
Nerd-goddess Felicia Day dishes on being a…

Erica Maxwell / February 25, 2010

French Grazia Exposes Hollywood’s “Air Diet” And Secret Water Soup Recipe

Americans may be diet-obsessed, but we’ve got nothing on French women. When American Vogue publishes a weight loss article, you won’t hear the end of it for months. But in France, pick up any popular women’s fashion magazine, and you’ll find there’s at least one diet-focused feature without fail. Oftentimes, these publications don’t even try…

Leonora Epstein / February 23, 2010

Quotable: Kelly Osbourne Shares Her Diet Trick

“A trick I’ve learned is to eat just a little bit of something that has no carbs and no sugar in it before you go to sleep because it keeps your metabolism going. They say you should never eat before you go to bed, but I’ve found just having a tiny little snack – like…

Wendy Atterberry / February 19, 2010

Alicia Silverstone’s Diet Will Give You Glowing Skin, Magical Bowels

Alicia Silverstone, potentially Hollywood’s most devout vegan, has a new book out about her nutritional vision called The Kind Diet. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a full-on kale-munching vegan to adopt Silverstone’s doctrine. The plant-based regime accommodates dieters of three levels, where at the lowest, you “flirt” with the idea of veganism by making…

Leonora Epstein / January 28, 2010

JWoww’s Shocking (And Shockingly Stupid) Beauty Advice

First came Pauly D’s hair-gel video session, then the Snook-ster revealed how she gets her “pouf.” Now, “Jersey Shore” star JWoww is getting in on the beauty and body advice-giving on her website. And yes, folks, it’s CRAZY …

Nina Carbone / January 22, 2010

Girl Talk: I’ve Become The Woman I’ve Always Hated, The Calorie Counter

I used to hate women on diets. They look at your frosted brownie, then at your waist, then at your cookie again. Women on diets whine, “I can’t eat that…” They poke and prod their bellies and upper arms like displeased factory inspectors. They complain about how “fat” they look seemingly because they want someone…

Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010

Breaking News! Taco Bell Will Make You Skinny!

Goddamn do I love Taco Bell’s 7 Layer Burrito. Cheese and beans and beef and sour cream and hot sauce and oh-so-much-more wrapped in a nutritionless flour tortilla … mmm mmmmmm! It has been, oh, three years since I had one of these hot pockets of deliciousness because Taco Bell, my friends, is straight-up NASTY…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2009

Evangelical Dieting Is Sweeping The Nation

If you think colon cleanses, air diets, and cookie diets are bizarro fads, you haven’t heard anything yet. There’s a new dieting trend based on … well … Jesus. That’s right. If you want to be thin, you should pray your way there on a faith diet. While there have been faith diets around since…

Ami Angelowicz / November 23, 2009

Woman Dies Crash Dieting For Her Wedding

This is more proof that you buy the dress to fit the bride—you don’t try to fit the bride to the dress. Samantha Clowe, a 34-year-old woman in England, was always overweight, and was determined not to be a “fat bride” at her wedding. So she tried a diet program called LighterLife, which had her…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2009

A Diet Lip Balm?

Talk about a lip balm that promises to change your life. If you’re craving gooey, cheesy, and fried things, it’s time to reapply Burner Balm, a lip balm that promises to boost your energy and suppress your appetite. The $6.99 balm contains soy oils, caffeine, green tea extracts, and hoodia—which some think is a speediliciou…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2009

Hell Yeah, Models Diet!

Newsflash! The New York Times interviewed the next hottest male model—a half-Arab dude from Kentucky named A. J. Abualrub, who was “discovered” by Ford Models last year—about his eating habits. He just landed himself an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein and is walking in all the top designer shows in Milan at the moment. That’…

Nina Carbone / June 25, 2009

Is Jessica Simpson The Best Person To Lead A Conversation About Unrealistic Beauty Standards?

When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about “real beauty,” I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson’s “mom…

Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2009

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t A Career

I have no idea how much my own weight has fluctuated in the past couple of years, but I can tell you all about Kirstie Alley’s rides on the bathroom scale. And Melissa Joan Hart’s. And Britney’s and Kelly Clarkson’s and…well, you get the idea. A girl can’t grocery shop without 42-point font headlines screaming…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2009

Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th!

But it’s cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2009

Hold That Diet Pill!

Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns.

The company didn’t officially declare the products contain an ingredient called Sibutramine. While Sibutramine is FDA-approved for weight loss, the FDA says products containing it…

Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2009

Why I Ditched Gwyneth Paltrow’s Detox Cleanse

In theory, I love detox cleanses. The idea of spending three to five days concentrated solely on health and emerging energetic and, um, skinny, excites me. In reality, I can’t quite conjure the joy.

This is not to say that I don’t force myself through them on a semi-regular basis. I’ve tried a…

Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2009

Sarah Haskins Wants Your New Year’s Diet To Suck It

Supposedly, if I were to cut out soda from my diet, I would lose 15 lbs. But I don’t want to lose 15 lbs. and especially not at the expense of my Diet Coke addiction — Current’s Sarah Haskins feels my pain. In her first 2009 installment of “Target Women,” she take…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2009

Us Weekly Helps You Drop Weight Like A Star!

Hey look! It’s my least favorite issue of Us Weekly — “2009 Diets That Work!”! That is, CELEB diets that work — all of the diets, workout plans, and “weight loss tricks” are ones that have worked for big money stars like Jennifer Aniston (such a fatty before, RIGHT?), Britney Spears, and Beyonce. And by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2008