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 customers can lose 20, 30 or 40 pounds.
But what happens when the celebrity spokesperson doesn’t lose, but gain? Or loses the weight, only to yo-yo back up to their pre-program weight?
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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 my weight fluctuates year after year, I don’t diet. Despite the fact that I’ve got cellulite and a poochy belly and fairly big hips for my frame, I don’t diet. Despite the fact that I spent my entire adolescence and young adult life actively hating my body and attempting to hide inside my clothing, I don’t diet. Because for one thing, few diets work permanently, with lost weight often regained within a year. And for another, I don’t believe that there is one acceptably beautiful body shape or figure. And finally, I’ve found a far better way to help myself look and feel good than attempting to diet my body into submission: I dress to my figure. Keep reading »
“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 yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga.”
—Lady Gaga tells People magazine how she keeps in shape. Right, because there’s nothing like Downward Dogging with a throbbing headache and the smell of whiskey seeping from your pores. In the same interview, Gaga reveals that her hair is falling out. This diet might be one reason why. [PopEater] Keep reading »
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? Jimmy eats four-fifths of your food, so you don’t have to! Love Scarlett Johansson
explaining she tried everything to lose weight, even “hiring a trainer to smack the food out of my hand.” And sorry, but that Jessica Biel
“before” photo is the funniest thing I’ve seen today. Though it is kinda early. [NY Post
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’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 Yule logs in their pants when they see extra curves on the ladies. Read more … Keep reading »
“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 on track so I can button my pants.”
— Ginnifer Goodwin, star of HBO’s “Big Love,” tells Health magazine she’s been on Weight Watchers since she was 9 years old. Trust me, Ginnifer, WW is not the only thing on the planet that doesn’t make you miserable. [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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. All you do is put on this trash bag-like undergarment, which, by the way, is “thin, lightweight, and undetectable!” (ha) and it’ll make you sweat more than a whore in church, shedding poundage quickly. What are you waiting for? [As Seen On TV] Keep reading »
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: “So crazy that all of these hollywood girls are eating babyfood – wtf – what kind of a message is this -it makes me waaah for the future,” and “There is a long list of Hollywood mega stars who eat babyfood nice one gals – great message- Toddler Chic – Toddlers in Tiaras watch out.” Toddlers in tiaras! Thank goodness someone in the entertainment business is willing to slam Hollywood for creating truly deranged images and role models. [Twitter] Keep reading »
“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 have an early dinner, which is always a salad, with plain chicken, grilled or broiled … Honestly, I can’t believe those women have so much time to devote to my weight. If they get out there and move, they will look like me and be thin, and it’ll all be good.”
—Michaele Salahi of the “Real Housewives of DC” defends herself against rumors of anorexia and spills what she eats in a day. Wait, so she consumes about 600 calories every 24 hours? I dunno, that sounds like an eating disorder to me. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
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 weight loss game. So the plan is this: a few times a week you get to replace your breakfast with chocolate or cookies. The rule is that you have to savor your indulgences and eat them slowly, which should train your brain to listen to your body’s needs, not over-indulge them.
This diet of eating sweets in the morning sounds frighteningly like our normal eating routine back in college. And you know what happened then? Hello, “Freshman 15.” [Grazia] Keep reading »