Sonja in Santa Monica, California, close to where the stars live
Movie and TV stars are in the public eye, and scrutinized for their figures every day. Talk about pressure! Want to know their Living Thin secrets? I did a little research, and found out what some of our favorites do to stay thin:
Cameron Diaz: This beach beauty actress loves to grill fresh vegetables, chicken, fish, steak and shrimp, with just a little oil and salt. For breakfast, she eats egg whites, sauteed tomatoes, and steel-cut oatmeal, all mixed together, and stays away from pasta or white bread. And although she loves fried chicken and french fries, she doesn’t eat them anymore because she felt like it was becoming too much of a strain on her body to digest. Cameron’s treat: Hot dogs and beer at a Los Angeles Dodgers game (including all the works and mayo).
Valerie Bertinelli: America’s Sweetheart from the TV Show “One Day at a Time,” Valerie lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig and became one of their most famous spokeswomen — and she’s kept it off for over for over three years. Valerie likes chicken on the barbecue, lean proteins and vegetables, and also Jenny Craig meals like Orange Chicken and Chicken Marsala, and turkey burgers. When she found her weight creeping up on her a little when she approached 50 (“I’m Italian and cooking and eating are in my blood!”), she jumped right on it and got back down immediately. Valerie’s treats: White cheddar popcorn, grilled fresh fruit kabobs, reduced fat pound cake topped with a mountain of berries.
Britney Spears: This hot mama is always getting scrutinized for her figure, and always seems to be able to pop back into shape. Britney says: 1) no fruit juice, 2) eat plenty of fresh fruit, and avacados, 3) cut out french fries and other bad eating habits, 4) drink coffee with skim milk, instead of frappucinos. When Britney really wants to get slim, she sticks to a 1,500-calorie-a-day food plan and makes choices like baked fish with broccoli. Britney’s treat: Sundays are cheat days.
Angelina Jolie: One of the best-known hot bodies in Hollywood, Angelina likes the six-small-meals-a- day plan. She enjoys steamed sea bass, steamed beef and vegetables, watches her portions and sticks with a high protein, low carb food plan. Angelina also likes soy milk and stays away from sugar. Whenever Angelina needs to detox, she does a popular celebrity weight loss cleanse called the Lemonade Detox Diet for 3-5 days that consists of drinking a mixture made up of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper & water (no solid food).
Brad Pitt: Our designated male for this post had to be a hunk, one who has had to show his bod in movies like “Thelma and Louise,” ”Fight Club” and “Troy.” To get in shape for those roles, Brad followed a high protein, low carb plan, eating chicken, turkey, lean meats, eggs, tuna and cottage cheese; and also whey protein powder drinks and protein bars. He ate whole wheat grains, green vegetables, oats, rice cakes, salads, bananas, brown rice and some pasta. For other times, Brad also likes the 6-small-meals-a-day plan (like wife Angelina Jolie), and always watches his carb instake. For treats: Now that Brad’s a dad, he believes in a little treat every now and then, and for Easter this year Brad bought his kids goody bags full of chocolate-covered pretzel rods, gummy butterflies, gummy cherries and jelly beans.
From the above, I like these ideas best:
1) Portion control (Calories in, calories out)
2) Getting back on track (Diet Redemption; You always get another chance)
3) Let yourself have treats (No More Bad Foods)