It is no secret that celebrities have more pressure than the average person to look perfect at all times. Sure, we spend our days sifting through the latest research and asking super-toned celebrities about their workout secrets. Below, we’ve complied the 10 most shocking (and downright weird) celebrity weight loss tricks and secrets.
The Most Effective Weight Loss Tips From Celebrities
1. Anne Hathaway:
When it came time to film Les Miserables, Hathaway had to slim down to play the character Fantine, a destitute factory worker who turns to prostitution and eventually dies in the film. So, she lost weight by eating two twin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day and nothing else. And that’s how you win as Oscar, ladies.
2. Jennifer Garner:
If carbs are the love of your life, you’ll never really let go. Still, you’re not alone. Jennifer Garner’s diet trick is to satisfy her craving with healthy carbs: “I can’t not have carbs. If I’m going to have potatoes, I’ll have sweet potatoes and I won’t fry them.” It takes 7 weeks for tastebuds to change. Swap fries for grilled sweet potatoes or other, healthier carbs for that long and you’ll never look back.
3. Diva Jennifer Lopez:
While grapefruits are one of the world’s healthiest foods, containing an excellent source of vitamin C which supports the immune system, did you know that smelling the fruit is also reportedly beneficial? Diva Jennifer Lopez carries a vial of grapefruit oil and sniffs it. The aroma allegedly affects liver enzymes and promotes weight loss.
4. Padma Lakshmi:
She stated: “I woke up at 6 a.m., I nursed. Then I ran up and down 70 flights of stairs. Then I had breakfast, then went to the gym and lifted weights for an hour. Then I walked home.” Fun day.
5. Sarah Michelle Gellar:
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has been linked to the cabbage soup diet. This diet involves plenty of cabbage, green onions, green peppers, diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, chicken soup mix, and V-8 juice. Other supplements include cranberry juice and black coffee. Then for the next seven days, you eat all the cabbage soup you want. This temporary diet has been used primarily to kick start a weight loss plan which hopefully involves more food.
6. Elizabeth Hurley:
When the time comes, Elizabeth Hurley turns to the Watercress Soup Diet. She credits the soup-only diet with helping her lose 10 pounds in 7days. The Watercress Soup Diet may be effective, but inadvisable as a long-term strategy. Living on soup can lead to nutrient deficiency, fatigue and a significant weight rebound once you start eating sensibly again.
These days, Jersey Shore star Snooki is trim as can be but it took work to reach her goal weight. To get down to 100 pounds, she embraced the gimmicky “cookie diet” which allows six 90-calorie cookies per day plus a tiny meal. No word on whether the “meal” consisted of straight vodka shots at a beachside bar.
8. Angelina Jolie:
The action movie star has a special trick to slim down for upcoming roles: I eat steamed sea bass or steamed beef and vegetables, and I have no sugar, and only drink soy milk. It’s pretty bland, but the lack of flavor ensures that you only eat when you’re hungry.
9. Miranda Kerr:
Coconut oil is a great way to make hair and skin soft and healthy, but did you know you could also eat it? Super model Miranda Kerr has claimed that the oil is what keeps her so slim. She ingests four tablespoons a day, either by putting in on salads, cooking with it, or putting it in her cups of green tea.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow:
She drank a glass of kale juice after her workout, then had a low-carb Mountain Valley wrap for lunch, and then turkey kale soup for dinner. She also allowed herself a glass of kale juice and a few almonds in the afternoon. Talk about living on the edge.