Friday, April 15, 2011

Workout regimen of Gwyneth Paltrow?

As a followup to my previous article about how Gwyneth Paltrow lost her baby weight, we have some more information from Ms Skinny on how she stays fit as revealed in an interview.  What she has said will not surprise many of us who know that there is not shortcut to weight loss and cutting back on calories and ramping up your workout routine are the only things that work.

Paltrow basically lays it out in simple English that there is no fairy dust or her genetic makeup or a coincidence that she is slim and fit.  She basically works hard at it by including at least 45 minutes of cardio workout daily except for weekends.  After that she does an additional 45 minutes of strength training making it a total of 90 minutes five times a week.

Now if she has been on vacation or overeaten a bit, she immediately raises the duration to two hours six days a week.  It does sound like a lot but ladies if you can't do it then don't expect to look young and beautiful like her.

Friday, May 28, 2010

How did Karolina Kurkova lose pregnancy weight?

Why is it that celebs have no problem losing pregnancy weight?  Well, because they make a living from how they look so it is as important for them as it is for the rest of us to work hard in the office.  I think if we were also judged on how we look by our offices, trust me, the world will not have an obesity problem.

The Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova had no problem losing her baby weight.  Apparently she is fond of personal trainer Tracy Anderson (the woman behind the baby food diet) and enjoys Pilates.  She also did ballet, dancing, and aerobics.  By adding a lot of fiber to her diet she made sure that her stomach was full but she was not eating the calories.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Does baby food diet work?

A personal trainer to Hollywood celebrities, Tracy Anderson came up with a strange idea that adults could eat baby food and lose weight. There is absolutely no scientific rationale for grownup women eating like babies, but because baby food comes in small packages, has very few harmful substances added to it, and you will feel guilty eating 6 jars of baby food, you will lose weight simply because you will not eat enough. And to make sure that you do not die from starvation, know-nothing Tracy Anderson recommends a normal dinner, something that the morning banana diet does too.

And desperate that celebs are, apart from many others, Jennifer Aniston is sold on it, claiming to have lost 7 pounds it one week. Actually, simply being aware about losing weight and controlling what you eat, can help you lose that much weight so the secret is not baby food. Anybody can do that by simply eating less calories.

I don't know if it makes any sense at all but Tracy says that "I developed a cleanse where you can still eat and it's a lot of puree foods. I was very careful about the foods I chose to put in it. When you do these liquid cleanses I felt a responsibility to come up with something. Liquid cleanses do help you lose weight but you will gain more the next week. I wanted something where you can eliminate toxicity, break bad habits but still have your digestive system going. That is when the baby food cleanse was born."

The bottom line is that unless you look as good as Jennifer Aniston and are trying to lose just a few pounds, don't waste money on baby food. On the other hand, if you look like the most of us and are trying to lose lots of pounds, eat less calories and burn the fat with serious workouts. That simple, time-tested path often shown on The Biggest Loser is what will definitely work.