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.

How did Adriana Lima lose her pregnancy weight?

Why is it that impossible tasks like losing baby weight seem so easy for celebs.  Adriana Lima actually told a tabloid that it wasn't that bad to do do and that it was easy.  A mere six months later she looks as if she never got pregnant.  I guess it is the dedication that they have towards the gym.  For her, it is 1-2 hours of cardio every day, which trust me, is a lot because most women don't do this daily and not for this long.  In addition she sticks to a protein-rich diet shunning carbs altogether.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jennifer Lopez diet

I have to confess that Jennifer Lopez looks awesome despite having babies and reaching an age at which so many women start to show signs of aging

So what is her diet that makes her look so awesome?

According to her comments in Marie Claire, "Just like anybody, I try to watch what I eat. There's no big science to it, which is what sucks. One good trick is to have a goal - for me it may be getting in shape for a video shoot. Another is portion control. I love to eat everything and you pretty much can - a little piece of something fattening is not going to kill you. It's when you eat the whole box that it's going to kill you."

Monday, May 3, 2010

Does Latisse have side effects?

Do you sometimes get irritated that we have to get a prescription for so many medicines?  I wonder why can't we just go on the Internet, research our illness, and then just buy the drug.

Well, a lot of frustrated people like me can find help from unscrupulous doctors and drug sellers.  That is what has happened to those women seeking beautiful, long eyelashes, like the ones that Brooke Shields got from Latisse.  It is so easy to buy Latisse online as long as you have a credit card.

It turns out there is a reason why the FDA decides which drugs are safe enough to be sold over-the-counter, while others need a prescription from a doctor.  As New York Times points out, "Most people use Latisse, a topical solution, with few, if any, complaints. But the drug can cause redness, itchiness and irritation, which go away if use is discontinued. Less common is eyelid discoloration, which Allergan, the manufacturer, says “may be reversible.” A rare side effect that has captured the most attention is the chance that one’s hazel or blue eyes could turn brown — forever."

So if you want beautiful eyelashes, just visit your family doctor and if you are otherwise fit, you are good to go.  Just do not rely on your local nail salon or spa to give that to you.