Ah, Hollywood stars, you love them, you hate them and most of all, you envy them. That’s not only because they’re oozing with gorgeous looks and strong sex appeal but they’re also fit and healthy. It shouldn’t be a surprise since they have all the money to ensure that they get the best fitness training from the best fitness experts out there. Before you think that you need to be a hot Hollywood commodity before you can be in top shape, think again. These stars share their success stories for free so that ordinary human beings like us can follow suit. Here are some A-listers’ secrets and recipes to exercise and diet.
Alison Sweeney is best known for her role as Samantha Gene Brady in the NBC drama series "Days of Our Lives." She’s also the host of The Biggest Loser since 2007. The secret to her toned body? Sweeney swears by her workout with the EA Sports Active fitness video game. She has been telling everyone how this console helped her in getting rid of her pregnancy weight. The game gives her a 30-day challenge that is composed of gradually progressing cardio and strength exercises. The game even has a progress tracker that keeps her in the know. She gives a different take to the reputation of video games as a sedentary activity.
Screen goddess Gwyneth Paltrow made her Hollywood debut in 1991. Since then, she has appeared in a string of box office hit movies. Paltrow isn’t only an award winning actress, she’s also acclaimed for her ultra-healthy lifestyle. One of her most well-known health habit is "The Clean Program," which is a 21-day detox program
composed of healthy shakes and supplements. Paltrow, who put on an additional 40 pounds during her pregnancy, was able to shake back to her normal figure with this diet. She’s also very serious about her exercise routine. In fact, people close to her say that the actress wakes up at 4:30 am to hit the gym every day whenever she’s not working on a film.
Women who've seen Brad Pitt in "Fight Club" had a difficult time controlling their jaws from dropping on the ground. His ripped body is nothing short of a stellar achievement that came from rigorous workout and a strict diet. His diet includes protein
, chicken, turkey, fish, lean meat, green vegetables
, oats, rice cakes, eggs and cottage cheese. He’s also very committed in doing his daily workout whether he has an upcoming movie that requires him to rip off his shirt or not.
Who looks this good at 46? You certainly would want to be as toned and fit as Brooke Shields when you hit this number. The active mom, known for movies like "Pretty Baby" and "The Blue Lagoon," has no qualms about showing her great bod in a bikini. Her slender figure can be accredited to her diet plan that focuses on limited carbs
. She mostly eats whole-wheat toasts, eggs, fruits, smoothies, mac and cheese and yogurt with honey. She has also given up ice cream and red meat. She also does regular fitness training exercises but she’s a staunch enemy of crash diets that are prevalent in Hollywood.
Everyone loves Jennifer Aniston. Her gorgeous face, wholesome girl-next-door charm and funny personality earned her a top place in Hollywood’s A-List. Wonder how the former "Friends" star stays looking this good? The fact is, she has her own diet. The Zone Diet created by Dr. Barry Sears is otherwise known as the Jennifer Aniston Diet. This one gives emphasis to lean protein sources, low starch fruits and right choices in carbohydrates. It also includes a little bit of healthy fats
. The purpose of the diet is to speed up metabolism and burn fat a lot more quickly. But as Aniston would tell people, it’s not just about the diet but also the workout. She’s also very committed to her everyday exercise routine.
Following these diet plans and health tips may not land you the title role in the next blockbuster but they will certainly help you look the part. Try the Zone Diet or EA Sports Active on your game console to see how well your body responds to the lifestyles of your favorite stars.