From Snooki to Beyonce: What You Can Learn from Celebrity Weight Loss
What do Khloe Kardashian Odom, Snooki, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Shakira have in common? They're among the celebrities who successfully starred at weight loss in 2013. And here's the reassuring news when it comes to losing weight: You don't need a superstar budget to supercharge your weight loss! Discover what you can learn from these celebrities about taking off the pounds successfully.
According to ABC News on July 18, Snooki feels upbeat and positive about her slim-down success. Defending her size, she noted that she focused on getting fit after having her baby. "I enjoy working out, and being healthy and fit is important. I’m the size of a 5th grader, I’m supposed to be small. Accept it!" she said proudly.
Snooki does cardiovascular activities such as indoor cycling and does strength training five days a week. Her focus: Arms, legs, back and core. In addition, she eats a healthy diet. "I love my vegetables, so I eat veggies everyday — broccoli , asparagus, green beans,” she said. “I also love to eat grilled chicken, and gluten-free chicken wraps. Salads are also my favorite, especially with chicken and protein.”
Khloe Kardashian Odom
Khloe is another celebrity who emphasizes the combination of exercise and a sensible diet. What really counts: Consistency, she declared. "I have been working out at least four days a week. I eat better in moderation. I still have to eat, I love food. It's just eating in moderation, it's lifestyle changes," Khloe told Us Weekly.
And like Snooki, Khloe has a message about getting fit: Be positive and feel good about your body. "I have worked really hard to be healthy and I am proud of my body! It's all ME! I did it the healthy LONG way," Khloe noted proudly. "Try uplifting and getting inspired … Remember to always be happy with YOU!"
Although she gained 57 pounds when she was pregnant, Beyonce lost all her baby weight by shifting to a low-calorie diet, according to ABC News. The main ingredients of her healthy eating menu: Fruit, vegetables, fish and quinoa.
“I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables. And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated,” she said. In addition, Beyonce allows herself one meal a week for a treat. “I always treat myself to one meal on Sundays when I can have whatever I want,” she said. “Usually it’s pizza, which is my favorite indulgence.”
In addition to her whole foods, clean eating food plan, Beyonce toned and tightened her body by dancing.
"For me, dancing is what keeps me active and I would just say, everyone is not supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you you,” she added.
This busy singer needed help with her diet. She chose the 1,600-calorie-a-day Fresh Diet program, which offers users a variety of nutritious food options, according to Fashion & Style.
What if you can't afford a diet delivery plan? "Successful weight loss is all about the equation “calories in and calories out,” meaning that you want to burn more calories than you consume daily in order to lose weight," diet expert Dr. Shawn Garber told Hollywood Life. And put the emphasis on portion control, with protein playing a key role. "Always eat proteins first, avoid eating carbohydrates and dessert and keep portion control in the front of your mind," Dr. Garber added.
When it comes to losing weight, Shakira succeeded in slimming down after giving birth to her son Milan by supersizing her fitness plan. Her trainer told E! Online that a combination "of cardio, strength training and flexibility is important to lose weight and keep your body healthy. Dance is not only fun, but it can be an incredibly difficult and effective option for cardio. When combined with an effective strength and flexibility program, you get a fantastic well-rounded program with amazing results."
In addition, Shakira ate small meals throughout the day. She bypassed sugar and caffeine. This approach, according to Shakira's trainer, "will help even out your blood sugar and give you more sustained energy for all of those long nights! Plus, it will rev up your metabolism."