Who doesn’t want a celebrity waistline? Fashion magazines are chock full of extreme Hollywood diets and fitness regimes. It’s a mad religion out there, with women across the world attempting to avoid all manner of dieting sins. It seems like everyone and their mother is trying to get a flawless body.
Looking at the celebs, they must be doing something right. Although the real way celebrities keep so slim is through the support of their fitness trainers, read on for some more unconventional fitness rites the stars perform to stay in shape.
Wake up and Smell the Grapefruit
Some of the most gorgeous gals on the planet, Jennifer Lopez and Carmen Electra, attribute their slim silhouettes to grapefruit essential oil. Sniffing this powerful substance is said to fight those hunger pangs. It’s scientifically proven that eating half a grapefruit as an appetizer before lunch or dinner can help you lose weight, but snozzling grapefruit oil, maybe not.
Vacuum in Heels
Although this may be a bit of a dream realisation for your man, doing the housework in your glitzy stilettoes is not the quickest way to shed the pounds. Nevertheless, Audrina Patridge from television programme “The Hills” swears by it. She says that hoovering in your heels firms up your calves and your bum; and there may be some truth in this – heels do work those areas. However, if you want to burn the calories, put on your trainers before you pick up the dyson, as it allows you more freedom of movement and brings up your heart rate.
Knock Back Vinegar
You may have been dared to drink vinegar before, but this diet tip is for real. Fergie from Black Eyed Peas attributes her amazing figure to two shots of unfiltered apple cider vinegar every day. There is no scientific evidence linking vinegar to weight loss, but Fergie’s trainer claims that it flushes fats out of the colon, thereby helping digestion and crushing cravings.
And Fergie isn’t the only one! Cindy Crawford has a tipple of vinegar before every meal.
Cabbage soup seems a little too Charlie Bucket for me, but Bridget Jones’ Diary star Renée Zellweger used cabbage soup to drop the 30 pounds she put on for her role. It’s an extreme diet that lasts for a week; all you consume is cabbage soup and some vegetables. Would not recommend this, as it is clearly deficient in many nutrients.
New York, New York!
The New York diet absolutely forbids carbohydrates and fruits, but involves a lot of protein. Heidi Klum regained her figure two months after pregnancy to appear on the Victoria’s Secret Show, in what seems nothing short of a miraculous feat. She ate twelve eggs (minus the yolks) and drank protein shakes. The New York diet works on the foundation of five meals a day and rigorous fitness exercises.
According to People magazine, Lily Allen went to hypnotherapy to help her avoid hunger cravings. Unlike most of the other weird and wonderful dieting tips, hypnotherapy may have something behind it. Hypnosis involves introducing an environment of deep relaxation, and this reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone in your body that tells your brain to send fat to your tummy. Basically, chill out.