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How do celebrities stay slim while on the go? By relying on healthy, quick and easy snacks they can carry with them.

Many women will agree that a busy schedule can be the downfall of a healthy diet. When out of the house all day – whether running errands, attending meetings, or working in the office – it is tough to keep your energy level high without sabotaging your diet plan. Try these healthy, celebrity-favorite snacks for that extra boost!

Entourage actress Emmanuella Chriqui says, “I go for fresh options like almonds, carrot sticks and fruit.” Almonds are a great idea because they are filling, provide protein and healthy fat. Also, almonds taste great at room temperature, so they can easily be carried in your purse. Just make sure to measure them because almonds are high in calories.

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Marisa Miller and other Celebrity Favorite Summer Workouts

We, here at The Celebrity Workout, realize that with summer just around the corner, hitting the gym and slimming into bikini worthy shape is a greater priority than ever. Although celebrities have the luxury of taking tropical vacations year round, they are not immune from the added pressure of strutting their stuff in a bathing suit. As the weather warms up and the clothes get smaller, celebrities feel especially motivated to get active and workout.

Check out these celebrity workout summer favorites:

  • Marisa Miller, the well-known model who often graces the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, says “I go paddle-boarding and do a lot of strength training with resistance bands.” Taking advantage of water workouts is a great way to celebrate the season.
  • Kerry Washingon, the actress who played Ray Charles’ wife in Ray, says “I have an incredible Pilates instructor in NYC, Erika Bloom, and in L.A., Nonna Gleyzer. I do Pilates for an hour four or five times per week. I absolutely love it.” Toning and strengthening is especially important when showing more skin during the summer months.
  • Carrie Ann Inaba, the dancer and actress who sometime judges Dancing with the Stars, says “I mostly kickbox and do a cardio workout called Drenched. Billy Blanks‘ brother and sister started it. It’s great!” A good cardio sweat sessions feels great in the summer heat! [click to continue…]
Sandra Bullock and Her Workout Won Her an Oscar

Sunday at the Oscars, celebrities wowed on the red carpet with designer gowns, expensive jewels, glowing skin, and hot bods. Everyone enjoys Oscar fashion, and it is the talk of Hollywood for weeks to come. Although the designer duds are incredible on their own, it can’t be denied that the stunning stars showcasing the looks add a certain oomph. For example, beautiful people gracing the Oscar red carpet included Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel McAdams, and Zoe Saldana.

Although celebrities exercise year round, they often amp up their workout routine in the weeks preceding premiers and award shows. Even if you aren’t expecting to be nominated for an award, you probably want to be in top-shape for the special events in your life. According to MSNBC Fitness Trainer, Kathy Kaehler, all you need is 2 weeks to tone-up.

To slim down before your next big event, try these tips Kathy provided to MSNBC:

1. Two weeks before the event

  • Kathy recommends you “increase your workout time (adding 15 to 20 minutes to each session), frequency (hitting the gym at least five to six times a week) and intensity (really going for the burn).”
  • “For your cardio workouts, increase the intensity by going up in levels on the machines or adding some sprints or hills to your runs/walks so that you are burning more calories.”
  • “For the strength part of your workouts (up to three days a week), focus on alternating workouts of heavier weights/fewer reps with lighter weights/more reps to challenge your muscles in different ways.”

2. The week before the event

  • Watch what you eat. Kathy tells her clients to “cut sugar, salt and alcohol.”
  • Kathy says, “watching what you heat will help you feel and look lean. You will also have amazing energy for your workouts.”
  • The day before the event, Kathy recommends “sticking with lean proteins and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, and limiting fruit and veggies to avoid feeling bloated or gassy.”

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Brees 232x300 Super Bowl Workout with Drew Brees workout routines workout products exercises celebrity workouts celebrity diets athlete workouts “Drew Brees is Superman,” said Chase Daniel, a backup quarterback for the Saints. “It’s that simple.”

This Sunday “Superman” will try to bring the Super Bowl trophy to city of New Orleans as Brees leads the Saints into Miami to take on NFL MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.  Brees, whose shoulder was ripped apart in the last game of the 2005 season, will put an entire fan base on his back as he attempts to restore a sense of pride to New Orleans, whose city was also ripped apart by Hurricane Katrina.

The injury Brees suffered was so severe doctors told him he would never be able to throw again.  Four seasons later the quaterback is a superstar and holds franchise records in nearly every passing category, including NFL records for most completions in a season and highest completion percentage in a season.   Drew’s dedication and determination in the weight room have him at the top of the NFL as he leads the Saints in their first ever Super Bowl appearance.

But just what is it that enabled Brees to overcome the injury and take on the super hero status as the leader of the Saints?  Drew’s trainer Todd Durkin describes Brees as the most focused, competitive, borderline-obsessive athlete he has ever met.  “He’s a beast in the weight room, man. Drew has legendary work ethic,” says Durkin.  “There are a lot of professional athletes that aren’t as consistent with their overall conditioning program as Drew is.”

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Neil Patrick Harris’ Cirque du Soleil Workout

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With the sixth season of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother underway, it is about time we brought you the workout of the one-and-only Barney Stinson. Okay, so Barney’s actual workout routine is a bit of a mystery – but he certainly does not lack confidence with the ladies. For now we will [...]

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Tracy Anderson recently published a book about her workout and diet intended to make her other fitness products more accessible.

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Ray Allen’s Workout and Diet Have Him and the Boston Celtics Looking for Another Championship

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The Boston Celtics and Ray Allen are looking for their second championship in three years thanks to Allen’s improved workout and diet.

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