Amanda Seyfried and Other Celebrity Complaints of Celebrity Diets

CNN Living recently ran a story on complaints of celebrity diets by – who else, but – celebrities and the “unfair” standards to which they are held.  Here are some of the comments from Hollywood’s hottest stars on their struggles with dieting.

Amanda Seyfried

“I clearly like being fit, but it’s not thin without a hell of a lot of work — I run and I exercise a lot and then I eat…I’m not going to deny that I don’t think about it every day, it’s always on my mind.  I have to stay in shape because I’m an actress. It’s twisted, but I wouldn’t get the roles otherwise. If I’d been bigger, I don’t think they would have cast me for ‘Mamma Mia’!  If I have to diet, it’s salad with protein, salmon and broccoli, no dessert. But what kind of life is that?”

Sandra Bullock

“I’m going to get really fat. Then I’m going to complain about how fat I’ve got, then I’ll have to go on a diet, then I’ll complain about being on a diet. It’s just a vicious circle. I’ve been a junk food junkie most of my life.”

Beyonce

“I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying. After that I ate waffles, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, french fries, everything I could find.  That was the best time of my life.  I’ve gained twelve pounds.”

Nicole Eggert

“To maintain this Hollywood figure is really, really unrealistic. Is your heart healthy? Is your mind healthy? Do you feel good? That’s it.  Period. This skinny-minnie-waify look that has taken over is unrealistic.”
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usher 180x300 Usher Works with Energy Coach workout routines fitness tips celebrity workouts celebrity fitness Usher has appeared in a few of our previous posts, not for his workout, but for the upbeat music he is pumping out to help other celebs get through their training sessions.  Usher’s latest album was set to release this past week but has been pushed back to March 30th.  The crooner has had a falling out with his mother, and former manager, Jonetta Patton, and Jive Records has refused to release the new record until Usher signs with a management firm.

Waiting for the new album to drop should give him plenty of time to keep up with his fitness in the gym.  Usher’s is well known for the energy he brings to his shows and the abs he isn’t afraid to show off.  Dave Cater of Fit & Famous magazine called his workout routine “extraordinary” and his conditioning “inspiring.”

To unleash the animal within him Usher sought the help of an “energy” coach.  His new found trainer, Flo, says “keeping the body’s internal system in perfect working order is the key to reaching your physical potential.”  “A lot of trainers work the outside, which makes the client look good, but they are dying on the inside and the inside is the most important part.”

Here are some tips from Flo on what he has done to help re-energize Usher:

Water down your diet…

“I added things to his diet so that his body could regenerate and recover quicker when he gets tired,” Flo told Fit & Famous.  “He needed a more alkalizing diet, and so I suggested fresh food such as avocados and spinach.  Since our body is more than 75-percent water, I wan to include things that are 75-percent water. These are the right kinds of foods that can make our bodies function the way it has to.”

Use your body weight…

“I always have people use their own body weight.  I don’t really believe in lifting weights,” says Flo.  He puts usher in the pool for an effective resistance training session.

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Shakira Workout and Diet, one of The Celebrity Workout best posts of the summer

Our top 10 celebrity workouts and celebrity diets of July and August 2010.

image thumb Top 10 Workout and Diet Posts of July/August 2010 celebrity fitness 10) Mad Men Star January Jones Encourages Curves

January Jones of Mad Men fame wants women to realize curves are beautiful – and the show’s producers agree!


image thumb1 Top 10 Workout and Diet Posts of July/August 2010 celebrity fitness 9) Lady Gaga’s Concert Tour Diet

Lady Gaga eats a healthy diet of light proteins to prepare for her concert tour.


image thumb2 Top 10 Workout and Diet Posts of July/August 2010 celebrity fitness 8) Hilary Duff’s Wedding Workout and Diet

Hilary Duff is increasing her cardio workout and eating a healthy diet of 5 meals per day to prepare for her wedding.


image thumb3 Top 10 Workout and Diet Posts of July/August 2010 celebrity fitness 7) Matt Holliday, Corey Hart, Chris Young, Hanley Ramirez Home Run Workout

The offseason workouts of Matt Holliday, Corey Hart, Chris Young, and Hanley Ramirez have landed the sluggers in the 2010 Home Run Derby.


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Usher Abs Workout is like OMG

Usher, who just released his sixth album, Raymond vs. Raymond at the end of March, has already seen his hit single “OMG” rise to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  But making platinum records isn’t all Usher is known for…he’s recognized just as much for his ripped abs, which he certainly hasn’t been afraid to show off throughout his career.  Usher recently shared his ab workout in the June/July 2010 issue of Men’s Fitness.

Usher spends his gym time training with Cliff “Hollywood” Boyce and keeps his diet clean, saying, “Having abs isn’t just hundreds of situps. I’m big on natural juices, like wheat grass.”

A proper nutrition program is essential for making your abs workout get results and make your core pop like Usher’s.  We all have abs, it’s just a matter of doing the things necessary to uncover them.  The workout routine below will certainly tone your abs and improve your core strength, but if you fuel your body with junk food then it will be impossible for you to achieve the washboard abs look you desire.

The Usher OMG Abs Workout

At least three times per week, Usher completes this abs workout. He does a move for 30 seconds, then, after a 10-second rest, runs on the treadmill for two minutes. He repeats with the next movement until he’s done with each exercise. His goal: Five circuits in less than an hour.

Incline Resistance Ball Plank
In a push-up position place your hands on top of the resistance ball. Make sure hands are shoulder width apart, feet are securely balanced on the floor and glutes are not positioned higher than your shoulders. Balance and hold this position for 30 seconds. Breathing is instrumental to maintaining balance. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

TCW says: Make sure you contract your entire core while completing this exercise.  You should squeeze your glutes and obliques and brace your entire mid section for this plank.  If 30 seconds is too easy, adjust accordingly.  You may also want to play around with the speeds on the treadmill.  Try to challenge yourself and improve each time you do this workout.

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Katy Perry Stays Hot by Jumping Rope

Celebrity Katy Perry uses a jump rope workout to get fit for tours. Check out how this California Girl stays in shape!

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Zoe Saldana Finds Balance and Respects Her Body

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Zoe Saldana focuses on self respect and balance in her workout and diet.

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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Macrobiotic Diet

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Macrobiotic Diet, the final in our Top 5 Celebrity Diets, is an organic, plant-based diet implementing elements of Zen Buddhism to create balanced eating.

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Celebrity Charity Event and EA Sports Support March of Dimes

EA Sports Active has teamed up with 18 celebrities to help raise money for the March of Dimes.  Several TV and film stars are auctioning off an autographed Nintendo Wii system and their own personal workout with the system.  Bidding starts at $200 for each package (estimated value of $500) over at CharityBuzz.com, an organization [...]

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