Glee Star Lea Michele: Vegetarian Lasagna Roll-up Recipe

Fox phenomenon Glee returned a couple of weeks ago, and fans could not be more excited to spend their Tuesday nights singing along with the musical cast. Actress Lea Michele plays perfectionist and self-proclaimed star vocalist Rachel Berry on Glee. In reality, Lea Michele has more than lived up to her Glee character Rachel’s dreams. Lea made her Broadway debut at age 8 and has continued to sing to sold-out crowds ever since.

To keep up with her busy Glee schedule, Lea Michele needs to eat healthy, balanced meals. A great way to eat healthily when you don’t have a lot of time is to cook one recipe that will provide several meals throughout the week. Lea Michele’s Vegetarian Lasagna Roll-up Recipe includes a variety of veggies, for vitamins and fiber, and cheese, for protein and calcium. To make the recipe a bit healthier, try substituting low-fat cheese or using less cheese and adding more vegetables. Bon appétit! Continue for the recipe


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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Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrity Diet The Clean Program

Every Friday this month we will feature one of the five latest and greatest celebrity diets for spring. Celebrities use these diets to cleanse toxins, lose weight, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Check in every week to learn more celebrity diets!

This Week: Clean Program

Favorite celebrity diets are often cleanses. This week’s celebrity diet is Clean Program - a cleansing diet used by celebrities such as Donna Karen and Gwyneth Paltrow (check out her workout with Tracy Anderson here). This cleanse is a doctor-created, three-week diet plan allowing two shakes and one meal per day, for a total caloric intake of 1,100 to 1,500 per day.

Like many celebrity diets, Clean Program has many benefits, but also has its downsides. On the one hand, the cleanse provides benefits including weight loss and cleansing toxins. On the other hand, it may leave you feeling hungry.  Moreover, once you return to normal eating, you are likely to regain weight. Clean Program provides a cleansing effect, but is not sustainable in the long term. If you are interested in trying this celebrity diet, A 21-day cleanse is available online for $350.

Check out this sample menu from Clean Program:

Breakfast: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus herbal supplements in pull form to curb cravings and facilitate fat burning.

Lunch: Stir-fried chicken and veggies with buckwheat noodles, plus herbal supplements. Vegetarian option: Cucumber and carrot slices served with hummus, tabbouleh and marinated kale with radish and pine nuts, plus herbal supplements. (Recipes are included with the plan.)

Dinner: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus more herbal supplements.

If you are interested in trying a cleanse, but don’t like Clean Program or want to check out your options before deciding, read our previous Celebrity Diets for Spring post about Blueprint Cleanse.

Visit The Celebrity Workout again next week to learn about the latest celebrity diets!

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Yesterday we mentioned that Taylor Lautner was 2009′s fittest male celeb. However, earlier that year, Men’s Fitness released its own list of the fittest guys in the world. Atop that list was tennis pro, Rafael Nadal.

Nadal’s training consists of high intensity workouts during the tennis pre-season, while focusing more on cardio fitness during the season.

Above all, however, Nadal has his own specialist to assist him with stretching everyday to maintain his flexibility.

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Serena Williams Workout Routine Helps Her Win Aussie Open

Serena Williams won her 2nd straight Australian Open, defeating Justine Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 on Saturday.  Williams now has 5 Aussie Open titles, and 12 Grand Slam singles championships overall, tying her with tennis legend Billy Jean King. “It was definitely a tough match mentally and physically,” Williams said. “We were both out there to [...]

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Lost Star Evangeline Lilly’s Enviable Arms

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Evangeline Lilly uses body weight exercises adapted from yoga to create toned arms.

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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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Ashlee Simpson Post-Pregnancy Fitness Tips

Less than three months after giving birth to her daughter, Bronx Mowgli Wentz, Ashlee Simpson has her pre-baby body back and may be looking better than ever.  This is in thanks, of course, to Trainer Mike Alexander, owner of MADfit training studio in Beverly Hills. Here are some tips on how the Melrose Place star [...]

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