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Gut Therapy

Let’s face it…

Your gut probably looks like…

Or

All thanks to

And lots of…

But very little…

While I may or may not be saying “I told you so,” (way to watch my Thanksgiving video, seriously) that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to help you help your gut.

(However if you look like Paris Hilton when you get out of the car… I will just point and laugh. Dofus.)

You see, when you detox your gut (which is comprised of you liver, kidneys and intestines) from all the fat globs and excess alcohol you pounded last week, you will enhance your immune system, thus lessening your risk of getting sick this winter.

Looking a little under the weather there Hill.

Why don’t you try and avoid continuing to live the Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears lifestyle throughout the holidays.

Instead…

  • Lay off the alcohol, drugs and tobacco as much as possible. Tell Cheech and Chong that you’ve got to cool it. 
  • Take a stress break every so often. You don’t need to be first in line to buy the newest Ferbie? (Yeah, apparently those are back)
  • Cut down on over-the-counter drugs. Only ignore this if your in-laws are REALLY pissing you off.
  • Drink like a fish (water that is). Wait, do they even drink? I need a marine biologist!
  • Eat high fiber fruits and vegetables. Time to buy some Beano!
  • Shun fried foods and processed foods. No more deep-fried Twinkies for you!

Wait, hold the phone. These tips actually sound like the lifestyle you should be living every day, not just after a gluttonous meal.

So if these tips were a pony, jump on them and go for a ride!

Okay, that didn’t make any sense at all…

Wee!

Twilight: Breaking High Blood Pressure

So I have to come clean about something…

I never have seen, nor will I ever see any Twilight movies. It almost pains me to even mention the damn trilogy.

Some of you may stop reading right now, unsubscribe from my blog and block all pages pertaining to GiGi Eats Celebrities after learning of this “horrid” news… But some of you might actually subscribe to my e-mail list, YouTube channel, Tumblr, like my Facebook Page and follow me on Twitter (and maybe even send me fan mail??), knowing that I am not one of “those girls” (what ever “those girls” actually means… LOL).

Obviously since I have never seen these movies before, I have no idea what they are about (except that there are three – or soon to be three, 17-hour long flicks filled with werewolves that make out with vampires and then gallop away on unicorns?).

Alas, the third and FINAL (thank god) movie comes out November 16 (I just heard a girlish squeal… Not quite sure where that came from).

So why on earth would I be bringing up this movie, considering this blog is all about food, fitness and celebrities… Obviously vampires only drink blood (man, really sucks that they can’t eat sushi) and werewolves eat… road kill?

THIS however is the best vampire movie… EVER!

Well vampires got me thinking about blood… and blood got me thinking about blood pressure.

Do you ever think about your blood?

Now that’s a weird question.

But honestly, it is an important question to ask because having high blood pressure is almost as “wonderful” as getting bitten by a vampire (and not “swoon-worthy” Edward – Oh, I guess I know his name too!) 

Wait, this really gets people hot and bothered?

High blood pressure, or to get all medical, hypertension, raises your heart’s workload and can cause serious damage to your arteries. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

Generally, if your blood pressure reading has a top number (systolic) of 120 or lower and your bottom number (diastolic) is below 80, you are doing just fine. However, if your blood pressure boils above those numbers, your risk of the above ailments rises.

If you have reached your boiling point, there are ways to turn down the “burner”…

  • Exercise at least 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week
  • Reduce your salt intake (but don’t eliminate it entirely)
  • Eat potassium to counterbalance your salt intake
  • Stop smoking, don’t start smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
  • Lose weight if you need to
  • Cut back on alcohol. Men should limit themselves to two drinks per day, while women should only imbibe in one
  • De-stress with yoga, massage, meditations or any other activity that helps you relax
  • If you currently have high blood pressure, caffeine may aggravate your levels so limit your consumption

You know what else can lower your blood pressure? Going to the movies! (Shit, did I just plug Twilight? NO! Go see Wreck-It Ralph!) 

Although, when you see movie ticket prices, you may just have a heart attack! 

Have you ever seen these Twilight movies? Are you a fan? Have you seen any amazing movies lately that you recommend others see? 

Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama: Chowing Down!

Time to get voting… Let these SEXY photos of our presidential candidates stuffing their faces inspire you! 

Do the chicken dance!

Fried Chicken (4.5 ounces): 287 calories & 17 grams of fat

The definition of deep throating

Pretzel Hot Dog (6.2 oz, including dog & bun): 485 calories & 24 grams of fat

Pizza face

Pizza (one slice of cheese only): 380 calories & 10 grams of fat

Lickity… Splat

Ice Cream (one cup, vanilla): 290 calories & 16 grams of fat

 

Ain’t no friend of Porky the Pig!

Pork Stick (4 oz): 160 calories & 6 grams of fat

A cow’s nightmare… and an elephants!

Meatball Sub (8 inch meat & cheese sub): 922 calories & 41 grams of fat

Now aren’t you two just the mirror images of health… Yeah, no.

Well regardless of their atrocious eating habits, you still need to do your part today, so go out and VOTE!

 

Who would you rather grab a bite with? 

 

 

Tricks For Those Halloween Treats

(Spooky Video Below!)

Do you know what’s scarier than The Thing, The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Shining… Even when you watch ALL of these movies back to back in a haunted cemetery on Halloween night with wind chills creeping through your jacket and strange noises coming from the trees near by?

The ingredients label on the back of your favorite Halloween candy

BOO!

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Cover of "Boo! (Halloween Glow Books)"

Justin Bieber’s Halloween Costume!

Baby Your Breasts

Ah ha ha ha! The title of this blog post sounds like I am about to talk about celebrities breast feeding their newborns!

(PS: did you see the name of Uma Thurman‘s new baby… Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson… I just went cross-eyed.)

While I have definitely come across a few too many pictures of celebs… Ahem, Gwen Stefani (you totally clicked on that link, you pervert! LOL)… Letting their children suck away, like they would a sugar laden lollipop, in public no less, that is NOT what this post is about!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month if you weren’t already aware… (really, all months should be though)

And roughly 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Gentlemen, don’t think this type of cancer discriminates based on sex, you guys too have a 1 in 1,000 chance of developing the cancer. (For more statistics on breast cancer, click here).

Obviously breast cancer is no laughing matter. The only time breasts are actually a laughing matter are when they look like this…

Guess Who?!

Alright stop laughing for a second so you can take a minute to remember those who have be affected by breast cancer, whether it be you, a loved one, a friend, celebrity…

Here are a few celebrities who have been hit with the cancer, yet were strong enough to combat the intruder!

Christina Applegate

Sheryl Crow

Giuliana Rancic

Suzanne Somers

Cynthia Nixon

 Richard Roundtree (see, men are affected too!)

There are so many more celebrities that have been affected and have beaten the disease, which should give all those who may be struggling or know someone who is struggling hope!

It’s time to baby your breasts! In order to do so… follow these preventative measures!

Well That’s Fishy

Everyone associates October with…

A. Kids dressing up as ghosts, goblins, witches, princesses, Justin Bieber… and running through the streets because of their sugar highs, in the pursuit for the house that doles out the BEST CANDY!

OR

B. Adults dressing up as naughty nurses… cavemen… the President or something that shows as much skin as possible. LMFAO – How about a naked Obama running around the street in search of some Gold Chocolate Coins? (You can thank me later for that BRILLIANT costume idea). 

Costume or real? You be the judge!

While you all may LOVE buying MONSTER-SIZED bags of candy at your local drug store (they’re for the trick-or-treaters, right? Uh dude… it’s October 9th)… What you should really be focusing on this month is that it’s NATIONAL SEAFOOD MONTH!

Fish and seafood are “candy from the sea”! Imagine handing out clams and oysters to that kid dressed up as Optimus Prime!

But seriously, fish and seafood are not just delicious, they’re packed to the gills with health promoting properties…

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids: These essential fats keep your heart and brain healthy. Two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Our bodies don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through the food we eat. AKA: EAT FISH!
  • Selenium: You may not have to be as scared of mercury as you once were when you thought about scarfing down a boatload of fish. You see, large ocean fish also tend to have higher concentrations of selenium, a trace mineral essential to human health that bonds to the mercury and prevents it from being absorbed in your brain. (To be on the safe side though, limiting consumption of king mackerel, swordfish, shark, tilefish, and some tunas may still be a good idea). 
  • Fish are also WONDERFUL sources of protein and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin), calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium

So which fish are BEST to scarf down (because they’re highest in omega-3 fats, sustainable, etc), whether it be in your sushi roll, at a seafood buffet, your kitchen or a fancy restaurant? 

Wild Alaskan King Salmon

Sardines

Sable Fish/ Black Cod

Arctic Char

Herring

Mackerel 

While those six fish deserve top honors,

Tuna and…

Anchovies…

Also deserve some time in the spot light as well…

So what will you be handing out to trick-or-treaters this year? I’m thinking ANCHOVIES! 

What’s The Deal With Cupping

Whoa, whoa! GiGi Eats Celebrities is posting on a Sunday?? GiGi must be really hungry. 

Okay, I am going to stop referring to myself in the third person and get straight to the point. 

I wrote a guest blog post on Kodjo Workout’s web site and I want ALL OF YOU to check it out… And then of course subscribe to his blog as well as mine! 

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH CUPPING ANYWAYS?? 

A ferociously sexy cheetah walking down the red carpet…

Welcome to the jungle!

PS: All new blog post coming this TUESDAY!!

**Hint: it’s time to pucker up! 

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Bust a Move Brides To Be!

HERE COMES THE BRIDE… ALL DRESSED IN… HER WORK OUT OUTFIT!!!

The second tabloids catch win of celebrity engagements, their headlines scream “HOW TO GET Jennifer Aniston‘s SO AND SO’S HOT WEDDING BADONKADONK…” or “HOW TO NOT LOOK LIKE TRAIN WRECK Amanda Bynes* SO AND SO ON YOUR WEDDING DAY”.

YES! I have FOUND my future wedding dress! My mom is going to be THRILLED!

So you may have seen these headlines when you were waiting in line at the check out counter of your local grocery store… Or at the bookstore (wait, do those even exist anymore?)… Or maybe as you were paying for your naughty Home and Garden magazines at a street corner magazine shop, but did you actually pick up one of these gossip magazines and sneak a peak? 

Yeah, you did… Don’t lie!

Sadly, you were probably so embarrassed for digging your nose in one of those magazines that you don’t remember exactly what the celebrity’s (who was getting married at the time) alleged tricks were/are.

NEVER FEAR – GIGI IS HERE!

Let’s run through (ha! See what I did there?) a few celebrities and how they got even more HYPER-FOCUSED on working out to get in EVEN BETTER SHAPE for their nuptual…

Kate Middleton: Everyone was obsessed with Kate prior to walking down the aisle. Wait, everyone still IS obsessed with her. I myself… Am not, but that doesn’t mean I can ignore her actually rather healthy routine to kick off some pounds (that she really didn’t need to).

  • Kates performs cardiovascular exercise such as biking and rowing as well as high interval training (walking for two minutes and running for one, and continuing to do that for 30 to 60 minutes). This chick has always been rather active, which only helped her look taut in her gown.
  • It was rumored that Kate was on the Dukan Diet, a four-phase high protein-based diet, where you don’t have to measure your food or count calories. Kate was probably running to the toilet every five minutes, because this diet requires LOTS of water.

Jennifer Aniston: Okay so this chick is perfect. Not quite sure how she can enhance her already healthy life style to make herself look EVEN BETTER… But apparently she is…

  • Doing a lot of downward dog and warrior (aka: yoga), running on the treadmill like a maniac (she’s a maniac… maniac!) and attending spinning classes where she can channel her inner, uh, Lance Armstrong (doping too?).
  • Jen also sticks to the Zone Diet (oh snap, you would know this if you watched EPISODE TWO of GIGI EATS CELEBRITIES!) where she eats… QUIZ TIME: leave a comment below, what is the premise of the Zone Diet!  Clearly this woman has a maid living in her kitchen pantry to help her measure out the proportions of food she should be eating.

Carrie Underwood: This hoe-down hottie (LMFAO! Carrie and her husband totally do si do all the time… IN THE SACK!) married Mike Fisher in 2010. And what do you know, Carrie was voted “Best Celeb Body of 2010” by Fitness Magazine, all thanks to…

  • Lots of lunges, squats and weight training as well as cardiovascular exercise, be in on the treadmill, bike, elliptical, or a random group class like Krav Maga, every morning. Apparently she has so much more energy to take on the day after accomplishing a work out (ah! A girl after my own heart!). 
  • Carrie has also been a vegetarian for quite some time. She eats lots of vegetables, high fiber whole grains and protein rich foods such as quinoa in order to grant her the title of “best bod”. Oh and she CUT OUT SUGAR!!! See guys, it works! Cut the white powder of DEATH out of your diet!

To all you ladies who are getting married soon… It’s time to get MOVING and taking a look at what you’re eating.

I take you, Tiramisu… to be my husband…?

It might be a good idea to keep a fitness and diet journal. You can then take notes about how you feel and really evaluate if your current diet is helping or hindering your chances of achieving Kate’s bum, Jen’s guns and Carrie’s gams! 

Look at that apple bottom!

Man do I have your back right? Now you don’t have to sneakily grab a rag mag off the rack and quickly flip to the page where it screams how Kim Kardashian “slimmed down” for her… 18th wedding (?), because I will do the dirty work for you!

If you’re curious to know about anyone else’s wedding body regime, don’t be afraid to ask me… You can even create a code name in the comment section below if you really are ashamed of wanting to know, CLEARLY I AM NOT! ha ha! 

This post is dedicated to my sister Daniele who is actually getting married this Saturday, September 22! Good thing she knew all of these tips and tricks because DAMN IS SHE LOOKING FINE! 

LOVE MY SISTER!

*Amanda Bynes is NOT getting married, she has just been a firery train wreck lately. 

 

Liquid Salads

I recently discovered a bag of salad greens that must have thought it was playing hide and seek with me (spinach is quite the ace at hiding in my fridge apparently) because when I checked out the “use by” date, let’s just say it was… past its prime.

RAUNCHY! The sell by date says NOVEMBER 2011!

The leaves resembled something that might come out of a cow’s ass and you know what? When I opened the bag (yeah, not too sure WHY I did that), it brought me back to my youth when I used to shovel shit at the ranch I worked at every summer.

Definitely as FUN as it looks! Hey look, she’s from Wyoming too! (No, we are not related)

Well a few days ago when I opened my first bottle of Pressed Juicery, my nose had quite the deja vu of the manure field.

Whoa! Climbing to the top of that mountain takes more oxygen than climbing Mount Everest!

In Pressed Juicery‘s defense, I really think I just ordered poorly. You see, I selected Greens 1 which is full of kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber and celery. Eating chalk sounds better than slurping down that. When I tried my friend’s Greens 3 though… 

I went from… 

To…  

Wait, maybe I am just happy to ORDER SOME REAL FOOD!?

Clearly adding apple, lemon and ginger MAKE QUITE THE MOUTH PLEASING DIFFERENCE! 

Pressed Juicery Greens 3

But wait, why did I put myself through this liquid roughage torture?

Well, I mean, all the celebrities are drinking it, so I had to see what the fuss was all about. (Read that line in a sarcastic tone please) 

Nicole Richie, Rooney Mara, Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, Minka Kelly… the laundry list of celebrity names could continue (but that reminds me, I have to do laundry); they’re all obsessed with these liquid salads! Some even go to the extreme of ONLY drinking the juice for a few days to lose weight. 

While solely drinking these bottles of vegetables is definitely NOT recommended AT ALL… These juices are actually quite healthy and make the perfect in between meal snacks or a great way to down some veggies quickly. 

The only problem with these drinks is that they lack fiber. And we all know fiber… is what makes you… well, you know! That’s why I say these are good as snacks, but not great as meal replacements, so do yourself a favor and continue to eat your balanced meals throughout the day. 

So why exactly are these celebrities obsessed with downing mixtures including beet, carrot, kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber and celery? Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants known to rev energy levels, clear skin, reduce inflammation in the body and oh so much more! 

So yes, this fad may actually be a good one, just as long as you follow it appropriately, IE: you keep eating your healthy balanced meals.

As for me, the fact that half of my Greens 1 bottle is still in my refrigerator is a pretty good indication that I will just stick with real salads! 

My favorite salad on the FACE of the planet! Salad Nicoise – This would actually taste BOMB if it was “pressed”!

Donald Duck, It’s Time To Put Your Pants On

Indecent Exposure.

X-Rated Displays.

Salacious Exhibition.

Pant-less in a Public Setting.

These are problems/issues that have plagued American society for years. I must apologize in advance for this tangent, but this issue was brought to my attention while idling in Los Angeles traffic, by a rather astute gentleman, who most certainly wears pants, my brother. When moving through traffic that moves about as slow as lava flowing up hill, you need something to talk about or else you will go crazy! In this case though the traffic only granted my brother extreme clarity.

In our conversation we discussed how cartoons regularly seem to defy our country’s “put some pants on in public” law and consistently get away with it!  I have never once seen Tony the Tiger or Baloo from the Jungle Book get tackled and tasered by police due to their lack of trousers.

Why can’t I NOT wear pants in public?! I can barely begin to fathom how much time I have wasted trying to select the best ass-hugging pants to wear. 

The image these cartoons, I’m looking at you Daffy Duck, are portraying to children (and some “adults”) is sick!

IT MUST BE STOPPED!!!

Celebrities such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, have been heavily influenced by these pants-less cartoons. Have you seen the outfits they wear in public? It’s like they hired Bugs Bunny or Garfield as their stylists.

If this continues, it will only get worse. The youth of America are easily persuadable and these cartoons only reinforced the notion that being bottomless in public is A.OK.

Honestly though, with obesity rates so high in America these days, I don’t think anyone would want to see their neighbors, pant-less, strutting his or her stuff through the produce section at the grocery store. Think about it! For every one person that you wouldn’t mind seeing, there are nine that you most definitely do not want to see!

You’re lucky I could CROP this photo!

These cartoons must PUT SOME PANTS ON, even leggings will do! It is an outrage that no one is talking about it!

I am frankly shocked that this has yet to be debated by President Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Hopefully, in one of the upcoming debates.

Below is a slide show of the guilty parties:

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Really Peter… Common Brian, did you NOT just read what I said?!