A weekly feast of celebrity diets with a side of fitness trends

Posts tagged ‘exercise’

Strike A Pose

Today is probably the only day of the year when all straight men across the country will switch from Sport Center to CBS without putting up a fight.

man-watching-tv-holding-football

Okay wait, I take that back, Shark week also tends to cause this shocking sight as well. 

Today is also a day where almost all women across the country will fantasize about flaunting their swagger in leafy bikini bottoms and pasties over their nipples.

brad-pitt-steak-pasties

(Of course I do this every day!)

Are you ready to see some hot ladies with massive wedgies?

miranda kerr in thong

Well tonight is the Victoria’s Secret Annual Runway Show.

Ladies, don’t blame your parents for not giving you the genes for mile-long legs, tight as a rock tummies and firm “cheeks” that could crack a walnut because you can still achieve these things! (Men, you can certainly gain some great tips TOO!)

Check out how BELOW! 

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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? 

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. 

 

Mesmerized By Mariah’s Wacky Diet

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Mariah Carey did come clean to numerous magazines about how she rid the baby weight she gained after shooting out twins from her WHO-HAW in 2011. Apparently she had Jenny Craig hold her hand as she tried not to slip and fall in her own sweat at the gym.

(You dominate that treadmill Mariah!)

But I cannot help but bring up a diet she tried back in the day that is just utterly head-scratching.

Food Combining.

Wait, aren’t we all on this diet? I mean, you put the turkey on the (WHOLE GRAIN) bread with the (GRASS FED) cheese and the mustard… 

Not exactly…

Rules of Food Combining:

  • Starch & Sugar should not be eaten with protein and acidic fruits
  • Starch and Sugar should only be eaten with oils, cream or butter
  • Non-Root Vegetables should be eaten with EITHER starch or protein
  • Wait four hours between starch laden meals and protein filled meals

Mariah noted that this diet was so EFFING confusing, she decided to just stop eating. That’s how she wound up losing enough weight to be able to fit back into her high school cheerleading outfit. 

(Captain of the cheerleading squad?)

Okay, I have no idea if she was on the cheerleading squad, she could have been the bad ass behind the dumpster toking up for all I know, but she did note her body was back down to the size of a 17 year olds’. 

(Just the way Nick Cannon likes it) 

Don’t start digging your extra large spoon into a tub of cream topped with sugar because you think Mariah’s body looks “banging”. 

Multiples studies state, “the idea that certain foods and nutrients were not intended to be eaten together is not logical.” 

  1. We were designed to consume breast milk as babies to grow and thrive. Breast milk is a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat.
  2. The body was designed to secrete a variety of digestive enzymes, which are capable of breaking down any food or combination of nutrients at the same time. 
  3. Most foods naturally contain a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat that aren’t designed to be separated. 

Hopefully Mariah’s stint on American Idol is a little less fleeting than this more confusing than calculus diet she tried back in the day. 

(Mariah’s approach to food combining: Big Mac, Fries and a Soda)

What do you think of Mariah’s old diet? Do you think it’s a stupid fad or do you believe in food combining? 

Olympic Proportions

This…

Does NOT equal…

This!

And this…

Does NOT equal…

This.

So don’t think you can eat all of this…

And look like… 

This… Or…

Any of these luscious ladies!

Obviously you all know that the 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing.

Use it as motivation to get off your rump and get moving. Pretend your aiming for THE GOLD while sweat trickles down your face during your intense bike ride or imagine everyone eating your dust as you dash on by! 

If you do that… then maybe you can eat…

This.

Or…

This.

Or…

This!

No you all want…

Looks like it’s time to get MOVING!

Body A La Food Network

How many of you watch the Food Network Channel and feel as though your waistline expands two sizes in those thirty delicious minutes?

Trust me, I am right there with you, especially when Giada sprinkles hazelnuts over her freshly churned chocolate-hazelnut gelato and when Duff applies the finishing touches to one of his masterful cakes.

While you may rush to the bathroom scale after your favorite Food TV show (ahem… The Next Food Network Star) to convince yourself that you cannot absorb calories through the TV screen (although I do believe Emeril Lagasse is working on “smell-a-vision”) one might wonder how some of these celebrity chefs keep the pounds in the freezer.

Clearly we all know Paula Deen had a kinky love affair with a few too many sticks of butter…

…but she has since gone to lard rehab and lost thirty pounds in the process!

If you didn’t pick up the Health Magazine with Giada De Laurentiis on the cover, then you missed out on her “skinny tip”… Well you’re in luck because I have the, slightly annoying (because there are NO fancy tricks involved), trick she uses so she can button up her pants.

“I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation.”

Giada also hikes, does yoga and paddle boards on a regular basis. Oh and she’s a nut lover (gutter mind returns!). She noshes on almonds when she needs a snack.

You may have noticed (or maybe not) that Alton Brown has lost weight over the past few years, 50 pounds to be exact!

Alton created four “food lists,” such as, “Foods to Eat Daily”, “Foods to Eat Three Times a Week”, “Foods to Eat Once a Week” and “Foods to Avoid at all Times”. To see these lists (that I completely approve of, Go Alton!) check them out here.

The “grill master” Bobby Flay even watches his figure.

He credits Iron Chef America for his tight buns (ah ha, see what I did there – buns, hamburger buns… Ok I am a loser) because he apparently runs around kitchen stadium like kids playing tag on the playground. Okay, okay, he also goes running outdoors almost every morning and takes a chapter from Giada’s book by eating food in moderation too.

“TIME’S UP! UTENSILS DOWN!”

Are you wondering why I didn’t detail the diet tips of say… Guy Fieri? Well maybe this will answer your question!

Awesome.

Alright, enough about healthy eating… The Next Food Network Star finale is July 22nd!! It’s TIME TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE: Who are you rooting for!

Don’t forget, Thursday a new GiGi Eats Groceries video debuts!

Hot Celebrity Dads ALERT!

In honor of Father’s Day (yes, I am well aware that I am two days late… but who says you cannot celebrate Dad EVERY DAY?), let’s take a gander at some “celeb-ville” fathers.

These Daddios are looking MIGHTY FINE after popping children out of their wombs.

Wait. Huh?

WARNING: The following post may cause any of the following symptoms…

  • Irregular Heart Beat
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Cravings for a Ballpark Frank (even if you’re a vegetarian or vegan)

For those of you who would like to take a risk, keep on scrolling.

Ryan Phillippe

Children: (3) Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, Deacon Reese Phillippe, Kai Knapp

Hey guys, if you want to look as hunky as this actor… check out his work out.

William Levy

Children: (2) Christopher Levy, Kailey Alexandra Levy

Wish you had that 12 pack on your stomach instead of in your fridge? Maybe you should learn the RUMBA!

Orlando Bloom

Children: (1) Flynn Christopher Bloom

While Orlando may do a rather “girlie” form of exercise, you can rest assured that he is ALL man! (Wait… how do I actually know that?)

David Beckham

Children: (4) Harper Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham

If you don’t know how David works out, you’ve been living in a deep water sea cave for your entire life.

Taye Diggs

Children: (1) Walker Nathaniel Diggs

Dr. Sam Bennett certainly has time to get to the gym, even after long hours at the hospital!

David Boreanaz

Children: (2) Jaden Rayne Boreanaz, Bella Vita Bardot Boreanaz

David’s just taking a nice bath after a rather grueling work out! (slaying vampires?)

Clearly this post is geared towards the ladies (and some men perhaps)… I mean, it is TASTY TUESDAY after all, but fellas, if you did happen to scroll through (no need to lie, you totally did), why don’t you click on the links about how these studs stay in shape, you may learn a thing or two.

*Hint, hint. Nudge Nudge*