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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! 

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Oprah and Janet, Yo-Yo Masters

Remember the kid at school who could do snazzy tricks like Walk The Dog, The Creeper and The Eiffel Tower with his (or her – yes there are some bad-ass chick yo-yoers, SEE BELOW) yo-yo?

Yeah, well… Oprah and Janet Jackson never mentioned that they too can throw down some yo-yoing… Their best tricks?

The Weight Yo-Yo Rollercoaster.

Never heard of it? Well it will certainly amaze and entertain you, check out their moves in the latest episode of GiGi Eats Celebrities!

By the way, the point of this video is that yo-yo dieting is not healthy!

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Baby Makes… Weight Loss?

Wait, huh? What… How’d that happen?

While celebrities are “just like us,” I cannot help but think they’re super human (or maybe NOT even human at all?) when it comes to losing weight after pregnancy!

I decided to put on my Sherlock Holmes hat and do some investigating!

Check out what I found in episode 5 of GiGi Eats Celebrities! I’ve got ALL the celebrity weight loss secrets!

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Pregnant with a Cheesy Gordita

Hey, check it out, a ticking time bomb.

Jess, question. Did Eric implant a baby elephant in your belly because the way you have been eating has a lot of us very confused and some even a little concerned.

Kiddie cereals, macaroni and cheese, southern fried… EVERYTHING and buttered pop tarts? Your baby sounds like it is training to beat the Black Widow in a food eating competition!

Unless you want to give birth to a baby sumo wrestler, you may want to rethink your dietary choices, although, since you’re so far along in your pregnancy, it may be pointless for you at this point.

Gaining more than 35 pounds during the nine months leading up to the “amazing fiesta” in the delivery room, can lead to numerous problems including hypertension and diabetes. The heavier you get, the larger your baby gets and the more likely you will have deliver the baby via c-section. Scars are so not in Jessica, luckily I am sure you’re team of beauty experts already bought out the department store section of scar erasing lotions!

And even though you signed a deal with Weight Watchers as motivation to sweat off those ice cream and twinkie binges, losing the baby weight is still going to be as grueling as climbing Mt. Everest during Nepal‘s worst blizzard in history.

Now it may sound as if I am attacking you Jess, but I really am not! I am team Simpson ALL THE WAY! I am just concerned for you and your baby’s health. I want you to be as healthy as you possibly can during this time of your life that apparently you have been waiting for since you pretty much popped out of your mother’s womb!

So congratulations Jessica… and Eric, but do you really need to continue to eat enough for a family of ten on Thanksgiving?

Maple Cheese Dill Ketchup Popcorn Pudding

I am on the hunt for some maple cheese dill ketchup popcorn pudding, who’s with me?

I know Selena Gomez is on board and I am pretty sure I can coax Rihanna into grabbing a spoon.

Oh and since Kelly Osbourne has no idea what carbohydrate, protein or fat filled foods are I am sure she would think this snack is acceptable to keep her trim.

Snack time is the part of the day everyone looks forward to, don’t kid yourself, you love food and when your stomach starts growling you turn into a hyena on the prowl or a woman in her eighth month of pregnancy (or Jessica Simpson?).

Check out what a few celebs nosh on when that urge to stuff their faces hits…

♦♦Warning: not all their snacks choices are HEALTHY so don’t even think about following Oprah or Julie Benz to the pantry!

Selena Gomez: Maple Dogs (a corn dog dipped in maple syrup: picture a dog trying to get out of a vat of maple syrup)

Not a good snack idea.

Mike Tyson: Pinkberry Ice Cream (seems like a bit of a girly treat for such a manly man, no?)

Pinkberry prides itself in being a “healthy” treat and while it may be lower in calories than other ice creams, it’s still loaded with sugar.

Kelly Ripa: Think Thin Peanut Butter Protein Bars (with such a ripped bod, maybe these protein bars are worth checking out?)

These bars are essentially zero-sugar Snickers bars. That cannot be tasty AT ALL. Instead mix some unsalted nuts with natural peanut butter.

Kelly Osbourne: Chicken Quesadillas. Apparently she “love[s] the carbs from the cheese.” Clearly she knows her stuff when it comes to nutrition.

Chicken = Good. Quesadilla = Oozing with Unhealthy Fat. Kelly = Not a Nutritionist.

Rihanna: When she is on tour she requests junk food, including noodles, microwave meals, endless chips and snacks and bad stuff. (Does she wish she was a wasted frat boy at 4 am?)

Rihanna is clearly not one to take nutrition advice from either. She would be much better off fueling her body with whole grains and high quality protein. If she continues this habit, her skimpy outfits will look even worse.

Avril Lavigne: Ketchup Chips, Dill Pickle Chips & Steamed Vegetables. (This Bunnie-Hugged Bittie has some interesting taste buds).

Nice work on the steamed vegetables Avril. As for the ketchup chips and dill pickle chips; while I have never heard of such weird snacks, they do sound rather salty. If you want to don the bloated look, by all means, dig in.

Oprah: Garret’s Popcorn. (Is this snack your newest diet endeavor?)

Buy air-popped popcorn and flavor it with herbs and spices. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT indulge in this stuff, one cup leads to five, leads to three more chins.

Kristen Bell: Butterscotch Pudding.

Don’t do a belly flop into a swimming pool filled with butterscotch pudding and then proceed to suck your way out. This pudding will essentially make your ass and stomach look like pudding if you eat too much of it.

Ana Ortiz: Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies.

At least these cookies are a little healthier than sucking down one of those over-sized cookies from Subway or Mrs. Fields. But if you decide to inhale the box, you would take in the calories equivalent to a Thanksgiving dinner.

Anne Heche: Red Licorice (out of all the foods in the world, this is what you choose Anne?)

Pure sugar that will have you crashing and burning after about an hour of devouring these red whips.

Julie Benz: Microwave Popcorn with Peanut M&Ms.

Air-popped popcorn is alright, but the peanut m&ms negate anything healthy about this snack. Throw a little dark chocolate into the mix for a bit of a healthier bite.

Emmanuelle Chriqui: Almonds, Carrot Sticks and Fruit.

High five to Emmanuelle for indulging in healthy snacks that will keep her fueled through a long day of filming! Everyone take note!

What to do, what to do when snack time rolls around?

While the vending machine may look enticing, your cubicle mate’s stash of Halloween Candy may look mighty fine (really? It has been almost three months since that horrible “holiday”), and the vanilla-frosted cupcakes your co-worker brought in, just because he or she didn’t make the New Year’s Resolution of losing a few, may be screaming your name, resist them and instead “pull an” Emmanuelle. Bring your own healthy snacks to work or to where ever it is that you go during the day and actually EAT THEM when the urge to splurge hits. 

Hmm… I guess I should rethink my hunt for Maple Cheese Dill Ketchup Popcorn Pudding.