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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? 

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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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How To Ward Off Vampires

I was sitting in Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s kitchen watching her stir a vat of cabbage soup the other day when she revealed a bit of inside scoop about her days on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

She told me that her vampire ass-whooping moves (you know, the ones that motivated you to take up karate) weren’t the actual cause of “death” to the blood suckers that kept popping out from behind headstones. Instead, she told me that they all perished because of one very potent repellant that she always had “on hand”.

Sarah, I am sorry, but I am going to have to disclose your “secret” because… Well, it’s just plain stupid and everyone must know (after all, Halloween… It’s all about the prevention against vampires, unless of course… You’re any of the sexy ones from True Blood or wait, those two from The Vampire Diaries… Mmmm, YUM! 

I wouldn’t be a good friend if I wasn’t truthful, right?

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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”!

Uma Loves A Threesome

Who would have thought Uma Thurman to be of the kinky sort. Poison Ivy… what a hot porn star name. 

There are only two men she will get frisky with at the same time though. 

Ben & Jerry!

You know you’re curious, don’t lie! Check out the latest episode of GiGi Eats Celebrities and figure out just how sticky this situation truly is! 

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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?