Lo Bosworth Celebrity Diet: The Skinnygirl Dish

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 weight loss secrets and tips!

This Week: Skinny Girl

This week’s celebrity diet comes from the new book by Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel, The Skinnygirl Dish. We previously covered Bethenny’s first book, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinny Girl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting,” and provided you with Bethenny’s delicious recipe for Spinach Ricotta Pasta. Celebrity fans of Bethenny’s Skinny Girl recipe book include Lo Bosworth (The Hills) and Stephanie March (Law & Order).

Skinny Girl Dish is a cookbook full of healthy recipes created by Bethenny. The Skinny Girl recipes accompany Bethenny’s approach to treating eating like financial planning. For example, if you splurge at one meal, save at another and try to downsize your portions (for more tips, check out our previous post). Some benefits include the delicious, yet healthy, recipes and the fact that alcohol is allowed in moderation. Indeed, the Skinny Girl approach is more of a lifestyle, than a diet.

Some potential pitfalls of the Skinny Girl diet include actually having to cook. Also, weight loss is not guaranteed. However, the cooking part can actually be considered a benefit, because interacting with and understanding what you put into your body is an important part of healthy eating. In addition, although weight loss is not guaranteed, Bethenny intends her Skinny Girl books to guide readers to a new healthy lifestyle, and to allow them to avoid lifelong dieting. [click to continue…]

93590375 katy1 Katy Perry Stays Hot by Jumping Rope fitness tips celebrity workouts celebrity fitness Last night on American Idol, “I Kissed a Girl” singer Katy Perry showed of her skills as a critic, but music is not the only thing Katy is known for. Katy is also recognized for her hot body, and has a fun and accessible workout that anyone can try.

In order to workout for her grueling tours, Katy Perry enjoys jumping rope. She says, “I hate working out, but I love jumping rope.” “There’s a rhythm. It’s like dancing.” And Katy’s performance skills rival her jump roping skills. “I can double jump; I can cross. I can do all of it. I look like Rocky when I jump rope.”

Katy Perry jumps rope for up to half an hour straight and keeps herself going by listening to Madonna. “There’s so much to listen to but Madonna is so inspiring. She’s like the energizer bunny and one-ups everybody, and she’s 50. I think, wow, if you can do it, I can do it.”

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Anna Paquin workout

As we mentioned last week, True Blood is back for season 3. That, of course, means the return of Anna Paquin, who stars as the telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse. Yep, Anna Paquin is back – and with a better body than ever.

Anna Paquin has been working hard with her trainer Clay Burwell. Anna’s workouts typically two-hour-long sessions that combine boxing, plyometrics, and strength training.

Self Magazine recently covered Anna Paquin’s Workout, discussed below, which helped her look sexy naked for this season of True Blood.

Anna Paquin True Blood Workout

This workout involves a circuit of 6 different exercises, each of which is done 3 times. Do the first exercise, and immediately move on to the second exercise, and so on. After performing this circuit of 6 exercises. Rest 1-2 minutes. Then repeat the circuit two more times.

“Waist Cincher”

Reps: 30 reps per side (for a total of 60 reps for each circuit).

Starting position: Lie on your back with your knees bent. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Place your left hand on the back of your head (like you would in a situp). Keep your right arm at your side with right elbow to the ground.

Movement: As you crunch, shift your weight to the right elbow and bring your left elbow toward the right knee. Return to the starting position.

Areas worked: abs and obliques

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Robert Pattinson Workout

Robert Pattinson returns to the big screen this weekend with his latest flick, Remember Me, a romantic comedy also starring Emile de Ravin and Pierce Brosnan.  It’s the actor’s first big project since his breakout role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series.

There’s certainly no shortage of talk about the bodies of Pattinson and the other cast members of Twilight, with Pattinson even being featured on People’s 100 Most Beautiful list.

Pattinson’s went the extreme route with his workout and diet in preparing for his role as Cullen.  According to Examiner.com, he ran and kickboxed for up to 5 hours a day as part of his training.  He also cut his alcohol intake and cut his calories by eating only one meal per day.

“I was just trying to lose every ounce of body fat, so when I took off my shirt, I would look like an alien,” Pattinson recalls. “I thought that kind of worked for the story. The idea of taking my shirt off and looking like some sort of Adonis? Everyone would just laugh.”

“I just looked so different,” Pattinson recalls. “I was so much more muscular than I had ever been in my life, but I looked weird.” So Rob gave up his dieting and admits during filming, “I was on a full cheeseburger diet.”

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TRX – The Future of Celebrity Fitness

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Celebrities, Drew Brees, Mary J. Blige, Ellen Pompeo, Giselle Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Jaime Pressly, Natalie Coughlin, workout with TRX Suspension Trainer

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Top 25 Celebrity Summer Bodies – Females (25-21)

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Kelly Rowland, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Hayden Panettiere, and AnnaLynne McCord are numbers 21-25 on the Women’s Health Top 25 Summer Bodies list.

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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Five Squares

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The second celebrity diet in our five-part series, Five Squares is diet free of a dairy, wheat, and refined sugar, used by celebrities such as Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera. Five Squares is low in calories, yet maintainable, and can be delivered to your home.

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Selena Gomez Shapes Up After Suffering from Malnutrition

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Selena Gomez improved her diet to includes eggs, veggies, and lean protein, after suffering from malnutrition.

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