Maria Menounos has recently been making airwaves with her impressive moves on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS). And despite suffering two broken ribs during this season’s performances, she continued to be a strong contendor on the show before Tuesday night’s elimination. But Menounos says being voted off the show won’t stop her from keeping her body in tip-top shape.
Menounos is usually in the public eye as the host of “Entertainment Tonight,” but she’s also found fame as an actress. Because she’s constantly in the limelight, her body must be toned and fit. During DWTS, she practiced routines for up to five hours. But before she ever signed up for the show, she already managed a busy schedule which required her to work hard to stay in shape.
Unlike most celebrities, Menounos tries to steer clear of crazy diets. She eats healthy and has a regular exercise routine. Snacking is a number one rule for this celebrity, and a few of her favorites include veggies, fruits, Greek yogurt, and almonds. Due to her hectic agenda, she tries to snack a few times throughout the day. Perhaps her Greek heritage started her love for veggies and fruits. (more…)
A lot of celebrities sign up for Dancing With the Stars with the hopes of losing weight from the hours and hours of dance practice, but for some, it’s just a pleasant, unplanned side effect.
Jaleel White was one of those celebs that didn’t plan on losing weight while competing on Dancing With the Stars, but there just wasn’t any way around it. White, famous for his role as nerdy Erkel on Family Matters told Us Weekly after his Monday’s performace that he’s already lost 13 pounds since rehearsals began earlier this year. The actor, 35, proudly exclaimed, “I’m like a buck sixty-nine!”
At 5-foot-10, White was hardly overweight to begin with, but spending hours in the dance studio helped the actor kick up his fitness routine a notch. “You’re dripping in sweat. You keep doing intervals of 30 minutes or 40 minutes, and you grab a quick snack and go back at it,” he explained. “I can pop a sweat so quickly now. It’s new to me. It’s ridiculous!”
White has also noticed another positive change: his energy level is up. You would think dancing all day would leave him exhausted, but quite the contrary.
“I feel in better shape than I have been since I was in college,” he said. “It sucks because I want to go out and play basketball but I have no time. I want to see what my energy is like and what I can do on the basketball court now, because at 35, trust me, there is a difference between a 35-year-old and a 24-year-old on the basketball court.”
The newest cast of celebrities to join Dancing With the Stars was announced this week. They seem like a pretty likable bunch, not to mention fit and healthy.
Actors, pro athletes, and singers make up this all-star cast who will start burning up ABC’s dance floor Monday, March 19. The line-up includes Melissa Gilbert, Sherri Shepherd, Martina Navratilova, Maria Menounos, Gladys Knight, Jaleel White, Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Gavin Degraw and Jack Wagner.
In seasons past, there were always one or two footloose contestants who benefited from the extreme calorie burn that came with training and performing their weekly dance competition. Kirstie Alley, Marie Osmond, and even Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka have credited the show with helping them lose weight. Looking at this cast, this season may be more about maintenance than weight loss. (more…)
Now that the cast list has been revealed for season 13 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, weight loss talk is in full swing.
Each season there is speculation of who might lose significant weight while on the show, and this time around, Rob Kardashian is putting his own hat in the ring. He wants to use his time on the show to get into great shape. When talking about his decision to sign on with the hit TV show, he said, “You probably wouldn’t know it, but I’m the most insecure and overweight I’ve ever been. I’m over 200 pounds, so I want to drop some weight and this will be a great start.”
Dancing isn’t his strong suit though, so he will be working extra hard. He was honest about his abilities and stated, “I’m not a confident dancer at all. And down the road…I don’t want to be that guy who doesn’t dance at his own wedding!”
Fans of the TV show Dancing with the Stars will be thrilled to know that season 13 is starting on September 19. The new cast has been announced and includes:
Ricki Lake: Ricki Lake is an actress and talk show host. Ricki has a new talk show that will start in the fall of 2012. Her professional dance partner will be Derek Hough.
Ron Artest: Ron Artest is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. His professional dance partner will be Peta Murgatroyd.
Rob Kardashian: Rob Kardashian is the only son of Kris Jenner and the late Robert Kardashian and stars along his famous sisters in the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. His professional dance partner will be Cheryl Burke.
Nancy Grace: Nancy Grace is one of television’s most respected legal analysts and a former felony prosecutor. Nancy’s professional dance partner will be Tristan MacManus.
Ricki Lake is a celebrity known as much for her up and down weight battles as her talk show and acting talents. Ricki has been revealed as a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars and she appears to be keeping her weight in check from recent photos. Ricki says that she agreed to do the show after being inspired by Kirstie Alley during the previous season – rightfully so since Kirstie managed to shed 38 inches from her body over a 12 week period.
Although Ricki looks great, she says that she hasn’t been maintaining her weight. She fell in love last year and she admits that she’s “gone on a love binge” and hasn’t been hitting the gym like she usually does. Ricki may have been missing her gym time, but now that she’s on Dancing With The Stars, she won’t have any trouble getting in a very rigorous workout everyday to the tune of about six hours. Contestants on Dancing With The Stars train hard and for several hours each day to master their routines.
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Each season, we watch contestants on Dancing with the Stars undergo major transformations and this season was no different. Kendra Wilkinson may not have won the competition but she did win back her pre-baby body and a whole new perspective on life.
Before DWTS, Wilkinson was somewhere between a size two and four. By no stretch of the term was she overweight, but she hadn’t quite reclaimed her Playboy physique. Wilkinson is happy to report that after competing on DWTS, she’s back to a size zero. Most well-known as the sporty ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner from Girls Next Door, Wilkinson has always been very active. In 2009, when she had her son with husband Hank Baskett , she gained a whopping 60 pounds (don’t worry Kendra, you’re not the only one in that boat!)
As many of us know, losing 60 pounds isn’t easily done. Wilkinson credits her freshly-sculpted body to a combination of Ab Cuts, dancing and a diet of natural foods, rich in fruits and vegetables.
by Descygna Webb
Actress Kirstie Alley has been known for years as one of the many celebrities that has battled her weight publicly. Since starting on the hit show Dancing with the Stars, Alley’s appearance has changed dramatically.
Each week the audience and judges on the show noticed that she was losing weight. Alley wanted to make sure she was continuing to go down in size, but she admits she didn’t have a specific goal in mind. After two and a half months on the show, the final numbers on Alley’s changing body were revealed. In the final episode of the show, Alley was to reprise the dance she performed on the season premiere. This means she had to wear her original costume. After extensive alterations to her dress, it was revealed that Alley’s costume had to be taken in an amazing total of 38 inches.
Much has been made of Kirstie Alley’s mishaps on “Dancing with the Stars.” When her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s leg gave in as they made a move on the dance floor, what went through everyone’s mind was “Kirstie’s weight issues were to blame.” Whether or not that is true, the perception is reality and it had to be mortifying for the actress who has publicly battled with her weight for many years.
The emotional effects of such a public exhibition of one’s health struggles are probably on display in her desperate attempt to find a quick fix. Alley has gone on record as saying that she has been following a low-calorie diet. While calorie restriction is a must for weight loss, if it’s done to an extreme it can be dangerous, or at the very least, set one up for failure.
Alley took another big spill during a taping of “Dancing with the Stars,” this time falling off a stage.
“When I fell off the stage, I [saw] three stairs below me and I started going into slow motion and in my mind, I go, ‘okay there are three stairs, you have on heels, jump bitch’ because you’re either going to break something or you’re going to take control of this and that’s why I jumped.” (more…)
by Descygna Webb
In the world of weight loss, one of the most complicated things to do is keep the weight off. Many people find that they meet their weight loss goals only to gain the weight back that they’ve lost. While some may ignore the signs that they have regained some of their lost weight, others choose to take action right away.
Kelly Osbourne is one person that has decided to get a handle on her weight gain before it gets out of control. Osbourne lost weight in the spotlight during her 2009 stint on the TV show Dancing With The Stars. She regained a dress size during the awards season and has vowed to get back into the gym to lose those extra five pounds. Now that all of the awards are out of the way, Osbourne is going to have the time to get back to the gym.