Healthy eating enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow has been writing her GOOP newsletter for quite some time now, providing her readers with all sorts of tips and information on places to visit, things to do and see, along with some inspiration from her circle of celebrity friends. In her latest issue of things to see, Gwyneth outlines her top 10 food blogs. This time they aren’t all celebrities, per say, but people that love food and love to blog and share their knowledge, experience and most of all – amazing recipes.
After reviewing her list, it turns out that I actually follow some of Gwyneth’s favorite blogs, as well. Below, I’ve selected my top 3 food blogs that I recommend checking out: two from Gwyneth’s list and one as my own recommendation. (more…)
It seems that these days Madonna makes the news more about her workouts than her music career. No matter what you think of the one-time Material Girl and queen of pop radio, one thing she hasn’t done is let herself go.
Along with Gwyneth Paltrow and other high-profile celebrities, Madonna spent some time with celebrity trainer Tracey Anderson. But it ended up in a public “break-up,” and Madonna parted ways with Anderson. (more…)
Oh, Hollywood celebrities… their lifestyles are just as wild as their eating habits. And, all of us who closely follow their lives in the pages of Us Magazine and TMZ are just as wacky, especially when we copy their dieting practices.
Recently, Yahoo! Shine asked the health experts at Mayo Clinic to evaluate seven fad celebrity diets. Here is the skinny on everything from baby food to eating nothing but purple-colored foods.
The Cooler Cleanse
- Description: A three- or five-day juice detox diet where you replace meals and snacks with Cooler Cleanse juices that are delivered fresh to your door. Hayek is one of the co-creators of the Cooler Cleanse and swears by it as a way to keep her looking young, svelte and beautiful.
- Benefits: Quick and short-term weight loss; Promotes a feeling of lightness; Contains healthy and natural ingredients; Liberates you from eating processed and refined foods, even if just for a few days.
Like many women, Gwyneth Paltrow found losing weight more difficult after her second child than after her first. “After my first pregnancy, the weight had come off a little bit better but after the second one it was really stubborn. It was really hanging on,” the 37-year-old told The Press Association. She gave birth to her second child, Moses, in 2006, and found getting back to her ideal figure difficult. “It was not easy and, when I started it, it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done – but I really was seeing results so it motivated me to just work through it.”
Paltrow is planning on releasing a cookbook titled, My Father’s Daughter, in memory of her dad. But she didn’t let her love of good food get in the way of a healthy diet and fit body.
Paltrow enlisted the help of personal trainer Tracy Anderson to lose the baby weight. The actress insisted that her achievement is something everyone can do, “every woman can make time – every woman – and you can do it with your baby in the room.” Paltrow didn’t let her workout get in the way of spending time with her children. “There’ve been countless times where I’ve worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work, and if it’s important to you, it’ll be important to them.”
Here is DietsInReview.com’s complete review of the Tracy Anderson Post-Pregnancy Workout DVD.
Attention all Diet Coke and Diet Dr. Pepper lovers: Soda has been linked to osteoporosis, a condition that is marked by bone loss and puts you at risk for fractures, splints and breaks.
We all know by now that the sugar in soda is linked to a host of health conditions, from obesity to dental cavities. Now soda is earning demerits for its association with degrading the skeletal system.
The problem though is not with all sodas, but with the colas. So drinks like Sprite, 7-Up and Mountain Dew don’t appear to have the same bone-weakening effect as dark sodas do.
Researchers at Tufts University found that women who regularly drank cola-based sodas (three or more a day) had almost four percent lower bone mineral density in the hip, even when calcium and vitamin D intake were accounted for.
So what exactly is in dark sodas that is putting your bones at risk?
Often the topic of gossip, Gwyneth Paltrow and her extreme diet and exercise habits are once again in the spotlight.
Since 1999, Paltrow has been following a macrobiotic diet of mostly vegetables, grains, fish and soup. During her two pregnancies, she took a break from her diet, but returned to it after childbirth. Though she follows a less intense version of the diet now, she still does not consume much dairy. She has used even more severe diet plans, including fasts, detoxes and the famous Master Cleanse. She exercises 90 minutes a day, six days a week with trainer Tracy Anderson.
Tracy Anderson has spent her career helping the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston sculpt their fit, healthy and enviable bodies. Now, she’s helping a more noble cause… with your help.
You can win three personal workout sessions plus a consultation with Tracy at her Tribeca studio in New York City when you donate to her charity auction. Plus, you’ll receive a set of her Tracy Anderson Method workout DVDs signed by her and Gwyneth. The estimated value for this once-in-a-lifetime fitness experience is more than $3,000!
As part of the Disaster in the Gulf relief fund and via Charity Buzz, the money raised from this auction will support The Nature Conservancy, United Way, and the National Wildlife Federation, organizations all working to help in the aftermath of the oil spill. (more…)
Did you know that Vitamin D can help prevent up to 16 different types of cancers? In Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest GOOP newsletter, she discusses Vitamin D with Dr. Frank Lipman, author of “Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again.”
This amazing vitamin has so many benefits, that it is important that each person ensure that they get enough. How much one person needs depends on age, weight, amount of sun exposure and use of sun screen, along with seasonality throughout the year.
Highlights from what Dr. Frank Lipman shared in the newsletter are as follows:
Hollywood stars are gorgeous and fit and seemingly fabulous in every way. Yeah, yeah, yeah. No matter how much we hate them for it, we’re still constantly curious about how exactly they go back getting “those arms” or “that butt.”
A few darlings of the Hollywood set have opened up about using star fitness trainer Tracy Anderson to whip them in to shape. Via Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP newsletter, a long-time follower of Anderson’s workout method, Kristin Davis, co-starring in May 28’s “Sex and the City 2,” Courtney Cox, of ABC’s “Cougar Town,” and fashion designer and philanthropist Donna Karan explain why the Tracy Anderson Method works for them.
The best news? With her DVD series, which the stars use too, you can work on your Hollywood body at home. (more…)