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.” Read Full Post >
Zumba, the Latin dance-inspired cardio class, is more popular than ever. Millions of Zumba DVDs have been sold and classes are filled with people having a blast while they work to burn calories.
Zumba is a great and fun way to work your core, arms and legs, and to burn hundreds of calories a session, all while having fun. It’s no wonder that this craze has also gotten popular in celebrity circles.
This Latin beauty has dancing in her blood, so it’s a perfectly logical fit that Jennifer Lopez would be drawn to the Latin rhythms of Zumba. Recently she was quoted as saying in an interview with Redbook magazine that “As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves. If that means once a week you’re going to go off without the kids or without anybody… get a facial even if your sister thinks that’s selfish, or join a Zumba class, or take a painting class, or whatever, you’ve just got to do it.”
The ageless Material Girl has been linked to various fitness and spiritual movements. Another entertainer known for her dance moves, Zumba classes are offered at Madonna’s Hard Candy gyms. Read Full Post >
The cast of the newest season of Dancing with the Stars has been announced. Although Bristol Palin will not be replaced by former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, it will feature boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, wrestler Chris Jericho, and Playboy Bunny and reality TV personality Kendra Wilkinson.
Kirstie Alley will also be among the show’s performers, and she says she has modest expectations. Her goal, for herself and fellow contestants is to “try not to fall on our butts the first week out. That’s what I’m going for.” Kirstie Alley is no stranger to reality TV after starring in Kirstie Alley’s Big Life on A&E.
Here are the top ten most popular stories of 2010 on DietsInReview.com, as determined by our readers. This list reflects the weight loss successes, food trends and hot diets that you were reading about in for in 2010.
1. The 17 Day Diet as Seen on The Doctors
This popular diet hit in big at the end of 2010, when Dr. Mike Moreno introduced his new diet plan to many Americans on The Doctors. The 17 Day Diet promises you lasting weight loss thorough four 17-day cycles that will reset your metabolism.
Once a spokes woman for Jenny Craig, Kirstie Ally has always made her weight big news, chronicling her weight-loss struggles on the A&E show The Big Life. She recently tweeted “I’ve lost over 50 lbs and I’m having the time of my life,” but that she still has 30 more pounds to go. “I’m far from SKINNY….but I’m at least far from Shamu …no insult to Shamu intended,” she tweeted on October 6th. She also flaunted a sexy photo of her slimmer self surrounded by her “Italian men friends.”
Kirstie admits to once weighing as much as 230 pounds. “By 2008, my weight started creeping up and I said, ‘Oh, I still look good at 150. I still look good at 155. I still look okay at 165. Some of my clothes still fit at 175,’” she told Ladies Home Journal. “And nobody was saying ‘You’re fat.’ I was like a bank robber who was getting away with it.”