Nine weeks ago supermodel Gisele Bundchen gave birth to her daughter, Vivian Lake Brady. The gorgeous model debuted her post-baby body in a black bikini on a recent vacation to Hawaii, as reported by People Magazine. Gisele has given birth to two children, yet she remains in tip top shape even within weeks of giving birth.
How does the Brazilian model get her body back in shape post baby? According to Shape, the supermodel is loyal to a strict kung fu workout routine. Gisele has been completing 90 minutes of kung fu three times a week for the past four years.
Yao Li, Gisele’s kung fu instructor, explained that, “Practicing kung fu improves muscle tone and flexibility in the lower body. Blocking drills and hand techniques do the same for the upper body, especially the shoulders and arms.” (more…)
We’re just hours away from the weekend! That means it is time for a dose of healthy news from DIR and our friends. This week’s headliners from our team include People Magazines’ Sexiest Man Alive, our partnership with The Best Life Diet for a Holiday Survival Guide, and Los Angeles adoption of Meatless Monday. Also, we have headliners from Mamavation, ABC News, and Shape Magazine. Don’t forget to check out this week’s holiday appetizer recipes including a pumpkin hummus recipe found only on HelloGiggles.
5-Week Holiday Survival Guide with $5000 in Prizes from The Best Life and DietsInReview
The holidays officially starts next week on Thanksgiving. We know how hard it is to resist overeating during these festivities and to maintain a fitness routine. This is why we have partnered with The Best Life for a five-week Holiday Survival Guide. Together, we are offering more than $5000 in prizes to help you stay healthy and fit. The Holiday Survival Guide kicks off on November 20, 2012.
Channing Tatum’s Workouts Earn Him Title of Sexiest Man Alive
Every year People Magazine dubs one fine representative from the male half of Hollywood as the Sexiest Man Alive. This year’s Sexiest Man Alive is Channing Tatum, an actor in the limelight for quite some time, but 2012 was definitely his year. Check out the fitness moves that made Channing Tatum this year’s Sexiest Man Alive.
Los Angeles Adopts Meatless Monday for the Health of its Citizens
Thinking about going vegetarian for one day? Well in Los Angeles, you can go meatless on Mondays! LA City Council has approved to adopt Meatless Monday for the city, which can help with LA’s obesity problem and environmental issues as well. Do you think Meatless Mondays in LA will be successful? (more…)
Pull up your chairs ladies and get ready to oogle at a big piece of man. People Magazine has officially named its 2012 Sexiest Man Alive: Channing Tatum, the actor who most recently gained fame from his scandalous role as a stripper in the 2012 blockbuster Magic Mike.
People Magazine’s Julie Jordan told TODAY Wednesday that the decision was an easy one. “He’s the triple threat this year. There was romance in The Vow, there was comedy in 21 Jump Street and that little film Magic Mike where he was a stripper,” she said. “He’s more than just a body, he’s got heart, he loves his wife and he’s ready to be a daddy.”
In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Tatum shared that he’s ready to settle down and be a family man, making him all the more attractive to his adoring female fans. “I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” he said. “The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.”
For those unfamiliar with Tatum’s career and his famous washboard abs, the 32-year-old actor was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama to a mother who was an airline worker and a father who worked in construction. When Tatum was 6 his family moved to Mississippi where the natural athlete discovered the world of sports, including football, soccer, track, baseball and martial arts. (more…)
Before you clock out for the weekend, don’t forget to glance over some news from DIR and our friends. Besides the news we have the perfect recipes to kick off the first official weekend of summer!
News from DietsInReview.com this week
Portland is the Best City for Your Skin; Las Vegas is the Worst
Where you live can play a role in the health of your skin. Daily Glow just announced its 55 Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin, and you maybe surprised to see where your hometown ranks. Plus, Dr. Jessica Wu, dermatologist to the stars, talks to DIR and provides tips to keep our skin healthy.
Summer Food Bucket List
Being that this week is the official start of summer, we wanted to talk about the summertime foods we can’t get enough of. We talked to some of our favorite foodies – bloggers, health writes, and cookbook authors alike – to share their one summer food item they have to eat before September rolls in.
Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Detox Diet in PEOPLE is More Proof He’s Sold Out
PEOPLE magazine awarded Dr. Oz with the title of Healthiest Man Alive. The story also provides readers with Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Detox Diet. Do the two contradict one another? We think so. (more…)
Dr. Oz may be “America’s Doctor,” according to Oprah, but he’s not my doctor. If my heart were breaking down and truly needed saving, I might look him up and try to be one of the 200 cardiothoracic surgeries he personally performs every year. However, I don’t know that I’d follow any other medical advice he was prescribing.
Calling him a sell-out may sound harsh, but that’s how I’m starting to feel. His TV show is wildly popular, and puts health front and center in this country like never before. He has prime real estate to give Americans sound medical advice that could actually change their lives. Instead, he fills his airwaves with diet pill jokes like raspberry ketones, forskolin, and two-day wonder cleanses. How is any of this helpful?
Our resident dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, spoke out after Dr. Oz’s raspberry ketone episode aired. “And so, did Dr. Oz lead us astray on the raspberry ketone claim? He did if you believe he has a medical obligation to the viewer. Call me jaded, but I believe Dr. Oz’s only obligation is to his network.”
I believe he is medically obligated to the viewer, and I also agree that his obligation has been prioritized to the media.
This week, PEOPLE called him the Healthiest Man Alive, and the good doctor appears on the cover alongside Matthew McConaughey’s wedding photo. Under a photo of “Summer’s Hottest Bodies” appears the headline “Bonus: Dr. Oz’s 2-Day Diet.”
I just have to ask why? (more…)
Jillian Michaels is a well-known figure in the fitness industry, not only for her role as the no-excuses trainer on The Biggest Loser, but also an inspiration of health to many people seeking to lead a healthy lifestyle.
But these days, she’s receiving recognition of a different kind as one of People Magazine’s 2012 Most Beautiful People – which is a highly-anticipated collection of the world’s most beautiful celebrities which the magazine publishes every year.
With much anticipation surrounding this year’s list, it’s no surprise that Jillian was named among the lucky few. And perhaps an even higher honor is that she was recognized among the most beautiful celebrities inside and out for their roles in helping people in need.
Of the star, People Magazine wrote that “During the process of adopting a baby, the trainer connected with an agency that brought ‘deeper meaning to my life,’ she [Jillian] says. ‘Other than being a parent, I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling.'” (more…)
Today, People Magazine announced its annual list of the World’s Most Beautiful Women; the magazine hits newsstands tomorrow, April 27. Gracing the 2012 cover is new mom and Hollywood super star Beyonce, who will be joined by nearly 180 other women who define beauty.
The top ten list includes some of the biggest television, music, and movie stars of the past year. What we like about all of them, including Miranda Lambert, Charlize Theron, and Christina Hendricks, is that they all embrace fit, active, healthy lifestyles. None of them are doing anything too extreme and all trying to practice moderation for the most part, not an easy task in the land of indulgence.
We’ve rounded up the diet and fitness techniques of this year’s top 10 most beautiful women.
Last year, “21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox” rocked the diet book shelves. In People Magazine this week, Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show shares the before and after pictures of her 60 pound weight loss- thanks to the “24 pounds in 21 days” she says she lost, followed by additional weight loss by turning to a vegan lifestyle. Robin says she also works out four days a week.
Read more with the DietsInReview.com 21 Pounds in 21 Days review and Vegan Diet Review.
Grab a copy of this week’s People Magazine. Not only will you get the dish on Matthew McConaughey impending fatherhood and fabulous shots of Katie Holmes wardrobe- but you can catch a glimpse at the new book “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.” Michael Pollan collects his research on nutrition and has a simple outlook on eating- “Eat food. Not too much.”
Quick take aways you can read about in People’s article-
– Hit the outside edge of the store where where produce, meat and dairy reside.
– Skip the processed, packaged foods
– Eat locally raised foods
– Allow for some forgiveness
I know- you’ve got 101 diet tips being thrown at you everyday. So ten more couldn’t hurt, right? This list at People Magazine exposes the top ten ways stars are losing weight.
- Drink more water
- Eat more fish for the Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Add a splash of apple cider vinegar
- Eat smaller meals all day long, instead of three big meals, like Katherine Heigl on the Five Factor Diet
- Cut out alcohol, or strictly limit it
- Go vegetarian, or just fill up your plate with plenty of brightly colored veggies
- A cup of green tea creates three healthy habits all at the same time, says Gwyneth Paltrow
- Quench your sweet tooth with sugar-free snacks
- Workout your brain and body with Budokon- a yoga/martial arts activity you can do with your Friends Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
- Treat yourself to a spa day
Once you’ve included all of these healthy habits into your daily routine, check out how your weight compares to these fit-n-trim stars with the Celebrity BMI Calculator.