Anticipation of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook is building as its April release approaches. Unfortunately for Paltrow, much of the excitement surrounding the book seems to be because of all the snarking opportunities it promises to provide. As we previously reported, the book, inappropriately titled
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Most people can stand to eat some more fruit. But, as Ashton Kutcher found out, there’s also too much of a good thing: While preparing for jOBS, a biopic about late Apple founder Steve Jobs, Kutcher adopted a fruitarian diet similar to a diet Jobs adopted at one point in his life, and was briefly hospitalized as a result.
Gwyneth Paltrow and her trainer Tracy Anderson are on the cover of Redbook this month, and while Gwyneth is enamored with Tracy and her results, it seems her methods are a little brutal and humiliating.
Europeans are enjoying a new technology that allows you to taste dessert an other yummy foods without all the calories (and without the chew-spit method.) It’s call “Whaf” and it creates a flavor vapor that you can suck through a straw.
Fit 43-year-old Matthew McConaughey lost 38 pounds this year, mostly buffed-up muscle from playing a stripper in Magic Mike to play an AID patient in The Dallas Buyer’s Club. He went from 181 to 143 in a very short period of time, and of course the process was difficult.
Even though weight loss is really a simple thing (reduce calories in, and increase calories burned) it’s a difficult thing for a human to do, so we’re constantly looking for quick-fix alternatives. We try to find chemicals that taste like sugar, reduce our appetitive, mess with our sense of smell, or increase our metabolism to make the process easier for us. Now Pepsi is introducing a soda to the Japenese market that claims to “block fat.”
What’s the secret ingredient?
Anne Hathaway lost of a total of 25 pounds from her already thin frame for her role in the latest cinematic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Mis: 10 before shooting, and another 15 during a two-week break. She now tells Vogue magazine, which she covers for December, about the harrowing starvation diet she had to endure to achieve a near-death look.
If this National Enquirer (via Celebitchy) story can be believed, Kristen Stewart appears to be living off of the diet that landed Demi Moore in the hospital (minus the Whip-Its.)
Anne Hathaway’s body has suffered a lot for her art lately. First she had to get lithe but toned to don a Catwoman suit for The Dark Knight Rises, and then she had to get shockingly frail to play a dying prostitute in Les Miserables. Anne has recently opened up about her extreme diet and exercise requirements for these intense movie roles.
Lauren Manzo, daughter of Caroline Manzo and star of Real Housewives of New Jersey, has recently admitted to undergoing the lap band procedure after struggling with her weights for several years. Manzo previously tried other weight loss programs and diets such as LA Weight Loss, Jenny Craig, and on the show we see her try a drastic egg white diet. None of these brought the level of success she wanted, so Lauren opted for a surgical measure, a choice her father also made.