9 Tricks Celebrities Use to Quickly Get in Shape and Stay That Way
Famous women take very good care of their appearance and worry a lot about their shape. That's why they usually have their own set of tricks that they use from time to time to lose weight and to stay in good physical shape. Just in time for the summer season, we are showing you their secrets!
Bright Side invites you to take a look at some of the best-hidden beauty secrets of famous women. But be warned: even though there are some really safe methods to losing weight out there, we're going to tell you about some pretty risky ones as well. Be sure not to experiment with any of these tricks without consulting a specialist first.
Madonna: The Werewolf Diet
"The Werewolf Diet" is eating on a schedule based on the lunar calendar. The most important thing is to only drink liquids during the full moon and the next 36 hours during the new moon.
Experts explain that different lunar phases influence people's metabolism and increase the drainage of toxins. This effect can be intensified by drinking a lot of water or other drinks. The people who tried this method claim that it's possible to lose up to 4.5 lb in just one day.
Renée Zellweger: ice cubes
One of the tricks that this actress uses to get in shape is eating ice cubes. In fact, you can achieve the same effect if you drink a lot of cold water. This is because the body needs to spend additional temperature control to warm something up to the body's natural temperature, which increases the metabolism. As a result, the ice which doesn't have any calories forces the body to spend the energy which leads to losing weight.
But you should know that this particular diet has a very little effect on weight loss. For the most part, the actress uses this unusual method to kill hunger when she wants to eat something unhealthy. It's important that you have a sensation of food in your mouth, whereas water just goes straight into the stomach and can't deceive the brain as effectively.
Lady Gaga: whiskey
You wouldn't expect anything boring from this provocative singer. Along with visiting the gym regularly, Gaga constantly drinks whiskey. In one of her interviews, she said, "I love drinking whiskey when working. But the point is, I need to train every day and I often have to do it after the hangover."
Well, we really hope that she knows what she is doing and that the whiskey is really worth it.
Miranda Kerr: coconut oil
Considering Miranda's line of work, she probably knows quite a lot about keeping the perfect shape. We want to remind you that in 2011 after she gave birth to her first child (Flynn Blood, the son of Orlando Bloom), she amazed all her fans when she started posting her fresh photos from Victoria's Secret with no signs of having just completed a pregnancy (it was just a couple of months after she gave labor).
One of Kerr's weight-loss techniques is using coconut oil which she thinks has a magical effect. It was proven a long time ago that the oil has a positive effect on the condition of one's hair and skin. But she also uses it when cooking any food since she thinks that it increases the metabolism.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: cabbage soup
The Cabbage Soup Diet is an entire diet plan where you pretty much eat cabbage soup in unlimited amounts. But this isn't your typical bowl of soup. There are several variations of this low-calorie food and all of them are almost tasteless and consist of onion, carrots, cabbage and a few simple ingredients.
Sarah uses this diet before any important public events and claims that it lets her lose up to 11 pounds in 7-10 days. But you should be really careful when returning to your normal eating routine not to gain the weight right back after having lost it so quickly.
Heidi Klum: English salt
The diet trick that this model uses is taking baths with English salt before attending public events. The magnesium this salt contains relieves any stress and its sulfates help the body to get rid of toxins and increase serotonin levels. It is believed that such a procedure can also help with migraines, improve sleep quality, and decrease anxiety.
But if we are talking about the effect these English baths have on one's appearance, according to Klum, such baths help to get rid of extra water weight in the belly that causes bloating. This makes a person's shape appear much slimmer.
Jennifer Lopez: essential oils
Aromatherapy has been used for health purposes for thousands of years. Essential oils have been used in many religions around the world as a natural medical product: they were breathed in, put on the skin, and even ingested. Jennifer is a fan of the first method, breathing it in, and she is convinced that grapefruit essential oils can decrease the feeling of hunger so that she is less likely to snack.
The idea that grapefruit can help you get rid of extra weight is not new, it became popular in 1930. And if you had any doubts about the efficiency of this method, rest assured because many studies have proven that it really does help curb the appetite.
Megan Fox: apple vinegar
This method is on the riskier side, so if you have any liver or stomach problems, you shouldn't partake in it.
When you look at Megan Fox's sexy shape, it's hard to stay indifferent, especially when you consider the fact that she is a mother of three children already! And even when she was pregnant, Megan gained almost no weight at all. One of her secrets that helped her stay at around 110 lb is her unusual tradition of drinking two teaspoons of apple vinegar with a glass of water every morning. The actress believes that this stabilizes the digestion process, the metabolism, and helps the body to get rid of the toxins. Doctors confirm this but they also warn about side effects and advise consulting a specialist before doing trying it.
Kim Kardashian: Atkins diet
According to Kim, her second pregnancy was not easy and she gained about 65 lb. However, just 3.5 months later, Kim lost 45 lb mysteriously.
Her personal nutritionist, Colette Heimowitz told us about the diet that helped Kim lose weight. It was the famous Atkins diet which requires you to eat significantly fewer carbohydrates and more protein.
Of course, this diet made her give up eating sugar, drinking sugary juices and pastries, so her really quick transformation is not some kind of wizardry, it's a result she deserves. Her nutritionist also noted the importance of Kim's eating schedule. In order to avoid eating something you shouldn't, you can't let yourself get really hungry. So, you should eat small portions, but often.
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