You may know that I’m a magazine freak. I really love my magazines and have subscriptions to a bajillion of them, mostly for reading on the treadmill (yeah yeah you aren’t supposed to do that but I do get a good workout no matter what anyone says!)
Every month in the healthy mags, they have a profile story about some fit and toned celebrity, how they stay healthy, what they eat, how they exercise, and so on. I’d say I read the magazines more for the other parts — like fitness and diet tips, feature human interest stories, etc. — but I always read the celebrity profiles.
They all have one thing in common. Every celebrity woman has the exact same diet. I swear. Same thing every month — Alicia Silverstone, Rachel Bilson, Maria Menouos, Malin Ackerman and whoever else shows up on the covers. Apparently, all of them eat the following every single day:
Breakfast: egg white omelet with veggies
Lunch: spinach salad with salmon
Dinner: Grilled chicken w/ veggies
Night: Sip (decaf) green tea
Then, they’ll say “Oh but I ‘cheat’ once in awhile — I love to eat a big slice of pizza once a month!” …Seriously? Once a month you eat a big slice of pizza and that’s your “cheat”? And,excuse me, but what is the problem with eating egg yolks? Eggs are so boring without the yolks. For the love, do not neglect the yolks!
I also don’t understand how they make it through day on that little bit of food — or when anyone says 1,200 is a good number to shoot for (um, no.) I might be able to make it through the day on that diet — for one day — if I were immobile. But of course, the celebrities all have fitness regiments to rival Jillian Michaels.
I guess their willpower gets them what they want — thin, toned bodies that look good in bikinis on the cover of Shape. But, I would never be that hungry. And I don’t even want to have that kind of willpower.
If I were a celebrity, I’d be with the Kelly Clarkson’s of the world, cheerful and satisfied because I’m not constantly thinking about how to eat less food. Please don’t misconstrue that to mean I’m saying KC is overweight. I’m just saying she’s not a stick like the rest of them and that’s a good thing for her! (By the way, Kelly Clarkson, if you are reading this, I think we would make really good friends and need to get together for coffee.)
If I were a celebrity, I’d be considered “plus-size” and cast in a category with Christina Hendricks (a category to which I would not belong because she is so insanely gorgeous and amazing-looking.)
In conclusion, the reason I could never be a celebrity is because I simply have to eat yolks with my eggs. And that’s the only reason I’m not famous. You?
uggggh i could never eat the same thing day in day out. unless itz ice cream. 😉
yeah I try to eat ice cream at least 3x a week!
((laughing and agreeing about the EAT THE YOLKS)
and also the fact I literally could not make it through the day on that kind of meager sustenance.
Seriously! I'm obsessed with the yolks, egg whiles are so boring!
Amen! I love my egg yolks too. And tortillas. And whiskey. And not in that order. It’s all about balance so live your life, eat what you want within reason, and just MOVE. Oh, and I have no filter so that would probably do me in as a celebrity too. 🙂
Thanks for sharing today! Yes, There are so many things I would never give up!
If I were a celebrity, it would be because I'm a health and fitness model promoting the right way to eat and the healthy body that I have. I'd want to be known for squatting 100-150 pounds and to have nice thick muscular thighs that can handle the weight!
Regardless if I'm famous or not, I want women all over the world to know it's really bad to be so thin you have a thigh gap. I want women to know it's important to eat at least every three hours -> carbs, protein, and veggies!
I would also admit that I like to eat chicken wings with my pizza, and drink it with a beer, a Boston Lager even!
Oh yes, I too love egg yolks. There are vitamins in the yolks!!
Me too! I totally agree, I eat every couple hours or I can't function right! Egg yolks are…da bom! 🙂
AGREE! Omg, that "cheat" sounds miserable. (and yes, Christina Hendricks is SO GORGEOUS)
I know, I'm like, that is NOT a cheat. A cheat is like a Bacon Cheeseburger followed by a massive hot fudge sundae. ha.
I agree, I need my egg yolks. Also, what would I do with all the $, that is the real problem. Glad I'm not famous…mo money mo problems
Seriously, ha ha.
I could never be a celebrity because I couldn't handle the pressure to look, act and be a certain way. I am who I am, like it or not, right? And I like 'cheat' treats more than once a month, so there's that.
I like cheat treats once a day usually. On a good day!
I love reading the celebrity diets in magazine although it's the same recycled meal plan. You forgot the part about eating 1/2 cup brown rice for lunch and 1/2 sweet potato for dinner. I definitely agree with you in that egg whites tastes gross.
However, my all time favourite diet plan is Giuliana Rancic's (in which she deleted from her blog and now claims she's less strict on her diet after she got breast cancer).
I read them too — and they are good reminders of healthy choices you can make — but this past month I noticed the "sample day" of the celebrity and was like omg, it's ALWAYS the same! Hmm, that's weird but I do love Giuliana Rancic, she seems like a really fun person! Thanks for sharing!
Totally on board here…no way, no how could I live like that. I'd be the wicked witch of the west (and east) if I lived in a constant state of hunger. And egg yolks, for the record celeb ladies, are chockfull of nutrients.
These sweet potato tater tots I'm eating right now are delicious. It's technically part of their job to look good- so I guess I'd eat like that for a while for their paychecks and then after I had a nice nest egg saved up I'd say, PEACE!!! … and go eat a whole pie.
I could never be a celebrity, because I would refuse to follow that "egg whites and spinach" diet. Butttt I have a really thin skin when it comes to body insults, so I know that I wouldn't be able to deal with magazines/tabloids posting unflattering pictures of my body.
I also never understood how these girls all workout for hours a day and survive on that 1,200 calorie diet. And who randomly picked 1,200 as the magic number?
Why would you want to be a celebrity is a better question.