Celebrity Diets and Workouts

Serena Williams is a 26 time Grand Slam champion, but perhaps the thing she is most proud of is her body. She began working on her new fit body in January when she finished the Australian Open.

“I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky. Pilates gave me results within a week,” says the tennis star.

Just what is her workout routine? Venus does Pilates two or three times per week, especially when she is training for an upcoming tournament, and an hour or two of cardio and strengthening exercises in the gym. When she is not on the road she runs to her sister Venus’ house instead of driving, half a mile.

“When I was six or seven in a swimsuit — I look back at those picture, and my arms are cut and my legs are strong,” she says. “I didn’t realize that I was really fit and most people aren’t. To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.”

Both she and her sister are big time tennis champions, but Serena used to want to be more like Venus. It took her until she was in her twenties to realize that it was okay to be different.

“I was 23 when I realized that I wasn’t Venus. She’s totally different,” Serena explains. “I’m super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. She’s tall and she’s like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn’t. But it’s fine. Now I’m obviously good, but it’s a weird thing.”



The low carbohydrate diet is similar to the Atkins diet, although a strict two-week induction period is not always followed. The diet consists of meats, cheeses, fats, and some leafy green vegetables keeping all carbohydrates to a minimum, and avoiding sugar, white flour, and starchy vegetables. Low carb followers claim to eat as much as they want of the allowed foods and still lose weight, or maintain their ideal weight. Many low carb dieters see it as part of a healthy lifestyle that keeps them lean and fit.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Stacey Keibler, and LL Cool J are just a few of the celebrities who swear by the Low Carbohydrate way of eating.

Source http://www.howcelebritiesloseweight.com/find-a-diet/
The Master Cleanser Diet, or as popularly known; The Lemonade Diet was created by the late Naturopath Stanley Burroughs. The Diet consists of fasting to rid the body of toxins, created by improper diet, lack of exercise and negative mental attitudes. The purpose of the Lemonade Diet is to dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion; to cleanse the kidneys and digestive system; to purify glands; to eliminate waste and hardened materials in the joints and muscles; to build a healthy bloodstream; to maintain optimal blood pressure; and to what you all are waiting to hear… to lose weight. As a reducing diet it is superior in every way, reducing fat at a rate of about two (2) pounds a day for most persons, without harmful side effects according to thelemonadediet.com. Read below for all the details:

Here are 3 Beyonce Knowles Lemonade Diet Secrets to get you started on the Master Cleanse quickly and effectively.

Beyonce Knowles Lemonade Diet Secret #1

Most people, including experienced Master Cleansers tend to experience uncomfortable, unpleasant moments during the first 3 days of the Master Cleansers. Often, it gets uncomfortable and irritable to the point that they just dropped out of the cleanse. But once you get past the first 3 days, the rest of the cleanse is going to be a breeze. So if you are doing the Master Cleanse for the first time, watch out for this roadblock.

Beyonce Knowles Lemonade Diet Secret #2

When you are feeling the side effects of the cleansing process, most of us will be tempted to take aspirin to help alleviate the migraine which is the natural results of toxins being purged from inside our bodies. However it is not advisable to do so because aspirin are chemicals which will add more toxins to the body. What you can do to help relieve the migraine is to drink more water to expedite the cleansing process. The faster and more toxins the body can remove, the faster the reliefs from the side effects of the detoxification process will be.

Beyonce Knowles Lemonade Diet Secret #3

Hoodia is a natural herb that has been used by San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert of Africa for thousands of years. It is used as an appetite suppressant. It can be added into your Master Cleanse Lemonade diet to help suppress your hunger pangs. Just be reminded to follow the recommended dosage.

But that’s not all….

According to SELF’s June issue, she puts in the work. To get a tour-worthy body–one that can handle singing and dancing at the same time–the star works out five days a week with her trainer. Those workouts include 100 squats, step-ups and walking lunges (each!).

She makes it fun. An upper body workout can get boring with all those repetitions, so Knowles added her own twist. “I’ll put on a song that I really like and do [biceps curls

with] 5-pound weights the whole song,” she told us. Or, using 3-pound weights, she’ll box for the length of one track.

She knows how to motivate herself. A What’s the point of running, if you’re not running towards something? Knowles keeps a painting of an Oscar at the gym, so she’s literally running towards her next goal. “I look at it, and I’m like OK, I have to stay in shape,” she admits.

She’s consistent.A From the beginning of rehearsals on January 19 to the start of her tour on March 26, Knowles practiced her choreography for nine hours a day, seven days a week–while wearing 5-inch stilettos. Think it’s tough to make it through the workday? That’s 603 hours in heels! The star admits, “When I come home and take them off, I’m like, “Oh, my God! I wish I could just chop my feet off!”

She understands the importance of confidence. A Transforming into Sasha Fierce is more than putting on a teeny-tiny costume and sky-high heels. To become her alter ego, Knowles rehearses her sexy walk. “It’s about self-esteem,” she instructs. “It’s in the hips. Lean back, stretch your neck, keep your shoulders low, point your toes and cross one foot in front of the other.” Anyone can do it!


The beautiful Jennifer Hudson has recently snagged the front cover of People Magazine, showing off her new size-6 body! As the new celebrity spokesperson for Weight Watchers Jennifer has lost the weight through a combination of excerise and eating all her favorite foods within moderation.


Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Oprah Winfrey walk it out during O, the Oprah Magazine's Live Your Best Life event in New York City on Sunday. Hudson celebrated her first Mother's Day by singing "Happy Birthday" to Winfrey, whose magazine turns 10.

Usher, who just released his sixth album, Raymond vs. Raymond at the end of March, has already seen his hit single “OMG” rise to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But making platinum records isn’t all Usher is known for…he’s recognized just as much for his ripped abs, which he certainly hasn’t been afraid to show off throughout his career. Usher recently shared his ab workout in the June/July 2010 issue of Men’s Fitness.

Usher spends his gym time training with Cliff “Hollywood” Boyce and keeps his diet clean, saying, “Having abs isn’t just hundreds of situps. I’m big on natural juices, like wheat grass.”

A proper nutrition program is essential for making your abs workout get results and make your core pop like Usher’s. We all have abs, it’s just a matter of doing the things necessary to uncover them. The workout routine below will certainly tone your abs and improve your core strength, but if you fuel your body with junk food then it will be impossible for you to achieve the washboard abs look you desire.

The Usher OMG Abs Workout

At least three times per week, Usher completes this abs workout. He does a move for 30 seconds, then, after a 10-second rest, runs on the treadmill for two minutes. He repeats with the next movement until he’s done with each exercise. His goal: Five circuits in less than an hour.

Incline Resistance Ball Plank

In a push-up position place your hands on top of the resistance ball. Make sure hands are shoulder width apart, feet are securely balanced on the floor and glutes are not positioned higher than your shoulders. Balance and hold this position for 30 seconds. Breathing is instrumental to maintaining balance. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

TCW says: Make sure you contract your entire core while completing this exercise. You should squeeze your glutes and obliques and brace your entire mid section for this plank. If 30 seconds is too easy, adjust accordingly. You may also want to play around with the speeds on the treadmill. Try to challenge yourself and improve each time you do this workout.

Prone Knee Tuck

Begin on all fours starting in a push-up position. Kneel down, and bring right knee in towards your right elbow. Be sure to alternate knees – right leg to right elbow/left knee to left elbow – and return to the starting position. Continue this exercise for 30 seconds. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

TCW says: Correct posture is essential for this exercise. Don’t let your hips sag or your butt fly up into the air. Try to maintain a straight line with your body throughout the movement.

Alternating Medicine Ball Pushup

Start in a push-up position with your left hand on the floor and your right hand balanced on top of an 8 lb. medicine ball. While going down simultaneously roll the ball to your left hand. Remember one hand should always be on the ball and the other on the floor – at all times. This is an advanced exercise and requires balance and arm coordination. Continue this exercise for 30 seconds. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

TCW says: Yes, pushups do help build your abs. If you can’t complete 30 seconds of pushups with the medicine ball then do some other pushup variation. Again, remember to keep your core tight throughout the exercise.

Upside Down Banana Crunch

Laying flat on your stomach, slightly lift your hands and feet as they should not touch the floor. The goal is to roll over on your back reach up and touch your toes without having your hands or feet touch the floor. This is an advanced movement and requires balance. Continue this exercise for 30 seconds. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

TCW says: This is a challenging exercise, but don’t give up on it, the more you practice the better you will get.
Egg Roll Crunch
Lay on your back with your hands palmed over your ears – cupping your ears. Lying on your back, bring your knees to your chest; Rolling up into a sitting position. Be sure to maintain positioning by keeping your hands over your ears. Once in a sitting position, roll back on your shoulders and your hips should be above your chest. Your goal is to not allow your hands to touch. Continue this exercise for 30 seconds. Run on treadmill for 2 minutes with a speed level of 5.4 (adjust levels as needed). After 10 second recovery, repeat. Goal is to complete three sets of this series.

Source: http://www.thecelebrityworkout.com/2010/06/the-usher-omg-abs-workout/

then check out this workout routine that Kim disclosed to Shape Magazine.
Kim Kardashian Workout Routine

Side Lunge Wood Chop

Reps: 6-15 on one side, then the other.

Body Parts: Arms, Butt, Core, and Legs.

What You’ll Need: Medicine Ball (or use a dumbbell)

Start: Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold a weighted ball next to right ear, elbows bent.

Movement: Step out to the left and lower into a lunge as you straighten arms out and arc the ball around so it’s outside of left ankle. Bring arms back up to starting position as you step right foot next to left.

Wide Squat with Medicine Ball

Reps: 6-15

Body Parts: Back, Butt, Core, and Legs.

What You’ll Need: Medicine Ball (or use a dumbbell)

Start: Stand with feet wide, toes turned out slightly, and hold a weighted ball in both hands in front of chest. Squat low, sinking your butt down, and touch ball to ground between heels.

Movement: Rise up as you lift ball overhead, keeping arms straight, until arms are even with ears. (When you look up, you shouldn’t be able to see the ball; it should be slightly behind you.) Keep your weight in your heels and squeeze your butt tight as you rise up.


Reps: 6-15 per side (or use a dumbbell)

Body Parts: Core

What You’ll Need: Medicine Ball

Start: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, torso tall, and hold a weighted ball about one ball’s width from chest, elbows out.

Movement: Press against ball (you’ll feel your chest muscles contracting). Keep squeezing as you rotate from side to side, as if you were trying to hit something with your elbows. Pull your belly button in tight each time you pass through the center.

Medicine Ball Push Ups

Reps: 6-10 per side

Body Parts: Chest, Core, Shoulders, and Triceps

What You’ll Need: Medicine Ball

Start: Get in push-up position on hands and toes (or knees). Place a weighted ball on ground a few inches outside of left shoulder and place left hand on ball.

Movement: To target more of the triceps, keep ball under shoulder and tuck elbow to your side as you lower into the push-up.

Russian Twist with Medicine Ball

Reps: 6-10 per side

Body Parts: Arms and Core

What You’ll Need: Medicine Ball (or use a dumbbell)

Start: Sit with knees bent and together, feet flat, and hold a weighted ball in front of you. Lean back slightly and rest lightly on heels or lift feet completely.

Movement: Rotate from side to side, touching ball to floor each time (turn your head to look where you’re touching).

Skater’s Lunge with Kickback

: 6-15 per side

Body Parts: Core, Legs, and Triceps

What You’ll Need: Dumbbells

Start: Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend over from hips about 45 degrees and tuck arms at sides, elbows bent and palms facing each other.

Movement: Assuming you’re facing 12 on a clock face, step left foot back to 7 and lower into a lunge, right knee aligned over ankle and back leg almost straight. At the same time, straighten left arm behind you. Return to starting position and repeat with right leg (stepping back to 5) and arm to complete 1 rep.

Squat, Curl, and Shoulder Press
Reps: 6-15
Body Parts: Butt, Legs, and Shoulders
What You’ll Need: Dumbbells
Start: Hold a dumbbell in each hand at sides, palms facing body, and stand with feet hip-width apart. Lower into a deep squat, as if you were going to place the weights on the ground.
Movement: Rise up and curl dumbbells to shoulders, turning palms to face body. Then extend arms up, turning palms to face forward. Lower arms to shoulders, then sides, and repeat.

Jersey Shore: Snooki’s Been Working Out and Dieting for Miami

In honor of Jersey Shore returning this week, we’re taking a look at the workouts and diets of the “guidos” and “guidettes.”

Today we’re examining Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. At 4 feet 9 inches, Snooki is looking great this season (but, alas, without her trademark poof). To get ready for Miami, Snooki tried the Cookie Diet on which she lost ten pounds to get her down to a healthy 100 pounds for the four-foot-nine celebrity. On this diet (created by Dr. Siegal), she ate one meal and six cookies throughout the day. (Each cookie has about 90 calories and 5 grams of protein.) She has even cut back on her alcohol intake to cut back on even more extra calories.

In addition, Snooki’s been hitting the Miami gyms with JWoww and Sammi Sweetheart. So what else does Snooki include in her workout? Snooki likes pole dancing. Pole dance workouts are becoming increasingly popular with celebrities, like Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, and Kendra Wilkinson and the rest of the Girls Next Door (Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt). “It’s just another fun way to exercise and get out of the gym and off the treadmill,” says Bridget

Source: http://www.thecelebrityworkout.com/2010/07/jersey-shore-snooki-workout-and-diet/