09:21 AM EDT 05/22/2013
Diet & Fitness
Originally posted 05/15/2013 11:45AM
Alison Sweeney has watched as dozens of Americans have slimmed down and shaped up on The Biggest Loser. And now, she wants to help you!
Sweeney, 36, will be answering your health and fitness questions this week and next – just in time for you to feel fit for summer. The mom of two has personal experience in the weight-loss department, opening up about her post-baby workouts, and is big on feeding her kids with healthy, balanced meals. (Her first novel, The Star Attraction, hits shelves this week, too!)
Originally posted 05/02/2013 12:00PM
Nicki Minaj didn't just imagine it. Candice Glover really has lost weight since being on American Idol this season – though admittedly, not always in the most healthy way.
"We're under so much pressure, and we're going and going and going. You sometimes forget to eat until you get in the car and you're like, 'Oh ... gosh. I haven't eaten!' " the Idol finalist, 23, told PEOPLE after Wednesday's show.
Minaj commented on Glover's appearance after her amazing performance of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. "I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl, you look good," she said.
And that left Glover thrilled.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:50AM
Jennifer Aniston keeps her friends close and her yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber, even closer.
But Aniston, 43, says a lot has changed since the fitness friends first met 22 years ago.
"We were a lot rounder," Aniston said with a laugh at the Self magazine-sponsored celebration of Ingber's new book, Yogalosophy: 28 Days To the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover (available May 6) at West Hollywood's Soho House. "We ate terribly. We did that, and then we sort of grew up a little bit more and we got jobs."
Originally posted 04/23/2013 12:25PM
At 38, Jewel says she's learned to embrace her imperfections.
"I wore prosthetic teeth when filming as June Carter Cash and I found it funny that people thought that in a matter of two weeks, I was somehow able to straighten my teeth!" she says in Health's May issue.
"I don't think that my teeth represent my defiance of the Man ... I just don't like pain, and I never wanted braces," she explains.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 12:00PM
Your mother was right when she said that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Some of the (many) reasons why, however, may surprise you.
1. Eating Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight
If you skip breakfast, you're saving calories, therefore losing weight, right? WRONG. Contrary to popular belief (and maybe counterintuitively) eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight.
If you eat dinner at 7, go to bed at 10:30 p.m. and skip breakfast, by the time you're eating lunch at 1 p.m., your body hasn't fueled up in 18 hours! When you go that long without eating, our body goes in to preservation mode, meaning that it conserves energy. Conserving energy means that your metabolism is slowing down. So not only are you not burning calories and fat as efficiently, you're also going to be plagued with low energy all day.
Eating breakfast revs our metabolic engines so that they're ready for prime calorie burn all day. In addition, studies show that people who skip breakfast actually end up eating more throughout the day – to the tune of about 100 calories, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Originally posted 03/17/2013 08:50PM
The thought alone of eating just 500 calories a day is enough to make any woman feel faint. But for two days a week that's exactly what the latest blockbuster diet from Britain recommends.
The Fast Diet, coauthored by London-based doctor Michael Mosley and writer Mimi Spencer, outlines a weight-loss plan that limits a woman's daily intake to 500 calories twice aweek (men get 600 calories) but allows dieters to eat whatever they want on the remaining five days.
"It's not really fasting. It's just a break from your normal routine," says Mosley, 56, who dropped 20 lbs. in three months on the plan. "It's not like an ordinary diet where you think about it all the time. The joy is that you get on with your ordinary life."
Originally posted 03/04/2013 06:45PM
In his upcoming film, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Jim Carrey has quite the body.
The funnyman, 51, forgoes a shirt in several of the film's scenes, showing off his svelte physique – which the actor credited to a strict diet.
"It's not a happy place to be," Carrey told PEOPLE at the movie's junket in Las Vegas on Saturday. "I'm back now. I've got Mr. Cuddly back and we're happy," he added while rubbing his stomach.
Originally posted 02/27/2013 03:45PM
Country icon Wynonna's size is no laughing matter.
Despite playfully telling Tuesday's Good Morning America audience about signing on to Dancing with the Stars so that she can get down to her birth weight, the singer says her health has actually become a growing concern.
"This is a great diversion for me, because it will focus on self-care, which for women – especially working as hard as I do – we forget to put ourselves on the list," Wynonna, 48, told PEOPLE shortly after it was announced she'd be joining the cast of ABC's hit show. "This will force me to take care of myself."
Originally posted 02/18/2013 05:30PM
By George, he's lost it!
Boy George showed off a svelte new figure when attending the Whatsonstage.com Awards on Sunday night in London.
Sporting his trademark eyeshadow, Boy George, 51, wore all black, save for a baby blue tie and beige hat, to the event.
As he's shed the pounds, the singer-songwriter has documented his journey on Twitter, sharing everything from advice from his doctor to reactions on his healthy lifestyle.
Originally posted 02/13/2013 07:00PM
Jada Pinkett Smith knows a thing or two about diet and exercise.
The 41-year-old mom to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12, who recently showed off an extremely toned beach body, says the craziest diet she's ever done actually involved a whole lot of eating.
"My craziest diet was for The Matrix," Smith told PEOPLE at the Vera Wang Fall 2013 Collection fashion show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. Seated front row next to model Chrissy Teigen, Pinkett Smith enjoyed some girl time away from husband Will Smith, who recently vacationed with pals – and parents-to-be – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Brazil.
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