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Originally posted 08/05/2013 02:00PM
No junk food? No problem.
That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, 39, who manages her eating habits like a pro, telling Women's Health, simply, "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.' "
And when she does splurge on sweet treats, "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are," she shares, adding that the prime location allows her to forget about them – instead of eating them.
Originally posted 07/31/2013 04:45PM
Sharon Stone has one of Hollywood's most enviable bodies – and she credits it to an unconventional workout.
"I put on dance mixes and I really dance my brains out at home because I enjoy that," the actress told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of her upcoming film Lovelace at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday.
"That saying – 'Dance like nobody is watching' – I do that. I dance like nobody's watching and I dance hard until I sweat and I think that that’s very good. It’s good for the mind and the body."
Along with her dedication to her dance moves, there's more that keeps Stone, 55, in phenomenal shape.
Originally posted 07/17/2013 12:20PM
Since becoming a mom nearly 11 months ago, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been focused on getting fit.
And on Tuesday, the Snooki & JWoww star showed off the stunning results.
"I work out in the gym seven days a week. I go with my trainer five days a week, I have a treadmill downstairs or I do crunches," Snooki, 25, told PEOPLE at SELF Rocks The Summer Party in Manhattan. "I try to do something at least once a day."
Once famous for going clubbing and her drunken shenanigans on MTV's Jersey Shore, Snooki now seems to be a proudly reformed party girl.
Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:10PM
From Biggest Loser to biggest helper: Alison Sweeney has answered your health and fitness questions! Nearly 150 of you submitted inquiries on everything from exercise and snacking to post-baby bodies and belly bulge, and Sweeney was more than happy to help you out.
Check out her answers to a selection of your questions below, and be sure to pick up her new novel, The Star Attraction, on amazon.com now!
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."
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