The pressure to look good means that celebrities need to ensure they appear fit and trim and look every bit the star. So how do celebrities lose weight and get that slim and sexy look?
If you were to believe the diet pill industry you would think it’s all down to taking the latest diet pills on the market! The fact is most celebs will have a highly paid personal trainer that will help to whip them back into shape. (Considering the personalities of some celebrities the trainers will certainly be earning their money!)
Fat celebrities = Less Income?
For some celebrities their income can be associated with how they look, meaning any weight gain can serious hurt their wallets! Some film stars have reported losing vast amounts of weight with highly restrictive diets and exercise routines when preparing for a role.
Action film star, Matt Damon, has been reported to have lost over 45 pounds when preparing for his role as Specialist Ilario in “Courage Under Fire”. He lately admitted that his strict exercise and high protein diet made him feel sick!
With millions of pounds at stake it’s easy to understand how they can be motivated to maintain such extreme diets.
Latest Fashion, Underweight Celebrities
In the “good old days” female celebrities with hour glass figures were the most sought after in the media. With the recent obsession with looking good seems that the “underweight” look is in and most cat walk models appear unnaturally underweight!
Thankfully not all celebrity performers go for the emaciated look; in fact you could argue that some of the UK stars go for the opposite!
Are Celebrity Diet Pills a License to Print Money?
When celebrities drastically lose weight they become perfect candidates for sponsoring the latest diet pills on the market. If they have been known to be troubled by weight gain and yo-yo dieting, even better!
A newly slimed down celeb can easily make front-page news, an ideal time to reveal the “secret” to their recent slim down. The format is well rehearsed and seen time and time again.
Sometimes it can go wrong though (see below)!
The most famous celebrity endorsed diet pills and diet plans include:
1. The Kardashians – QuickTrim
It seems that the Kardashian sisters could be in a spot of trouble with the recent $5 million lawsuit over apparently bogus weight loss claims.
The case has been filed by dieters who unsuccessfully lost any weight whilst taking QuickTrim products have been reported to have been misled by the Kardashian sisters. The allegation is ongoing and a verdict has yet to be made!
Read our full review of the QuickTrim products.
2. Anna Nicole Smith – TrimSpa
Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith endorsed the TrimSpa diet pills claiming that the pills could help you lose substantial amounts of weight.
Both Anna Nicole Smith and TrimSpa have been sued in a class-action lawsuit after it was alleged that their marketing of a weight loss pill was false or misleading.
After losing the case TrimSpa had to pay out $1.5 million to settle allegations. Since then the company behind TrimSpa have been re-branding and rebuilding their image.
3. Wynonna Judd – Alli
American country music singer, Wynonna Judd, she revealed in People magazine it was with the help of Alli.
Alli (similar to Proactol Plus) is a natural fat binder that blocks some of the dietary fat from being absorbed.
Since she has signed up to be the celebrity spokesperson for Alli though, Wynonna has not commented on how much weight she has lost using Alli, although she has recently lost 55 pounds!
Read our full review of Alli.
4. Snooki – Zantrex 3
American reality TV show “Jersey Shore”, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has claimed she has gone down from 126 lbs to 109 lbs thanks to Zantrex 3 pills!
She frequently comments on Twitter how fantastic Zantrex 3 pills are and how much weight she is losing.
Read our full review of Zantrex 3.
5. Nicola McLean – Capsiplex
One of UK’s most successful glamour models, Nicola McLean, claims to use Capsiplex to stay in shape and keep looking sexy for the guys!
Nicola McLean has been featured on the covers of leading UK mens magazines such as Zoo, Nuts, Front, Loaded and Ice.
Capsiplex helped her lose her pregnancy weight after giving birth and successfully lost 7lb within just a week.
6. Lauren Goodger – Meratol
Lauren Goodger from popular TV show in the UK, The Only Way Is Essex (nicknamed TOWIE) claims to have lost one stone (14 pounds) of weight in just one month by taking Meratol diet pills.
It was speculated she lost the weight to keep her boyfriend, Mark Wright, its likely she decided that the party lifestyle was catching up with her!
Read our full review of Meratol.
7. Jennifer Aniston – Atkins Diet
One of the most popular diet plans, the Atkins Diet, has numerous high profiler celebrities who claim to have followed this diet plan.
One such celebrity, Jennifer Aniston has frequently reported how following the Atkins Diet has helped to stay slim and fit.
Jennifer doesn’t just follow the Atkins Diet though, she combines the diet plan with regular exercise and plenty of water!
8. Montignac Diet – Kylie Monique
The Montignac Diet claims you can easily lose up to 4lbs per week and is based on a high-protein diet, eating carbs with low glycemic index and avoiding so called “bad carbs”.
Sounding similar to the Atkins Diet, the Montignac Diet uses the principle of eating carbs with a low glycemic index (whole wheat bread, veggies and fruits).
One of supporters of the Montignac Diet is Kylie Minogue who still looks fantastic at the age of 43. Looking as hot as ever, Kylie is perfect testimonial for this diet plan!
9. Dr Phil Diet (Shape Up) – Dr. Phil McGraw
Dr Phil’s Shape Up Diet combines low fat, high nutrition foods that are controlled in calories and exercise with behavior management and cognitive or thought restructuring techniques.
Unhappy customers of discontinued Shape Up were given a $10.5 million settlement in 2006 when 3 consumers claimed Dr Phil defrauded them by making false statements about the diet pills.
10. Maximum Strength Calorie Control – Jillian Michaels
So called America’s toughest physical trainer has her own range of weight loss dieting supplements along with her “premium weight loss plan”, DVDs, clothing, books and fitness equipment.
Jillian Michaels has appear on countless TV shows in the US, including The Doctors, The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian.