Diet Tricks the Stars Use to Stay Thin

When you see photos of Cameron Diaz’s slim silhouette or Jessica Alba’s flat postpregnancy tummy you probably wonder just how Hollywood stars stay so lean or snap back into shape so quickly.

Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson (whose clients include Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, and Penelope Cruz) recommends popping something into your mouth within 30 minutes of waking. “You want to send your body a sign that youre not starving so it starts burning fat,” Peterson says. His suggestion: a cup of oatmeal with some sliced fruit and several scrambled egg whites. The oatmeal and fruit pack a huge punch of filling fiber, and the egg whites are rich in protein, which is satiating.

Verdict: Try it.
Research shows breakfast eaters are more successful at long-term weight loss than those who skip this meal. “It jump-starts your metabolism and prevents you from getting so ravenous you overeat later in the day,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, New York City–based a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

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Hallie Levine Sklar
Last Updated: November 12, 2008

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