BODY TALK: Healthy celebrity diet tips

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Jackie Keller is a nutrition and wellness coach, educator and culinary expert who works with some of Hollywood’s biggest names.  As the founder and creator of NutriFit, she delivers fresh, customized meals to the from doors of many celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Duff and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here’s three of her best diet tips:  One, make food your friend.  Most of us think of it as an enemy. (Food makes us fat!) Successful dieters change their mindset and befriend favorable food. Two, eat well to lose. There’s not a fruit or vegetable that can hurt you. Whenever you can, reach for something in that category-at least five times a day. Three, say good-bye to butter, bacon and white bread.

Keller shares that one mistake that people make when starting a new weight loss program is that they stop eating or cut back too drastically on overall intake.  As Susan Sarandon once told her, “It’s not about eating less, it’s about eating right.”


Richard Girola’s Valley Village based Cardio Barre workout studio is hopping with mere mortals as well as devoted celeb clients such as Jami Gertz, Melissa Gilbert, Katherine Kelly Lang, Jennie Garth and Melissa Joan Hart.   Girola shares an important exercise tip – add strength training to your workout. The real cause of flabby muscles is lack of exercise, not aging. Muscle mass does decline between the ages of 30 and 70, but isotonic strengthening two to three times a week can reverse the decline and increase strength by changing the ratio of muscle to fat.

Do the kitchen workout: heel rises while washing dishes, pushups ant the counter, use a can of soup as a weight for tricep lifts while waiting for your healthy meal to cook!

Just eat a few nuts 30 minutes before your dinner. You won’t be as hungry. By the way, the nuts are easy to bring in your purse or car if you’re on the run before eating at The Ivy with your publicist.

Eat a piece of licorice, a strong breath mint or even a Listerine breath strip when you’re hungry. It might be enough to stop you from eating something that will derail your diet. Plus the minty taste on your tongue will numb your taste buds and then you will say, “Pizza? I don’t think so. I’ll pass. Cake. Um, my taste buds are telling me no.”

Kym Douglas is the co-author of The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets and The Black Book of Hollywood Pregnancy Secrets. She guests on E!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fox’s Good Day LA.

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