Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lady Gaga "Body Revolution": Bulimia And Anorexia Battle

Lady Gaga has begun her own "body revolution."










On
Tuesday (September 25), Mother Monster launched a page titled "A Body Revolution 2013" on her Little Monsters site, encouraging fans to embrace and share their flaws. For that reason she shared a somber photo of herself wearing yellow lingerie via her Little Monsters website. "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15," Gaga wrote in the caption.

The revelation came on the heels of Gaga's recent radio interview with Elvis Duran, in which she admitted to being on a diet "because I gained, liked, 25 pounds" during her five weeks off between tour dates.


At the time, the Grammy winner insisted she didn't "feel bad about" putting on a few extra pounds. "Not even for a second."

"I have to be on such a strict diet constantly," Gaga explained. "It's hard because it's a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don't like that. So I'm trying to find a new balance."


It has to be noted that Gaga shared some words of wisdom from Marilyn Monroe via Twitter on September 22: "To all the girls who think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful ones. It's society who's ugly," Mother Monster tweeted. Gaga then added: "Thank you to my fans who love me no matter what and know the meaning of real beauty and compassion. I really love you."


It has to be mentioned that months earlier Elton John, 65, claimed he was really worried about his friend's skinny frame. "She is frail, and she doesn't eat when she should," John quoted as saying. "I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes."


"My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "to inspire bravery," Gaga stated on the site. "This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your "perceived flaws," as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous." In another post, Mother Monnster wrote: "Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities."


Needless to say that fans have already flooded the site with personal images, which Gaga herself has been captioning. In one, a fan is looking at herself in the mirror with her stomach exposed. "Emily Rose recovering from anorexia. We support your bravery and have compassion for your pain," Gaga wrote encouragingly. "(and huh gUUrl, you don't need to diet ur FINE AS HELL.)"


But fans aren't only posting photos... Thousands have already commented on the website, thanking Gaga for sharing her battles and giving them an outlet to share their own insecurities. "You give us the strength to take the parts we are supposed to be ashamed of and make them into our pride," Vernoika commented. "Thank you so much for always believing in us and trusting us enough to let us in on your personal life and struggles."


Not long before launching the initiative, Gaga reached out to her fans in a separate post, explaining that they were the sole inspiration behind A Body Revolution 2013. She also addressed her constant battle with her weight and revealed she's happier than ever with her body. "I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame," Gaga wrote.

"My weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have," Gaga revealed. "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well."

The question is: What do you think of Gaga's "Body Revolution campaign"?


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

14-Year-Old Radio Host: " Homosexuality Is A Choice No Matter What Lady Gaga and Obama Says"

14-year-old radio talk show host , Caiden Cowger , blasts homosexuality as a choice people make "no matter what Lady Gaga says."


Caiden Cowger states the homosexuality "problem" is out of control in his state of West Virginia. 30 kids in his county- many of whom grew up with him-  have chosen to be gay.

Cowger claims that Obama and Biden are both personally responsible for turning people gay.

The kid is doing West Virginia obviously no favors.


No one can make you gay. You are gay because you are born this way! It's not a choice! What is wrong with being who you truly are? I give him the benefit of being so young...Hope this kid won't turn out a racist in the future!


Watch the video below in order to hear Cowger's opinion about  homosexuality.

 

What do you think of it?

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Maria Menounos Weight Loss

Maria Menounos never had a weight problem until 15 years ago, when the then 17-year-old gained the freshman 40 (nearly three times what most freshmen gain). Maria realized she had a problem when her relatives began making unflattering comments such as "You want to be on TV looking like that?"

 
 In other words, if the former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA didn't get back to pageant weight, her career was past! Unfortunately, her immediate solution, reaching for comfort food to deal with the discomfort of the situation, only made things worse.

For those who are not familiar with Maria Menounos, it has to be mentioned that Maria not only made it to the little screen ( she's a correspondent for "Access Hollywood" and "Today") , she's taken to the big screen in movies like "The Fantastic Four."That's quite an accomplishment!

Looking back, Menounos reveals her weight problem sprouted in high school when she got a job at Dunkin' Donuts, but really blossomed in college.



"The problem was I grew up eating super-healthy,"Maria explains. "My dad had Type I diabetes, and we never had sweets in the house."


Menounos took control of her eating when she started paying closer attention to portion sizes. That and her other winning weight-loss strategies are surely no secret( they're all over the media ) but here's her secret in a nutshell: no foods are off limits as long as you feed yourself a steady, but modest diet of nutritious, delicious food.

Maria Menounos explains in her book (it became a bestseller!) how she got back to a healthy 125-130 pounds by setting goals, keeping food logs and celebrating successes.


"Love your body," Maria claims. "Focus on your health, not your body's flaws!"

"It's not about being skinny, it's about being healthy!" Maria adds.

The question is:" How Maria Menounos managed to go from
from a size 14 college student to the size 4 television personality she is today?"

 Answer: Chili peppers, hot sauce, vinegar, grapefruit and lots of water. 


In the Fitness magazine article, Menounos, a former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, stated she started gaining weight when she went away to Emerson College in Boston. Highly competitive, she challenged boys to eating contests and fell into a high-carb "dorm diet" built around popular college food groups: pizza and French fries.

Within two years, Menounos had gained 40 pounds. Pictures of her from that time show a young woman with a full figure, but hardly what anyone would call fat. Still, the weight felt uncomfortable on Menounos’ 5-foot-8 frame. She also knew that she wanted to enter into the entertainment business.

 "All it really took was a dedication to making better choices," Maria Menounos quoted as saying. "I didn’t consider myself to be on a diet. I never thought about a diet. I never weighed myself. I just started to cut back on everything that I was eating that was bad."



Just to mention that Maria Menounos lost the first 20 pounds in about five months all by herself!

"I worked on everything I ate for a week – every single thing," Maria explained. "I realized, "OK, my problem is carbs." So I started to cut back on my carbs and started replacing (them) with better food. I ate a grapefruit in the morning. I had heard that grapefruit burns fat, so it was the first thing I would eat. I ate a lot of spicy peppers and jalapenos and a lot of vinegar, which I already loved anyhow, because I also heard that burns fat."

It is well known that chili peppers and spicy food actually contain a component called capsaicin, which is found to suppress appetite and actually boost your metabolism so you burn more calories. Though grapefruit doesn’t actually burn fat, it contains a lot of water, which tends to fill you up so you aren’t as hungry.

The other smart thing Menounos did was to keep a gallon of drinking water with slices of fresh lemon in it in the refrigerator. Often, when people think they’re hungry, they’re really just thirsty. Drinking plenty of water fills the stomach. So, you don't feel hungry.





Another great thing about drinking plenty of water is that you don’t get used to drinking diet soda and soft drinks, because then you actually get used to that sugary taste and then your body starts craving those sugary calories.

After losing the first 20 pounds, Menounos realized she needed help from an expert to get the next 20 off. So, she paid $55 for one session with a personal trainer, who gave her a thrice-weekly workout routine that included both strength and cardiovascular exercises.

 "Additionally, she runs on the treadmill, plays basketball with the Access Hollywood crew and works out with a trainer when she's home and does squats when she's on the phone," according to Fitness magazine.



Menounos revealed that she doesn’t deny herself treats. But when she indulges, she makes up for it.

"I think it’s a balance," Maria declared. "I definitely don’t deprive myself. I eat whatever I want, but in smaller portions. Then if I have a bad weekend, like I did this weekend, I’m going to make sure that the rest of this week I have fresh salads with fresh chicken on it — very healthy choices."

"So I get to eat what I want, but when I have what I want and it’s not good, I make sure I make some better choices for the next couple days." Maria added.




Maria Menounos , apart from eating healthily, she also works out a  lot!

"I hired her ( personal trainer ) for one session, and she wrote out for me a general circuit program of jump rope, steps, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges," Menounos declares, who also put in up to 45 minutes four times a week on the elliptical. "In fact, I still have the piece of paper in case I ever regain the weight."

It has to be mentioned that Maria Menounos recently took up Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art. "I started it last year when I was preparing to go to Iraq. I wanted to be able to defend myself if I needed to, God forbid," Menounos claims. "But what I found was that it's the best overall workout I've ever experienced. It's cardio. It's strength. It's reflexes. It's everything."



Additionally, Maria runs on the treadmill, plays basketball with the Access Hollywood gang, works out with a trainer when she's home, and does squats when she's on the phone. "I squeeze things in every which way I can," Maria says.

 "I eat a lot of chicken and tuna wraps, which are pretty quick to prepare. But when I have no time, I'll grab a slice of pizza," Maria Menounos reveals.




 "If I indulge, though, I'll balance things out by switching to salad and fruit for the next meal." Maria adds.

Wanna know Maria's favourite weight loss tip?

 "I've started drinking hot water all day, and I've lost about 12 pounds. It's detoxifying, it helps you digest and it curbs your appetite." Maria reveals.

How do you find Maria's weight loss tips?

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rihanna's Dad Fears About Rihanna Ending Up Like Whitney Houston

It’s no secret that Rihanna enjoys her bad girl image and revels in shocking her fans with her provocative behavior. Those close to Rihanna fear that her eccentric and at times outrageous behavior will lead to a tragic end.





According to the British newspaper "The Sun" Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, reveals that from a young age she was obsessed with Whitney Houston, the troubled diva who lived a life destroyed by drugs and died a tragic drug-induced death back in February.

It’s true that Rihanna’s recent wild behavior has led to numerous comparisons to Whitney Houston in the press and her recent controversy at Coachella really started a firestorm. As CDL previously reported, Rihanna was photographed sitting on her handler’s shoulders and she appeared to be doing cocaine off the top of his head. At least that was what she wanted us to consider… 

In typical fashion, Rihanna took to her Twitter to address the drama in a typically unapologetic manner: "I’m crazy and I don’t pretend to be anything else."


There are in fact many similarities, both good and bad, between Rihanna and Houston.

 


The obvious similarities are leading to widespread speculation that Rihanna could portray Houston on the big screen. Rihanna herself has stated the following:


"If I was going to do a biopic, it would have to be someone I admire and she is definitely one of those."

"That would be something I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off."


Houston’s friend Malik Pointer commented on the similarities of both singers:

"Rihanna is basically Whitney 2.0. That kind of talent only comes around every 20 years or so. They sing like angels and they have faces of angels — so even without the talent they would have people eating out of their hands."

"We’re talking about two of the greatest talents in the history of female vocalists. Add to that addiction, or at least a love of partying, and it’s a recipe for disaster."




"Rihanna is a wild child. She has the voice of an angel but she can get down and dirty. But she has youth on her side. There’s a chance she’s just getting it out of her system and she’ll find the right guy and settle down by the time she’s 30."

Rihanna’s father believes his daughter would grab the part if it was offered to her:

"She used to love Whitney. Robyn would always sing along to I Will Always Love You."



"She admired Whitney because of her range, her voice, her appearance, her personality — everything. She loved Whitney so much she would be honored to play her. I think she would accept in a heartbeat."

Fenty hopes his daughter is clever enough not to end up like her mentor –with a life cut short.

Do you think Rihanna will end up like Whitney Houston or is she simply having a ball?

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Snooki Weight Gain





Nevertheless, the tabloid claims "Snooki is actually still dieting behind her fiancé’s back," adding "While Jionni has been preparing huge plates of food for his sweetie in order to ensure that the baby’s getting enough calories, Snooki is not eating it."

A so-called "source" reveals to "Reality Weekly": "Most of it hits the trash when he’s not looking."

But a representative for Snooki is calling the tabloid story "garbage".





"From the minute Nicole [Polizzi] found out she was expecting, she has done everything she can to ensure she has a healthy pregnancy," declares the rep who further adds "She is 100 percent focused on the health and well-being of her baby and is excited for the future. Anything said to the contrary is erroneous and unfounded."

On the other hand, Snooki  stated that she "would die" if she became as large as Jessica Simpson during her pregnancy.

"I would die if I were her size," she told "Us Weekly", adding that she won't be pigging out on buttered Pop Tarts like 31-year-old Simpson.




"She said she indulged in everything that she wanted. I'm trying to each healthy - fruits, lots of jelly and Italian ices. Nothing fattening at all" Snooki quoted as saying.

Her Jersey Shore co-star DJ Pauly D also agreed Simpson was huge.

"She's like 45 months pregnant now," Pauly laughed.

Pauly also joked that Snooki will "have to wait until her baby is two or three" before she introduces the child to the second part of their catchphrase GTL - Gym, Tan, Laundry.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kesha Pees In A Street

According to People.com, Kesha recently found herself having to pee on a street and instead of feeling ashamed about it, she actually tweeted a photo of herself urinating in order to brag about it.


"pee pee on the street. PoPo come n get me if u can find meeee. I blame traffik," Kesha wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a photo that showed her squatting on a street with her pants down in broad daylight. Reportedly, Kesha could have been fined $270, per California law, if she had been caught.

Perhaps, Kesha considers peeing in the street makes her a "hardcore" rocker, but it certainly is awful!

What do you think of Kesha's tweet peeing in a street?

Not that classy eh?

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Britney Spears Diet

It's no secret that Britney Spears had a notorious junk food craving and her daily diet consisted of primarily empty calories.




Britney has been seen consuming Red Bull energy drinks, Starbucks Frappuccinos and Marlboro Lights. On a few occasions, she’s been seen eating one of her favorite snacks, Cheetos. Pictures reportedly featured Britney looking bloated and overweight, until they were digitally slimmed down to resemble her trademark fit body.

Britney's personal trainer Bobby Strom has exposed several sources behind her fluctuating weight, including her mom Lynne's home cooking. He revealed "Her mind has not been in the right place for working out. She's had lots of stuff to get sorted in her head and her personal life lately. But I think that she's over it and back on course, mentally and physically. I'm sure I'll be seeing her again soon."

"She's fond of her mom's food but it tends to be carb heavy and calorific. I've told her to cut out barbeque sauces and gravies, and eat more protein - especially on tour. She also needs complex carbs such as brown rice, veggies and wholegrain breads" Strom added.


So, what about the "Britney Spears Diet"?
Britney in her own words revealed  "I have no sugar. I don’t eat fruit of even fruit juice because of the sugar. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I’ll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for launch. I try to do just 1,200 calories a day…. It may sound like it’s not much, but it’s actually a lot of food if you eat the right things."


Instead of the Starbucks Frappuccinos she had on a daily basis she has coffee with Equal.

 It has to be said though that the idea that fruits are "high sugar" and should be avoided is simply false. Processed fruits and fruit juices should be avoided, but whole unprocessed fruits are some of the most powerful weight loss foods on earth! Fruits get a bad rap because many dietitians, nutritionists, diet gurus, trainers etc have all blindly followed the lead of Atkins and South Beach as labeling many fruits as "bad."

In conclusion, losing weight is more than changing your eating habits and working out on a daily basis. What is needed is a supporting environment and guidance by a nutritionist and a personal trainer. It is very dangerous to follow whatever diet you find on magazines. Each person has different needs and lifestyle.

And last but not least: Stay away from diet pills that promise miracles. Diet pills can destroy your metabolism and can cause problems on your liver and heart. Learn to love your body first and give yourself time to lose weight with safety.

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Britney Spears Weight Loss Plan

Britney's stage performances undeniably demand high energy levels. For that reason, she performs intensive gym workouts. Her regular haunt is "Bally Total Fitness" in Los Angeles, which is famous in the USA for its well structured workouts and the motivational staff, who ensure that club members stay on track and keep working hard.

Britney would most likely have followed a combination of the "Bally Total Weight Loss plan" and the "Bally Total Muscle Toning Plan". Here are some typical workouts that Britney Spears usually does to get in shape for the stage:


Britney’s Weight Loss Workouts

For Weight Loss, the following 3 sessions per week routine is popular:


    5-10 minute warm-up

    30 minutes of cardiovascular activity at 55%-75% of predicted maximum heart rate

    5-10 minute cool-down

    10 minutes stretching and toning
1-3 sets (depending on desired muscle growth and toning) of 8-12 repetitions:

    Leg extension


    Leg curl

    Chest Press


    Shoulder Press

    Seated row

    Bicep curl

    Tricep extension

    Abdominal crunch

For the cardio part of this workout heart rate should be maintained in the fat burning zone, which is the Predicted maximum heart rate (MHR) of 220 less your age. 

This is a classic all-round workout, which provides a good cardio warm-up followed by some weight training to help build and maintain muscle which is essential for intensive dance routines during concerts.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Katy Perry Weight Loss

The question is: "How does Katy Perry lose weight?"




Katy Perry stays fit by working out regularly and folllowing an organic diet.


"On holidays I eat whatever I feel like," Katy told Women's Health. "But on tour the catering is a lot of grilled chicken—nothing fried. Everything is organic, and I have soy milk. No chips in sight—if they’re in front of you, you eat them."

Another thing Perry swears by is water. "I drink a lot of water," Katy claims. "Staying hydrated is important. I don’t understand how some people live off of diet soda. I have a couple of friends who I have never seen with a bottle of water in their hands. I don’t know how they get recharged."

Mushrooms are among Katy's favorite foods. "I love mushrooms," Katy reveals. "I could eat a ton of them! I really love truffles but I hardly ever get them. Mushrooms in general are so healthy and good for you. I can’t get enough."

While Perry admits she hates working out, she stays fit by jumping rope. "I love jumping rope," Katy admits. "It’s like dancing. I can double jump, I can cross, I can do all of it. I look like Rocky!"
It has to be mentioned that Katy -like most celebrities do- has hired a personal trainer and is rumored to taking lessons from pro boxers. Always have in mind that skipping is one of the most calorie intensive workouts you can do and -not to mention- so simple.

Apart from skipping Katy also does some bodyweight exercise to tone the rest of her body. She just exercises for around half an hour a day. It is well known that a little bit of exercise plus a healthy diet is good enough to keep the fat away.

What is Katy Perry's weight loss tip?


Ensure that there are no snacks or any food that is not allowed around you where it can tempt you. If you do not see food you are less likely to feel hungry. Besides, this is very similar to the "hidden cookie diet plan".



As it was mentioned on my previous blog post about the Katy Perry Diet, Katy is doing the Pasternak 5-Factor Dieta diet system that many celebrities have now adopted. Although it is impossible to be aware of all the finer details of her diet, we do know that Katy's daily meals generally follow this format:

Breakfast – Crushed oats with apple and a whey protein shake – essential carbs and proteins.


Lunch – Chicken with vegetables or a salad with black beans – healthy lean meat and more healthy carbs.


Dinner – Brown rice with chicken teriyaki – slow release carbs and lean protein.

In order to achieve Katy Perry's Weight Loss, the key is to keep calories to a minimum, eat low GI foods and lean proteins. Simple and very effective. Don't you think?

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Katy Perry Diet

Katy Perry tried out the Five Factor Diet to slim down.



Devised by celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak, the plan encourages you to eat five small meals a day and to work out five times a week. Off the menu were her favourite fast foods, replaced by wholefoods, fruit and veg, and lean proteins.

"It is just a nice, organic diet where you eat stuff like brown rice instead of white rice," Katy Perry revealed. "Brown is a bit boring and white is all white, sugary and delicious. I am missing the naughty foods a bit " Katy added.
On the Katy Perry diet, your five meals are each made up of five simple ingredients from five groups; protein, such as chicken breast or seafood; low-to-moderate GI carbohydrates, like green veg, beans, sweet potatoes and wild rice; fibre, like wholegrains; healthy fats, like oily fish or flaxseed oil; and sugar-free beverages.



Before it was all about brown rice, Katy loved nothing more than to indulge in fast food: "My fave things include barbecue chicken chop at CPK Chinese, chicken salad at Chinchins and a double double at In-N-Out Burger," Katy claimed.

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