Hollywood dreams up some of the most interesting health fads and dieting techniques. It can be hard to figure out what is best for your health, especially when blinded by all the tanned bodies and bleached, veneered smiles. But these five celeb health habits offer up a health dose of sanity when it comes to making simple, nutritious choices.
Celeb Health Habits from health-conscious Hollywood stars
Jennifer Lawrence is a lover
Jennifer Lawrence is well-known for a number of things. She’s beautiful, talented, and an established lover of food. Lawrence’s loving relationship with food is inspiring. Especially in a world of extreme dieting and extreme Photoshopping, her attitude is refreshing. The first step toward maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet is a positive relationship with food. Moderation and balance are more important (and lasting) than restrictions or limitations.
Jennifer Hudson works with her cravings
Jennifer Hudson knows a little something about getting motivated to make healthier habits. After becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson in 2010, she said, “It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.”
Snacking is an instrumental part of this lifestyle. A constant influx of energy from food keeps your metabolism steady. “When I am in the mood for something salty and crunchy, I eat smoked almonds… It is something different that satisfies my cravings.” Work with your cravings—not against them—to make these celeb healthy habits easier to stick to.
Cameron Diaz is a (probiotics) diva
Oh, probiotics. I may not know what you are, but I know I should eat yogurt in order to get enough of you, right?
Not necessarily. In her health manifesto The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love your Amazing Body, Cameron Diaz says, “Look for Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, because these guys can survive the intense conditions of your stomach for long enough to do some good.”
Maybe you’re thinking, hey, these sneeze-sounding names actually sound familiar. Well, you’d be right, since they’re a key ingredient in HUM’s Gut Instinct!
Eva Mendez says greens come first
Switching to a Mean Green lifestyle can be difficult, but consider this cue from Eva Mendez. “I haven’t eaten meat in about 6 years, because I don’t agree with factory farming here. This is just what worked for me, it’s important to say, but when I cut that out I immediately felt better. And also, after a year of eliminating it, my skin looked brighter and healthier.”
If you need a little extra time as an omnivore, try to aim for free-range, grass-fed lean meats and fresh, wild fish.
Gwyneth Paltrow shops for the health she wants
Gwyneth Paltrow has been criticized in the past for sharing some extreme health practices. This has included everything from V-steaming (yes, that is exactly as it sounds: steam cleaning your vagina) to strict dietary limitations (what Jennifer Lawrence deemed “the new cool eating disorder.”)
But Gwyneth and her blog, goop, have a strong health and wellness influence, so consider this simple advice a little more sound. “Keep your cupboards well-stocked with fresh basics to stay inspired to eat healthy. I keep garden-cut herbs wrapped in a moist kitchen towel in the fridge.”