Want to look like the slim stars? Here's how...
update: In 2000, Courtney Thorne Smith told the tabloids that she was
planning to cut down on her drastic diet and exercise program - she wanted
to gain about 15 lbs. Credited Camryn Manheim's healthy attitude toward
girth as being her model.
We are told daily that 'all' we need to do is exercise 30 minutes a few times a week (moderately)... some say less exercise will do it - as little as 15 minutes a day... and either watch our food intake or take 'fat blockers' or Xenical and the fat will drop off.
What? You say your fat is not just "dropping off"? Well perhaps an
article in Conde Naste's "Woman's Sports and Fitness" might shed some
light on the subject.
Courtney, a busy actress, gets up at 4 in the morning on days she has to be on the set by 6:30 am and describes several mind games she plays to force herself to follow her grueling exercise schedule.
She doesn't 'count' sports (like golf) as part of her workout either!
Here is a typical week in Courtney's life, exercise-wise:
To combat genetics and achieve the "Hollywood" slim figure, many stars keep up a similar schedule. In addition to all the exercise, many starlets and models use substances to 'hype themselves up' like drinking many cups of coffee daily for the caffeine or taking 'energy supplements' containing ephedra, a base for amphetamines. This is to compensate for the fatigue and hunger caused by their calorie restricted diets.
Stars and models admitting to very low calorie intake, around 500 or 600 calories a day include Kate Moss, Callista Flockhart, Carre Otis (who now intakes a more healthy 1200 calories a day and is a size 12 plus size model). Naomi Campbell has been to drug rehab several times for a cocaine habit.
According to several sources, 99 percent of fashion models smoke cigarettes.
WOMEN'S SPORT AND FITNESS MAGAZINE, July/August, 1999: "Solo training - to stay fit, actress Courtney Thorne-Smith relies on the one person who knows her body best: herself"
Descriptions of other stars, regimen's were found in
various magazines including SHAPE, MUSCLE AND FITNESS and FITNESS.
(Most magazines describe how the stars stay slim from time and time) as
Descriptions of female athlete triad: AMENORRHEA, ANOREXIA and OSTEOPOROSIS can be found in:
Ryan, Joan: LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES
Descriptions of the effects of semi-starvation
(1200-1500 calories a day):
Other references to studies etc are available on request.