When we asked the iconic fashion editor, 58, how she stays so slim during an interview last year, she was as honest as honest can be. “I’m very low key with my body because I don’t diet … I drink green tea all day long, and at night I drink vodka. So each night, I have my vodka. I’m not an alcoholic, but I do love vodka. And then I do ballet. French women—we eat everything. In America, you don’t eat this, you don’t eat that. In France we are not like that. We have an easier way of eating.”
Victoria’s Secret Angel Hosk told us she gets in shape before stripping down by drinking more green juices. “It’s a lot of fun to make juices and I also drink lots of warm water in the morning with ginger, cayenne and lemon juice. It’s a great way to clean your system right away…Just drink lots of juice and get lots of sleep.”
Goodwin told Health magazine that she’s followed Weight Watchers since she was nine years old. “I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years and I’m back on it right now, “she said. “It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable,” she continues. “I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back on track so I can button my pants.”
To drop fast weight before promoting “Iron Man 2,” Paltrow doubled up on sessions with trainer Tracy Anderson (her real diet secret!) and stuck to a strict eating plan, which she outlined on Goop. In a nutshell: Every morning, she drank a glass of kale juice after her workout, then had a low-carb Mountain Valley wrap for lunch, and then turkey kale soup for dinner. She also allowed herself a glass of kale juice and a few almonds in the afternoon.
Alba confessed to Net-A-Porter’s magazine The Edit that she had difficulty bouncing back, body-wise, after giving birth to her two children Haven and Honor. “I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it.” she said. “It was brutal; it’s not for everyone.”
“The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels told Health magazine that eating well doesn’t have to mean swearing off everything you love “Make “80 percent of the food you eat healthy and take 20 percent of your daily calories and make them fun.” Otherwise, you’ll feel deprived—never a good sign when trying to establish better habits.
“My friend Ginnifer Goodwin told me about this app MyFitnessPal, and then I got obsessed with it, because knowledge is power. I memorized everything, so if anything gets on the table, I literally know how many calories it is. The greatest day of my life was when I realized a small piece of pizza was only 150 calories. I was like, That means I can have three slices for a meal!”
The model’s trainer Justin Gelband told Self that he suggests the Blood Type Diet, which finds the best nutritional plan based on your blood type. “Your blood type has a lot to do with the way your body digests, processes, and metabolizes food,” he said. “The method is 90 percent accurate.”
After having her first baby in 2012, Megan Fox admitted that she didn’t work out much afterward, but did stay away from dairy. “I’m not eating dairy, that’s my biggest secret,” the actress told Hollyscoop. “It’s really hard on your hormones and it’s not good … If you want to gain weight, eat dairy. If you don’t, don’t eat it.”
Even the world’s best actress still needs to shape up for certain roles. In order to play a high-level, super-slim fashion editor in “The Devil Wears Prada,” Meryl Streep told People that she swam and she said “I have been pushing the wine bottle away—at least after the first glass. I have to fit into these clothes.”
“You don’t have to be a weightlifter,” FLOTUS wrote while guest-editing iVillage. “I know a lot of women get worried about muscle definition. But actually, I’ve been told by fitness experts that the average person will not bulk up on the weights that we can lift. You want to have some weight training in your routine, especially as women, to make sure we’ve got strong bone density. And it helps with that toning, those little areas that we don’t like that flap a little bit, that aren’t as tight. That’s where lifting comes in, once you’ve gotten your cardio in there.”
Since her “Hannah Montana” days, Miley has changed quite a lot, but apart from her image, her body also has gotten noticeably thinner and more toned. When people started buzzing the she’d adopted an eating disorder, Miley responded by saying that her weight loss was due to a switch to a gluten-free diet and regularly doing Pilates—evident by her super-lean, strong frame.
The “Friday Night Light” actress said she’d rather indulge her sweet tooth than try to satiate it with impostors. “I don’t feel like dinner’s done unless I have a sweet. I’d rather go for a small slice of real chocolate cake than a bunch of sugar-free cookies. It’s all in moderation.” Minka also revealed she watches Beyoncé videos while working out for inspo.
When she’s on the road, the singer tries to squeeze in at least three workouts a week, at least 25 minutes a day, her trainer Harley Pasternak told People StyleWatch. But once settling into one location, Pasternak says she “increases her workouts to five days a week and bumps her cardio to a total of 30 minutes a day from 10.”
The supermodel told Vogue Australia that while she loves food, she recently cut out a lot of red meat, since she didn’t crave it anymore. “And since I cut it out I have noticed how much lighter and better I feel. It’s not that I wouldn’t [ever] have it, I had lovely lamb chop the other day on the barbecue, it’s just changed. And I’ll have fish or chicken.”