Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrity Diet The Clean Program

Every Friday this month we will feature one of the five latest and greatest celebrity diets for spring. Celebrities use these diets to cleanse toxins, lose weight, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Check in every week to learn more celebrity diets!

This Week: Clean Program

Favorite celebrity diets are often cleanses. This week’s celebrity diet is Clean Program - a cleansing diet used by celebrities such as Donna Karen and Gwyneth Paltrow (check out her workout with Tracy Anderson here). This cleanse is a doctor-created, three-week diet plan allowing two shakes and one meal per day, for a total caloric intake of 1,100 to 1,500 per day.

Like many celebrity diets, Clean Program has many benefits, but also has its downsides. On the one hand, the cleanse provides benefits including weight loss and cleansing toxins. On the other hand, it may leave you feeling hungry.  Moreover, once you return to normal eating, you are likely to regain weight. Clean Program provides a cleansing effect, but is not sustainable in the long term. If you are interested in trying this celebrity diet, A 21-day cleanse is available online for $350.

Check out this sample menu from Clean Program:

Breakfast: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus herbal supplements in pull form to curb cravings and facilitate fat burning.

Lunch: Stir-fried chicken and veggies with buckwheat noodles, plus herbal supplements. Vegetarian option: Cucumber and carrot slices served with hummus, tabbouleh and marinated kale with radish and pine nuts, plus herbal supplements. (Recipes are included with the plan.)

Dinner: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus more herbal supplements.

If you are interested in trying a cleanse, but don’t like Clean Program or want to check out your options before deciding, read our previous Celebrity Diets for Spring post about Blueprint Cleanse.

Visit The Celebrity Workout again next week to learn about the latest celebrity diets!

Bradley Cooper's Ab Workout

Part 2 of our Building All-Star Celebrity Abs Series takes a look at Bradley Cooper and his workout for getting ripped abs.

Bradley Cooper, actor

Secret: Cross-training

How to do it…

Cooper’s trainer puts him through a workout combining cardio, strength training, and core exercises.  Here’s an example that will get you in and out of the gym in under an hour:

  1. Bike – 10 minutes
  2. Weight Circuit – Bench Press, Squat, Pullups – Do 8-10 reps of each exercise and keep rotating through for 10 minutes.
  3. Treadmill sprints – Sprint for 30 seconds then jog slowly for 60 seconds – 10 minutes
  4. Weight Circuit 2 – Dumbbell Step Ups, Dips, Romanian Dead Lifts – Do 8-10 reps of each exercise and keep rotating through for 10 minutes.
  5. Elliptical - 10 minutes
  6. Core - 10 minutes (V-ups and planks are some of Cooper’s favorites)

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beyonce 10 Fitness Tricks from the Stars fitness tips celebrity diets People Magazine’s Look Great in 2010 page recently featured a photo special with “10 Outrageous Star Fitness Tricks.”

Here are our top 5:

Kim Sleeps in Gym Clothes

Kim Kardashian motivates herself to hit the gym – any way she can! “Is it weird if I sleep in my workout clothes so I can get up early at 6am & work out?” Kardashian Tweeted recently. She explained her rationale, writing, “It will force me to & save time!”

Julianne Plays Wiffleball

Julianne Hough gathers up her band for a fun way to get fit, “playing wiffle ball and ultimate Frisbee.”

For another fun workout you can also try Julianne’s new cardio dance DVD.

Jessica Drops it Like it’s Hot

Jessica Simpson keeps her glutes Daisy Duke-worthy by doing a booty dance! The singer recently posted on Twitter that trainer Mike Alexander (who sculpted her silhouette for 2005′s The Dukes of Hazzard) “yells at me ‘get lower like you’re in the club.’” Her comical response? “I don’t squat in a club unless I’m peeing!”

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BrookeBurke Brooke Burkes 15 Minutes workout routines Brooke Burke has been blogging over at about her latest fitness and diet tips for 2010.  Here are some of the fit mom’s goals and strategies for staying healthy in the new year…

Her Goals:

“I am trying to get into the best shape of my life, have more energy and less body fat. I don’t own a scale, nor do I care how much I weigh, but I know that my body is changing as I get older and I have to work harder to stay in shape these days.  It is what it is, so work harder I will!

Her Plan:

I’m totally obsessed with Pilates Plus!  I’m planning to do 3 classes a week, which is head to toe body sculpting and cardio all in 55 minutes.  In between classes I will do 45 minutes of cardio at the gym 3 times a week.”

On Feeling Good:

I promise you that once you get over the hump, working out will produce so many positive factors; less stress, more energy, more self confidence, a sense of accomplishment, self commitment, better sex drive (yes, it’s true!), etc.”

Fit Friends for Motivation:

It helps so much when you have a partner to motivate you.  Even a friend that you can commit with can help you from flaking.”

Here is a video of Brooke showing us how she keeps her butt firm and toned.  All you need is 15 minutes and a stability ball.

Four Easy Ways Celebrities Cut Calories at Holiday Meals

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Celebrity trainers and celebrity nutritionists discuss holiday diet tips and how to avoid eating extra calories during the holiday season.

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NCIS Star Chris O’Donnell’s Workout

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NCIS star Chris O’Donnell uses a diverse workout regimen, including weight training, interval training, and outdoor sports to keep himself physically fit.

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CSI’s Eads Hits the Gym to Rehab Back

George Eads talks about his gym routine to prepare for his role as tough guy Nick Stokes in CSI and how Eads rehabbed his back with various workouts.

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Kelly Ripa’s New Workout

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Kelly Ripa’s new workout, Physique 57, helps keep her body ripped an toned.

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