Self Expression Magazine

Celebrities and Weight!

Posted on the 16 May 2011 by Travelingdivas
HOLLYWOOD—So many people made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but so many have given up their weight loss goals. While celebrities can afford their dietitians and personal trainers, the Average Joe simply finds it hard these days to afford such luxuries.


With the faint scent of Banana Boat in the air and smoke billowing from a grill, summer is the time to shed some pounds. So many times, I have stressed the importance when it comes down to what really matters, which is that it’s the beauty inside that really counts. We all know that the media, unfortunately, takes part in informing society’s belief that what really matters is being beautiful, tall and thin.
My dear friends, it’s the inner soul that reflects the real beauty, poise and grace of a person. We live in a visual-oriented world where Hollywood has the last and final word on what’s really beautiful and ugly.
Don’t misconstrue. I’m all for keeping yourself in shape, taking those zumba classes (highly recommended), tai chi, reiki, yoga and making the best of your attributes. Case in point: the beauty inside will make you even more beautiful. As the wise Greek philosopher Mileto once said, “If the beauty of your face opens the doors to you, only the beauty of your manners can maintain them open.”
A Hollywood favorite is, of course, the Zone Diet, along with Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. The point woman that shed her flab with Weight Watchers is actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson, who is currently their spokesperson. The Jenny Craig diet, which consists of prepared, proportioned meals is a favorite of Valerie Bertinelli. The current spokeswoman for Jenny Craig found her weight loss success with their plan.
Everyone is dishing on how they lost weight, even New York Jets' coach Rex Ryan.
We bumped into Ryan, who was out promoting his book "Play Like You Mean It,” an excellent, candid read about the struggles of weight and a better understanding of what every coach has to deal with in the NFL.
Ryan also wrote about his lap-band surgery last year to help him fight obesity. Unlike most people in the spotlight, I found his honesty about the surgery honorable. Some people have the surgery yet never admit it, they just shrug it off by saying, I just stopped drinking soda or gave up sweets and ice cream.
When asked by Canyon News if he had any plans for making more TV appearances, Ryan said, “No, I don’t think so, not now anyway.”
Ryan appeared with New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum on an episode of “CSI: New York” on CBS. The episode was filmed in Los Angeles a few months ago.
Ryan is not alone in trying to be healthy. “Extra” TV host Mario Lopez penned “Extra Lean Family,” a book full of delicious 20-minute recipes for keeping your family healthy. What I really loved about Lopez's book is that he has some of his mouth-watering dishes in color. Canyon News had the opportunity to ask Mario how his daughter Gia was doing, and Lopez replied: "She's doing great; thank you for asking."
Mario loves to tweet. A few months ago, he tweeted a photo of his 1-year-old daughter Gia wearing an adorable diaper.
Don’t miss Mario Lopez on May 18 at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, Calif.
My favorite tweeter, who has lost at least 30 pounds since the beginning of the New Year is Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker. A national co-chair for “Let’s Move,” he has been motivating a slew of people through his Facebook and Twitter accounts. His can-do, inspiring attitude has inspired so many people across the country to shed those unwanted pounds.
Rose’s Scoop: Kirstie Alley seems to be shrinking and continues to shine on “Dancing With the Stars.”

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