10 Celebrity Tips for Weight-Loss That Actually Work

7. The Goal is Wellness, Not Weight Loss

Actresses like Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy have stated that the purpose of their weight loss wasn’t losing weight itself, but instead to get fit and stay healthy.

Posting to Instagram, Lena captioned a photo “Right now, I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise.” Her trainer Tracy Anderson has her doing activities like yoga and running and is helping her curb her appetite that’s made worse with stress.

Melissa McCarthy also stated back in 2015 that training for fight scenes in Spy helped her stop worrying about her weight. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked,” she said.

8. Protein for Every Meal

You may be tempted to skip the protein and chose low-calorie options for every meal when trying to lose weight. But this leaves you with a calorie deficit, leaving room for unhealthy hunger pangs and cravings.

Kim Kardashian is proof enough that a protein-heavy diet is a great trick to losing weight. During her post-partum weight loss journey, she would follow a meal plan that included 6 ounces of protein 3 times a day. She’d have cheesy eggs for breakfast, fish for lunch, and lean chicken breast for dinner. And that’s one filling meal plan that proves you don’t have to go hungry to lose weight!

9. Avoid Eating Late At Night or Early in the Morning

Jennifer Hudson went from size 16 to 6, a whopping 80-pound weight loss, following her partnership with Weight Watchers in 2010. She’s managed to maintain her weight ever since and has stated that sticking to sensible meal times ha helped her do that.

In an interview on Lorraine, a UK TV show, she said, “If it’s early in the morning, [I tell myself] ‘OK, I would still be asleep right now, So I’m not going to eat.’” She didn’t divulge the exact timings, but research has suggested that limiting your eating hours can make a lot of difference in preventing weight gain.

10. Get Help

It’s no secret that celebrities have a lot of help when it comes to their weight loss journeys. While the bills can add up when it comes to childcare, personal trainers, diet counseling, etc. even one of those can help speed up the process dramatically. You can get advice from a close friend who’s a nutritionist, get your parents to watch the kids while you work out, or scour the internet for any piece of information you can get.

And if you can’t afford any of it, don’t be too hard on yourself. Your weight loss journey may not be as quick or as dramatic as these celebs, but you should be proud of whatever you achieve!

Appearing on the Today show in 2016, Chrissy Teigen had this to say: “We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”

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