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Celebrities and Diet

by Sarah Dussault, Celebrities & Weight Loss blogger
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Amid a frenzy of criticism for her drastic weight loss on the Master Cleanse diet, Beyonce Knowles is now saying she works out hard and frequently to keep her figure. She says she is “naturally predisposed to be chunky.” Must be all that southern comfort food B.

She admits that she has to work out five days a week to stay in shape. "I worked out five times a week. I would get up in the morning at around 8:30. I ate my cereal and I let it digest, then I did cardio for half an hour, followed by free weights for about 45 minutes," said Knowles.

Finally a celebrity that doesn’t pretend to have a naturally svelte figure (cough cough, Kate Bosworth, we all saw Blue Crush) or works out two hours a day (JSimp getting her Daisy Duke Toosh) which is not possible for most of us. I was also happy to see that she lost weight with only 30 minutes of cardio since many doctors out there recommend an hour which to me is painfully boring and flat out hard. I personally feel like this is totally a doable routine for people who are not celebrities. The only question I would have is if the average person can find the motivation and time to go 5 times a week for longer than a 3-month span. What do you guys think? Is this anything like your exercise routine?

"To the left, To the left, every thing I own in a box to the left"... does anyone else think these lyrics from Irreplaceable are weird?

@ 1:49pm ET on December 29, 2006
You can find the motivation. I do taekwondo 3 days per week, run 3 days per week, ballroom dance 2 days per week, and strength train on top of that. That's more than 7 days per week when you add it up. But it's better because it's not all the same, and it's all stuff I love to do. Exercise doesn't have to be about suffering through something--it can be a fun part of life :)

@ 2:33pm ET on December 30, 2006
I know some people who go to the gym 5 days a week or more. Or keep up with a regular exercise plan. Most of them don't have kids, multiple employment situations, and a list of responsibilities a mile long. I know, most people would say there's no excuse not to exercise. For some people, finding time in their schedule is easy. For others, squeezing in any time is murderously difficult. I could find the time to exercise if I didn't put my son to bed at night (the only time we talk all day), or if I quit my weekend job (mandatory for bill-paying), or got up at 5:00 instead of 6:00 am (isn't sleep deprivation detrimental to one's diet)? Of course, I'm writing on this site now - that's ten minutes where I could have been jogging in place. I've gotta go to work in 30 seconds, so I'll end here. By the way, Beyonce does look like she has the body type that would be difficult to keep thin ... though she manages to maintain a perfect figure.

@ 9:09am ET on January 2, 2007
You only really need 30 - 45 minutes a day. I think we all have that. Look at how you spend your day. To be healthy you HAVE to work exercise into your routine.

@ 9:40am ET on January 5, 2007
its not everything i own its everything you own...shes talking about her ex....do u listen to the lyrics?

@ 9:42am ET on January 5, 2007
but yes i agree with karen i work out for 30-45 min a day and have loss about 14lbs so far

@ 9:58pm ET on September 16, 2008
What triplea said.

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