Those who read my blog know I love the Today Show and I love watching the interviews on health and Fitness. Even though I don’t always agree with everything that is preached, I still love to watch!
Today’s interview was with Dana Torres, an Olympic athlete. The book is called Gold Medal Fitness.
Dara claims that if you follow her 5-week program you will start to see results which will in turn encourage you to continue on a path of fitness. I think that is a fair message. She’s not saying that after 5-weeks you’ll have abs like hers. She actually says that her body is her job and her abs have a lot to do with genetics (along with hard workouts and and a good diet). You can see her interview here.
The one thing I wish celebrities would talk more about is the strict dedication that they put into their bodies. I want them to talk about how it is tough work to have abs like that all of the time. I think many people would look at this cover and assume, “Ok, all I have to do is follow this workout and I can look like that”.
Master your Metabolism Cookbook is Jillian Michael’s new book. Some of the key points Jillian makes is:
- Remove processed foods
- Restore nutrients
- Rebalance your eating lifestyle
Example meal plan:
- Steel cut oats, pecans, cinnamon apples with organic maple syrup or honey
- Spinach salad with avocado, pomegranate, sunflower seeds and homemade dressing. Chicken satay with almond sauce
- Organic skirt steak with homemade sauce
- Pear sorbet
While I think Jillian helps many people, I think her fitness approach is too “all or nothing” for my personal taste. I don’t have the money to buy everything organic nor do I want to. I also think processed foods do not have to be totally eliminated. Jillian has even said in interviews that it’s a daily struggle to keep her body where it’s at. I know I certainly don’t want to struggle every day of my life with food!
Jackie Warner from the show Workout has a new book called This is why your fat. She claims that these are the reasons why people are fat:
- Sugar addiction
- Hormone imbalance (she claims people are too “estrogen dominant”)
- Toxic liver and organs
She says that 80% of what you look like is based on what you eat. She also says that “less is more” when it comes with exercise and you can get a great workout in 20 minutes (but it has to be intense).
She wants you to add the following foods to your diet:
- Lean Proteins
- 2 fruits
- 3 vegetables
- Water with lemon juice (3 L)
- 2 eggs
I am not a fan of any of this to be honest. Sure those foods are all great, but what if you hate eggs? What if you hate oatmeal or lemon? I do not agree with forcing yourself to eat anything just because it is “healthy”.
I also don’t know where she got her facts from, so I am not so sure I believe the whole ‘toxic organ’ and ‘sugar addiction’ reasons as to why people are fat.
Celebrity Fitness Role Models
With that, I’ll leave you with who I personally think are good fitness role models in Hollywood:
Giada seems to have a great healthy attitude towards food, cooking, and her body
Tyra Banks I feel is a body image advocate! She really sticks up for women and embracing our bodies
The First Lady not only preaches about fitness and eating healthy, she actually practices it!
Who do you think is a good celebrity fitness role model?
Do you agree with any of these key points or anything they say in the interviews?
Would you buy any of these books?