Healthy secrets celebrities use to stay slim - and you can too

Jennifer Aniston

Some celebrity practices are actually worth imitating. Here are 5 paparazzi reported, Full Plate recommended habits you can copy in 5 minutes or less to look and feel better.

1. They start out their day with breakfast.

Breakfast has a reputation. People say it’s “the most important meal of the day.” And Kelly Osbourne certainly agrees. In fact, she credits part of her weight loss success to eating breakfast on a regular basis.

Here are some 5 minute healthy breakfast ideas. Did we mention they’re weight loss friendly?

2. They take the stairs.

Alessandra Ambrosio takes the stairs even on the way to pick up her daughter from school. Certainly hasn’t hurt this Angel’s catwalk figure. Why? It’s a sneaky way of burning extra calories. And unlike elevators and escalators…stairs are rarely crowded.

Next time you have the choice…take the stairs.

3. They like water. A lot.

For years Jennifer Aniston’s been a fan of hydration. With water that is. She knows sometimes we think we’re hungry, when in reality we’re just dehydrated. And once you drink water, you find that you’re no longer hungry. The result? Staying hydrated throughout the day means you end up eating less food.

And here’s a tip - drink 2 cups of water 20 minutes before you eat. You’ll find that you eat less calories during your meal. Pretty neat!

4. They are not afraid of walking.

Heidi Klum is just one of the celebrities who believes in the power of walking. In fact some consider it the “superfood” of healthy living.

The great thing about walking is every little step counts. The more the merrier. So think of creative ways to add more walking to your day.

Why waste time driving up and down the parking lot aisles, looking for a spot? Just grab one at the back to burn a few calories (and save your car a few door dings).

5. They are obsessed with high fiber foods.

Clean eating is a catch phrase in Hollywood. It involves many things…from eating locally grown vegetables to purchasing only organic grass fed meat.

But here’s the clean eating bottom line - processed foods are off the list; fresh, whole foods are on. This means a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans. Sound familiar? Yes, we’re fans of clean eating…because most of these foods are naturally high in fiber. And these 7 celebrities are passionate about clean eating too.

A quick and easy way to add more fiber to your plate and imitate a “clean eater” is to replace your processed snack with a whole fruit instead.

Here’s one thing you don’t want to imitate a celebrity on

Any single one of the habits above will certainly help you feel better. So doing all of them should lead to faster results, right?

Not quite. Changing a lot of things in your routine all at once will become overwhelming. Should you be tempted to become obsessive, as most celebrities get…remember this tip:

  • Master one habit at a time. You’ll be less likely to get overwhelmed, and sticking to your new habit will be much easier.

And a fair warning, getting “caught” doing any of these habits on camera will make your Instagram feed look more like a paparazzi photo op.


Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.