Celebrities, especially in the motion picture business, earn their living by looking great. They and their management team want them to have a long career, and they know that this depends on continued good health and appearance. It was a struggle to get to the top of their profession, so they want to stay there as long as possible.
Celebrities are surrounded by others who make it their business to know the little-known secrets of health that underlie true beauty. Makeup and lighting tricks can only do so much. If you were paid ten or twenty million dollars per film, it would only be smart to find the best advice on maintaining radiant health and then follow that advice.
So, it's safe to say, that Hollywood stars know a few thing the average person doesn't know. The stars are immersed in a culture that makes it their topic of conversation what the latest techniques are for preserving and improving their looks and physiques.
So, what's their basic secret that you can put into practice to look and be your best?
A surprising number of top Hollywood and other celebrities are vegetarians or vegans. Meat and dairy products are loaded with fat and toxic pesticide, herbicide, hormone, and antibiotic residues. So, the last thing the stars want is to eat foods that make them fat and have been found to promote cancer.
The stars have known this basic fact for years. A long list of the heavy-duty thinkers and cultural leaders have seen that a predominantly plant-based diet makes the most sense for health and good nutrition. Here is a short list of vegetarian or vegan celebrities you may have heard of: Paula Abdul, Bryan Adams, Christina Aguilera, Kim Alexis, Pamela Anderson, Fiona Apple, Alec Baldwin, Dr. Dre, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Bassinger, Christie Brinkley, Mick Jagger, Cher, Chelsea Clinton, Penelope Cruz -- and the list goes on and on and on.
They Say, "We Are What We Eat" -- And It Shows!
Much depends on the social and cultural environment you live in. The average person in America is surrounded by advertising urging them to partake of juicy meats, delicious desserts, and to consume just about anything that strikes their fancy. That's what the people they know are doing -- and few of us like to stand apart from the crowd.
The Hollywood environment, however, is very competitive. The stars and up-and-coming talent all have access to the best information on health and diet -- information that is not commonly followed outside of Hollywood and the enclaves of wealth and power where people can afford the best physical trainers, diet coaches, medical experts, and the foods they recommend. It is a different perspective on the world of food that motivates the top celebrities to choose a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not a fad -- they do it because it makes sense and they have a big incentive to stick with a diet that keeps them at their peak.
There is nothing stopping the average American from adopting a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet. It is not necessary to make a total conversion immediately, but for best results in weight loss, that's the direction to go.
The savings of not buying expensive meat, poultry, and fish are available to all. The longterm savings on expensive medical care are wonderful, too.
One little-understood benefit of a vegetarian or vegan diet is that it is not necessary to go hungry -- ever -- to be thin! You can eat all you want of a wide variety of natural satisfying fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nuts. There are many delicious dishes that can be prepared without meat and milk products. Even without much exercise, those who eat like the stars can normalize their weight and stay there for life.
The key thing that Hollywood's top celebrities do to maintain their weight and looks is that many follow a more vegetarian diet than the rest of us. Their agents and managers often don't want this widely known, for fear of fans perceiving this as elitist or limiting their marketability.
What is stopping the average person from being the best they can be is essentially fear -- a discomfort with being perceived as "different", not like the crowd. It's something you'll have to get over if you want to look your best ALL the time and stop confusing your body with on-again-off-again crash diets that never work in the long run. It's just a matter of mustering the self-discipline to try it. Once you see how well "Hollywood's Diet Secret" works, you'd be crazy to go back to feeling and looking like everyone else.
We can't all have the striking facial features of the "Beautiful People," but nearly everyone of us can enjoy a trim body and great health if we put the diet secret of the stars to work.