Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Food for thought

June 22nd, 2009

No wonder all of us are playing the heavy and even Hollywood’s elite has a risk of getting bigger these days. Portions are out of control. When it debuted in 1908, the original Hershey candy bar was only 0.6 ounces. Now the bar is 8 ounces.


And 20 years ago, a bagel was three inches in diameter and 140 calories. Now it’s 350 calories! Unbelievable!



Sandwiches: Fillers that aren’t diet killers

June 22nd, 2009


Hollywood stars like Mandy Moore know that when it comes to sandwiches, less isn’t more. If you skip the mayo but add a little coleslaw to your sandwich, you’re only packing another 50 calories. A huge scoop of slaw, however, delivers a walloping 200 calories. Also, it’s good to add tomatoes to your sandwich because they contain lycopene, a cancer fighter that also helps you fight off heart disease. Mustard has only nine calories. As for cheese, cheddar is better than provolone because you save upward of 70 grams of salt. If you want to save calories, skipping any full-fat cheese will reduce your luunch by a major 100 calories. Skip the pickles or you might as well suck on a saltshaker.

Hollywood’s latest gizmo

December 29th, 2008

Living in LA makes me learn a lot of things. In LaLa Land it always has to be the next new thing. Things are moving so fast here and so does the technique to make you become prettier. When someone discover some stuff here in Hollywood, God forbid it’s five minutes old or someone else has heard of it. But in most places in the world no one has ever heard about it. When I strolled down the hills, I saw the words Gyrotonics. I was like ” what the heck does that means ? ”


Gyrotonics is actually the latest body-sculpting craze. The users have to use hand and foot-operated pulleys and weight – resistance bands to operate this contraption, which looks more like a torture machine than a workout equipment.


Gyrotonics combines yoga, tai chi, and swimming. It leans out your muscles and is gentle on your joints. It  benefits those with back, neck or shoulders problems, arthritis or sports injuries as well as the elderly especially those who finds basic mobility hard.

The exercises are performed on the Gyrotonic tower, which uses pulleys and weights to create resistance.

The tower is designed to hold the body-weight, enabling the user to let go of tension. This in turn strengthens the deeper, internal muscles used for posture and stability, while lengthening and toning the outer muscles to give a leaner physique and better flexibility.

The weight resistance gives a feeling of moving in water, allowing the body to move in a natural and flowing way.

The combination of spiral movements – which are incorporated throughout the whole body, working in harmony with the breath – helps to create a feeling of freeness, lightness and balance – almost like performing a dance! This in turn produces a greater clarity of mind.

A few stars have been practicing and they are the big fan of gyrotonics. Among those that I know of are Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Teri Hatcher and Kim Cattrall.


Madonna still hot eventhough reaches 50 years old.

kim-cattrall_nissan_w_11 Kim Cattrall from Sex and the City age 52 years old.

teri_daughter1 I don’t even know she has a teenage daughter.

Trust me they are hot even when they are almost 50s and pass that age.OMG! They are still hot! I hope I will be able to look like these hot mamas when I reach their age.

hotmom ( Wish I can put that shirt on my daughter one day )

You should try gyrotonics and if there’s no gyrotonics centre in your place, go for a pilates class at least once a week. Trust me, it makes you feel darn good.


You feel relieved, your muscles becomes more tone and after 2-3 classes, you will feel that your flexibility improves. You should give yourself a try.