Secrets of how Katy Perry, Rihanna & Lady Gaga stay slim

October 13, 2011

Following on from yesterdays article about how celebrities over 40 stay in shape, today we look at what the younger stars are doing… and it’s pretty much the same thing.

Here’s the article:

THEY say pop will eat itself – but what have music’s biggest stars been eating?

These chart-toppers have the hottest bodies on the planet and they’re totally prepared to flaunt them in a range of ever-shrinking sparkly and outrageous outfits.

Here’s the skinny on how the top popstrels hit the right notes with their diet and fitness regimes.

KATY PERRY

Diet: The 26-year-old tried out the Five Factor Diet to slim down in time for walking up the aisle.

Unlike many new brides, she’s stuck to her new regime.

Devised by celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak, the plan encourages you to eat five small meals a day and to work out five times a week. Off the menu were her favourite fast foods, replaced by wholefoods, fruit and veg, and lean proteins.

“It is just a nice, organic diet where you eat stuff like brown rice instead of white rice,” she said. “Brown is a bit boring and white is all white, sugary and delicious. I am missing the naughty foods a bit.”

On the diet, your five meals are each made up of five simple ingredients from five groups; protein, such as chicken breast or seafood; low-to-moderate GI carbohydrates, like green veg, beans, sweet potatoes and wild rice; fibre, like wholegrains; healthy fats, like oily fish or flaxseed oil; and sugar-free beverages.

Fitness: Katy does a 25-minute circuit workout incorporating cardio exercise, ab work and upper and lower body strength training.

What’s Her Vice?

Before it was all about brown rice, Katy loved nothing more than to indulge in fast food: “My fave things include barbecue chicken chop at CPK Chinese, chicken salad at Chinchins and a double double at In-N-Out Burger,” she said.

RIHANNA

Diet: The Barbadian songstress made headlines when she shed pounds for the release of her album, Good Girl Gone Bad, by ditching the carbs. But now she’s found a more balanced approach.

“Carbs are the enemy but if I go three days without them, I start getting weak,” she said

“I have egg whites and pineapple for breakfast with hot water and lemon. For lunch I have fish and potatoes. I hate vegetables but I make myself eat them.

“For dinner I have fish again.

“What matters is being fit and healthy; being slim makes me feel better about myself,” she adds.

“It boosts my self-esteem and having a toned body helps with my job, because I wear a lot of skimpy costumes.”

Fitness: 5ft 8in Rihanna, who weighs 9st 7lb, works out religiously with her personal trainer Ary Nunez.

What’s Her Vice?

Rihanna’s personal trainer recently revealed the star loves to tuck into ice cream.

LADY GAGA

Diet: She may sing about being Born This Way but it takes quite a lot of hard work – and calorie counting – to look as great as Gaga.

“I’m on a very strict healthy pop star diet,” says the 25-year-old.

“I don’t eat bread, just vegetables, salad and fish. Eating like that is much better for me but on Sundays I sometmes eat pasta.”

But she still needs her energy to be able to give her all on stage, so she certainly doesn’t starve herself as some reports have suggested.

Her choreographer, LaurieAnn Gibson, revealed how much the talented singer-songwriter does tuck into before a big show.

“It’s all about salsa with grain chips, tofu, turkey slices, hummus and coconut water,” says LaurieAnn.

Fitness: That flat stomach and those toned abs are the work of trainer-to-the-stars Harley Pasternak. While petite Gaga, who is 5ft 1in, doesn’t stick to his eating plan to the letter, she’s more than happy to follow his workout programme as it yields great results.

Her five-part regime consists of a jog, three exercises as a circuit – back rows, deadlifts and side bends – before a five-minute skipping session.

What’s her vice?

The Lady is partial to a wee tipple – a toast or two with a little white wine before a gig.

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