Eight Crazy Celebrity Health Trends

  • We all know the get-healthy basics: follow a low-fat diet and get enough exercise. But celebs, who basically make their living by looking good, sometimes get a little weird. Do they go too far? See what you think!

    Angie Harmon

    Celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler, who counts Angie Harmon, 39, among her clients, has a technique called Sunday Set-Up. On the traditional day of rest, you cook and freeze your meals for the coming week. Of course, women’s magazines have been advocating this for, oh, the past six decades or so. But Kaehler’s trendy twist: You exercise and cook, exercise and cook. Just grab a chair and “do ten dips and ten squats while you wait for your brown rice…to cook,” she wrote in the "Huffington Post." Speaking for ourselves, it’s not really possible to get in a lot of exercise before the Lean Cuisine is done in the microwave.
  • Beyonce Talk about commitment. When she’s getting ready to tour, the superstar, 29, works on both fitness and dance nine hours a day. And she wears stilettos for at least a few hours during that time. We hope a foot doctor is standing by.
  • Madonna Given her famous intensity for getting as fit as possible, it’s no surprise that Madonna, 53, works the Gytronic machine, a complicated affair that involves pulleys and weights. Kind of like her 1980s videos.
  • Mariah Carey If you follow the nutritionists’ advice, you’re eating a lot of brightly colored natural food in the ROYGBIV group: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Carey, 41, a notable diva, has decided to stick to violent (though she calls it purple). Let’s see: that includes grapes, plums, eggplant and purple cabbage. Yum.
  • Brooke Shields The grapefruit diet, a classic Hollywood ploy, actually seems fairly sensible when compared to the more exotic “diets,” like the Master Cleanse. But of course it doesn’t give you nearly enough nutrients, and once it’s done, you’ll gain the weight back. Shields, 46, must find the eating plan very simple: Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. Without any sugar on top.
  • Jennifer Lopez The "American Idol" judge, 42, goes the grapefruit diet one better by relying on grapefruit oil, which she doesn’t actually eat but just sniffs to kill her appetite. Millions of women across the U.S. would probably find this really useful about 4 p.m. In fact, they should sell it in office vending machines.
  • Cher It’s kind of impossible to imagine Cher, 65, in anything other than a glitter-laced Bob Mackie dress, but she’s probably not wearing something l ike that when she works out in her living room with Wii Fit. With the video-game exercise program, you can practice yoga, golf and boxing. We like to think Cher chooses boxing.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Although she may look like an ice princess, Gwynnie, 38, is very willing to share when it comes to her digestive health. Through her newsletter, she advocated Alejandro Junger’s CLEAN program, which lasts 21 days. There’s a Renew cleanse or a Deep Cleanse. Your price: $250 to $425. But shipping is free!