Hollywood Health & Fitness Tips You’ll Actually Want to Follow

Ever wondered how stars like getting into and stay in shape? Wonder no more.

Mindful snacking at specific times of day can not only curb hunger pangs but can help as an afternoon pick-me-up. As most busy, on-the- go celebrities will know, there is an optimal time for snacking. The best time to grab an afternoon protein snack is between 3 and 4 p.m. Eating protein at this time of day will boost your metabolism and lower your blood sugar at the same time. The former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger snacks on healthy fruit in the afternoon.

Talk show host Wendy Williams took three years to lose 50 pounds and she’s learned a few lessons along the way. The most important – don’t skip breakfast. “I have a variety of breakfasts. Like this morning, I had a…’sausage,’ ‘egg’ and ‘cheese’—everything from the vegan spot—English muffin,” Williams told E! News. “I like it with a little bit of maple syrup and some hot sauce, so you get the savory-sweet. That’s what I had this morning. But sometimes I’ll have a bunch of fruit…there’s always a green juice in the morning.”

The legendary Adele has dropped weight, but nobody knows exactly how much and speculation is that she’s on the Sirtfood Diet, which has become popular in the United Kingdom. The Sirtfood Diet focuses on certain foods that activate sirtuin, a type of protein that may help with anti-aging. Adele hasn’t admitted to this, although she has admitted to kicking some bad habits, including smoking and drinking a bottle of wine a day. “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour,” she told Vogue. “So I lost a bit of weight.”

When asked how he dropped almost 30 pounds, Teen Mom’s Tyler Baltierra told a fan on Twitter that he took control of his eating and learned how to cook. “The cool thing is, I’m actually learning how to cook pretty decent now! Almost been 8 weeks since I made the decision to eat healthier & I’m down about 30lbs & I FEEL GREAT!” he wrote.

When Melissa McCarthy was training for Spy, she dropped some of the extra weight she was carrying without even thinking about it. The comedian found out that it was a great way to approach the rest of her weight loss. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked,” she told Life & Style.

If you’re not sure where to start, try what country music artist Miranda Lambert did when she dropped her 45 pounds. Hire a trainer. “I lost my weight the healthy and good old-fashioned way: Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer,” Lambert told First for Women.

We loved Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but she didn’t love her extra weight that piled up over the years. So she partnered with Nutrisystem to take some control over her weight and dropped 40 pounds. She gives props to her husband, Mark Wilkerson, for making exercise fun and something that she didn’t want to stop. The couple spends about one hour, three days a week on weight training and Hart also does cardio and spinning classes. “The best part is that when we work out together, we just want to keep going so sometimes we end up working out for hours at a time,” Hart told E! News.

Christina Aguilera lost weight when she finally took some time off from all of her engagements and decided to focus on her. Keep stress at a distance so you can take care of you. If you don’t cook healthy, then have someone else do it for you. There are plenty of healthy food delivery services to keep you on track. Christina Aguilera once used a food delivery service that brought her low-carb meals right to her doorstep. Find one that works for you.

Depending on the role he played, actor Russell Crowe has packed on the pounds and then taken them off, so he was no stranger to having to do it again. How did he drop the 52 pounds he put on for his movie Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling? He hopped on his bike and started riding.

Young girls have looked up to actress America Ferrara for years, so when she decided to take control of her weight, she did it the right way. When asked about it, she gave her admirers some worthy advice. “How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world,” she told Cosmopolitan for Latinas, “and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”

Meghan Trainor might be ‘All About the Bass,’ but when it came time to getting herself into a healthier place, she assured her fans she did it the right way. The busy recording artist told Redbook magazine that she depended on Shaun T’s DVD Insanity and his program T25 which only takes 25 minutes to do and focuses on a different exercise every day. It was perfect for Trainor’s crazy schedule.

Ciara is the mother of two, who had her own post-baby weight to shed after her last pregnancy. So she set a goal to get it done. “It was just my own personal goal that I set for myself. It’s a whole different animal when you have two kids, and it felt really good,” she told People magazine.

Actress Blake Lively packed on the pounds when she was pregnant with her second child admitting on Instagram that the scale had gone up by 61 pounds. To lose it, Lively hired a personal trainer, Don Saladino, who make sure that she worked out regularly. “We kept the training very consistent,” Saladino told E! News about his workout plan for Lively. “We made sure that she was in the gym 4-5 days a week. Certain days, we worked for an hour, and other days they only had 20-30 minutes because she’s on a tough schedule with her kids.”

There aren’t any magic potions to lose weight, but the magic formula has been around for quite some time. Eat right, exercise and work hard. SNL’s Jay Pharaoh dropped 40 pounds for a role a few years ago and has kept it off. He posted a selfie on Instagram and said, “Dropped 40 pounds over the last year no supplements just training n hard work YOU CAN DO IT 2!”

Jonah Hill was looking to slim down after his role in the film War Dogs. He sought out the help of his 21 Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum, who gave him the number of a nutritionist he could work with. “He gave me the number of these guys and I went to this nutritionist,” Hill explained during an appearance on The Tonight Show, “And the doctor was like, do me a favor; write down what you eat every day and email it to me at the end of the day.” Besides the slip-up of accidentally emailing his food diary to musician Drake, it looks like his commitment paid off! Hill lost 40 pounds.

Lady Gaga swore by yoga, especially when trying to drop extra weight. “I’ve got to work out every day, and I work out hungover if I am hungover,” she told SiriusXM Radio. “It’s about the cross-training and keeping yourself inspired. I do a ton of yoga.”

The sultry singer Jennifer Hudson dropped an amazing 80 pounds and has kept it off for eight years. Her secret is portion control. “If you’re on a strict diet that says you shouldn’t have any carbs or this or that, your body won’t function the way it should,” the Dreamgirls discussed on talk show Lorraine. “I know now that I can eat anything I want and still lose or maintain my weight. It’s about portions and balance.”

Soleil Moon Frye gave birth to her fourth child and just couldn’t shake the baby weight. The former child star, now 40, signed up with NutriSystem because it allowed her to eat what she wanted and still lose weight. “I’m not someone that’s going to be able to live on lemon water. That’s just not my thing,” she told People magazine. She dropped 26 pounds.