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    9 Celebrity Weight-Loss Secrets That Actually Work

    Many celebrities are well-known for doing crazy stuff in order to get in shape in record time, like Robert De Niro and Christian Bale. These celebs do things that are both unhealthy and unsustainable in the long run. But what about the stars that manage to lose the extra weight without going to extremes? What about those that keep their weight in check without depriving or torturing themselves?

    That's what this is all about. This comes in handy right now because we tend to gain one or two pounds during the Christmas season. Learn from the professionals how to stay in shape the smart way!

    9 — Don't Ban Foods

    That's the lesson that Kim Kardashian wants to teach us. She says that what really helped her was the Atkins diet. However, she believes that it is important to have a cheat day every week. She thinks that the cheat day is important because it causes you to stop craving the foods that you shouldn't eat: you stuff yourself, and then for the next few days you don't mind eating healthy because you don't think about those unhealthy foods anymore. This is an intelligent move, but doctors recommend cheating a little bit every day, instead of cheating for a whole day once a week.

    8 — Chameleon Food

    You can make healthy food taste and look similar to not-so-healthy food. For example: if you want to eat a hamburger, don't go to McDonald's, make a healthy burger made with lean beef and fresh salmon. Fruit helps a lot too: it's sweet, but healthy. The perfect snack. This is a great strategy for those that have children, like Gwyneth. She sees all the treats that they get to enjoy and it's impossible to not want to have them too.

    7 — Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Khloé Kardashian prefers to take it easy; she doesn't believe in things like crash diets. It took her 18 months to lose 30 pounds. That's because she doesn't mind exercising a lot if that means being able to eat a bit more, and eat the foods that you prefer. She knows that she could have lost those 30 pounds much faster, but she says that she prefers losing weight without suffering, even if that means more exercise and slower results. It definitely worked well for her. If you're a food lover but don't mind exercising, give it a shot!

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