RESIST YOUR TEMPTATIONS
Janet Jackson has stopped indulging in her favorite sweet treat: pancakes! “She always craves pancakes,” says her nutritionist David Allen, who’s also co-author of the singer’s upcoming book about her weight struggles. Instead Ms. Jackson snacks on a mix of fresh blueberries and strawberries, which together have about 65 calories a cup. Compared to 520 calories for two pancakes with butter and syrup, there’s no need for guilt! – Amy Elisa Keith
Read more about incorporating fruit into your weight-loss plan.
USE SUNSCREEN LIKE KRISTIN
It’s not just good genes that keep Kristin Davis’s porcelain skin looking so young. The 43-year-old Sex and the City star is diligent about protecting herself from the harmful rays of the sun. “I love my Ahava sunscreen,” she tells Health magazine. The cosmetic company’s vitamin-enriched products are formulated from Dead Sea minerals. Slather some on and see if you see the difference!
GET AN 'IRON' CORE
To sculpt his body for Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. endured rigorous workouts at the hands of trainer Brad Bose. One of Bose’s favorite toning tools for his celebrity clients? The AB-Inforcer, a device that gets your spine in a neutral mode to work your core muscles properly and uses sensory feedback to alert you when you’re out of alignment. “It teaches the difference between using your abs and using your hip flexors,” says Bose, “which are usually the root of a lot of postural problems.” Tighter abs and better posture? Sign us up! – Maureen Harrington
EMBRACE YOUR UNIQUENESS
The first full-figured model to win America’s Next Top Model, Whitney Thompson has never aspired to be stick-thin. Her message to women: Embrace your shape. “You don’t have to starve to be beautiful,” she tells PEOPLE. “People try to perfect themselves and it’s not possible. So instead of perfecting yourself, just say, ‘I am this, and this is good.” That’s advice we can all follow.
MAKE YOUR WORKOUT PORTABLE
Not being able to get to the gym doesn’t stop My Name Is Earl‘s Jaime Pressly from getting a good workout. Resistance training helps keep her trim by “using your own body weight, push-ups, crunches, things like that, which you can do anywhere,” says the new mom (whose son Dezi James turned 1 on May 11). “It’s much more simple than people think it is.” Want an effective at-home workout of your home? Click here. – Shruti Dhalwala