Celebrity Diet Secrets: Cashing in With Diets and Fast Weight Loss Programs
Celebrity Diet Secrets? Some celebrities are cashing in on weight loss and diet craze
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Perhaps it was the recent recession of 2008, but some celebrities are working hard to cash in with endorsing diets and weight loss programs. A story by Gwen Gowen on ABC News gave details on celebrity diet secrets as well as the new book about how celebrities make money.
In the past, celebrities who gained a lot of weight would have perhaps been made fun of by David Letterman and other late night talk show hosts, but today they are making money. There are reports that Jessica Simpson will receive $3 million for losing weight with Weight Watchers diet program.
Leave it to celebrities to be able to "monetize just getting fat and losing weight," said Jo Piazza, author of the 2011 book "Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money." According to Piazza, Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley have also cashed in with weight loss programs in addition to their celebrity status.
Alley lost quite a bit of weight (74 pounds) with Jenny Craig in 2005. However, she gained the weight back. Then, she released her own weight loss program - after she lost the weight again to help promote it. Organic Liason, her diet program consists of dietary supplements, weigh toss products, as well as online tools like a menu planner.
Here are some celebrities that have had weight fluctuation problems in the past.
- Oprah Winfrey
- Jennifer Hudson
- Christian Bale
- Drew Carey
- Michael Moore
- Janet Jackson
- Ricki Lake
- Seth Rogen
One of the most important things to remember about celebrity diets is that there is a chance you may gain the weight back even if you lose it. The best way to lose weight and get in shape is to carefully plan your diet daily and eat healthy. You should also make sure exercise is part of your daily routine.