Celeb Fitness: Are Jen and Courteney Too "Tiny?”

Their trainer doesn't think so! Plus more diet news.
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Celeb Fitness: Are Jen and Courteney Too “Tiny?”

Their trainer doesn’t think so! Plus more diet news.

-Jane Farrell

Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston

Each week Betty scours the web to bring you some of the most helpful, controversial or unusual diet/fitness stories on the web. Here’s what’s happening right now:

“Teeny-tiny” weight loss goals don’t work for everybody

Tracy Anderson, a fitness guru who’s trained stars like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, and singer Shakira, is very popular these days. The long-haired blonde, who seems to be posing in white lingerie on her Facebook page, has more than 11,000 followers, most of whom are very happy about her program. But you might want to think twice before starting her routine, which fans can practice via DVDs or in several studios Anderson has across the country.

It calls for 90 minutes a day of exercise, six days a week, and up to two hours daily on meal preparations. Fans of Anderson say that it takes that amount of commitment to get real weight-loss and body sculpting results. The other controversial element is the 800-calorie daily diet. According to Kathleen Farrell, a dietitian who spoke with ABC News, the diet doesn’t provide enough nutrition even if you’re not exercising. But it’s Anderson’s oft-stated goal of getting her clients to have “teeny-tiny” bodies that causes the most controversy. Anderson says it’s all about having a kind of dancer’s body – strong without being bulky. Critics see it as an overemphasis on size.

If any of this sounds like something you’d want to get involved in, we suggest you do what you should do before starting any diet or fitness program: Check with your doctor. (ABC News)

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