The problem of obesity and overweight plagues millions of people around the world. No wonder the creation and marketing of diet and fitness programs has become a billion dollar industry. But perhaps there is no other group of people more concerned about weight loss than those in the entertainment industry. In a profession where a few extra pounds can cause an actor to lose their movie role, the use of weight loss programs and other fitness fads has become a necessity. In fact, dieting is already a given for actors in Hollywood.
For her role in the movie “Tomb Raider”, Angelina Jolie went on a diet of steamed meat, vegetables and soy milk. She revealed that she did not normally eat breakfast before filming, but only smoked cigarettes and drank a lot of coffee. Jolie also said that she no longer uses sugar in her food.
Madonna, on the other hand, has maintained her figure through regular yoga exercises and a macrobiotic diet, which consists of whole grains, beans, vegetables and natural sweeteners such as rice syrup, barley malt and maple syrup.
Jessica Alba, the famous star of the TV series Dark Angel, is perhaps the earliest dieter in Hollywood. According to her, when she was 12 years old, her breakfast consisted only of egg whites and fruit. She added that she usually ate salad for lunch and vegetables or chicken in the evening.