There is no doubt that we love our celebrities.
Just look at the number of tabloids at the checkout line of any market.
Consider the entertainment magazines available including People, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Star Magazine, and so many more.
Entertainment TV shows include E! Entertainment Television, Entertainment Tonight, and others.
Then you have shows all about the Kardashians and similar “celebrity” oriented programs.
We seem to love watching “stars” shine and stumble with shows like Dancing With The Stars.
The list seems never-ending.
And, if you still have doubts about how much we love – even idolize – celebrities, consider how much you’re willing to shell out for tickets for live performances or even just to go a movie these days. To do what? Watch celebrities.
What Do You Have In Common With Celebrity Dieters?
What on Earth do you think you have in common with those celebrities?
How do they go about losing weight?
Are you really the same as the them when it comes to health and nutrition and dieting?
Are they good role models for your weight loss efforts?
Here are just a couple of differences between you dieting in real life and them dieting as “spokesdieters” for mega million dollar dieting programs.
I suppose the biggest difference between your real life and their celebrity life is that they have entourages and staffs and chefs and personal trainers at their beck and call to help and support them to stick to their diets and exercise programs.
You, on the other hand, have yourself. OK, maybe, if you’re lucky, you may have one or two family members supporting you, and maybe a friend or two. But your supporters are not being paid by you, are not there for you 24/7, and let’s face it, at the end of the day, they aren’t truly invested in your success.
In reality, the celebrities are surrounded with support and encouragement and you are pretty much alone.
The second huge difference between you and your favorite spokesdieter is that the famous celebrity is getting paid handsomely not just to endorse the diet, but also to try to convince you it actually works – their “job” is to lose weight.
You, on the other hand – unless you are incredibly unusual – don’t have a soul on Earth who’s going to pay you millions to lose a few pounds.
The celebrities have a huge incentive to stick to the diet beyond good looks and good health. An incentive that you’ll never have. A massive financial incentive.
We could go on with this list of differences between you and the celebrities endorsing diets, but I think you get the idea.
But one truth to take away is that they have a level of support and a huge financial incentive that you’ll never have.
What You Can Do
There are 2 big things you can do – as a mere mortal not a celebrity – to help yourself in your weight loss efforts.
First, don’t delude yourself. Of course you’re exactly like the celebrity spokesdieters in the sense that you’re human and so are they.
But just because they can make a diet work with all the paid support they get and all the pay they receive for doing it, doesn’t mean it’s actually any easier for them than it is for you. That’s a good truth to keep in mind.
And, another important truth is that even with the paid support and the pay they receive, even they can’t or don’t always make it work.
Case in point: Kirstie Ally as the celebrity spokesdieter for Jenny Craig a few years back.
If you remember, Ms. Ally lost something like 80 pounds right before our very eyes on television.
And then, after quitting Jenny, every one of us saw her all over the tabloids, entertainment magazines, and entertainment television shows 80 or more pounds heavier within about a year.
The truth and the lesson is that celebrities are human, too. And, if you don’t stick with your diet and healthy eating, of course it’s not going to do you a bit of good any more than it will do them a bit of good if they don’t stick with it.
Sticking to it. That’s the key. That’s the truth.
Which brings us to the second big thing you can do for yourself. Follow these 6 simple Guidelines to help you stick to your diet, weight loss, and healthy living plan.