Chelsea Handler is fitter than ever thanks to her diet and this Pilates workout

Comedian and host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler is gaining much fame lately as she hosts the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and graces the cover of the April 2010 issue of Shape magazine (as well as the December 2009 issue of Playboy). Indeed, Chelsea seems to be getting funnier and sexier as she ages ever so gracefully.

This was neither by chance nor was this easy, however. As Chelsea Handler tells Shape, following her father’s quadruple-bypass surgery, Chelsea knew she had to change her ways. She hired a nutritionist and started a new workout routine. “Not only am I fitter, I feel more energized and focused too,” she says.

Chelsea Handler’s Diet

Now, Chelsea aims for wholesome, unprocessed foods. Here’s what Chelsea eats on an average day.

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal with protein power and flax seeds.
  • Mid-morning snack: Turkey and arugula salad (no dressing).
  • Lunch: Sushi.
  • Dinner: Sea bass, chicken, or green salad with meat loaf. (Here’s the meatloaf recipe.)
  • On-stage snacks: 2-3 Doritos chips (and she throws the rest of the small bag away).

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Tim Howard Soccer Workout

Today, we continue our look at the 2010 World Cup and the soccer workout routines of the United States National Team stars with a review of U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard and his agility workout.  Howard who suffered a rib injury in the United States opening round match with England says he will be ready to play this Friday when the U.S. takes on Slovenia in pool play.

Men’s Health recently revealed the training secrets of four members of the U.S. squad, including those of Howard, with soccer workout plans for endurance, strength, speed and agility.  Our previous post featured the endurance training Clint Dempsey used to prepare for the World Cup.

Howard, who plays for Everton in the English Premier League focuses his training on speed, balance, and range of motion for his soccer workout routine. “Tim has to be able to shift his body weight and throw himself in any direction, without any preparation,” says Steve Tashjian, fitness coach for Everton.

“I’m constantly strengthening my core because that’s what gives me the ability to react faster and the stability to control my body better,” says the 31 year-old keeper.  Tim Howard also does explosive lifting, jumping drills using a Verti-Max and lots of boxing.  “Sparring accelerates my hand speed, improves my footwork, and makes my punching more powerful,” says Howard.

Test Your Agility

Tashijian recommends using the T-test to measure your agility.  Here’s how to do it:

Set up markers in a T configuration, 10 yards for the stem and 5 yards out to each side. Ask a friend to time you. Start at the base of the T, sprint to the top, side-shuffle to the left, side-shuffle all the way (10 yards) to the right, side-shuffle back to the middle, and backpedal to the start.

Average – more than 12 seconds
Great – 10 to 12 seconds
World Class – less than 10 seconds (Howard does it in 9.6)

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Clash of the Titans Greek Warrior Workout

This Friday, Sam Worthington is following up his blockbuster roles in Terminator: Salvation and Avatar as Perseus in Clash of the Titans, which depicts the ultimate struggle for power as men go against kings and kings go against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world.

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Like the Spartan warriors in 300, Perseus and his fellow soldiers need to be in peak physical shape if they expect to succeed.

Extreme Fitness, a leading fitness club operator in Toronto, has teamed up with Warner Bros Canada to produce the action-packed, fast-paced Clash of the Titans Workout. Lead by martial arts expert and fitness trainer George Kiriakiou, “the program combines fitness training of an elite athlete with training of a professional martial artist for a cutting-edge new workout,” says George. “The Clash of the Titans Warrior Workout” focuses on improving your mental state so that you can lose weight, increase energy, burn fat, increase core strength, and get a god or goddess-like figure.”

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Grant Hill's Career Changing Diet Tips

Plagued by injury for a good part of his time in the NBA, Phoenix Suns‘ forward Grant Hill credits his new diet for his recent resurgence.  Last year, at the age of 36, Hill played in all 82 games for the first time in his career.  He followed that up this season by starting in 81 of the Suns’ 82 games.

“When I was a rookie with the Pistons in ’94 I ate whatever I wanted.  Pregame, I’d stop at this street with five fast-food joints and go ‘Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.’  My second year, I hired a chef.  I thought home-cooked meals would improve my diet.  Instead, I ate a lot of steaks, pastas, and heavy cream sauces, and Kool-Aid.  It was always in the fridge,” says Hill.

Hill has now changed his diet to include more fish, fruits and vegetables.  He attributes his ability to keep up with the younger guys in the NBA to his healthy eating.

Here are some diet tips Grant Hill shared in the May 2010 edition of Men’s Fitness…

Don’t Be Drastic
“If you want to improve how you eat, make a few subtle changes to your diet first.  Don’t just go hardcore all at once or you’re likely to fall off the wagon.’

Drink Nothing But Water
“That means no soda, coffee, or juice.  You’ll find it hard to do, but most of us walk around dehydrated because we don’t drink the right stuff.”
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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Blueprint Cleanse

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The first celebrity diet in our five-part series, The Blueprint Cleanse is a three-day liquid, raw, and vegan cleansing diet used by stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Szohr to lose weight by dropping those last few pounds.

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Zoe Saldana Finds Balance and Respects Her Body

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Zoe Saldana focuses on self respect and balance in her workout and diet.

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Ryan Kwanten Workout and Diet Tips for Preparing for His True Blood Shirtless Scenes

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten uses an evolving workout routine that includes body-weight strength training, trail running, and yoga, and to prepare for his shirtless scenes, he uses a Paleolithic diet.

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World Cup Soccer Workout: Clint Dempsey

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U.S. National Team midfielder, Clint Dempsey, runs upwards of 8 miles per game and shares his soccer workout plan for building endurance.

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