Courteney Cox has just started working at yet another TV series, ABC’s “Cougar Town”. She may be older than she was in “Friends”, but the ex-model is still drop-dead beautiful. Once on the cover of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue, the 44-year-old actress realizes, as all celebrities over 40, that she needs to work harder to look good on the red carpet. Want to find out her secret that keep her looking as fit as a model? Keep reading this article.
Courteney Cox Puts the “D” in Diets
Courteney Cox has always been more slim than fit, but now it seems she’s mostly trying to eat healthy and keep her body weight at a certain level. She’s known to have been on a lot of diets according to ukh
airdressers.com: Blood Type, Atkins, Carbohydrate Addict, etc. The last one was the most efficient of all for Courteney and the actress liked it because she could eat carbohydrates for dinner.
Courteney Cox says her secret for staying 110lb with a height of 5ft 5in is: “I know what to ea
t and I know how to eat. If I eat pasta for dinner, I gain weight, if I eat protein, I lose weight. Everyone says I am too thin. I just have a fast metabolism.”
As a Southern girl, Courteney Cox grew up eating a carbs and fat-rich diet, she has adapted her regime so that it’s close to the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, devised by Dr Richard Heller and his wife Dr Rachel Heller on inoutstar.com.
Followers of the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet can eat meat, seafood, butter, eggs, cheese and vegetables, but restrict carbohydrates to one “reward” meal a day. The Hellers say: “Balance is crucial in your reward meal. You need salad for fibre, protein for minerals and to stabilize blood sugar. The carbs are for energy and satisfaction.” Here you have a daily menu sample:
Breakfast: A scooped out poppy seed bagel with light cream cheese.
Courteney Cox starts her day with scrambled eggs, a splash of milk and two strips of lean bacon or pancakes filled with cottage cheese. For lunch, she eats grilled salmon or steak, with steamed vegetables, or a green salad. Dinner also includes dessert or fruits. Most of the times, she eats roast lamb and veggies or roast potatoes. She avoids sodas or sugary drinks, but instead she drinks a lot of tea and black coffee. This is the diet Courteney Cox is addicted to and, with plenty of exercise, it keeps her healthy and fit.
What about fitness and exercise for Courteney Cox ?
Courteney Cox works out five times a week and that includes cardio, weight training, hiking, and running. The actress also practices Pilates and Budokon, the new hot stuff in Hollywood celebrity’s agenda. Courteney says about this great workout routine: “Cameron Shayne’s blend of yoga for toning and martial arts for power is an unbeatable combination. I have found a workout that’s fun and effective!”
What is Budokon?
Budokon is a physically challenging fitness regime with aspects of yoga and meditation. Budokon is designed to “create balance and permanent change in the entire system,” according to Cameron Shayne, the founder of the system. Budokon is influenced by the Japanese martial arts – the name budokon can be translated as “the way of the spiritual warrior” – bu (warrior) – do (way) – kon (spirit).
Budokan is very intensive – it is not uncommon for people to burn up to 900 calories in a session, which is 50% more than a spinning session. And unlike spinning classes, Budokan is dynamic, exciting and far more socialable, like many other martial arts.
Every class involves three disciplines: meditation, martial arts and yoga. The order varies depending on the day, as Ryan believes in working with the mood of the class. This is actually how all good martial arts instructors teach. A class can be planned, but the students’ needs can change from week to week, and a flexible teacher makes a more engaging class. It is inspired by the centuries-old training systems of Buddhist monks and it offers an emotional, physical and spiritual work out. Really Budokon has a very similar philosophy to Tai Chi Chuan and Bagua.
Budokon has not only impressed celebrities, but also professional athletes, including Kerri Walsh, who won an Olympic gold in women’s beach volleyball.
A Budokon warm up is again similar to a martial arts warm up – the joints are loosened and stretched – this helps prevent injury. Then a series of yoga postures, often incorporating elements of the sun salutation routine, are done to help warm the body up.
Budokon has gradings, like many other martial arts, so students can progress. The main thing that makes martial arts such a good way to get fit is that the grading system keeps students motivated and competitive. Healthy competition is essential to avoid becoming bored with a fitness regime.
Budokon has recently started to become more popular in the UK, and Cameron Shayne is aiming for it to become a leading fitness regime in the Britain. “I’d like to see British cities becoming thriving hubs for Budokon. My sense is a lot of people in the UK are like: get up, go to work, go to pub, go home, then get up and do it all again. There’s so much more to life.”