The 6 Foods Celebrity Trainers Will Not Eat

September 1, 2011

How do all those celebrities stay in such great shape? Well, it's not by eating these 6 foods!

FitSugar recently polled a few celebrity trainers to find out which foods they would never recommend and a couple of items on the list are quite surprising.

Tara Stiles said to stay away from alcohol. “No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic — and younger — avoid alcohol," Stiles said.

Lady Gaga's trainer, Harley Pasternack, says grapes and bananas are not your friend. “No one is going to live a shorter life if they have bananas or grapes,” Pasternack said. “A banana is just the densest piece of fruit that you can put in your body, and since it doesn’t have much fiber, it won’t keep you full. Grapes have a special sugar in them called dextrose, which is the highest glycemic sugar that you can possibly put in your body.”

A no-brainer, Valerie Waters says people should stay away from processed foods. “If a food item has ingredients you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce, you probably shouldn’t eat it," said Jessica Biels' trainer said.

John Damon says all sodas should be avoided, even diet, as they can contribute to kidney problems and heart disease.

While most think yogurt is a great and nutritious snack, Jackie Warner says it's not as good as we all think as most of the yogurt that is available to us is full of sugar.

Trainer on The Hills Jarett Del Bene, says margarine is not as good as we might've thought. It's “loaded with empty calories and is packed with trans fat, which is the worst fat to consume.”

And last but not least, David Kirsch says gluten-free is the way to go. Heidi Klum's go-to guy says gluten can make you feel bloated and, well, that's never good.



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lance's picture

Agree with most. Avoid bananas how ever,no thanks. I eat 4-5 a day. Haven't got fat from them. Gluten is getting a bad rap in my opinion. Unless you have Celiac its not going to affect you.

Teresa's picture

Look for yogurt in larger containers, not the smaller ones with all the added stuff, does not have as much sugar. Add your own fresh/frozen fruit and/or granola. Plus, in the long run, you'll save $$$$$. And read the labels. I have found one with only 9 grams of sugar for an 8 oz service. Not as bad as some of those that have 33g!!
And I agree with "stay away from processed foods. “If a food item has ingredients you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce, you probably shouldn’t eat it," said Jessica Biels' trainer said." I have dropped 20lbs in 2 months by doing this. I have limited my gluten intake as well because I do have some issues after eating it.

HeartSmart RD's picture

Mr. Del Bene's claims about margarine are not accurate. Today's soft spread margarines list "zero grams trans fat" on their labels and provide a source of polyunsaturated fat -- one of the good fats that nutritionists recommend. Consumption of soft spread margarine is encouraged as a healthy alternative to saturated fat-laden butter in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA’s MyPlate food guidance icon. The Guidelines classify soft spreads (also known as buttery spreads) as a healthful “oil” and recommend replacing solid fats, like butter, with oils including soft margarine. The government’s endorsement of soft spreads is consistent with support from other notable health advocacy groups, including the American Heart Association, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the National Institutes of Health. The health benefits of soft spread margarines are backed by sound science. Compared to butter, which is made from animal fat and has 7 grams of saturated fat and 30 mg of cholesterol per serving, soft spreads contain fewer calories, have 2 grams or less saturated fat per serving, and no cholesterol. Get the facts at

-The National Association of Margarine Manufacturers

Emma's picture

Not only does heart disease run in my family but I also work on behalf of the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers.

Although margarine products have always had no cholesterol and are low in saturated fat, soft spread margarines are now labeled with “0 grams trans fat,” in keeping with the current dietary guidance that trans fat intake be kept as low as possible. Margarine product manufacturers have been leaders in the food industry in removing trans fats from their products and will continue to innovate and offer a wide array of products to meet the American consumers’ needs with respect to health, taste and convenience.

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Dr. Len Schwartz's picture

A great article!

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Dr. Len Schwartz
Pres/CEO of Pro2Pro Network

Lee's picture

No to bananas? Don't bananas have the same amount of fiber as an orange? I don't mind getting exercise tips from fitness trainers, but when it comes to what food to eat, I'd rather take a dietitian's advice.