Hollywood megastar Scarlett Johannson lost weight on low-carb
When you are the queen of Hollywood and seem to appear in virtually every movie that comes out these days, the last thing you would worry about is your weight, right? Well, not if you are bombshell beauty Scarlett Johansson (who appears in three movies in 2006 and at least five movies coming out in 2007).
According to this SAWF News article, Johansson recently lost a modest eight pounds off of her 120-pound body by eating a diet low in carbohydrates, high in protein and lots of salads.
Oh my gosh, she was just soooo fat at 120 pounds. She thought so.
"I have fat days, and I accept that I'm never going to be rail thin," Johansson recently quipped about her weight.
That's why she started livin' la vida low-carb and got down to 112 pounds. That's still rather petite and, of course, Johansson looks as fantastic as ever. A celebrity trainer in the story was quoted as saying it "looks like she backed off the carbs and is eating more lean protein and salads" along with a regular toning exercise routine to help her lose body fat, something studies have shown to be indicative of people following a low-carb diet.
Recent studies have shown that protein is power food for weight loss because it can help keep you satisfied for hours and actually eat less calories.
It's great to see someone with the enormous name recognition of Scarlett Johansson showing the world that livin' la vida low-carb is not just a fad, but is actually a very effective way to lose a little weight (even if you don't really need to lose any!). I publicly applaud her for rejecting the criticisms about this way of eating and showing it can be done without any concerns for health.
Bravo, Scarlett, bravo!