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Mariah Carey Shakes It Off

Mariah Carey is all over the place these days and she looks amazing. Recently in an interview on Oprah, she revealed that it took a lifestyle change (and a comment from a friend) to finally convince her to get healthy; but Mariah does admit that she's missin' her mac'n'cheese. Here are highlights:

Mariah says the most important part of her new, healthier lifestyle is her diet. Patricia (her nutrition and fitness coach) tries to cook Mariah's food without using oil and butter. She's also helped her stop snacking. When Patricia told Mariah to cut mac 'n' cheese out of her diet, Mariah says the news broke her heart. "That's the thing that I have difficulty letting go of because that's comfort food," she says.

Instead, Patricia incorporates lean protein and lots of veggies into Mariah's meals. On a typical night, she prepares foods like artichoke hearts with cherry tomatoes, steamed zucchini and chicken marinated with lemon and soy sauce. On occasion, Mariah allows herself to have one or two bites of her favorite foods — something she calls her "morsel diet."

She also talks about her workouts, so


Mariah says her workouts typically last for 60 to 90 minutes and combine cardio with resistance training. To tone her arms, Mariah uses her own body weight and stretches to sculpt long, lean lines. She likes to hop into a pool for the cardio portion of her workout. "What's great about working out in the pool is the water acts as resistance," she says. "You're actually exercising twice as hard without feeling it."

Since making the commitment to eat healthier and get in shape, Mariah says she's gotten down to the same jean size she wore in 10th grade. "For me, it's not about a number on a scale," she says. "It's not about necessarily even a size. It's about feeling good and being comfortable in your own skin. Right now, I feel really great. I feel better than I've ever felt."

I feel Mariah on the comfort food thing — I have that problem with mashed potatoes, garlic bread, cookies . . .


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rpenner rpenner 9 years
I wish I had someone to cook me delicious healthy meals
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
What does being almost 40 have to do with it? I think if I eat right and exercise when I'm her age I will look good still. I'll be 30 and I don't look old and I keep my body in shape. AND I've had 2 children.........she has zero
Haethre Haethre 9 years
cheek implants, eye lift. this woman is almost 40.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
She looks amazing.
yamagrl yamagrl 9 years
I wouldn't take fashion advice from this woman, so I hardly think I'll take health and fitness advice from her either.
JessieSP JessieSP 9 years
She looks alot better now.
mem952 mem952 9 years
she's crazy. but amazing. sometimes i get the feeling she is one of those girls who likes to brag about dieting and how little she eats...
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
I'll never forget that episode if Cribs where she showed her home gym and then proceeded to get on the stair stepper in 4 inch stilettos. Classic Mariah.
emalove emalove 9 years
She HAS been looking better these days.
Jenny86 Jenny86 9 years
SHE LOOKS AMAZING! I don't think she'll gain it back because her trainer is literally living with her and she's very strict!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
She'll gain it back, she always does. She's one of those classic yo-yo dieters that gains and loses weight quickly and her weight fluctuates all over the place. I don't think she's very healthy, as far as celebrities go...I'm sure she probably fasts and does weird stuff like that (she has in the past...I remember that she once went on the "all purple" diet where she only ate purple foods). Plus, she's got personal trainers all over her to get her to work out. Geez, it must be fun to be HER trainer...she's such a diva that she probably thinks her sweat doesn't stink.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
I'm sure she's had a ton of help in many forms, but I was still blown away by her rockin' body on Idol the other night!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
She looks amazing right now cause she's thin without being a stick. I'd like to see her keep it off this time and actually stick to it for more than a couple months. We all know how Mariah loses a ton of weight before a tour or album release, hopefully she can keep it off for good.
SoFiaCaLZoNe SoFiaCaLZoNe 9 years
she looks unbelievable! I love her
stargazer25 stargazer25 9 years
Just like any celebrity that looks great, they don't do it alone. They have someone come to their casa and help them work out. Then they have someone cook for them and say eat this and that. Granted her time is spent entertaining people and she has to fight the urge to stay away from the candy bar just like the rest of us. I just know she can afford all the best and CALL on someone to cook her something yummy and healthy to eat. At least she is attempting to promote being "healthy."
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I personally think it's all bull. She has been known to tell what her really secrets are back when she was losing it a bit. She did MTV Cribs and ranted about how she doesn't eat. Then a couple of days ago (I was told), she was on The Hills and commented that she doesn't eat, again. I think her entire diet is the Morsel Diet. It was funny because a few days after she was on The Hill stating she doesn't eat, she was on up her comments I guess? Nice way to be a good influence to all the girls/women with eating disorders. I love her music, but I can't stand her.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
Oh, mashed potatoes are my weakness.... how i love me some garlic mashies...
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
1,000,000 BUCKS says she gains it back and THEN some in a couple months.... She does look good though, maybe, dare I say it, a bit too thin? Looking a little bobble head sometimes nowadays. I like a curvey Mariah...cuz it's not like she dances and stuff at shows, she just stands there with her arms swinging everywhere.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
She looks hot, but I agree with bealotus about the plastic surgery. I don't mind plastic surgery, but it kind of makes the rest of the population feel that acquiring a body like that requires more than hard work and discipline - which sucks.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I think she looks awesome, I was impressed with her body when I saw her on American Idol the other night. Go her! As for Mac and Cheese, it's one of my comfort foods too and I tried to make a "healthy" version recently. It tasted OK but did NOT satisfy my craving at all. And when I realized just HOW bad the old mac n cheese I used to make was, I decided it had to go to. I can't just eat a little :-)
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Why can't she eat real homemade mac and cheese? Wheat pasta, fresh good tasting cheese?
bealotus bealotus 9 years
She looks great. I believe she eats healthy and exercises but I also believe she got a little help from plastic surgery. Nothing wrong with that, I am pro-plastic surgery. I am just saying that in her case it doesn't look like it was only diet and exercise.
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