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Learn to slim like the stars.

LOVE them or loathe them, celebrities are always in the spotlight and have to look fantastic wherever they are.

They're first in the queue to try fashionable or faddy diets, the latest exercise regimes, and get help and advice from an army of personal trainers, dieticians and beauticians.

For them, staying slim is a religion, and not being able to slip into that little Versace number for an A-list opening night could result in the ultimate horror - obscurity.

Adele Parker, author of new book Famous People Don't Get Fat, has ignored the wild, wacky and unhealthy regimes and instead reveals the more down-to-earth health tips and personal slimming secrets of the famous.

CELEBRITY DIET TIPS

Angelina Jolie staves off hunger pangs by snacking on low-fat breakfast cereals. Her favourite? Cheerios.

Jennifer Lopez's secret is eating healthily but "little and often". She eats eight mini-meals a day to keep energy high and hunger at bay. She also practises a martial art used by the Israeli army, Krav Maga. www.kravmaga.org.uk

Skipping breakfast can be a disaster and those who do are more likely to be overweight. Paris Hilton has porridge for breakfast to keep her feeling satisfied until lunchtime.

CELEBRITY BURN-OFF TIPS

Claudia Schiffer exercises her upper arms by going clay-pigeon shooting, while Kate Moss burns off calories by going horse riding.

Geri Halliwell tones her body by jumping into an ice cold bath.

Ex-Hear'say star turned TV presenter Myleene Klass keeps herself in trim by rollerblading.

Baby Spice, Emma Bunton's a fan of detox massages and baths, and massages and karate (she's a blue belt).

Kylie Minogue keeps fit by roller blading, kick boxing and yoga sessions, and sister Danni always takes the stairs instead of using a lift and walks whenever she can.

Madonna, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow love ballet routines to keep them toned.

WHAT CELEBRITIES AVOID

Coleen McLoughlin shuns take-aways, and tries to make home-made, low-fat versions of her favourite meals.

Sophie Dahl takes the lift not the stairs to her third floor flat, and drinks green tea - thought to speed up the metabolism and reduce cholesterol levels.

Halle Berry, diagnosed as diabetic when a teenager, avoids refined sugar, fried foods and never eats after 7pm so she can burn off calories before bedtime.

Cameron Diaz swaps coffee for herbal teas. Caffeine can slow metabolism, stimulate appetite and disrupt sleep - which can result in rapid weight gain.

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Coleen McCloughlin - shuns take-aways; Angelina Jolie says Cheerio to excess weight by snacking on a popular breakfast cereal
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 21, 2008
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