These Stars Are YO-YO DIETERS!
Up, down, up, down … only time will tell if these repeat celebrity diet offenders can keep the weight off for good this time
JONAH HILL, 32
“It was just diet,” the 5-foot-7 actor downplays of consulting a nutritionist to dramatically slim down in 2011. Multiple reports suggest he subsequently packed on more weight than he’d lost to film War Dogs, which he’s since dropped again. But nutrition expert Dr. Fred Pescatore warns that risks of yo-yo dieting include “diabetes, heart disease and pancreatitis.”
OPRAH WINFREY, 62
The 5-foot-7 talk show host says previous diets failed because she resumed bad habits (like binging on potatoes) after reaching her goal weight. Now a Weight Watchers spokeswoman, Oprah plans to practice portion control “for the rest of my life,” which La-based dietitian Lisa Defazio calls “a great way to maintain weight and control calories.”
MARIAH CAREY, 47
“I’m feeling fantastic, better than ever,” the 5-foot-8 mom of two says of losing weight on a “bleak” diet in preparation for her wedding to Aussie billionaire James Packer. But she could be setting herself up for post-nuptial problems. “People go on drastic diets, then get so hungry and irritable that they give up and eat,” Defazio explains. “Once their body gets the carbs and calories, they can’t stop and gain again!”