'Entourage's Turtle Shares Weight Loss Tips That Work for Women, Too


jerry ferreraMan am I happy now that Entourage has started up again. My Sunday fun-day is finally back in action! Jerry Ferrara, better known at Turtle, has always been one of my top three favorites in the group, next to Adrian Grenier (I'm drooling just thinking of those brown curly locks) and Jeremy Piven. But Ferrara's recent weight loss boosts him to my No. 1 man. The 31-year-old actor dropped 55 pounds, and he looks dayummmm good.

Before you call me shallow, I'm not loving on him more because he lost weight. I've always loved his one liners and mostly level-headed personality. But I adore him that much more because of how he lost the weight. No surgeries or crazy diets here, ladies. And trust me, his weight loss strategy can work for you, too. It worked for me.

Jerry lost pounds simply by incorporating diet and exercise into his daily routine. He told Life & Style that the weight loss was slow, "about 2 or 3 pounds a month." If you ask me, that's the kind of weight loss that sticks. No crazy fad diets. Just eating right and working toward a goal. Sounds easy enough, right?

And it is. Like Jerry, I managed to lose 60 pounds by monitoring my portion sizes and upping my workout routine. I learned very quickly that if I was going to diet, and maintain lasting results, it was going to have to become a lifestyle for me. When a diet becomes a lifestyle, the question isn't "Am I allowed to eat that?" but rather "How can I make this fit my standards?"

For example: Can someone on a diet eat a cheeseburger and still lose weight? Of course they can! In fact, nothing is off-limits. Dieters just need to be smart about it. With a burger, for example, you might consider the size of the patty, and then try swapping out a kaiser roll for two slices of high fiber wheat bread. It's all about how we can translate what we crave on a day-to-day basis into feasible meals and munchies.

If you ask me, there's no sense in losing the weight if you're going to be miserable the entire duration because you're eating only lettuce leaves and protein shakes. I'm not saying go gulp down the highest calorie drink in America and run an obscene 18 miles to make up for it. What I am saying is if you're on a diet and want to try the shake, then go for it and share it with eight of your coworkers.

It's all about balance. If you want to lose weight, then it's critical to find a balance in the way you eat and work out to achieve long lasting results. Kudos to you, Turtle! You look like a total stud.

Do you have any diet secrets?

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JaneE... JaneEyre27

No secret; just what you've already said.  Eat less, move more.  I lost 27 pounds in 100 days this year eating healthy portions (and not stuffing my face all the time, which had become my habit) and exercising 1 to 2 hours a day -- and I did it as the mom of 4 kids.  I still watch my portions and exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day to maintain the weight loss.  So far, so good.

clg1213 clg1213

Totally agree.  I lost weight slow and steady and it "took" and has lasted many years.  People need to reframe how they look at weight loss and define "diet" as your overall pattern of eating, not a short-term fix that might give exciting, quick changes but will leave the "successful" person gaining it back after they go back to more usual habits.  It's why Weight Watchers has more long-term success stories than Nutrisystem (which could be great for weight gained in a specific period by a usually smart eater...like divorce-weight or other stressors).

slw123 slw123

Lots and lots of water.

ceciliam ceciliam

Eating healthy and pretty much all I drink is water.

nonmember avatar Mike

Increasing your fiber intake was key for me along with with following a low glycemic diet & taking transitions supplements www.marketamerica.com/business

Princ... PrincessPeach06

Ummmmm.....sounds like exactly the right way to lose weight!  Why does everyone make it sound so exciting and mysterious??  

momka... momkaribg

Increase fiber.

momka... momkaribg

Drink lots water.

momka... momkaribg

Lots of fruit & veggies.

iam4you2 iam4you2

Drink a lot of water

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