FitnessThe Worst Junk Foods, As Chosen By Five Famous Guys
Athletes, musicians, and TV hosts have access to VIP rooms and private plane and models swimming in pools of champagne (we assume), but they're still subject to the same calorie-burning physiology as the rest of us. As such, even they have to abstain from certain delicious but horribly fattening foods. We asked a handful of guys what they refuse to consume. And their answers confirmed that stars really are just like us: out here trying to avoid bloating in public.
Occupation: Good Morning America host, NFL Hall of Famer
What he's picky about:"I don't eat fried foods, fried chicken, none of that. I really haven't had any in a long time, even on a cheat day. My biggest thing is Oreos. I used to love them—now I can't bring myself to even try them. I had one a while ago, and it tasted like it was shooting that cream right into my arteries."
Occupation: Host of The Daily Show
What he's picky about:"One thing I stay away from is high-fructose corn syrup. That's something I've been militant on. I don't mess with that. But if I'm at somebody's party and there's cake, I'm not gonna be that guy like, 'No, no, no, no, my stomach is more important than the celebration of your life!' Every now and again you may want to indulge, so indulge."
Mick Foley (a.k.a. Mankind)
Occupation: Fearless WWE legend
What he's picky about:"I was told there are four things I had to absolutely avoid: energy drinks, donuts, one I can't remember ,and one I don't want to specify, but it's a cheese product that is actually a man-made creation. Also quiche. I've refused to eat quiche since the age of 6. I had a bad experience and have never gone back. I cannot sit at a table with somebody eating it. My stomach will start doing tricks on me. I haven't gone back to quiche in 44 years."
Occupation: Country singer more famous than any of us realize
What he's picky about:"I eat good, but I drink too many beers and too many vodka drinks. Vodka's low in calories, but not seven of them. I love sushi, but I won't load up before a show, for the sake of soy sauce and being all bloated up. But mostly, if I want to eat it, I eat it. I'd rather run for 30 minutes than be in the psychological warfare of not eating a cookie if I walk by one."
Occupation: Aerosmith frontman, opportunity-taker, surprisingly militant health-food guy
What he's picky about:"My mom was a tomboy, and we grew up in New England, eating apples, eating really healthy. We basically lived in the woods. When the band moved to Boston, I cooked! I made brown rice and got miso soup, got my Vitamin E and drank jasmine green tea. I feel like that stemmed from running through the woods as a kid. I figured if Tarzan didn't drink Coke, then why should I?"