Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Robbie Williams and Britney Spears are on a Mission

To lose weight, that is! And, well, not together - but ultimately, their goals are more similar than what might be totally obvious.

Both stars have had public ups and downs with their weight (among other factors) and have recently gained more than they would have liked. Now, both are on a mission to shed the excess chub in preparation for their concert tours. Their strategies and motivators, however, do differ.

Williams has set up a challenge with his band member to see who can lose the most weight (with no particular set goal), while Britney is hoping to lose ten pounds by eating right and properly fueling her high-energy dance routines and workouts. Williams' boyish competition with his bandmate Gary Barlow seems a little silly on the surface, as he said "Right, if you're eating a lettuce, I'm eating half a lettuce." Boys will be boys? Britney, on the other hand is eating 6 high-protein meals each day and has forbidden any sign of junk food in her presence. She is also cutting down on her alcohol consumption and is making sure that none of her dancers had been drinking the night before any of her performances, so that everyone is in top form.

Hopefully, there's more to Williams' strategy than meets the eye - perhaps a healthy, balanced diet more like Britney's? Either way, it will be interesting to see who achieves their goals and what strategy works best - tough competition or tough willpower!