So last week I offered you some killer celebrity workouts for revamping your gym routine.
But what about celebrity diets?
I thought I should cover this topic, because there are a lot of fad diets out there either linked to celebrities or endorsed by them. But what’s the deal with these diets? Do they work?
If you want the truth on celebrity diets, keep reading…
Jaime Pressly Cabbage Soup Diet – The cabbage soup diet has been floating around for years. It recently came up with Emmy award-winning actress Jaime Pressly, who claimed she lost 32 with this method.
She says she went through 2 rounds of the diet, eating cabbage soup 3 to 4 times a day for 6 days. Apparently, on one of the days, she was allowed to eat up to 8 bananas. I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound like my kind of diet. It also comes up short on nutrition and really puts your body in major stress mode possibly causing serious health complications.
My Tip: Without the protein and carbs, your body is not going to function at its best, which means your workouts will suffer. Pass on any diet that deprives your body of balanced meals and snacks, especially this celebrity diet which sucks big time.
Demi Moore Master Cleanse Diet – Last year Demi Moore reported on Twitter that she was giving the Master Cleanse a try, a 10-day diet program consisting only of a mixture of water, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and lemon juice.
According to the actress, she only lasted 4 days on this insanely impractical diet. No surprise there. She ended up swapping this diet for the Clean Program, a 3-week cleanse that involves whole grain organic meals, meal replacement shakes, and a number of supplements. While a bit more manageable, this program costs $350, not including food. Like any cleanse, this one has its own controversy, but Demi has publicly supported it.
My Tip: Cleanses can definitely be helpful if they require you to eat healthier, drink more water, and get a more balanced intake of nutrients. But spending $350 is completely unnecessary. Check out my own Master Cleanse here for a safe and healthy way to clean up your act.
Jennifer Aniston Baby Food Diet – Rumors have been floating around that Jennifer Aniston went on a baby food diet for her role in Just Go With It. According to the rumors, this diet consisted of pureed vegetables plus one “adult meal” each day.
The actress has denied these rumors, but I thought I’d address this one anyway. I’ll say it again: Stay away from any diet that deprives your body of balanced, nutritional meals. Other than the fact that is it totally unsustainable, a baby food diet just doesn’t cut it and you’re going to be causing more harm in the long run than any good.
My Tip: There’s nothing about pureed vegetables that’s any better for you. If you’re considering going vegetarian or vegan, check out my article on Vegan Sports Nutrition here. It will tell you how to do it right.
The Final Word on Celebrity Diets
The truth is, any fad diet, whether it’s endorsed by a celebrity or not, is just a fad. Simple changes like increasing water intake, reducing portion sizes, and cutting out fat and sugar are manageable changes and will get you seeing real results. For more healthy dieting tips, check out my article Weight Loss Healthy Diet here.
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