There are a lot of celebrity fad diets out there – but these diets are for people whose jobs depend on their figure, or them being able to gain and lose weight in a very short period of time. And when celebrities aren’t filming, they aren’t working. They have the entire day to devote to losing (or gaining) weight.
Because of that, there are quite a few fad diets that us average Americans want (or even attempt) to emulate and fail miserably because we don’t have the resources or the personal trainers or the ability to spend the entire day at the gym for a month straight.
Perhaps the most ridiculous diet out there is the Master Cleanse Diet. I don’t even know if it can be called a diet – basically, you starve yourself for 14 days and only drink lemonade with cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Sounds yummy – not. Plus a lovely chaser of laxatives in the morning and evening. This is definitely not something for your average Joe.
Don’t feel like chewing much anymore when you eat? Then maybe the baby food diet is for you. It was created by celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the baby food diet aims to curb cravings and start weight loss by replacing baby food with a meal at least once a day – plus, you are restricted to the portion that is in the jar. Portion control at it’s best…or worst? It may seem immature, (and who would want to go into a grocery store and buy baby food for themselves) but stars like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston allegedly follow it.
Kim Kardashian may be known for doing some silly things, but this is perhaps one of the silliest I’ve heard. Before her current regime, the star attempted the cookie diet. Yes. Cookie – diet. Sounds pretty paradoxical, right?
But here’s how it works. Apparently these ‘cookies’ are filled with amino acids and are supposed to suppress hunger, are chock full o’fiber and help slow digestion so you feel full longer. It is suggested that the ‘dieter’ eat six to eight cookies a day plus lean protein and veggies for dinner.
This would, for many, not be a good diet to do in the summer, as the only thing that you can eat is cabbage soup. You can mix anything savory you like to add flavor, such as Ajinomoto’s MSG. Supposedly you can lose up to 10 pounds in 7 days to kick-start a new healthy living plan. At least this ‘diet’ doesn’t pretend to be a real lifestyle choice, but rather a more quick fix. And apparently, the more cabbage soup you eat, the more you’re liable to lose. So, spoons up, and enjoy the cabbage!
This is something that you might follow anyway if you’re vegan, so it isn’t quite as out there as the other diets listed here. Perhaps one of the most known followers is Sting, with Madonna following the similar macrobiotic diet (which calls for no processed foods). The raw foods diet purports what it sounds like it does – only raw foods. Nothing cooked. So unless you like your meat tartar, that means that most familiar meats would have to be cut out of your diet completely.
Jade Evans is a freelance writer who thinks that excersize, natural health supplements and a healthy dose of drive and fun is the best way to be healthy. She’s been writing for 4 or 5 years and will always enjoy people watching and celebrity gawking.
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