It seems every time we turn on the TV, open a magazine or log on to social media we see a celebrity embarking on a new diet. Skip to said-celebrity frolicking around on a sandy beach sporting a perfectly sculpted physique. So how did they do it? Well some celebrities are said to have followed some pretty ‘out there’ diet plans, so-crazy in fact that we thought we’d compile a list some of the most ridiculous.
Who’s done it? Madonna
Two guesses what you can eat on this diet. That’s right, absolutely nothing. Well, not technically. You can look forward to some plain water and a few bowls of salt water soup. Anyone up for it? Nah, us neither!
Who’s done it? Jennifer Aniston
Another diet plan which does what is says on the tin! Well, jar. Popular amongst many celebrities including Jennifer Aniston the concept is simple. Replace two meals a day with a jar of baby food. We don’t think you have to use a plastic spoon and wear a bib, but you’ll need to check.
Who’s done it? Beyonce
The bootylicious Beyonce is rumoured to use this ‘magic’ weight loss diet when getting ready for shows and red carpet events. The diet consists of a concoction of maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper & water. Mmmmm sounds delicious.
Who’s done it? Katy Perry
Now this one might possibly be the strangest diet we’ve ever heard of. The likes of Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne are rumoured to be fans of this diet which focuses on the weight loss benefits of, wait for it… mushrooms. That’s right, a diet high in mushrooms which is said to aid with weight loss. Rightio!
Who’s done it? Jessica Simpson
Now this is a diet we think we can do! The Cookie Diet allows surprise, surprise – cookies! However that’s INSTEAD of your usual meals, and before you get too excited it’s just the one. Ah – not so fun…
The overriding theme across these diets is food exclusion. Cutting out vast amounts of food sources (or any food sources in one case!) which thus cuts down the number of calories you are consuming and results in weight loss. Great on the one hand, but completely unsustainable and quite frankly extremely unhealthy. As much as we all hate to believe it, the most effective and sustainable way of dropping body fat is to include all food groups, focusing on lean protein sources like white meat, low fat dairy and fish. As well as whole grains and plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables. Keeping active will also help so join your local gym, or just get out and get moving! Drastic diets with expiry dates will leave you yo-yo dieting and unhealthy. A slow and steady approach will have you winning the weight loss race in the end.