What is a celebrity diet and who follows them? The term “celebrity diet” is used to refer to any diet that is recommended by celebrities. There is no single, concrete diet that all celebrities use. To be completely honest, celebrity diets are simply low-carb/low calorie diets that are not the most viable way to a permanent, healthier lifestyle. One would be best advised to eat a balanced diet that ensures plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, as well as hearty, unprocessed grains and breads. One of the worst examples of a so-called celebrity diet is the Original Hollywood Celebrity Diet drink.
I’m sure many of you have been to the drug store and have seen it. Given just two days, this juice mix will have you lose as much as 10 pounds. Surprisingly, even the most cynical have emerged nearly 10 pounds lighter after drinking only 400 calories a day. And, yes, I did say 400 calories A DAY. Not 1500-2000, but 400. Not so surprising is the fact that once you return to any sort of normal eating patterns, even if you make the necessary, healthy adjustments, you still gain it back almost instantaneously. However, I would doubt any celebrities shop where I shop and would buy such a gimmicky product. They have trendier means to meet their fitness goals.
Some celebrities swear by a raw foods diet while others claim that the Zone diet helped to shed their excess pounds. Unfortunately for the regular folks, the celebrities’ entire livelihood depends on their image and so they can easily afford to work out hours a day with a trainer and hire a personal chef to prepare all of their meals. We have to work a little harder, not all meals will be perfect, and not all workouts will be a success, but as long as we stay in the fight and continue to make progress at however slow of a rate, we will be working tenfold than what those in Hollywood have to do. You know why? It’s because we are doing it ourselves. And quite frankly, I would never advise any client, no matter their fitness level, to work out for hours at a time. The best diet to follow is not what works for your favorite celebrity in hopes of achieving identical results, but to eat responsibly. And although it sounds cliché, eating in moderation is the best dietary advice that one can be given.
All of the various diets out there are either low carbohydrate in order to control insulin levels, low fat in hopes of cutting cholesterol and cardiovascular ailments, or low calorie for those impatient ones wanting instant gratification that cannot be maintained. These are all too restrictive and difficult to maintain for many people. This is another reason as to why your diet should focus on making better choices the majority of the time, but never ruling out foods. Even though donuts are the worst food out there, it won’t do any notable harm if an active individual eats one every so often, but not every day, because by then, moderation will have been tossed out the window. To make a long story short, keep your fitness goals attainable and your meals balanced, small, and frequent, and you will soon be looking at a new you.