Discover the celebrity diets (M -
Macrobiotic diet, Magnet diet/ Magnaslim, Maple Syrup diet/
Lemonade diet/master Cleanse diet, Perricone Prescription diet, South
Beach diet, Ultimate New York Body Plan diet, Vibrancy diet,
Zone diet, 100-Mile diet
The main premise of this diet is to eat in harmony with the environment
you live in. This means eating locally sourced food, selecting foods
from the climate you live in and foods in season - this is believed
to provide harmony and keeps your body’s energy at its optimal
level and perfectly balanced.
There is a belief in foods having expansive (yin)
energy and contractive (yang) energy, determined
by how the food was grown. No to imported foods.
The meals consist of:
- Complex carbohydrates - whole grains, beans, seeds, vegetables
- Proteins - beans, fish, seeds, nuts, dairy products and eggs
- Fats - oils, seeds and nuts
- Vitamins, minerals and enzymes
No to meat, dairy, processed foods and caffeine. A complete meal
should contain all the 5 elements: Grain, Protein, Vegetables,
Sea Vegetable and pickles, to provide balance.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and
Joe Pesci are supposedly followers of this eating
Magnet diet / MagnaSlim
This is a weight-loss aid that combines acupuncture and magnetic therapy
to help combat emotional and stress-related eating. Discovered by
Doctor Kim Gebrosky, this weight-loss aid has achieved great success
in the US.
Actors Kate Ford and Jennifer Ellison
are reported to have achieved weight-loss success with this magnet
aid. A bracelet is worn daily, and locates the magnet on important
acupuncture points on the wrist. This is said to relieve stress and
curb food cravings.
Maple Syrup diet / Lemonade diet / Master Cleanse diet
the Maple Syrup diet, which involves drinking cocktails made with
maple-syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and water, is apparently
the diet secret of top model, Naomi Campbell. She
is reported to follow this diet plan at least 3 times a year, in
order to maintain her fabulous figure.
The diet is also known as The Master Cleanse Diet and
has been used for many years. It is particularly popular with stars
before big red carpet events, like the Oscars, when they need to
quickly get in shape before they face the cameras. Anne
Hathaway and Beyoncé Knowles have
apparently also followed this de-tox diet. The singer successfully
lost 20 pounds in 14 days.
The Maple Syrup diet, a cleansing/detox treatment, involves consuming
under 600 calories a day, which is not considered good for your
health. Two weeks on so few calories can lead to exhaustion and
nutritional deficiencies. Also the body's metabolic rate will drop
making it more difficult to burn calories. This is really a form
of fasting, rather than a diet, and should be considered carefully
before undertaking such a drop in calories. This is not a sustainable
The Perricone Prescription diet
by Connecticut dermatologist, Nicholas Perricone, this is one of
the most popular diets with celebrity New Yorkers. It is a successful
plan for weight-loss, and at the same time is also supposed to help
keep wrinkles at bay. The Perricone Prescription diet is most importantly
an 'anti-inflammatory' programme, as the founder believes many foods
can react and cause inflammation in the body.
On this diet you eat three meals and two snacks a day, all of which
should include some form of protein. High glycemic index (GI)
foods, like rice, pasta, and bread which increase glucose levels
are avoided. Other banned foods are beef, processed food, carrots,
bananas, coffee and alcohol.
Eating foods containing powerful antioxidants, like blueberries
and leafy, green vegetables and rich omega-3 foods, such as salmon,
olive oil and nuts are encouraged. In fact wild Alaskan salmon is
a suggested meal option several times a week. Lots of spring water
and drinking tea is allowed.
Vitamin supplements and skin creams and lotions are also part of
the Perricone Prescription, to help you gain a slim body and smooth,
wrinkle-free skin. Cardio exercise five days a week is also an important
part of the diet.
Reported celebrity Perricone Prescription followers include: Heidi
Klum, Julia Roberts, Kim Cattrall.
South Beach diet
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Jessica Simpson
are reported to have successfully used this diet to keep in shape.
Founded by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, this 3-stage diet aims
to replace 'bad carbs' and 'bad fats' with 'good carbs' and 'good
fats'. Unlike the Atkins diet it doesn't avoid carbohydrates completely,
rather it focuses on their Glycemic index.
Stage 1 of the diet avoids processed carbohydrates, sugars, fruits,
and any high GI vegetables.
Stage 2 re-introduces fruits and vegetables and some whole grained
Stage 3 is the maintenance phase.
More info: South Beach
The Ultimate New York Body Plan diet
Hollywood's top celebrities turn to David Kirsch when they need to
lose weight fast. His best selling book The Ultimate New York
Body Plan diet plan reportedly worked for
supermodel Heidi Klum, after she had had her last
baby and needed to get back in shape for the runway. Other reported
devotees are Liv Tyler and Linda Evangalista.
David Kirsch suggests an A B C D E F of nutrition: No Alcohol,
no Bread, no starchy Carbs, no Dairy,
no Extra sweets, no Fruit and no
bad Fats. High protein shakes and vitamins are recommended
during the plan, and a healthy diet of lean protein, vegetables, healthy
fats, such as olive oil and flaxseed oil. You eat every three hours
to boost your metabolism.
The Diet Plan's eight-week Eating Plan is divided into 3 phases:
More info: www.theultimatenewyorkbodyplan.com
- Phase 1 - the initial 2 weeks of (restrictive) nutrition(no
more than 1,200 calories) and an hour and a half of strenuous
cardio exercise daily
- Phase 2 - you are now allowed a few more healthy carbohydrates
- Phase 3 - this includes weekly cheat meals
The Vibrancy diet
Super slim model Kate Moss' secret to staying
in perfect shape, according to the latest press releases, is her
Vibrancy Diet. The diet consists of a breakfast of probiotic yoghurts,
fruit and wholegrain toast and then two more meals of grilled fish,
or chicken and big helpings of vegetables.
She reportedly also drinks lots of water to suppress her appetite,
and when she does go out she chooses a low-calorie
alcoholic drink of vodka and fresh lemon juice. The
diet plan also includes relaxation and meditation, and is reported
to advocate cleansing your face with boiled milk.
diet is a low-carb diet, where everything
you eat is in the ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30%
fat. The diet's founder, Dr Barry Sears, apparently believes this
measured food group plan helps maintain a balance between the hormones,
insulin and glucagen, which is ideal for fat-burning.
The premise is to eat the correct balance of food at the right time,
to keep you 'in the zone' - Sears's term for proper hormone balance.
Followers of the diet try to avoid sugar, bread, pasta, rice, caffeine
This is the favourite weight-loss plan of many top celebrities, it
is reportedly used by such as ex supermodel Cindy
Crawford, and actors Jennifer
Aniston, Tom Cruise and
The 100-Mile Diet, was written by Vancouver authors Alisa Smith
and James MacKinnon, in 2005 - an eco-friendly diet, combining healthy
eating and environmentalism. The idea is to only eat foods that
have been grown and produced within 100 miles of your home - showing
an awareness of carbon footprints caused by hauling food hundreds
of miles by plane, boats and trucks. Many eco-aware celebrities
have signed up to the pledge to eat locally produced goods.
The first carbon friendly restaurant, Otarian,
opens in London next month, with every item of the vegetarian menu
having its carbon footprint details next to the price, and the carbon
cost of the meat equivalent. Good news if you like your greens!
Celebrity Diet Tips and Secrets
- Joanna Lumley has been reported as regularly
limiting herself to only one meal a day, in order to stay in shape.
This is an eating plan that actress Elizabeth Hurley
has also been reported as following.
- Rihanna is reported as avoiding carbs in her
diet and sticking to a diet of mainly vegetables, fruit and fish
to keep her slim shape.
- Heidi Klum is reported to take Epsom salts
before photo shoots, as the salts are supposed to draw fluid out
of the body - combating any bloating. She is reported to photograph
herself naked once a week, to make sure she maintains her gorgeous
- Oprah Winfrey apparently uses fruit ice lollies
to satisfy any sugar craving. They last a long time and are mainly
made up of water.
- Naomi Campbell's diet tip, according to reports,
is to stay clear of the bread basket when eating out.
- Claudia Schiffer is reported to only eat fruit
and vegetables before mid-day, and avoids alcohol and caffeine.
- Kelly Osbourne, according to recent press reports,
replaces potato chips with rice cakes and recommends getting rid
of your microwave to prevent eating high calorie convenience meals.
- Penelope Cruz is reported to have lost her
pregnancy weight by following The
Mediterrean diet and a dancing workout.
- Halle Berry and Jessica Alba
are reported to have lost their post pregnancy weight by following
personal trainer, Ramona Braganza's 321
Baby Bulge Be Gone diet and exercise regime.
- Singer, Fergie, is said to take regular shots
of organic apple cider vinegar - it supposedly 'melts' fat !
Before trying a new diet you should always consult
your doctor to discuss whether you are healthy enough to restrict
your calorie intake.