Celebrity Diets Ranked from the Most Reasonable
to the Most Insane
By Therese Aseoche
Ah, celebrities. Often, we grow envious of the lifestyle these Hollywood A-listers have, to the point that we groan and grumble, “How to be you, po?”
But they don’t always have it easy. In fact, we forget how much of an absolute pain it must be to maintain their looks to always be in the favor of the industry, not to mention the media who follow their every move. Part of these efforts of celebrities to consistently look stunning is to keep their figure—or shed more weight, if possible—through their weird diets that no normal human being could ever successfully subject themselves to (although someone actually did try).
In all honesty, “weird” would be an understatement to describe what some of these celebrities do to themselves. Here are just a few examples:
The 7-Day Color Diet is actually a fun way to get anyone to eat their fruits and vegetables. Each day is dedicated to a specific color: White, Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Yellow, and Rainbow. Sticking to that specific diet will help in losing or maintaining your weight for that one week period, except it’s just as difficult to adhere to when you only have limited options on a specific day (for Purple day, for example). Still, this diet does wonders for the likes of Christina Aguilera, and is the most sensible out of everything in this list.
This is the post-pregnancy diet Kim Kardashian reportedly used to shed her baby weight, and it apparently worked! She lost 60 pounds from eating 40 grams of net carbs, four to six-ounce servings of protein, and two to four servings of fat per day, resisting all temptation to get a cheat meal even when she’s on vacation. Of course, being a Kardashian, she documented her journey on Snapchat and we’ve become witnesses to her steady transformation.
Looks like we’ve all got a new diet to try!
Skip the acid-forming foods and drinks like starchy grains, shellfish, and tea and keep your pH balance in check. That’s what the Alkaline Diet is all about. There are a lot of major benefits from this kind of diet, but it’s less about pH levels and more about eating whole organic food and fruits and veggies. And if Posh Spice swears by it, then it probably is worth a shot.
A favorite among celebrities, including Katy Perry, the so-called M Diet promises weight loss while still keeping the size of the bust intact (we know, from that description alone it already sounds absurd). For a 2-week period, all you have to do is replace one meal with a mushroom dish and watch while the magic happens.
Well, we’d hate to burst anyone’s bubble but won’t replacing one meal with any kind of vegetable dish eventually result to weight loss anyway? And though mushrooms really do hold nutritional benefits, it isn’t scientifically proven to result to a fuller chest (sorry, girls).
Baby Food Diet
Admit it; you’ve tried eating baby food at least once when you were an adolescent. You were never really capable of appreciating it as an infant, but now that you have a mind of your own you just had to give in to your natural curiosity over what these little pureed fruits and veggies tasted like.
But to some people, it goes beyond curiosity.
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson swore by the Baby Food diet, swapping one or two meals of snacks a day with baby food. It isn’t necessarily a weight loss regimen, but is a weight maintenance method to help you keep off pounds you’ve already lost. Jennifer Aniston reportedly ate 14 portions of baby food followed by grilled fish and veggies for dinner a day to get in shape for her movie Just Go With It.
But baby food doesn’t really come cheap in the supermarket, and doesn’t hold as much nutrients necessary for you to get through the day as a fully-grown adult.
Sticking out like a sore thumb among these supposedly healthy diets is Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet which Jersey Shore star Snooki adopted. She limited her food intake to one meal a day plus six protein-fortified, appetite-suppressing cookies. Doesn’t sound at all nutritious, but this helped Snooki lose a whopping 105 pounds.
Let that sink in for a while.
Beyonce and lemonade apparently go way back to pre-Dreamgirls era. In preparation for her role on the big screen, the Queen B decided to use master cleanse which involved drinking lemonade made out of cayenne pepper, lemons, and grade B maple syrup nine times in a day. Food intake wasn’t allowed at all, and that naturally caused her to lose as much as 20 pounds in just two weeks. It may sound successful, but after we found out that Beyonce binged on so many food when the film was done, we realized that it wasn’t so great after all.
It’s exactly what it’s called. The Air Diet is the guaranteed way to lose weight because you’re consuming absolutely nothing but water and salt soup. Michelle Pfeiffer was among the celebrities reported to be followers of the fad, believing that one can survive on sunlight and air alone.
Sure, you’ll lose weight. And your sanity. And possibly your life. But hey, all for a skinnier you, am I right?
Do you know of other weird diets celebrities adopt? Tell us all about them below!