We’ve all heard of those fad diets that are promoted by all our favorite celebrities, but are they real? Do they work to slim us down, or are they just another unhealthy (even killer) way to throw our money away? Worse yet, are we just following our favorite celebrities because of how they look? This may have nothing to do with the fad-of-the-day they’re promoting.
We’ve all wondered and been skeptical, but the good news is that some of those infamous fad diets really do work. Research backs them up, and they may even be much easier to follow than you’d imagined.
The Zone diet is perhaps most well-known for its association with Demi Moore. The diet was conceived by Bary Sears, an American nutritionist, and it’s all about percentages: 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat. Instead of the all-or-nothing approach, it’s a matter of regular-but-small meals. The diet is also based on incorporating “good” fats (like fish oils and nuts) and lean protein.
You’ll recognize the long list of celebrity names who have adopted a low-card diet. They’re your favorite celebrities, and they won’t touch carbs: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, Elle Macpherson, Kim Kardashian, Courteney Cox, Halle Berry, and even Megan Fox. The list goes on and on. They’ve all chose to cut out the carbs, and they’ve seen amazing results, The science behind this diet is solid, so long as you follow the low carb diet correctly.
Baby Food Diet
The baby food diet is one of the frequently cited diets that are promoted by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and trainer Tracy Anderson. It’s designed to be a maintenance diet, so you replace meals by eating baby food instead. Some nutritionists claim that it only works short-term and that you may be losing weight partly because of the poor taste variable. There’s also something to be said for portion control since baby food does come in small-quantity supplies. Then again, baby food is generally not well known for its culinary enticements, so it could be the gross factor. Whatever the reason, the baby food diet does have its place among the diets that “work.”
When there’s a food sensitivity, the gluten-free diet can arise as the only solution, but it’s also a diet and lifestyle choice that can be effective. Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are both using it to lose weight. In a recent Harvard study, Dr. Daniel Leffler claims that you’ve got to become a “gluten detective.” It’s just not something that most of us can undertake overnight. Fortunately, depending on goals and dedication, the results may be really rewarding.
Of course, for even the most tried-and-true diets, it’s always a safe bet to consult with your doctor or dietitian. Make sure that you know all the pros and cons of the diet you plan to implement, but also find out whether there are health concerns that you should know about before you launch into that celebrity fad diet. It’s important to know which supplements we may need, but also which dietary considerations we need to know about to ensure that the diet experience is safe, healthy, and successful.