Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Latest celebrity diet trends

People often wonder how celebrities can look so gorgeous and glamorous all the time. In fact, it is a dream for many to get a slim, trim and perfectly toned body like that of their favorite celebrities and that’s the reason for the popularity of various fad diets that are promoted by famous celebrities. Fad diets, also known as quick-weight-loss diets, promises sudden weight loss but it is only a short-term solution. Sticking with these fad diets for longer period of time can have negative impact on the overall health of a person. However, if you desperately want a fabulous body shape like that of Jennifer Aniston or Kim Kardashian then have a look on various celebrity fad diets given below. Celebrities keep on trying new fad diets in order to lose weight quickly and so the trend of fad diets also keeps changing with time. All the fad diets mentioned here are some of the most popular and trendiest celebrity fad diets of year 2012.

Latest celebrity diet trends

1, Dukan diet

The Dukan Diet, a protein-based diet, has become a very popular fad diet with millions of followers globally. This diet plan is designed by a French doctor named Pierre Dukan and his book titled ‘The Dukan Diet’ has already sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Even several celebrities give credit to this diet fad for their slim and trim body figure. According to rumors, Mrs. Middleton and her two daughters Kate and Pippa owe their attractive slim figures due to the dukan diet. Moreover, the gorgeous Katherine Jenkins and Jennifer Lopez are also said to be the followers of this diet fad.

The Dukan Diet is solely based on intake of high-protein foods while restricting the consumption of all types of carbohydrates including whole grains, starchy vegetables, legumes and fruits. The dukan diet is divided into four phases. The first one is 'attack phase', which is followed for 1 to 10 days, based on how much weight you want to lose. It has been said that an individual can lose around 7 to 10 pounds within the first 5 days. During this phase, dieters can eat only protein foods and they can be seasoned with condiments that do not contain carbohydrates or fat content (for example - salt, vinegar, herbs and spices). Dieters are also allowed to drink calorie-free drinks such as water, tea and coffee. Plus, you can have a maximum of one and half tablespoon of oatmeal in a day.
The second phase is named as the 'cruise phase’ and in this phase the only protein diet is alternated with protein & vegetables. Only starch-free vegetables like spinach, lettuce, cucumber, asparagus and tomato are allowed that too in raw, steamed, soups or in stew form. The third phase of the diet is called 'consolidation phase'. It is actually the maintenance phase in which you will continue your diet based on protein and vegetables, and also you can include one portion of fruit and 2 slices of bread (whole-grain) in your daily diet. Plus, you are permitted to take 1 extra serving of carbs in a week. The last phase of the diet is the 'stabilization phase'. In this phase, you can start eating whatever you like while following the rules of third phase as guidelines and it is recommended to eat only protein foods in any one day of the week.

2, The blood group diet

As the name suggests, the blood group diet is purely based on an individual’s blood type. According to Dr Peter D’Adamo, the creator of the blood type diet, if you follow a particular diet that is designed particularly for your blood group then your body digests and absorbs the food more efficiently, which ultimately results in weight loss. Plus, you will feel much healthier and energetic. This diet fad has become a huge hit among various Hollywood stars like Courteney Cox, Miranda Ker, Martine McCutcheon and Cheryl Cole. Cheryl has claimed that this diet has not only helped her in getting into good shape, but also in boosting her energy levels.
The blood group diet plan is all about following a list of foods that should be included and avoided in one’s diet. However, make sure that you choose the right list of foods as per your blood type. People with blood group O are recommended to follow a low-carb and high-protein diet. The main food items that they can eat freely include fish, meat and olive oil. On the other hand, the foods that they can eat in moderation include seeds, nuts, eggs, certain fruits and vegetables. Plus, you must completely avoid certain foods like beans, cereals, dairy products, bread, pasta and rice from your diet. The creator of this diet fad also recommends lots of vigorous aerobic exercises in order to balance out the food intake.

According to the blood group diet, people with blood type ‘A’ should follow a vegetarian diet, which include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, cereals, rice and pasta. However, they must avoid intake of dairy products. Moreover, calming exercises like yoga or golf are considered to be the best exercises for these people. Individuals with blood type ‘B’ are indeed very lucky ones as this blood group demands least dietary restrictions. They are required to avoid only processed foods. Plus, another important thing is to make sure to have only small amount of carb-rich foods. In terms of exercise, it is recommended to do activities that include mental component like tennis and hiking. Lastly, people with rare blood type of ‘AB’ must follow a combination of foods that are recommended for blood groups A and B, i.e. they must follow a vegetarian diet more often and some dairy products and fish occasionally. Similarly, they should combine calming exercises with some quite intense activities.

3, Gluten free diet

Gluten free diet is one of the latest trends in fad diets among celebrities. Several Hollywood stars have gone on a gluten-free diet, either by choice (taking it as a weight loss program) or are forced to adopt this diet because they suffer from Celiac disease in which one experience severe intolerance towards gluten. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham are on gluten free diet just to improve their health and to lose weight, while stars like Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Zooey Deschanel and Emmy Rossum are the followers of this diet since they are the sufferers of the Celiac disease.

As anyone would guess by hearing the name, a gluten-free diet is a diet plan that eliminates the foods that contain a protein called Gluten from the diet. Gluten is mainly found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale and malts. People on a gluten free diet have several choices to eat as there are many healthy and yummy foods that are naturally gluten-free, for example - fresh eggs, beans, seeds, nuts, fresh meat, fruits, vegetables and most of the dairy products. The only thing you must ensure is that they are unprocessed and not mixed with any gluten-containing preservatives or additives. Even certain grains and starches can be included in a gluten-free diet like buckwheat, arrowroot, millet, corn & corn meal, rice, potato, soy, bean and flax.

It is very important for an individual on a gluten free diet to completely avoid all foods and drinks that contain barley, rye, wheat or triticale. Always look for gluten-free label before buying any food items. Even oats can become contaminated with wheat at some point in growing and processing stages of the production. So, doctors and dieticians suggest avoiding oats unless they come labeled as ‘gluten-free’. It is actually hard to follow this diet fad as many food items have hidden gluten in them, for example - gravy, sauces, salad dressings, hot dogs, sausages, flavored and herb cheeses, dry mustard, tomato paste, sweeteners, beverages, flavored coffees, flavored yogurts, some chocolates, cooking wines, frozen desserts, and lots more. So, always read labels before having such foods.

4, Juicing

Juice diet is an excellent method of losing the body weight quickly. A person following the Juice diet (also termed as liquid diet) is supposed to consume only juices made out of the fresh fruits and vegetables for every meal throughout the day and such diet may last anywhere from few days to several weeks. It is being said that Jennifer Aniston drinks only juices of fresh organic fruits and vegetables one day per week. This one day juice fast significantly helps her body to detoxify and get sufficient nutrients, which ultimately helps her in getting the perfect beach physique. Other celebrities who are said to be the fans of juice diet are Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens and Salma Havek.

Juice diets are actually the detox diets that are meant to cleanse all your body systems of accumulated toxins and waste products that can contribute to unnecessary weight gain. By having a glass of juice, you will get almost all vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins that you need for normal body functions and hormonal balance. These juices will make you feel fuller because of the high amount of water and fiber content present in fruits and vegetables. Plus, they are very low in calories and so this type of diet makes you lose weight more quickly and easily. Having said its benefits, it is very important to remember that one must not follow this juice diet for longer period of time as it can put you at high risk for various health problems.

You can either make juices out of one ingredient like carrot juice, apple juice and tomato juice or create your own recipes by mixing certain fruits and vegetables that you like. For example, you can enjoy a carrot-apple juice by juicing around 2 apples and 6 carrots. Moreover, make sure to have juice based on dark leafy green vegetables as your main juice. These green vegetables are an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals that your body requires the most. Other important vegetables that can be consumed in juice form include celery, cucumber, beet, parsley, romaine lettuce, etc. The other most important thing to be considered while following this juice diet is to avoid drinking of commercially processed juice as most of them contain lots of sugar and numerous additives.

5, Food delivery

Home delivery of diet foods is one of the latest diet trends prevailing among people, especially in US, UK and Canada. Even several celebrities owe their fabulous body to this diet fad. Kim Kardashian is one of them. She has revealed that everyday her special diet meals are delivered in convenient portion-controlled freezer bags, which she stores in her refrigerator. There are number of companies that offer home delivery of ready-made healthy meals right on the doorsteps of clients, which may be fresh, shelf-stable or frozen. The diet plans provided by these companies consists of a wide range of foods with varying price tags and options, depending on the budget and dietary requirements of the customer.

Depending on the company, some diet delivery plans provide few custom options for vegetarian, low-carb, low-salt or diabetic friendly diets. While some services will ask you to fill out a profile and according to your profile, they will modify a specific menu that suits your needs, goals or lifestyle. Most of the meals are prepared by qualified chef and they are both delicious and low calorie. Many of the companies also have representatives with whom you can discuss any health issues and they will make sure that the diet plan which you have selected suits your requirements.

Home delivery of diet food is a perfect choice for all those women who wish for an attractive body figure but are unable to focus on dieting because of the hectic schedule. Simply order your meal by phone or online and it will reach straight to your doorsteps. The best part of this diet fad is that it greatly removes the temptation in a person to order unhealthy meals from restaurants. Various diet plans offered by various companies, claims that one could lose up to 4 pounds a week but the weight that you lose is going to depend on your age, initial weight, activity level and calorie allowance. A major disadvantage of this diet trend is that they are very expensive to follow.


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