Celebrities have to crash diet often in order to play roles, they have to either gain a lot of pounds or shed them fast. Some people try to follow these type of diets, but the problem with these diets is that they have known and unknown long term dangers for your overall health: They mostly cause nutrient deficiencies in your body, and potentially cause your body to store more fat than usual. Besides the factor of high prices, they will affect your metabolism in a terrible way. Famous celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Christian bale, Nicole Richie, Mila Kunis, and Renée Zellwege have been forced to lose or gain a lot of weight for Oscar winning movie roles.
Mila Kunis: For Black Swan, her 20-pound weight loss, dropping to a mere 95 pounds was based on doing intense workout sessions: ballet, cardio exercises and Pilates four-to-five hours a day, seven days a week.
Anne Hathaway: For Les Miserables, she restricted her diet by eating two twin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day and nothing else.
Some extreme diets and why they don’t work:
The Lemonade Diet:
You are not allowed to have any food for 10 days, other than have a drink made from lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. A dramatic weight loss is evident. Beyonce Knowles, Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey had followed this diet.
If your plan is a long-term weight loss, this diet doesn’t work for you, because all you are losing is water weight and your body is not getting enough essential nutrients.
Baby food diet:
In this diet you’re allowed to eat puree baby food for 14 days. This is a low calorie intake diet of about 600 calories a day. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston follow this one. It is bad for your body and health because you are not getting enough calories, therefore you will be moody, tired and weak.
Cabbage soup diet:
The diet is all you can eat cabbage soup. The weight loss results are fast and dramatic but they are associated with elevated sugar cravings, fatigue due to the low calorie intake and mood swings. It also creates a lot of stomach problems and it’s told to produce a lot of flatulence.
Victoria Beckham follows this diet, based on eating only soybeans, strawberries and lettuce, plus two daily pints of algae as well as a seaweed shake. Many nutritionists believe that in this diet your body is not getting enough nutrients for proper functioning.
The cookie diet:
This diet consists on eating two special low-glycemic cookies each for your breakfast and lunch, and a super light dinner. This diet is very expensive, since each week you spend close to $60 in cookies. Also you are not eating anything else that gives you natural energy or fiber. Kim Kardashian and Snooki have done this one before.
No carbs diet:
Although many celebrities have lost a lot of weight by eliminating carbohydrates, cutting out carbs completely isn’t necessarily the best or the safest way to lose weight, since once you return to a normal diet you will gain all that weight back. Also some carbs are fuel and energy for your body and are essential parts of a healthy diet.
The purple diet:
Mariah Carey’s famous diet consists on eating only purple food for 3 days a week.