Everybody, celebrities included, wants to lose weight fast. We aren’t alone in our desire to get a curvaceous body as fast as possible. Living in a generation that appears to be pressed for time from every possible angle, instant answers and quick solutions to our problem have become something of a norm.
But how reliable are these fad diets and extreme measure for weight loss? Sure, they offer rapid weight loss but could you call it healthy weight loss? I highly doubt it. Most people are so desperate they don’t care so much about the consequences as the results of following such a weight loss plan. And the appeal of such a diet increases tenfold when we see our favorite celebrities standing in all their svelte glory, endorsing consciously or unconsciously, the drastic measures that helped them achieve that picture perfect figure.
One of the more popular celebrity weight loss diet plans is Master Cleanse – a diet that allows you to drink only a special concoction prepared by mixing together lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water. A great favorite with Beyonce since it allowed her to drop 20 pounds in two weeks!
Who wouldn’t if they were surviving on little more than water? But the singer confesses that she put on weight once the diet was over. Doesn’t seem like a very useful diet to lose weight fast, does it?
There are countless rapid weight loss diet plans and they seem to be doing some good to one celebrity or the other. Actress Jamie Pressly swears by the Cabbage Soup diet while Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston endorse the baby food (yuck!) diet. Demi Moore credits her wow body to the raw food diet and Kim Kardashian’s secret mantra is the Cookie Diet.
However, one has to stop at some point of time and ask the question, “How healthy are these celebrity weight loss diets?” The main role of fad diets is to restrict the number of calories you intake, generally leading to accelerated weight loss over a short period of time. That is the only advantage (if you want to call it that) of following such a drastic and limited diet. Anything else you see, read or hear is pure poppy-cock.
On the other hand the disadvantages that come with these insane techniques to lose weight fast overshadow any possible benefit you might like to credit them with. The rapid weight loss they bring about is unsafe and unsustainable. According to Mayo Clinic sustainable weight loss is one where you lose no more than one or two pounds every week. Anything more than that is a potential health risk. It can lead to loss of lean tissues and muscle mass. In addition, these celebrity weight loss diet plans do not provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs to carry on day to day function.
Personally, I prefer long term weight loss to rapid weight loss that is promised by fad diets. Besides, what good can these diets do to you, if they can’t guarantee to keep the weight off you for good? You starve yourself, restrict the kind of food you eat, and deny yourself wholesome meals for what? Just so you can put on all that weight the moment you get back to a normal diet?
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a silly way to live life. My vote’s on the healthier weight loss options. About time you came over to this side of the fence as well.
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