Top 20 Celebrity Diets

By David S

Let’s be honest, the first thing that comes in our minds when Beyoncé comes on screen is, “I’ll have what she’s having.” Celebrity diet plans are no secrets, they are quite open about their routine and health habits. This has served as an inspiration for many fans to opt for a healthy lifestyle. Here we have a list of the top 20 celebrity diets that sound quite promising, although we highly recommend a small dose of chocolate in between to ward off the dementors during your diet.

The Elimination Diet

Gwyneth Paltrow deserves the top spot when it comes to health and fitness. The Goop Goddess is probably the only lady who can look good besides the Iron Man. Her elimination diet is one of the most popular celebrity diets that she discussed over an episode of the Dr.Oz show.

According to the elimination diet, all potentially inflammatory products have to be eliminated from the diet completely. This includes bread, cheese, wine, meat, eggs, coffee and processed food of all kinds. Although it can be hard to restrain yourself, it has proven to be quite effective from her personal experience.

The Dukan Diet

Get Pippa Middleton’s radiant glow and ravishing figure with the Dukan diet plan. The Duchess of Cambridge follows the diet along with a wide range of fun outdoor activities and exercises to stay in shape.

The Dukan Diet is basically a protein based diet plan, which uses less amounts of energy filled carbs and healthy wholegrains. The celebrity states that she restricts the amount of processed foods, refined sugar and alcohol, especially a couple weeks before a major event, and believes in moderation rather than strict meal plans. Haggis is one of her favorite meals laden with proteins and oats.

Beyoncé’s Plant-Based Diet

Beyoncé is the ultimate style icon of the Hollywood industry. Everyone wants to be like her and look like her. Although the celebrity has experimented with a number of diet plans, including the ‘Herculean Diet’ and ‘Salt Water Flush’, she claimed to always feel hungry and only maintained these diets as a short term cleanse.

Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z have recently started inspiring their fans with a vegan, plant-based diet. The diet plan includes all plant based components like vegetables, legumes and grains in place of meat or dairy. Beyoncé avoids desserts and sweets altogether, and stirs away from snacking as much as she can. It is not an easy routine, but that’s a price you have to pay to channel your inner Beyoncé.

The 5-Factor Diet

This is a diet plan that has benefited many celebrities. From Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna to Megan Fox and Eva Mendes, everyone has followed this diet plan at some point. The reason for its success is the fact that it’s not very restrictive and allows a wide range for meal planning and snacking.

The 5 factor diet plan includes five meals per day. Each meal is supposed to have only five ingredients, including a protein, complex carb, fat, fluids and fiber. As a bonus, one cheat day is allowed per week so you don’t feel overwhelmed.  

Raw Diet

Don’t let the name scare you, you won’t have to live like a cavemen. This is a famous diet amongst celebrities, and is often used by Megan Fox, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Gwyneth Paltrow. The raw diet requires minimal to no cooking, so that all ingredients are consumed in their purest form.

The dishes are prepared by blending, juicing, soaking or dehydrating, and they shouldn’t be heated above 104-118 degrees. The ingredients must be unpasteurized, unrefined and not treated with pesticides or chemicals. Although this diet is mostly vegan, if you are feeling particularly brave, you can try some raw eggs for them muscles.  

Madonna’s Macrobiotic Diet

Madonna’s unique take on diet plans and strict schedules are hard to follow, and will make you feel like a food virgin, touched for the very first time. Her rigorous macrobiotic diet eliminates all dairy products, eggs, meat and wheat. That pretty much only leaves room for vegetables, but she’s picky with that too.

The bulk of her diet consists of ‘sea vegetables’. These are not very flavorful or filling, but an excellent source of dietary fibers and minerals. Her diet also has a lot of tofu and sauerkraut. You won’t starve on this diet plan, but you’ll definitely feel hungry majority of the time.

Mariah Carey’s Salmon and Capers Diet

The tagline sums it all up. Salmon and Capers are pretty much the start and end to this diet plan. On a brighter side, at least it’s easier to understand, if not follow. In a recent interview, the beautiful singer and songwriter revealed that she’s only eating Norwegian salmon and capers with a bit of a salty topping.

This diet is not only hard to follow, but can also leave you with some pretty serious nutritional deficiencies. It solely focuses on protein and although it isn’t the worst food to eat through the week, you definitely need more energy to keep yourself going.

Paleo Diet

The paleo diet plan is making a buzz for quite a while now. Many celebrities are following the paleo lifestyle, and Jessica Biel vouches for its credibility. According to her, Paleo is the way to stay lean and slim while cutting down the water weight and fat from your body.

Paleo is a pretty strict diet plan that completely cuts out all sorts of grains, legumes and dairy. Most of the ingredients are fresh, and includes a lot of lean meat and vegetables. It is not a hard plan to follow, and can help with inflammation and bloating to a great extent.

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Atkins Diet Plan

We are all well aware of the famous Atkins diet. Many famous celebrities, including the curvy queen Kim Kardashian, has used this diet to drop off post-delivery weight. Kim has used Atkins to lose about 25kgs within 11 months. Now that surely sounds promising!

The Atkins diet focuses mainly on proteins. You can eat all lean and protein rich foods as well as healthy fat sources like eggs, nuts and avocado. The diet limits the intake of carbs to a very low level, with mainly cheese, vegetables and fruits being the source of all your daily carb intake.

Caviar Diet

The caviar diet isn’t actually an official diet recommended by health experts, but a term coined by the former first lady Jackie Kennedy. She used so much caviar in her diet plan that it was essentially named the caviar diet altogether. Try it for yourself if you are loaded and feeling fancy.

Rumor states that she only had one meal a day. The meal consisted of one baked potato stuffed with sour cream and ample amounts of Beluga caviar. You might end up feeling starved and hungry, but the one glorious meal you get to have will leave you feeling like a king, if not exactly in the desired shape you wanted.  

Weight Watchers

Weight watchers is a very interesting diet plan that’s sustainable for long term. It is used by many famous celebrities, including Tina Fey, Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson and our queen Oprah herself! The diet works on ‘points’ system where the foods and ingredients are allotted a particular point and you have a limit of points to eat per day.

You have the liberty of formulating your own meals and plans from the given option. Many celebrities vouch for it and have stated to lose a large bulk of weight while staying on this plan. Jennifer Hudson claims to have lost a whopping 80 pounds with weight watchers following the birth of her son.  

The South Beach Diet

The sexy and fashionable diva from Sex and the city (Kim Cattrall) has maintained her lovely figure all this time with the south beach diet. The diet was created by a cardiologist Arthurs Agatston, and it offers a simple solution to lose weight in a healthy way. The diet is focused on a balanced approach of fats and carbs in daily meals instead of eliminating them.

The three step program is great for weight loss and helps with cholesterol. All ingredients used for the meals are supposed to be nutrient dense and high in fibers to limit cravings. The Clintons and Nicole Kidman also follow this diet plan.

The Diuretic Diet

The blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe often used the diuretic diet plan to limit fluid retention and bloating. She was also famous for having raw eggs whipped in warm milk for breakfast on a daily basis. Make sure you’re ready to see your breakfast come out in reverse the first couple of times you try her methods.

The diuretic diet plan is healthy to follow on short term basis. The bulk of the meals have artichokes, cauliflower, asparagus, celery, melon, parsley, endives, melon and pineapples to promote the diuretic effect in the body. Marilyn also avoided refined sugar and red meats, and drank a lot of green tea. Her only indulgence was a hot fudge sundae.

Alkaline Diet

Spice up your life with the diet plan recommended by the ex-spice girl Victoria Beckham. The mother of four vouches for the quick results and sustainability of the alkaline diet. This diet plan focuses on keeping your body’s PH level in the range of 7.35 to 7.45, which sounds very scientific and complicated but isn’t very hard to follow.

The diet consists of 80% alkaline ingredients, including broccoli, grapefruit, fennel and kale which are highly alkaline. The other 20% ingredients are acidic in nature, like dairy and wheat, sugar, meat, fish, coffee and alcohol. By maintaining this delicate balance you can lose weight and increase your energy levels, as well as prevent illnesses and boost memory.

Keto Diet

Keto is another famous diet plan that many people are benefiting from. Celebrities like Halle Berry, LeBron James, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian have tried the keto plan at least once, and have been quite pleased with the results. It is a quick weight loss solution to shed off those extra pounds and stay in shape.

According to the keto diet plan, your meals should consist of 75% healthy fats, 20% proteins and 5% healthy carbs. This allows the body to enter in a state of ketosis to consume energy from fats instead of carbs. It is not recommended to follow this diet plan for too long, as your brain needs those pastas and breads!  

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Juice Cleanse Diet

This is a difficult diet to follow, but is very commonly used by celebrities for a quick and effective weight loss before an event or a new project. The juice cleanse has been used by Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba to stay in shape. It is a good way to flush out toxins from the body.

As its name suggests, the diet is based on juices that come from vegetables and fruits. You have to abstain from solid food for the entire duration of the diet. This is one of the main reasons it is not recommended for long term. Also, many nutritionists raise concern about the high amount of sugar in these juices. Nevertheless, it is a good plan for a quick slim down.

Clean and Lean

Clean and Lean is a long term and sustainable diet plan followed by supermodel Lara Stone. The diet plan helped her in shedding weight after her first son’s delivery. The clean and lean plan is devised by nutritionist and personal trainer James Duigan.

The diet plan starts with a 14 days program to kick start your metabolism with protein heavy foods including eggs, vegetables and meats. After 14 days, some amounts of dairy and fruits are incorporated back into the diet, but all the meals consumed on this plan are essentially low in carb and high in protein and fibers.  

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an easy way to trick your body into losing weight by changing your routine and stimulating your metabolism. It is used by the lively and hilarious Jimmy Kimmel, who lost 25 pounds with it, as well as Chris Hemsworth, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Hugh Jackman also followed the intermittent fasting method to shed off some weight while training for X-Men.

This method of weight loss involves periods of eating and fasting. You start by fasting for an extended period of 16 hours, and planning all meals within the 8 hours of the day. For a more simplified approach, you can also try 12 hours of eating and 12 hours of fasting.  

The Ancient Grains Diet

Behold, the beauty queen and fashion diva Angelina Jolie shares her fitness secrets with the world. The film star and humanitarian uses the ancient grains diet to keep her energy levels up and get the most out of their health benefits for a youthful glow.

The ancient grains include chia seeds, millet, spelt, quinoa and buckwheat. They are very high in fibers which improves gut health and gives a radiant glow to the skin and hair. Chia seeds are also a rich source of proteins. This is a great diet to improve your health and is sustainable for a long time.

Mediterranean Diet

This diet plan is as fancy as it sounds, and is used by the lovely Penelope Cruz, Brooke Burke, John Goodman and Rachel Ray. It is not just a short term diet plan, but a lifestyle change which doesn’t restrict you or leave you feeling hungry and starved.

The plan includes a bulk of Mediterranean cuisines, hence the name. The Mediterranean diet consists a lot of healthy fats including sea food, as well as fruits, vegetables and whole grains for carbs. Brooke Burke is a huge admirer of this diet, and John Goodman claims to have lost over a 100 pounds with it!

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