Top 6 Celebrity Diets for Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss
Posted Jan 18 2012 5:27am
Fad diets may hold the appeal of providing you a quick-fix, rapid weight loss, but they may also be dangerous for your long term health. Forget those crazy diet fads and instead turn to these sensible, sustainable diets that are easy to follow and highly effective.
1. The Lunchbox Diet
Harkening back to childhood meal routines, the lunchbox diet is one of the newest celebrity diets to take the world by storm. Elegant in its simplicity, the lunchbox diet uses old-world wisdom combined with fun techniques to help you lose weight naturally without fads or crazy, unhealthy food choices.
The lunchbox diet relies on some simple tenants devised by Simon Lovell. If you’re a follower of this diet, you’ll get a good sized lunch box (whatever pattern suits your fancy!) and fill it full of delicious, yet healthy foods that you can graze on throughout the day. You might include things like veggies, muesli, poached eggs, wholewheat toast, cheese, watermelon cubes, and sesame seeds.
The diet encourages a balanced mix of health carbohydrates and protein to ensure you’re getting all of the nutrition you need. This diet has been used by Fergie, Keira Knightley and Cameron Diaz.
Another happy trend for animal lovers is the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets among celebrities. Espoused by celebrities like Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Carrie Underwood, and Gwyneth Paltrow, vegetarians and vegans eat no meat and may eliminate things like dairy, eggs, and other animal-derived foods and ingredients. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the fat in a person’s diet, which can go a long way to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Not only that, but vegetarians tend to live longer, have lower rates of heart disease and cancer, and have reduced incidences of bone disease as well!
Plus, when done right, vegetarians tend to eat more whole grains, beans, legumes, and other healthy carbohydrates which help to keep the body healthy and nourished. Even if you can’t go meat free the entire time, consider becoming a weekday vegetarian – eating meat only on the weekends and refraining the rest of the week.