If I were a sugar plum fairy, I’d make a fortune by selling some sort of crazy, quick fix, magic diet to the celebrity
masses. If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of in Hollywood – it’s crazy diet fads. From liquid diets to color-coded
diets to one-food-only diets; Hollywood has tried it all.
Here’s some of the craziest diet fads we’ve heard of.
Hands down, this diet screams “every sorority girls dream” – this crazy diet fad centers around the idea of portion
control: if you can fit it into a 3 oz. Martini glass, you can consume it (and loose weight doing so). Three shots of
vodka and an olive, please.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are allegedly doing it, and you can be next. Babies look totally young and cute,
so logically eating nothing but baby food means you’ll look totally young and cute too, right? And who wouldn’t want to
spend their days mowing down on pureed bananas and green, pea-flavored mush?
The Grapefruit Diet is also nicknamed “The Hollywood Diet”- and that should really say it all. This is the literal definition
of a crazy diet fad – by following it, you’ll lose 10 pounds in 12 days by eating a ton of grapefruit and drinking lots of
black coffee! Sounds super healthy, right?
While I’m not denying the Acai berry has awesome antioxidant powers – after all, it has been named the number one
antioxidant food on Oprah, and Oprah doesn’t lie – an entire diet fashioned around the berry (and claims the berry will
increase your vitality and, therefore, see you shed pounds) is just silly. Inject some Acai into your diet, sure – but don’t
believe the pricy Acai berry supplements will magically zap you into a ten-pound-lighter you.
The Cambridge Liquid Diet is one of the oldest crazy diet fads around (does that even qualify it as a fad anymore?) -
it’s been in existence for over 20 years; and is still garnering attention. The basic idea involves drinking three liquid diet
formulas a day; no food required. I once tried a variation of this with milkshakes and fro-yos, but it didn’t have the
same results. Maybe I should have used Skim Milk instead of 3%.
Personally, I believe all you really need to lose weight is a healthy, nutritious diet plan chock full of balanced portions
and fresh, nutritious foods – like Magic Kitchen’s healthy, chef-prepared meals that are quick to prepare. Forget about
jumping on the Hollywood Crazy Train; and take a look at these fantastic products instead – I mean, why bother with
these crazy diet fads in an attempt to lose weight – and be disappointed when they don’t work, or worse, be
unhealthy, lightheaded, and unhappy because of the extreme nature of some of these fads?