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 management 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 a Hollywood celebrity 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. A famous Hollywood actress swears by the Cabbage Soup diet while another two celebrities endorse the baby food (yuck!) diet. A global model credits her wow body to the raw food diet and a famous socialite cum model'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 management diet plans do not provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs to carry on day to day function.
Personally, I prefer losing weight in the long term to losing weight rapidly 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? That is the key! A normal diet, but you may need some help even with a normal diet. You don’t have to be a dietitian to follow some simple steps in the program I reviewed. It worked for me in relatively short period of time, and I was in no pain, my body felt better, and I had increased energy.
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