With so much pressure on appearance, it has become very fashionable in the weight lost world especially with celebrities to dabble in extreme and dangerous weight lost diets, food and calorie restriction when taken too far can be fatal. There is no real short cut to weight lost; it takes a bit of effort and a lot of dedication. But these fad diets supposedly offer very quick weight lost but at what cost?
A few examples of popular celebrity diets include:
Beyoncé Knowles famously went on the Maple Syrup diet to lose weight for a film role, she ate no food just drank a beverage that consisted of maple syrup, lemons and cayenne pepper for 10 days and lost an incredible 20 pounds in two weeks. This is highly dangerous and crash dieting in this way which more than likely tricks your body into storing fat instead of burning it so the pounds will almost certainly pile back on as quickly as they fell off.
This involves basically eating all raw food, even meat which is very risky indeed. Although some nutrients in food are destroyed by cooking, eating entirely raw food can cause kidney, liver problems, nausea and even eye infections. Demi Moore is reported to be a fan of this diet. But some components of fruits and vegetables are actually better absorbed by the body if cooked. Though you may lose weight in this way, the health implications of following this diet are not worth it.
The Cabbage Soup Diet basically means substituting all your meals for Cabbage Soup for a week and a dramatic weight lost is promised. Sarah Michelle Gellar is said to go on this diet from time to time. Side effects of this diet are slightly embarrassing, flatulence and the need to go to the toilet more frequently. You will lose weight but it will be mainly water and the second you stop the diet, the weight will pile back on again and probably a bit extra too.
Madonna swears by this diet which means eating mostly wholegrains, raw and cooked vegetables and miso soup which sounds quite healthy, but it is extremely limiting with such a lack of iron, calcium and protein it will leave you feeling lethargic, run down and could increase your chance of suffering from anaemia.