It seems like celebrities can shift their weight from one direction into another with very little effort. However, that assumption is very misleading. Celebrities are still humans, just like any of us. The only advantage they have is the ability to hire personal trainers, personal nutritionists and personal cooks.
A lot of celebrities jump on fad diets, which work in the short them, but are completely unsustainable long term. In my opinion, all of these fads diets are extremely misleading and should not be made public. Why? Because teenage girls and boys idolize their stars and are more likely to try and follow these fad diets.
This may contribute to developing body image issues, eating disorders and potentially damage their health. Many of us forget that these celebrities have doctors and nutritionists, who constantly monitor their health so that they stay healthy all the time.
However, YOU don’t.
WARNING: Do not attempt any of these diets, because they are absolutely detrimental to your health.
Let’s examine just a few crazy diets, which brought the most dramatic changes.
For his role in The Machinist, he restricted his diet to a cup of black unsweetened coffee (1-2 cal) and one apple (115 cal), or a can of tuna per day (100-300 cal, depending on can size).
To play an aids patient in the movie Dallas Buyers Club he lost 40 pounds by eating 2 eggs whites (34 cal), 1 piece of chicken (100 cal), 2 cans of diet coke (8 cal) and tapioca pudding (339 cal).
For her hole in Dreamgirls, Beyonce went on something called master cleanse diet, which consisted of drinking 4 cups of salt water and 6-12 glasses of lemonade with cayenne pepper and grade B maple syrup. I have no idea how many calories there are, but it’s obviously a very low number.
I could go on and on, but this post is not about celebrities, this post is about what you should never do when you are trying to lose weight. All of these diets are extremely low in calories, which will inevitably lead to health problems. Plus, it will drive you insane, I promise you that.
The real truth is…
You don’t have to eat certain foods, or go on certain master cleanses. What you need to do is to restrict your calorie intake by 300-500 calories a day. This amount is absolutely safe and is easily achievable by any person at any age. To achieve this you need to do the following:
- Figure out how much energy you expend on a daily basis.
- Figure out how much energy you consume on a daily basis.
- Figure out how you want to create a 300-500 calorie deficit, you can either limit your calorie intake, or you can pick up exercising.
If you want more detailed information, please check out 7 principles which bring results.
Limiting calorie intake.
Don’t focus on specific foods, like acai berries, kale, or other nonsense, because it’s the ‘healthiest’ thing at the moment. Instead, try to build your menu around natural products, which you can easily afford and enjoy. Learn to cook these products and you will never have to worry about your weight.
Increasing energy expenditure.
If you chose energy expenditure as your preferred method, then don’t focus on exercises, which you can’t stand. Some exercises are simply not for you, because you’re genetically not built for them. Rather focus on exercises, which, to certain extent, represent your personality.
Do you like walking, jogging, lifting heavy weights, or maybe you’re into roller skating? Find what feels like you, what doesn’t feel like a chore and you will never have to step into a doctor’s office ever again.
That’s literally it, that’s the secret, that’s what everyone seems to not understand. That’s what every fitness guru tries to overcomplicate. Stop falling for fads and fake promises, start loving your body and taking care of it as if it was your only child.