Is This the New Celebrity Diet?

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Celebrity diets are usually pretty weird. There’s the Watercress Soup Diet10 Things Everyone Has Thought About at Least Once During Yoga. Read more ... », the Grapefruit Diet, the Master Cleanse12 Benefits of Detoxing the Body. Read more ... »…and plenty more. Most celebrity diets are attractive for two primary reasons:

1. They look like they work. “Hey, if X star is doing it and they look amazing, then I could look amazing too!”
2. They seems simple. “All I have to do is eat cabbage all day? That seems easy, and will cut down on my grocery bill.”

What you don’t see are the hours and hours of exercise celebrities are also doing to stay fit. Or what extra supplements their devoted nutritionist might recommend. Or how hungry they are. Because, the truth is, most of these diets work because they’re severely restricted in caloriesHow Many Calories Should I Eat?. Read more ... ». For instance, the Watercress Soup Diet maxes out around 1200 calories. Almost anyone is bound to lose weightBeachbody Black Friday Huge Holiday Savings. Read more ... » – not necessarily in a healthy way – eating just 1200 calories.

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The other problem with these diets are they’re not sustainable. What happens when you get sick of watercress? Or cabbage? Or just eating red on Mondays? Eating clean (as we’ll call it) isn’t difficult. Or expensive. It can be as simple as chicken breast, brown rice, and vegetables9 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think. Read more ... » or as complex as you want to make it.

That’s why I like Cameron Diaz’s approach, as outlined in her book The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. In it, she discusses the importance of exercise, sleep (which really is one of the keys to seeing resultsWhen Will You See Results? Plus, Answers to More of Your Top Fitness Questions. Read more ... »), and eating nutrient-dense whole foods: whole grains, lean proteinGot Milk? Try Chocolate Milk After Your Workout. Read more ... », fruits, and vegetables. She also stresses how important it is to listen to your body. As she writes, “It took me a long time to understand that…if I eat garbage, I’m going to feel like garbage.” I couldn’t agree more.

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