Celebrity Diets Special
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A fab body doesn't come for free (in most cases anyway). Proving this are four of our favourite femmes, namely Heidi Klum, Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen and Cheryl Cole. These ladies have revealed the diets they have embarked on to maintain their bods. So, let's see what their diets claim to offer as well as their drawbacks. Be sure to check with your doctor before trying any of them!
Mother of four Heidi Klum followed the Ultimate New York Body Plan to get her model physique back six weeks after she gave birth to her second child. Be warned: it is intense. It involves eating no more than 1200 kcal a day of lean protein, veg and healthy fats such as olive oil and seeds. On this regime, Heidi also had to cut a lot of goodies out of her diet, including alcohol, starchy carbs such as bread, caffeine, dairy products, sweets, fruit and a lot of fat. Eating every three hours and exercising for ninety minutes a day are the other key features of this diet.
Although Ms Klum exudes radiance, it must be noted that high protein low carb diets such as the one outlined above can cause kidney problems as these organs have to work hard to get rid of a lot of urea.
Jennifer Aniston eats pureed foods on the advice of her personal trainer Tracy Anderson in a bid to stay trim. A dieter on this so-called 'Baby Food Cleanse', eats 14 portions of mashed-up food without oil, spice or salt throughout the day. At dinnertime they have a meal of meat and veg. The idea is that pureed food is easier for the body to digest which will lead to more weight loss.
However, regarding this diet, there are concerns that if you don't have to digest food, the calories are more available to your body. It also doesn't accommodate the need for roughage to keep your bowels in order.
Gisele Bundchen swears by the Dukan Diet which is a four-phase process. In the first stage, you eat nothing but protein and non-fat dairy products Atkins style.
The other three stages are, Cruise where you go between protein only and protein and vegetable diet plans, Consolidation where you add fruit and bread and finally, Stabilisation. This final stage allows you to eat what you like except on Thursdays, when you eat nothing but protein.
The worry of this diet is that you're cutting out crucial carbs and veg one day a week!
Petite Cheryl Cole says she diets to feel good rather than to stay slim. The 26-year-old Geordie said in an interview that she follows the Eat Right 4 Your Type diet, which is based around the individual's blood type - A-types, for example, should follow a mainly vegetarian meal plan while O-types should go for a high-protein, low-carbohydrate intake. Blood type B people should eat a diet including meat and dairy whilst AB types can eat a combination of A and B diets, according to the diet's rationale.
However, cutting food groups out of your diet may not be the healthiest way to lose weight.
By Anisa Kadri
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