Top 7 Celebrity Fad Diets

April 28, 2011

It's shameful. Celebrities are constantly trying to drop weight fast and end up succumbing to a crash diet, devoid of all flavor and self-respect.

Here are the top 7 celebrity pitfalls, uh, diets:

Master Cleanse
Prepare to ingest nothing but lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water for 14 days. And let's not forget the laxative drink morning and night. Yikes! Beyonce was brave enough to do this diet before filming Dreamgirls.

The Baby Food Diet
Trainer Tracy Anderson developed this program where one or more meals a day are replaced with a jar of baby food. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are rumored victims.

The Grapefruit Diet
Developed in the 1930s, if you eat a protein with grapefruit, it allegedly triggers fat burning and quick weight loss. For 12 days, the low-carb, low-cal, protein-heavy diet promises to shed 10 lbs. Kylie Minogue and Brooke Shields have consumed plenty of grapefruit juice and stopped snacking between meals.

The Cabbage Soup Diet
It's self explanatory. Sarah Michelle Geller has eaten nothing but cabbage soup for seven days to shed 10 lbs. Supposedly, the more you eat, the more you lose.

Seven-Day Color Diet
On each day, you eat food of a different color. For example, Monday is white, Thursday is orange, and Sunday is the day of rainbow colored foods. Unfortunately, you can't eat bread nonstop on Monday. There are no specifics other than the color requirement, but healthy foods are encouraged. Although the plan doesn't promise weight loss, Christina Aguilera is a fan of encouraging awareness about the food she is consuming.

The Cookie Diet
No, they aren't Chips Ahoy. In 1975, Dr. Siegal invented a fiber-filled cookie, packed with amino acids that suppress appetite and make patients feel fuller longer. After six to eight cookies a day, along with lean protein and vegetables for dinner, the pounds fly off. Kim Kardashian and Snooki have consisted on the 800-1500 calories per day plan.

Macrobiotic Diet
It's more of a lifestyle. Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna have followed the plan which bans processed and refined food, most animal products and focuses on grains, vegetables and fruits. Many people believe this high-fiber diet cures illness and disease, but it has not been proven.

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