The main premise of this diet is to eat in harmony with the environment
you live in. This means eating locally sourced food, selecting foods
from the climate you live in and foods in season - this is believed
to provide harmony and keeps your body’s energy at its optimal
level and perfectly balanced.
There is a belief in foods having expansive (yin) energy and contractive (yang) energy, determined by how the food was grown. No to imported foods.
The meals consist of:
No to meat, dairy, processed foods and caffeine. A complete meal should contain all the 5 elements: Grain, Protein, Vegetables, Sea Vegetable and pickles, to provide balance.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Joe Pesci are supposedly followers of this eating regime.
the Maple Syrup diet, which involves drinking cocktails made with maple-syrup,
lemon juice, cayenne pepper and water, is apparently the diet secret of top
model, Naomi Campbell. She is reported to follow this diet
plan at least 3 times a year, in order to maintain her fabulous figure.
The diet is also known as The Master Cleanse Diet and has been used for many years. It is particularly popular with stars before big red carpet events, like the Oscars, when they need to quickly get in shape before they face the cameras. Anne Hathaway and Beyoncé Knowles have apparently also followed this de-tox diet. The singer successfully lost 20 pounds in 14 days.
The Maple Syrup diet, a cleansing/detox treatment, involves consuming under 600 calories a day, which is not considered good for your health. Two weeks on so few calories can lead to exhaustion and nutritional deficiencies. Also the body's metabolic rate will drop making it more difficult to burn calories. This is really a form of fasting, rather than a diet, and should be considered carefully before undertaking such a drop in calories. This is not a sustainable diet.
by Connecticut dermatologist, Nicholas Perricone, this is one of the most popular
diets with celebrity New Yorkers. It is a successful plan for weight-loss,
and at the same time is also supposed to help keep wrinkles at bay. The Perricone
Prescription diet is most importantly an 'anti-inflammatory' programme, as
the founder believes many foods can react and cause inflammation in the body.
On this diet you eat three meals and two snacks a day, all of which should include some form of protein. High glycemic index (GI) foods, like rice, pasta, and bread which increase glucose levels are avoided. Other banned foods are beef, processed food, carrots, bananas, coffee and alcohol.
Eating foods containing powerful antioxidants, like blueberries and leafy, green vegetables and rich omega-3 foods, such as salmon, olive oil and nuts are encouraged. In fact wild Alaskan salmon is a suggested meal option several times a week. Lots of spring water and drinking tea is allowed.
Vitamin supplements and skin creams and lotions are also part of the Perricone Prescription, to help you gain a slim body and smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Cardio exercise five days a week is also an important part of the diet.
Reported celebrity Perricone Prescription followers include: Heidi Klum, Julia Roberts, Kim Cattrall.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Jessica Simpson are
reported to have successfully used this diet to keep in shape.
Founded by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, this 3-stage diet aims to replace 'bad carbs' and 'bad fats' with 'good carbs' and 'good fats'. Unlike the Atkins diet it doesn't avoid carbohydrates completely, rather it focuses on their Glycemic index.
Stage 1 of the diet avoids processed carbohydrates, sugars, fruits, and any high GI vegetables.
Stage 2 re-introduces fruits and vegetables and some whole grained foods.
Stage 3 is the maintenance phase.
More info: South Beach Diet
Super slim model Kate Moss' secret to staying in perfect
shape, according to the latest press releases, is her Vibrancy Diet. The diet
consists of a breakfast of probiotic yoghurts, fruit and wholegrain toast and
then two more meals of grilled fish, or chicken and big helpings of vegetables.
She reportedly also drinks lots of water to suppress her appetite, and when she does go out she chooses a
low-calorie alcoholic drink
of vodka and fresh lemon juice. The diet plan also includes relaxation and meditation, and is reported to advocate cleansing your face with boiled milk.
a low-carb diet, where everything you eat is in the ratio of 40% carbohydrates,
30% protein and 30% fat. The diet's founder, Dr Barry Sears, apparently believes
this measured food group plan helps maintain a balance between the hormones,
insulin and glucagen, which is ideal for fat-burning.
The premise is to eat the correct balance of food at the right time, to keep you 'in the zone' - Sears's term for proper hormone balance. Followers of the diet try to avoid sugar, bread, pasta, rice, caffeine and alcohol.
This is the favourite weight-loss plan of many top celebrities, it is reportedly used by such as ex supermodel Cindy Crawford, and actors Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger.
The 100-Mile Diet, was written by Vancouver authors Alisa Smith and James
MacKinnon, in 2005 - an eco-friendly diet, combining healthy eating and environmentalism.
The idea is to only eat foods that have been grown and produced within 100
miles of your home - showing an awareness of carbon footprints caused by hauling
food hundreds of miles by plane, boats and trucks. Many eco-aware celebrities
have signed up to the pledge to eat locally produced goods.
The first carbon friendly restaurant, Otarian, opens in London next month, with every item of the vegetarian menu having its carbon footprint details next to the price, and the carbon cost of the meat equivalent. Good news if you like your greens!
Before trying a new diet you should always consult your doctor to discuss whether you are healthy enough to restrict your calorie intake.