Celebrities do endorsements and publicity for movies, for exercise equipment and for products, but one of the main things they get attention from are diets. These diets extend from the extreme to the sensible, but either way, you’ll probably see them in a magazine or mentioned in an interview. Here are the 20 most influential celebrity diets.
20. Posh Spice Eating the Alkaline Way
Victoria Beckham tweeted about the wonders of the book Eating the Alkaline Way. The book promotes a diet that keeps your body’s ph between 7.35 and 7.45. other proponents of the Alkaline Diet are Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller and Gwyneth Paltrow.
19. Drew Barrymore and the Beauty Detox Solution
Drew Barrymore turned to the Beauty Detox Solution when she wanted to shed baby weight. The plan is based on eating like a vegetarian and doing lots of juicing.
18. Christina Aguilera and the Fresh Diet
The Fresh Diet is one of the fastest-growing home delivery diets on the market. The diet focuses on a thinks like multi-grain strawberry pancakes, mango-stuffed pork loin and key lime cheesecake, which is delivered twice a week.
17. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 7-Day Cabbage Binge
Sarah Michelle Geller followed a cabbage-only diet for seven days. The bland, low cal diet required her to eat mostly cabbage soup for an entire week. She incorporated some lean meat and brown rice by week’s end.
16. Gwyneth Paltrow, Gluten Free Vegan
In addition to trying other diets, Paltrow sticks to a fairly strict regimen that eliminates bread, red meat, cow’s milk, eggplants, and tomatoes. She basically keeps to what she describes as a gluten-free, mildly vegan diet.
15. Jenny McCarthy, Weight Watchers
Jenny McCarthy lost a lot of weight through Weight Watchers. Although the meal plan has been around for decades, people still find it effective. Weight Watchers assigns foods according to a point system. Jennifer Hudson is also a Weight Watchers fan. Oprah is currently a spokesperson for the brand.
14. Katy Perry’s M Plan
Katy Perry follows an unusual diet, called the “M Plan.” With this diet, Perry eats mushroom packed meals for 14 days, which is supposed to melt the pounds away. The idea is to remove bulk from the stomach and thighs.
13. Carrie Underwood, Vegan
When Carrie Underwood cut out processed sugars and went vegan, she dropped two dress sizes. She replaced white breads with whole grains and does not consume sugary drinks.
12. Sofia Vergara for Freshology
Sophia Vergara is a fan of Freshology, a home delivery service. Freshology counts your calories and focuses on low-carb, high-protein, and all-natural gourmet meals. Freshology touts itself as the official diet of Dancing With the Stars.
11. Nicole Kidman, South Beach Diet
Nicole Kidman is a devotee of the South Beach Diet, one of the variations on the Atkins diet. The diet is divided into three phases. During the first phase you eliminate bread, potatoes, pasta, rice and baked goods. Bill Clinton also lost weight on the South Beach plan.
10. Beyonce’s 22 Days
Beyonce famously went on a vegan diet for 22 days, following the diet by trainer Marco Borges. Although she did not stay on the diet, Beyonce did switch to a mostly plant-based diet supplemented by fish.
9. Jennifer Aniston, The Zone
Jennifer Aniston has been a long time devotee of The Zone, by Dr. Barry Sears. The Zone mandates you eat 40 percent of your daily total caloric intake from carbohydrates, 30 percent from carbs and 30 percent from fats. You eat three meals and two snacks per day.
8. Kim Kardashian, Atkins Diet
Like many dieters, Kim Kardashian has tried out many different diet plans. She sticks relatively close to low-carb diets, having used the Atkins diet to slim for her wedding. After the birth of her second child she declared on Twitter “No more carbs!”
7. Sarah Rue for Jenny Craig
Sarah Rue turned to Jenny Craig when she wanted to get in tip-top shape. Jenny Craig tells you exactly what to eat and when, and provides the meals.
6. Alicia Silverstone, The Kind Diet
The Kind Diet wants to help you lose weight and be more sustainable for the planet. The diet, which attracted follower Alicia Silverstone, requires you to pick “kind foods” over “nasty foods,” which are defined as meat, dairy, white sugar and processed foods.
5. Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse
Bethenny Frankel launched a brand called Skinny Girl which encompasses drinks and lifestyle. Now she is selling the Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse. The diet claims to flush your system of toxins while followers focus on eating healthy meals.
4. Madonna and Macrobiotic
Madonna has strictly followed a macrobiotic diet for years. The diet eliminates all wheat, eggs, meats and dairy. What’s left? The diet encourages the consumption of “sea vegetables,” whatever they are.
3. Kate Middleton and the Dukan Diet
To get ready for the royal wedding, Kate Middleton followed the book The Dukan Diet, which begins with straight protein and vegetables. Every week gets progressively less strict, with variations depending on how much weight you want to lose.
2. Angelina Jolie’s Ancient Grains
The ancient grains diet is all about adding ancient grains (quinoa, millet, chia seeds, spelt and buckwheat) and nuts and seeds, to her meals and snacks wherever possible.
1. Megan Fox and the 5-Factor Diet
Megan Fox follows the diet plan put forth by celeb super-trainer Harley Pasternak. The 5-Factor diet encourages people to each food with five ingredients or less and follow her rigorous exercise program. Alicia Keys, Eva Mendes and others also follow the diet.